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Riffyn's 5 Most Popular Blog Posts of All Time
Embriette Hyde

Since we love data, we dived into our content analytics to learn about topics that you love to read — and those you don’t. Using Google Analytics, we determined our 5 most popular blog posts of all time. We welcome you to take a walk down memory lane and visit (or revisit) our most popular articles of all time!

How a digital backbone can transform industrial fermentation
Joseph Walker

While the industrial applications of fermentation continue to grow, underlying challenges to scaling up this fundamental process still remain. At the core of this lies a common challenge: a reliance on manual data collection and paper forms and notebooks, ad hoc process and parameter documentation, Excel spreadsheets with multiple versions that are difficult to track, inflexible ELNs and LIMs, and disparate data files from multiple instruments that are difficult to impossible to format and contextualize for statistical analysis. But there's hope: here's how a digital backbone can transform industrial fermentation.

The importance of controlled ontology
Embriette Hyde

Communication breakdowns are a major contributing factor to slowed scientific progress. Imagine how much headache could be saved if everyone worked off of a standardized vocabulary for naming and contextualizing. Such a solution does exist. It’s called ontology.

GitHub for Science
Timothy Gardner

Designable process flows can serve as the source code for experiments and a foundation for a GitHub for science. In this post, we illustrate what we mean by “GitHub for Science” and how this could transform the way we advance scientific idea to manufactured products.

Source Code for Science
Timothy Gardner
Like people, ideas need to romance each other: they meet, mix and produce offspring. But sadly, the breeding of scientific ideas is being shortchanged. We need a new kind of dating app: a dating app for nerdy ideas. We need source code for science.

What Should My Business Do About Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Timothy Gardner
Here is a ten-step approach to reaching an informed, balanced and rational decision.
The Four Pillars of a Digital Ecosystem for R&D
John Conway
Talk of digital transformation is in the air. But is it all hype? Why does it seem so hard to achieve? In this blog post, John F. Conway, Riffyn’s Commercialization Officer, shares what Riffyn has learned about the four pillars that are essential in order to digitally transform an R&D organization.
What Does "Reproducible Science" Really Mean?
Timothy Gardner
The voluminous discussion and conflicting language on scientific reproducibility over the past decade has obscured its meaning. But in fact, there is a very clear scientific meaning for reproducibility, one that has been thoroughly developed and routinely practiced around the world every day.

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