Professor Sabina Leonelli

Publications

Books

Data-Centric Biology: A Philosophical Study, Chicago, IL, Chicago University Press, 2016.

with de Regt H, Eigner K, Scientific Understanding: A Philosophical Perspective., Pittsburgh University Press, 2009.

Journal articles

with Ankeny RA, Repertoires: A post-Kuhnian perspective on scientific change and collaborative research, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, vol. 60, 2016, 18-28

Integrating data to acquire new knowledge: Three modes of integration in plant science, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C :Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, vol. 44, no. 4, 2013, 503-514

with Ankeny RA, Bioethics authorship in context: How trends in biomedicine challenge bioethics, American Journal of Bioethics, vol. 11, no. 10, 2011, 22-33

with Diehl AD, Christie KR, Harris MA, Lomax J, How the gene ontology evolves., BMC Bioinformatics, vol. 12, 2011

Chapters

The Philosophy of Data, in Floridi L (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Information, Routledge, 2016

Epistemic Diversity in the Age of Big Data: How Data Infrastructures Serve Biomedical Research, in Blum A, Mueller-Wille S, Rheinberger HJ (eds) Diversität: Geschichte und Aktualität eines Konzepts, , 2016

with Ankeny RA, Valuing Data in Postgenomic Biology: How Data Donation and Curation Practices Challenge the Scientific Publication System, in Stevens H, Richardson S (eds) Post-Genomics, Duke University Press, 2015

Scientific Organisations as Social Movements: Reflections on How Social Theory Can Inform the Philosophy of Science, in de Regt HW, Kwa C (eds) Building Bridges - Connecting Science, Technology and Philosophy, Amsterdam: VU University Press, 2014, 39-52

Data-intensive Research, in Dubitzky W, Wolkenhauer O, Cho KH, Yokota H (eds) Encyclopaedia of System Biology, Springer, 2013

Model Organism, in Dubitzky W, Wolkenhauer O, Cho K, Yokota H (eds) Encyclopaedia of System Biology, Springer, 2013

Bio-Ontologies, in Dubitzky W, Wolkenhauer O, Cho K, Yokota H (eds) Encyclopaedia of System Biology, Springer, 2013

The Commodification of Knowledge Exchange: Governing the Circulation of Biological Data., in Radder H (eds) The Commodification of Academic Research, Pittsburgh University Press, 2010

Packaging Data for Re-Use: Databases in Model Organism Biology., in Howlett P, Morgan MS (eds) How Well Do Facts Travel? The Dissemination of Reliable Knowledge, Cambridge University Press, 2010

with de Regt H, Eigner K, Focusing on Scientific Understanding, in Regt D, H, Leonelli, S, Eigner, K (eds) Scientific Understanding: A Philosophical Perspective., Pittsburgh University Press, 2009

The Impure Nature of Biological Knowledge., in Regt D, H, Leonelli, S, Eigner, K (eds) Scientific Understanding: A Philosophical Perspective., Pittsburgh University Press, 2009

Centralising Labels to Distribute Data: The Regulatory Role of Genomic Consortia., in Atkinson, P, Glasner, P, Lock, M (eds) The Handbook for Genetics and Society: Mapping the New Genomic Era, London: Routledge, 2009, 469-485

Cultivando Hierba, Produciendo conocimiento. Una historia epistemologica de Arabidopsis thaliana., in Suarez E (eds) Variedad Sin Limites. Las Rapresentaciones en la Ciencia., Universidad Autonoma de Mexico y Editor Limusa, 2007

What is in a Model? Using Theoretical and Material Models to Develop Intelligible Theories, in Laubichler M, Muller GB (eds) Modeling Biology. Structures, Behaviour, Evolution, MIT Press, 2007

Reviews

Review of 'An Epistemology of the Concrete' by Hans-Joerg Rheinberger, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 2013

Review of 'Ordinary Genomes: Science, Citizenship, and Genetic Identities' by Karen Sue-Taussig, Acta Biotheoretica, 2012

Naar een Open Dialoog Tussen de Wetenschap en de Wetenschapsstudies., Algemeen Nederland Tijdschrijft Wijsbegeerte, vol. 99, no. 3, 2007, 237-240

Book Review: Life Out of Sequence: A Data-Drive History of Bioinformatics by Hallam Stevens, New Genetics and Society

Articles

with Davey RP, Arnaud E, Parry G, Bastow R, Data Management and Best Practice for Plant Science, Nature Plants, Nature Publishing Group, 2017

with Rappert B, Davies GF, Introduction: Data Shadows: Knowledge, Openness and Absence, Science, Technology, and Human Values, vol. 42, SAGE Publications, 2016, 191-202

with Bezuidenhout L, Kelly A, Rappert B, $100 Is Not Much To You: Open Science and Neglected Accessibilities for Scientific Research in Africa, Critical Public Health, Taylor & Francis (Routledge): STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles, 2016

Locating Ethics in Data Science: Responsibility and Accountability in Global and Distributed Knowledge Production Systems, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Royal Society, The, 2016

with Levin N, How Does One Open Science? Questions of Value in Biological Research, Science, Technology and Human Values, SAGE Publications (UK and US), 2016

with Levin N, Weckowska D, Castle D, Dupre J, How Do Scientists Understand Openness? Exploring the Relationship between Open Science Policies and Research Practice, Bulletin of Science Technology and Society, SAGE Publications (UK and US), 2016

The disruptive potential of data publication, Notes and Records: the Royal Society journal of the history of science, vol. 70, no. 4, 2016, 393-395

with Davies GF, Greenhough B, Hobson-West P, Kirk R, et al, Developing a collaborative agenda for humanities and social scientific research on laboratory animal science and welfare, PLoS One, Public Library of Science, 2016

with Tempini N, Exhibition: Live by data, die by data, Nature Physics, vol. 12, no. 2, 2016, 109-110

with Tempini N, Human Genome Project, Personalised Medicine and Future Health Care, eLS Encyclopedia of the Life Sciences, Wiley-Blackwell, 2015

Life out of sequence: a data-driven history of bioinformatics, New Genetics and Society, vol. 35, no. 4, 2015, 416-418

What Counts as Scientific Data? A Relational Framework, Philosophy of Science: official journal of the Philosophy of Science Association, 2015

with Spichtiger D, Prainsack B, Sticks AND Carrots: Incentives for a Meaningful Implementation of Open Science Guidelines., Geo, 2015

with Ankeny RA, Repertoires: How to Transform a Project into a Research Community, Bioscience, 2015

Data Interpretation in the Digital Age, Perspectives on Science, 2014

with Ankeny RA, Nelson N, Ramsden E, Making Organisms Model Human Behavior: Situated Models in Alcohol Research, Science in Context, 2014

What Difference Does Quantity Make? On the Epistemology of Big Data Biology, Big Data & Society, 2014

Review of Biomedical Computing: Digitizing Life in the United States by Joseph November, Social Studies of Medicine, 2013

with Kaushik Sunder Rajan, Introduction: Biomedical Trans-Actions, Postgenomics and Knowledge/Value, Public Culture: society for transnational cultural studies, vol. 25, no. 3, 2013, 463-475

with Nicholas Smirnoff, Jonathan Moore, Charis Cook, Ruth Bastow, Making Open Data Work for Plant Science, Journal of Experimental Botany, vol. 64, no. 14, 2013, 4109-4117

Classificatory Theory in Biology, Biological Theory, vol. 7, no. 4, 2013, 338-345

Global data for local science: Assessing the scale of data infrastructures in biological and biomedical research, BioSocieties, vol. 8, no. 4, 2013, 449-465

with Frow E, Davies GF, Bigger, Faster, Better? Rhetorics and Practices of Large-Scale Research in Contemporary Bioscience, BioSocieties, vol. 8, no. 4, 2013, 386-396

Why the Current Insistence on Open Access to Scientific Data? Big Data, Knowledge Production and the Political Economy of Contemporary Biology, Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, vol. 33, no. 1/2, 2013, 6-11

with Marcel Boumans, Introduction: On the Philosophy of Science in Practice, Journal for General Philosophy of Science, vol. 44, no. 2, 2013, 259-261

Karen-Sue Taussig: Ordinary Genomes: Science, Citizenship and Genetic Identities, Acta Biotheoretica, vol. 60, no. 3, 2012, 319-322

with Ankeny R, Re-Thinking Organisms: The Epistemic Impact of Databases on Model Organism Biology, Studies in the History and Philosophy of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, vol. 43, 2012, 29-36

When Humans Are the Exception: Cross-Species Databases at the Interface of Biological and Clinical Research., Social Studies of Science, vol. 42, no. 2, 2012

Classificatory Theory in Data-Intensive Science: The Case of Open Biomedical Ontologies, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol. 26, no. 1, 2012, 47-65

Introduction: Making sense of data-driven research in the biological and biomedical sciences, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C :Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, vol. 43, no. 1, 2012, 1-3

An Epistemology of the Concrete: Twentieth-Century Histories of Life, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol. 25, no. 4, 2011, 420-422

with O‘Malley MA, The scientific importance of asking questions at meetings: Why virtual debate is not enough, BioEssays, vol. 33, no. 1, 2011, 35-37

with Ankeny RA, What's So Special About Model Organisms?, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science: Part A, vol. 42, no. 2 (Special Issue), 2011, 313-323

Henk W. de Regt;, Sabina Leonelli;, Kai Eigner (Editors). Scientific Understanding: Philosophical Perspectives . 352 pp., illus., bibls., index. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009. $65 (cloth)., Isis, vol. 101, no. 4, 2010, 932-933

with Bastow R, Sustainable Digital Infrastructure, EMBO Reports, vol. 11, no. 10, 2010, 730-735

Documenting the Emergence of Bio-Ontologies: Or, Why Researching Bioinformatics Requires HPSSB, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, vol. 32, no. 1, 2010, 105-126

with Howlett P, Editorial: How Well Do 'Facts' Travel?, Graduate Journal of Social Science, vol. 6, no. 2 (Special Issue), 2009, 1-2

On the Locality of Data and Claims About Phenomena, Philosophy of Science, vol. 76, no. 5, 2009, 737-749

Performing abstraction: two ways of modelling Arabidopsis thaliana, BIOLOGY & PHILOSOPHY, vol. 23, no. 4, 2008, 509-528

Bio-Ontologies as Tools for Integration in Biology, Biological Theory, vol. 3, no. 1, 2008, 8-11

Bio-ontologies as Tools for Integration in Biology, Biological Theory, vol. 3, no. 1, 2008, 7-11

with Chang H, Infrared metaphysics: radiation and theory-choice. Part 2, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, vol. 36, no. 4, 2005, 687-706

with Chang H, Infrared metaphysics: radiation and theory-choice. Part 2, STUDIES IN HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, vol. 36A, no. 4, 2005, 686-705

with Chang H, Infrared metaphysics: the elusive ontology of radiation. Part 1, STUDIES IN HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, vol. 36A, no. 3, 2005, 477-508

with Ortmann S, Unity in Social Science?, Graduate Journal of Social Science, vol. 2, no. 2, 2005

Pluralism and Normativity in Interdisciplinary Research, Graduate Journal of Social Science, vol. 2, no. 1, 2005, i-vi

with Reydon T, Symposium issue: Philosophy of biology in Flanders and the Netherlands, ACTA BIOTHEORETICA, vol. 53, no. 2, 2005, 55-56

Introducing the GJSS: Why a Graduate Journal on Interdisciplinary Methodology?, Graduate Journal of Social Science, vol. 1, 2004, i-vii

Global Data Quality Assessment and the Situated Nature of Best Research Practices in Biology, Data Science Journal, CODATA

with Bezuidenhout L, Kelly A, Rappert B, Beyond the Digital Divide: Towards a Situated Approach to Open Data, Science and Public Policy, Oxford University Press (OUP): Policy F - Oxford Open Option D

Conferences

The Role of Bio-Ontologies In Data-Driven Research: A Philosophical Perspective, International Conference of Biomedical Ontologies, Buffalo, NY, 24th - 26th Jul 2009. Nature Precedings Collection, 2009

Historical articles

Arabidopsis, the botanical Drosophila: from mouse cress to model organism., Endeavour, vol. 31, no. 1, 2007, 34-38

Growing weed, producing knowledge: an epistemic history of Arabidopsis thaliana., Hist Philos Life Sci, vol. 29, no. 2, 2007, 193-223

Internet publications

Key ethical concerns that should travel between e-social and e-natural science, E-Research Ethics Website, 2010

Forming Civic Consciousness: A Participant's View on the European Social Forum, Re-Public: Re-Imagining Democracy, 2006

Letters

Open Data: Curation Is Under-Resourced, Nature, vol. 538, 2016, 41-41

Machine Science: The Human Side, Science, vol. 330, no. 6002, 2010

with Charnley B, Webb A, Bastow R, Under One Leaf. A Historical Perspective on the UK Plant Science Federation., New Phytologist

Others

Regulating Data Travel in the Life Sciences: The Impact of Commodification, LSE Working Papers on the Nature of Evidence: How Well Do ‘Facts’ Travel?, vol. 27, no. 08, 2008

Circulating Evidence Across Research Contexts: The Locality of Data and Claims in Model Organism Biology, LSE Working Papers on the Nature of Evidence: How Well Do ‘Facts’ Travel?, no. 25, 2008

Understanding Infrared Metaphysics: Melloni's Quest for Identity, Measurement in Physics and Economics Discussion Paper Series, vol. DP MEAS 22, no. 02, 2002

Reports

Biomedical Knowledge Production in the Age of Big Data, Swiss Science and Innovation Council, 2017.

with Lowe JWE, Collis M, Davies G, Lewis DI, Zecharia AY, An Evaluation of the Integrative Pharmacology Fund: Lessons for the future of in vivo education and training, British Pharmacological Society, London, 2016.

with Ruth Bastow, Making Data Available for All, GARNet, 2012.

Short surveys

with Ankeny RA, What makes a model organism?, Endeavour, vol. 37, no. 4, 2013, 209-212

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