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Open Access Editorial

Welcome to Automated Experimentation: a new open access journal

David Robertson1, Siu-wai Leung2 and Dietlind Gerloff3

Author Affiliations

1 School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB, UK

2 Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Av. Padre Tomas Pereira, Macao, PR China

3 Biomolecular Engineering Department, University of California Santa Cruz, 1198 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA

Automated Experimentation 2009, 1:1  doi:10.1186/1759-4499-1-1

Published: 29 October 2009

Abstract

Modern experimental science provides more opportunities for yet larger series of experiments. Demand for experimental results also has become more diverse, requiring results that have direct connections to systems outside the laboratory. With this has come an ability to automate many areas of experimental science, not only the experiments themselves but also the larger processes that contribute to experimentation and analysis more broadly. As automated experimentation becomes more widely used and understood, we launch this journal to provide a proper publication channel for this new breed of interdisciplinary research as well as a bridge to all significant groundwork research that would facilitate possible automated experimentation. With this in mind, we are interested in publishing all kinds of research into scientific experimentation, including research where the potential for automation is at proof or concept or early deployment stage.