Kathryne Metcalf. Completed Borrowed Data Sketch



  1. NIH RePORTER (https://reporter.nih.gov/): How are biomedical databases discursively framed in order to receive federal funding? How are they described in other research projects that rely on them? How is deaccession managed (and funded) for government-supported resources? 

  2. Back issues of Biobanking and Biopreservation (https://home.liebertpub.com/publications/biopreservation-and-biobanking/110/overview): How is biobanking constructed as a parascientific discipline? How do biobankers configure their relationship to research production? To industry? What are the professional discourses of biobanking?

  3. R/V Alpha Helix Archive (UCSD/Scripps Special Collections): How was midcentury biobanking conducted through global research voyages? What kind of materials were collected and how were they described in ship logs? What kinds of potential uses were imagined for them?


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June 14, 2022 - 7:53pm

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This is my completed Borrowed Data sketch. 

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Anonymous, "Kathryne Metcalf. Completed Borrowed Data Sketch", contributed by , STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 14 June 2022, accessed 3 June 2023. http://www.stsinfrastructures.org/content/kathryne-metcalf-completed-borrowed-data-sketch