Hello! My name is Dr. Judy Benign, I’m an oncologist at NYU School of Medicine. Hello, Dr. Judy Benign! I read your article on B-cell function I think that I could use the data for my
work on pancreatic cancer. I am not an oncologist! I know but I think I could use the data
for my work on pancreatic cancer. Do you have the data? Everything you need to know is in the article! No. What I need is the data! Will you share your data? I am not sure that will be possible. But your work is in PubMed Central and
was funded by NIH.
That is true! … and it was published in Science which
requires that you share your data. I did publish in Science. Then I am requesting your data! Can I have a copy of your data? I am not sure where my data is! But surely you saved your data! I did, I saved it on a USB drive! Where is the USB drive? It is in a box… … it is in a box at home… I just moved! but can I use your data? There are many boxes! So many boxes! I forgot to label the boxes. Hello again! Thank you for sending me a copy of your
data on a USB drive, I received the envelope yesterday. You are welcome, but I will need that back when you are finished, that is my only copy! I did have a question. What is your question? You might find the answer in my article! No. I received the data, but when I opened it up it was in hexadecimal.
Yes – that is right! I cannot read hexadecimal! You asked for my data and I gave it to you. I have done what you asked. But is there a way to read the hexadecimal? You will need the program that created the hexadecimal file! Yes, I will. What is the name of the program?
“Cytosynth” I do not know this program. It was a very good program! The company that made it went bankrupt in 2007! Do you have a copy of the program? I do not use this program any more because the company that made it when a bankrupt. Maybe you can buy a copy on eBay? I have good news! You again! I talked to my colleague… she knew a person with a copy of the
Then why do you need me? Everything you need to know about the data is in the article! I opened the data and I could not understand it! If you have the program you will find it is clear! Well… I noticed that you called your data
fields “Sam”… Is that an abbreviation?
Yes! It is an abbreviation of my co-author’s name… His name is Samuel Lee, we call him “Sam”. I see… and what is the content of the field
Ah yes… “Sam1 is the level of CXCR4 expression. and what is the content of the field called
“Sam2”? That is logical if you think about it! What is the content of the field called “Sam2”? I don’t remember! what about “Sam3”? Is there a guide to the data anywhere?
Yes, of course! It is the article that is published in Science! The article does not tell me what the
field names mean. Is there any record of what these field
Yes! My co-author knows what the content of Sam2 is… and Sam3… and Sam4 Can I talk to your co-author? I am not sure! I would very much like to talk to you
Well, he was a graduate student. He went back to China 2 years ago. Can I have his contact information? He is in China… his name is “Sam Lee”. I think I cannot use your data. You could check the article… to see if what you need is there! Please stop talking now!