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PLOS’ New Data Policy: Public Access to Data

PLOS’ New Data Policy: Public Access to Data | Data Driven Intelligence | Scoop.it
Data-sharing policy for all PLOS journals: authors must make all data publicly available, without restriction, immediately upon publication of the article.

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There are some questions that are best answered with human intelligence, and others by a combination of human intelligence and data-driven intelligence. The latter uses "Big Data" and computers to make sense of the world in ways that the human mind is woefully inadequate. (Paraphrased from "Reinventing Discovery" by Michael Nielsen). How should we design Data-driven Intelligence to be ethical, effective, and yield a better world?
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USFS Sierra Nevada Potential Partners Worksheet

USFS Sierra Nevada Potential Partners Worksheet | Data Driven Intelligence | Scoop.it
What are the opportunities for partnerships and volunteerism with the Forest Service for collaborative monitoring in the Sierra Nevada? Region 5 of the US Forest Service (USFS) is posing the above question, along with several others, and looking for feedback at the Sierra Cascades Dialogue on Jan...
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What other efforts are out there?

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Citizen Science is in America's DNA

Citizen Science is in America's DNA | Data Driven Intelligence | Scoop.it
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"Citizen Science is in America's DNA" http://sco.lt/... Great blog post derived from NOAA's chief scientist's keynote #citsci #opengov

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Enhancing the Value and Sustainability of Field Stations and Marine Laboratories in the 21st Century - YouTube

Connecting scientists, educators, and communities to their environments, field stations and marine labs bring the basic tools of science into the field. But ...
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lets not take field stations for granted.  They are super valuable, but need our continued support and appreciation.

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3 simple things GitHub can do for science

3 simple things GitHub can do for science | Data Driven Intelligence | Scoop.it

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Why not do these things?  What are the Cons?  Just development cost or is there more?

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PLOS’ New Data Policy: Public Access to Data

PLOS’ New Data Policy: Public Access to Data | Data Driven Intelligence | Scoop.it
Data-sharing policy for all PLOS journals: authors must make all data publicly available, without restriction, immediately upon publication of the article.

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Big Step!

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IBM and SAP open up big data platforms for citizen science

IBM and SAP open up big data platforms for citizen science | Data Driven Intelligence | Scoop.it
IT companies are making enterprise technology available to citizen projects that could benefit both the environment and business
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Great to see some heavy hitters getting involved!

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BioBlitz 2014, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California Species Inventory Information, Facts -- National Geographic

BioBlitz 2014, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California Species Inventory Information, Facts -- National Geographic | Data Driven Intelligence | Scoop.it
Learn more about the BioBlitz in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California from National Geographic.
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Scientist Registration ends Jan 31! Blitz March 28-29!

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Merlin Bird ID--Free app from the Cornell Lab - YouTube

What's that bird? Merlin Bird ID is a free app designed to solve the mystery. Merlin asks a few simple questions, then reveals a list of birds that match you...
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a nice application of data-driven intellignece to help tteach, learn, collect...

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Why Games Should Be Your Next Learning Solution Infographic

Why Games Should Be Your Next Learning Solution Infographic | Data Driven Intelligence | Scoop.it
The Why Games Should Be Your Next Learning Solution Infographic presents some facts on game based learning and its efficacy. Game based learning provides a
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Intersting food for though.  I'm looking for the lucid look at the downsides too.

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Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals

Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals | Data Driven Intelligence | Scoop.it
Randy Schekman says his lab will no longer send papers to Nature, Cell and Science as they distort scientific process

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will this lead to a more open science or chaos?  ;)

 

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another step against the monopoly of scientific publishing groups

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Academia.edu slammed with takedown notices from journal publisher Elsevier

Academia.edu slammed with takedown notices from journal publisher Elsevier | Data Driven Intelligence | Scoop.it
Academic publisher Elsevier has issued take-down notices to Academia.edu for researchers who have posted scientific papers on the site.

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I wonder how this willplay out, and if Research Gate is next or immune?

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Marco Meola's curator insight, December 7, 2013 10:30 AM

seriuos news!! Academia.edu under attack from Elsevier. The battle for #openscience continues..

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Great to see the traffic - Public Space - The Landscape Collaborative Portal

Great to see the traffic - Public Space - The Landscape Collaborative Portal | Data Driven Intelligence | Scoop.it
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shape and direction of site under re-evaluation.

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RESCHEDULED for NOV 20: New Visions for Citizen Science | Wilson Center

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In person or telecon.  4 hr meeting/presentation.

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Place-Based Citizen Science- Wiki Page

Place-Based Citizen Science- Wiki Page | Data Driven Intelligence | Scoop.it

A wiki page for everyone to participate: Place-based citizen science links together a broad suite of citizen science programs to help in the stewardship of a place. This stewardship includes actions that conserve nature, build socio-ecological resilience, and/or sustain a healthy environment..

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Idea in progress. Please consider it, and any feedback/edits welcome. 

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California Naturalist Training comes to Santa Barbara!

California Naturalist Training comes to Santa Barbara! | Data Driven Intelligence | Scoop.it
California Naturalist - The mission of the California Naturalist Program is to foster a diverse community of naturalists and promote stewardship of California's natural resources through education and service.
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#CalNat training comes to Santa Barbara! http://calnat.ucanr.edu/?calitem=241725&g=58085

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Oh, Snapchat: Your smartphone just became a climate scientist

Oh, Snapchat: Your smartphone just became a climate scientist | Data Driven Intelligence | Scoop.it
Citizen science connects researchers, enviros, and tech whizzes to figure out new ways to protect our planet.
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Cool! & great material about #openscience and allowing science to be more approachable and participatory...

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Enigma Labs - Visualizing temperature anomalies 1964-2013

Enigma Labs - Visualizing temperature anomalies 1964-2013 | Data Driven Intelligence | Scoop.it
We mapped and animated 50 years worth of anomalous temperature data. The results were beautiful.
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Beautiful, mesmerizing, and scary all at the same time.  Best played to classical music.

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January: The eBird enterprise: An integrated approach to development and application of citizen science - Biological Conservation - Elsevier

January: The eBird enterprise: An integrated approach to development and application of citizen science - Biological Conservation - Elsevier | Data Driven Intelligence | Scoop.it
Volume 169, January 2014
Brian L. Sullivan, Jocelyn L. Aycrigg, Jessie H. Barry, Rick E. Bonney, Nicholas Bruns, Caren B. Cooper, Theo Damoulas,...
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Won Editors Choice.  For good reason!

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Science for Environment Policy - Dec 2013 Environmental Citizen Science

Science for Environment Policy - Dec 2013 Environmental Citizen Science | Data Driven Intelligence | Scoop.it
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beautiful, glossy, detailed .pdf on citizen science, can't wait to read it...

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PLOS ONE: The Success of the Horse-Chestnut Leaf-Miner, Cameraria ohridella, in the UK Revealed with Hypothesis-Led Citizen Science

PLOS ONE: The Success of the Horse-Chestnut Leaf-Miner, Cameraria ohridella, in the UK Revealed with Hypothesis-Led Citizen Science | Data Driven Intelligence | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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"With appropriate checks for data quality, and statistically correcting for biases where necessary, hypothesis-led citizen science is a potentially powerful tool for carrying out scientific research across large spatial scales while simultaneously engaging many people with science."

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Animation of current wind conditions everywhere on Earth

Animation of current wind conditions everywhere on Earth | Data Driven Intelligence | Scoop.it
an animated map of global wind conditions
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Way cool!  You can zoom in too.  Pls share with the sailors in your life.

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How Social Learning and Feedback Ensures Successful Employee Training

How Social Learning and Feedback Ensures Successful Employee Training | Data Driven Intelligence | Scoop.it
The power of social learning and transparent feedback will be what drives successful employee training in this millenial generation.
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Social Learning and Gamification could be a key recipe!

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Agile Science Ignite Talk Given at Health Foo 2013

Agile Science talk given at #healthfoo 2013 focused on changing the culture of academia
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Great twist on "Open Science".   Manifesto in progress, that you can add to:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l2ZoA4L7NEMtxonOnlbLu1TcqARTMursIJZnuoKjK7s/edit?pli=1

 

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I'm Not Just Gaming, Ma! I'm Helping The World's Farmers

I'm Not Just Gaming, Ma! I'm Helping The World's Farmers | Data Driven Intelligence | Scoop.it
A computer game wants you to map the world's cropland so farmers can get more out of each harvest.
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I especially like the intersection of citizen science and mapping...

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Map of open government communities generated by social network analysis of Twitter

Map of open government communities generated by social network analysis of Twitter | Data Driven Intelligence | Scoop.it
The map above was created on November 20 by Marc Smith using a dataset of tweets that contained "opengov" over the past month. You can explore an interactive version of it here. The social network ...
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