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Research networks ‘more important’ for female scientists

Research networks ‘more important’ for female scientists | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Study finds a stronger correlation for women between success and being central to a network.

Being well connected is more important for women who want to get ahead in science than men, a study suggests. By analysing how patterns of research collaboration relate to scientific outcomes, US statisticians found that highly cited female scientists at top US universities tended to be very prominent within their research networks. (...) - Inside Higher Ed, by Jack Grove, Feb. 16, 2017

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Scientific communities: Build your own

Scientific communities: Build your own | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Learned societies and online platforms can be great ways to develop a mutually beneficial network, say panellists at the 2015 Naturejobs Career Expo in London. (...) - Naturejobs, by Julie Gould & guest contributor Paul Brack, 07 October 2015
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Using algorithms to link-up researchers

Using algorithms to link-up researchers | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Scientists are developing algorithms that can connect researchers across the world who have similar interests by scanning the content of academic papers. 

Researchers at TEAM, an EU-funded project, are using algorithms to quantify the extent to which scientific papers cover similar ground, and are looking at ways to profile scientists by the documents they have searched for. They are also developing technology that can facilitate searches of research papers. (...) - by Peter O'Donnell, in Horizon, 05 August 2013


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Marco Pozzi's curator insight, September 14, 2013 10:59 AM

Nonostante l'idiosincrasia verso la condivisione di conoscenza in ambito scientifico forse un giorno non troppo lontano ciò sarà superato almeno in parte .... 

Enrico De Angelis's comment, September 16, 2013 7:03 AM
L'idiosincrasia verso la condivisione è un retaggio del passato. Non è facilmente rimovibile ma il modo SOCIAL di lavorare attraverso i MEDIA, ovvero i vantaggi che questo offre, lo rende sempre meno strategia praticata. Vedremo ...!!!
Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, September 16, 2013 7:05 AM

I really think that social media and other tools to research and dig out data from the network will change the Academia and Research world.

We wait for this change (and push).

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Academia.edu crowdsources speedy peer review solution

Academia.edu crowdsources speedy peer review solution | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

PaperRank service will allow researchers to rate papers online in bid to accelerate and open up process (...) - Times Higher Education, by Chris Havergal, November 5, 2015

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New rankings system from LinkedIn based on employment outcomes of a huge sample

New rankings system from LinkedIn based on employment outcomes of a huge sample | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

LinkedIn has officially joined the jam-packed college rankings party. And with 313 million users, the job networking site has a big data sample both for creating the rankings and for marketing them.

The new ranking system tracks the success of college graduates in eight broad career paths, adding weight for jobs deemed “desirable.” It lists the top 25 institutions in each career category. (...) - by Paul Fain, @insidehighered, October 2, 214

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