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Tracking real-time impact through Twitter

Tracking real-time impact through Twitter | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Twitter has proven to be a useful tool in measuring impact, particularly when it is used in real - time. The LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog provides a case of successful research impact measure...
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Research is ‘no panacea’ for development, finds DFID

Research is ‘no panacea’ for development, finds DFID | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Common assumptions about the impact of research are not backed up by the evidence, says a UK report.
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Crowd-Sourced Peer Review: Substitute or supplement for the current outdated system?

Crowd-Sourced Peer Review: Substitute or supplement for the current outdated system? | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
The problem with peer review today is that there is so much research being produced that there are not enough experts with enough time to peer-review it all. As we look to address this problem, iss...
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Making Connections: What GDNet has learned about using social media to raise the profile of Southern research - Research to Action

Making Connections: What GDNet has learned about using social media to raise the profile of Southern research - Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Members of the GDNet team share experiences of using social media to engage with Southern researchers and support uptake of their research.
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Can engaging with the public help your career in academia?

Can engaging with the public help your career in academia? | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Being able to explain your research to a non-specialist audience is a valuable skill, but it's unlikely to make you famous
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Capturing the value of university-business collaboration in education requires flexible approach to measurement tools

Capturing the value of university-business collaboration in education requires flexible approach to measurement tools | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Co-operation between businesses and universities is now firmly on the agenda. However, co-operation in the field of education plays something of a runner-up to co-operation in the field of research...
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Patenting of life-saving drugs has created a global health crisis where human life has become a commercial commodity.

Patenting of life-saving drugs has created a global health crisis where human life has become a commercial commodity. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Millions of people—mostly in developing countries—lack access to life-saving drugs. Righting this imbalance is among the most important challenges of global public health of this century, argues Ak...
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Communication off the map: three principles for policy influence in emerging democracies - Research to Action

Communication off the map: three principles for policy influence in emerging democracies - Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
When working on policy influence in Africa, it is easy to encounter situations for which there is no guidebook available. The mentors hired as part of the TTI PEC programmme confronted this stark reality.
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Comment on Developing research communication capacity: lessons from recent experiences by Supporting think tanks: 5 ideas for action | on think tanks

Comment on Developing research communication capacity: lessons from recent experiences by Supporting think tanks: 5 ideas for action | on think tanks | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
[…] Mostly donor led: Funders  also organised a number of workshops, webinars and other interventions managed by them (or by contractors) to provide the grantees with support.
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State eyes black and female graduates for research funding

State eyes black and female graduates for research funding | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
The science and technology minister says research grants need to be significantly increased in order to increase the number of PhDs.
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Water, water -- not everywhere: Mapping water trends for African maize - Science Codex

Water, water -- not everywhere: Mapping water trends for African maize - Science Codex | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Science Codex Water, water -- not everywhere: Mapping water trends for African maize Science Codex Today's food production relies heavily on irrigation, but across sub-Saharan Africa only 4 percent of cultivated land is irrigated, compared with a...
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Africa: Making Higher Education Work for Africa: Facts and Figures - AllAfrica.com

Africa: Making Higher Education Work for Africa: Facts and Figures - AllAfrica.com | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Africa: Making Higher Education Work for Africa: Facts and Figures AllAfrica.com In 2006, African countries' average public expenditure per university student was US$2,000 per year - more than twice as much as non-African developing countries...
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'Frustration' over old or missing data in MDGs report - SciDev.Net

'Frustration' over old or missing data in MDGs report - SciDev.Net | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
'Frustration' over old or missing data in MDGs report
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Some of the statistics in the latest Millennium Development Goals report are up to four years old, according to the lead author of the report published yesterday.
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Seven ways to assist health research in developing nations - SciDev.Net

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Seven ways to assist health research in developing nations
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A guide released yesterday details seven principles for good practice in strengthening research capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).
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Africa makes inroads on open development data

Africa makes inroads on open development data | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Africa is embracing new portals for accessing and sharing data, which may help create jobs and improve transparency.
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Fighting The Endless Spread Of Ebola Misinformation On Social Media

Fighting The Endless Spread Of Ebola Misinformation On Social Media | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
This is how an epidemic unfolds online: with rumors, scientific fact, and prayers all mixed together.
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Transmedia Storytelling for Social Impact

 

 


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Kajsa Hartig's curator insight, August 13, 11:39 PM

Transmedia Storytelling - for the public good.

Karen du Toit's curator insight, August 14, 2:15 AM

Great to take note of in libraries/archives as well! Can;t just use single platforms!

Jerri Lynn Hogg's curator insight, August 14, 2:40 PM
Great presentation!
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The right tool for the job: Five collaborative writing tools for academics.

The right tool for the job: Five collaborative writing tools for academics. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Research collaboration now involves significant online communication. But sending files back and forth between collaborators creates redundancy of effort, causes unnecessary delays and, many times,...
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Patenting of life-saving drugs has created a global health crisis where human life has become a commercial commodity.

Patenting of life-saving drugs has created a global health crisis where human life has become a commercial commodity. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Millions of people—mostly in developing countries—lack access to life-saving drugs. Righting this imbalance is among the most important challenges of global public health of this century, argues Ak...
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The Impact Factor and Its Discontents: Reading list on controversies and shortcomings of the Journal Impact Factor.

The Impact Factor and Its Discontents: Reading list on controversies and shortcomings of the Journal Impact Factor. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Thomson Reuters have released the annual round of updates to their ranked list of journals by journal impact factor (JIF) in yesterday's Journal Citation Reports. Impact Factors have come under inc...
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Neglecting to confront conflicts of interest in industry-sponsored research unfairly burdens early career researchers

Neglecting to confront conflicts of interest in industry-sponsored research unfairly burdens early career researchers | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
As public funding shrinks, industry-sponsored research may be a remedy. But Rebecca Cassidy reports back from a workshop on how the pressure caused by scarcity of funding and conflicts of interest ...
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State of the Tropics sees universities reach out to society - SciDev.Net

State of the Tropics sees universities reach out to society - SciDev.Net | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
State of the Tropics sees universities reach out to society SciDev.Net [BRASILIA] Twelve universities and research institutions from around the world have joined forces to assess the critical issues facing the world's tropical regions and to...
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Adobe for Academics

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Adobe education tutorials for Creative Suite products on Adobe for Academics
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Tools, templates, video's and tutorials for using Adobe products as a Academic. Very useful.

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Benefiting from Africa's Brain Migration - AllAfrica.com

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Benefiting from Africa's Brain Migration
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But reliable figures for the numbers of academics and researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa working in the developed world are few and far between.
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Free software to assist indigenous access to computers - SciDev.Net

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Free software to assist indigenous access to computers SciDev.Net [MEXICO CITY] Indigenous communities may benefit from new computer technology that allows them to access educational resources and the internet using their own language, says the...
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Debut for science's shot at informing global development - SciDev.Net

Debut for science's shot at informing global development - SciDev.Net | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Debut for science's shot at informing global development SciDev.Net Crowdsourcing could help to identify emerging development issues and ensure the global development agenda is more representative of views from the global South, says a prototype of...
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