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Starting today, Impactstory profiles will cost $5/month. Here’s why that’s a good thing

Starting today, Impactstory profiles will cost $5/month. Here’s why that’s a good thing | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
Starting today, Impactstory profiles cost $5 per month. Why? Because our goal has always been for Impactstory to support a second scientific revolution, transforming how academia finds, shares, understands, and rewards research impact. That’s why we’re a nonprofit, and always will be. But (news flash), that transformation is not going to happen overnight. We need …
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HackYourPhD in USA

HackYourPhD in USA | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
An open and dynamic research community exists, HackYourPhd invites you to discover it and show you that we all have a role to play!


What do we know about the research world? Often not much or nothing very attractive. The community of researchers seems too often walled up in its ivory tower.

Yet, a committed group of people and initiatives aiming to open up this research in order to make it more dynamic, collaborative, and transparent does exist.

 

This movement began largely in the United States, which is why Célya, cofounder of HackYourPhD, invites you to go on a journey. Through a web-documentary, discover the current situation of scientific research, which is far from being heartening. But also meet those in the USA who imagine and work to build a more open science! This investigative project relates to research, design, entrepreneurship, and hacking, and those involved devote a considerable amount of work and expertise to it. The freedom of expression that this campaign provides is an inexhaustible source of innovative ideas and an extremely fertile setting for those who need inspiration. (...) 

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"An open and dynamic research community exists, Hack Your PhD  invites you to discover it and show you that we all have a role to play!" by @celyagd

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GigaScience: open access to manuscripts plus datasets and codes!

GigaScience: open access to manuscripts plus datasets and codes! | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

On July 12, a new peer-reviewed open access journal, titled GigaScience, published its first set of articles. GigaScience represents a novel format for science journals: manuscripts in GigaScience are published with links to software tools used for analysis and to corresponding datasets in the journal’s integrated database GigaDB, allowing authors to store and share huge amounts of data. (...) - by Pamela Shaw (@Bioscibrarian) in MyScienceWork blog, 31 July 2012

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Biotechnology: Independent streak

Biotechnology: Independent streak | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Scientists willing to take a risk are setting up individual research operations in rented lab space.

 

Ethan Perlstein was frustrated. As a non-traditional postdoc, he had spent five years running an independent lab at Princeton University in New Jersey. He wanted to continue doing what he had trained for, but a tough academic job market meant that he had no guarantees. So he decided to move to a noted biotechnology hub, California's San Francisco Bay area, to try launching his own lab without the support of an academic institution. (...) par Virginia Gewin, Nature499,509-511(2013), 24 July 2013


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A match made in cyberspace: how networks nurture science

A match made in cyberspace: how networks nurture science | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
With the growth of online science networks, geography and economics no longer dictate how research is undertaken or published, finds Smriti Mallapaty.


Just as matchmaking sites connect romance-seekers based on their relationship compatibility, new academic social networks are connecting scientists based on their professional research interests.


These sites obviously lack the general appeal of Facebook, which topped one billion users last month.


But in the last five years ResearchGate, Mendeley and Academia.edu have each generated a user base of almost two million users. Mendeley has seen an increase of 1.5 million in just 12 months. (...) - by Smriti MallapatySciDev.Net, 7 novembre 2012

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