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Open access in research: catch up on the debate

Open access in research: catch up on the debate | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

The UK recently unveiled its proposal to make all publicly funded research open access. We round up some of the main views on the controversial plans here. - by Ellie Freedman and Eliza Anyangwe in The Guardian, 10 August 2012

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News Release: How to donate your body to science, without having to die: Launch of Open Humans Network

News Release: How to donate your body to science, without having to die: Launch of Open Humans Network | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Open Humans” project backed by Knight and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invites individuals to share their most personal health information to accelerate medical breakthroughs. (...) - Open Humans, by Jason Bobe, March 24, 2015

 

 


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To manage health and medicine, scientists need to handle lots of data. Scientists often have trouble recruiting enough test subjects to do powerful studies. To bridge this gap between citizen scientists and researchers conducting clinical trials an online platform called Open Humans has recently been launched thanks to $1 million in grants from nonprofit organizations. The Open Humans network is created after nearly a decade of work by researchers with the Harvard Personal Genome Project (PGP). The PGP collected DNA from thousands of people for use in studies, and made much of the data available to the public in the process. The platform aims to provide to the participants to learn their results and use their information to sign up for additional studies.

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Allégations sur les publications d'Olivier Voinnet : le CNRS met en place une commission d'enquête scientifique

[Communiqués et dossiers de presse - CNRS] Au cours de ces derniers mois, de nombreux commentaires, pour la plupart anonymes, ont été publiés sur le site internet PubPeer, rapportant des manipulations effectuées sur des figures concernant une trentaine d'articles signés ou co-signés par Olivier Voinnet, directeur de recherche au CNRS actuellement en détachement à l'Ecole polytechnique fédérale (ETH) de Zürich (Suisse). (...) 09/04/2015

 


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La plateforme de #postpublication #peerreviewing PubPeer fait encore parler d'elle ! Les effets de l' #openscience et de l' #openresearch : la transparence de la science. 

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Open Licenses for Science

Data, computer code and manuscripts are the produce of scientific work. It is what we make. Nowadays, people claim that all of it has to be open access or open source. But what is that all about? (...) - by Florian D. Schneider, 01 March 2015

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Interesting and useful article about #licencing and #openlicence in science

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L’UNESCO se joint à l’ISSN pour créer ROAD, un répertoire des ressources scientifiques et universitaires en libre accès

L’UNESCO se joint à l’ISSN pour créer ROAD, un répertoire des ressources scientifiques et universitaires en libre accès | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

L’UNESCO soutient le libre accès (OA), et en particulier l’accès à l’information scientifique (articles, actes de conférences et données de tout type) provenant de la recherche financée par les Etats. L’UNESCO travaille avec ses partenaires pour faire prendre conscience des bénéfices du libre accès aux chercheurs et à ceux qui détiennent l’information ou prennent des décisions. A travers son réseau de bureaux, d’instituts et de centres à l’échelle mondiale, l’UNESCO facilite la mise en place et l’adoption de politiques de libre accès. De plus, l’UNESCO participe au débat mondial sur le libre accès et collabore avec des initiatives locales, régionales et mondiales de défense du libre accès.


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What is the difference between 'doing Digital Humanities' and using digital tools for research?

What is the difference between 'doing Digital Humanities' and using digital tools for research? | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Tara Thomson shares her experience attending a participant-driven ‘unconference’ for digital humanities students and scholars. The event format aims to be democratic, aligned with how the Digital Humanities has aimed to build itself on devolved authority. But disciplinary knowledge is not always equally shared. The discussions highlighted problems of access and exclusion as primary concerns for the field. Some felt excluded from the Digital Humanities as a discipline, but also sometimes feel excluded from their stated disciplines because of their digital work. (...) - LSE Blog 'Impact of Social Sciences, by Tara Thomson, 2015/02/11

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Antonio Facchetti: I do not make decisions on where to publish only based on the journal Impact Factor

Antonio Facchetti: I do not make decisions on where to publish only based on the journal Impact Factor | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

I am pleased to present the interview with Antonio Facchetti, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University, who was named Highly Cited Scientist by Thomson Reuters in July 2014 and is the editor in chief of ‘Organic Photonics and Photovoltaics’. The journal was established by De Gruyter Open as a part of the Emerging Science Journals project. (...) - Open Science, interview of Antonio Facchetti, January 28, 2015

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New open-access journal plans to pay peer reviewers

New open-access journal plans to pay peer reviewers | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Collabra will encourage donation of payments to open-access efforts.

 

A new open-access scientific journal hopes that paying peer reviewers a little hard cash will help strengthen efforts to make research results freely available to the public. (...) - Science, by Dalmeet Singh Chawla, 12 January 2015

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A new player in the field of #openaccess journals with some new features: a part of the article processing charges (APCs) are placed in a "research community fund". This fund is used to pay reviewers and editors who can keep the cash, donate it to helps some scientists to pay the journal’s publication fee, or contribute it to their own institution’s open-access activities... What's your point of view about this new open access process?

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CrossRef and DataCite announce new initiative to accelerate the adoption of DOIs for data publication and citation

DataCite and CrossRef have agreed to collaborate to:

- Enhance the interoperability of their respective systems in order to make it easier for publishers, data centres, libraries and third parties to integrate with the scholarly DOI ecosystem.

- Provide comprehensive support for interlinking between articles and data.

- Develop open APIs and open source tools to surface citations and other relationships between publications and data sets. 

- Integrate into their services other existing scholarly communications initiatives such as ORCID and CrossRef’s FundRef.

- Develop systems, workflows and best practices for using DOIs to reference large, highly granular and dynamic data. 

(10 November 2014, Oxford, UK)


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Tree of Science's curator insight, March 13, 7:59 PM

With the huge increase of data in scientific research (+30% every year), the data management becomes now a critical issue and implies also more links of publications to their data. Moreover the community of researchers is going more and more in the open research process to open data and thus improve their reuse (reproducibility), citations, and sharing. 


In this area, DataCite and CrossRef manage around 75 millions DOIs that identify research objects. In order to accelerate their growth with the adoption of DOIs for data publication and citation, they decide to collaborate and improve their interoperability. Other platforms for researchers integrate DOIs:  for data management like Figshare (1 millions) and for scientific blogging like The Winnover.

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Anonymous peer-review comments may spark legal battle

Anonymous peer-review comments may spark legal battle | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
legal battle embroiling PubPeer, an online forum launched in October 2012 for anonymous, postpublication peer review

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PubPeer is an anonymous postpublication peer review platform launched in October 2012. PubPeer has recently entered in a legal battle linked to defamation about several comments that tends to insinuate deliberate misconduct in research. To answer the requests of the identity of the commenters, PubPeer has argued that researchers should defend their papers against online comments without resorting to legal action. PubPeer’s moderators has already remove some because in violation of their posting guidelines. The question remains about the reliability of anonymous postpublication peer review process for research papers. 





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Arkivum and figshare announce partnership

Arkivum and figshare announce partnership | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Arkivum and figshare have joined forces to provide a solution covering the full spectrum of funder-mandated research data requirements.

 

Arkivum, the provider of large scale, long term, and ultra-safe digital archiving solutions and figshare, the research data management platform that specialises in ‘active data’, have announced a partnership to provide a solution covering the full spectrum of funder-mandated research data requirements for UK academic institutions. (...) - arkivum blog, 9 September 2014


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New improvement for Figshare, the collaborative data management platform: partnership 

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Figshare manage to offer more safe and long-term digital archiving solution by establishing a partnership with the UK company Arkivum .

 

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A Los Angeles, les LA Biohackers rêvent de biologie pour tous

A Los Angeles, les LA Biohackers rêvent de biologie pour tous | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

 Le LA Biohackers grouille d’initiatives pour promouvoir la biologie DiY. S’y rencontrent autour d’expérimentations et de projets de design environnemental des adolescents et leurs parents, des chercheurs et amateurs de science. (...) - par Ewen Chardronnet, Makery, 04/09/2014

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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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Altmetrics may be able to help in evaluating societal reach, but research significance must be peer reviewed.

Altmetrics may be able to help in evaluating societal reach, but research significance must be peer reviewed. | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Social media indicators of scholarly communication, or commonly referenced as altmetrics, are still far from being adopted as part of everyday research evaluation, but they already have stated value in indicating what is interesting and popular. Kim Holmberg argues these indicators have exciting potential for measuring the impact of public outreach. But further research is necessary to fully understand their value and possible applications. Where do we draw the line between promoting our own work and gaming the altmetrics? (...) - by Kim Holmberg, Blog LSE "Impact in Social Sciences", 9 july 2014

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Kim Holmber is discussing a very relevant point: #altmetrics  must not be considered as peer reviewing because social media indicators reveal how far research is reaching society but not how significant is the results for science. #openscience #science2dot0 

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La lente agonie du pdf : l'article du futur est bien supérieur

La lente agonie du pdf : l'article du futur est bien supérieur | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Lors de formation, je suis justement critiqué quand j'explique que le pdf ne représente plus les articles scientifiques et qu'il faut abandonner ce format pour lire un article ! Lisez un article du Guardian le 11 février 2015 intitulé "Researchers: it's time to ditch the pdf". Je cite : 'le pdf, c'est comme le tiroir de votre bureau : un... (...) - Rédaction Médicale et Scientifique, 02/03/2015

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Reddit prompts citizen scientists to go dig up dirt

Reddit prompts citizen scientists to go dig up dirt | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Soil sample collection project designed to find new drugs explodes in popularity.

 

Thousands of citizen scientists around the country are getting their hands dirty collecting soil samples after the Internet bestowed a recent burst of attention on a soil sampling project. The crowdsourced project, which aims to find new drugs by cultivating fungi from soil samples, drew only moderate interest since it began in 2010. But it caught a lucky break on social media and has now exploded, surpassing researchers' wildest dreams in just a few days. (...) - Science, by Emily Conover, 18 March 2015

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Why I have started to like Academia.edu recently

Why I have started to like Academia.edu recently | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

I have been a registered user of Academia.edu for several years now, and to be honest until recently I only used it from time to time, mostly as a place for green copies of my work. I did not see it as being a crucial part of my research workflow. Now this is slowly changing, and I am glad to say that it is a useful tool, which helps me a lot, especially in finding new, open access articles that are really interesting for me. But it seems to me that Academia.edu has the potential to do even more. (...) - Blog "Open Science", by Witold Kienc, March 18, 2015


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#scientificsocialnetworks provide #networking advantages to researchers in terms of collaboration, sharing, and #openaccess. 

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Mendeley Revisited

A while ago, in a post titled Yet Another Publication List?, I ranted about the proliferation of online reference managers and speculated about their business models. A comment by William Gunn, Head of Academic Outreach for Mendeley, sheds some light on Elsevier’s strategy. (...) - NLP for Historical Texts, 2015/02/04

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Briefcase Biotec – biohacking your way to the future |

Briefcase Biotec – biohacking your way to the future | | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

When we first heard about Briefcase Biotec we didn’t know what exactly to expect. Our attention was caught by their social media presence and their determination to promote biohacktivism. After looking into it, we realized how interesting their story must be, so we emailed Alexander Murer (CEO and co-founder) and invited him to have a short chat with us. That’s how we came to learn about Briefcase Biotec, OLGA and KiloBaser as well as what all these projects have in common: independence. Let us elaborate. (...) - Sciencebite blog, by Irina Botea, February 2, 2015

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How to Start an Open Access Journal

How to Start an Open Access Journal | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Starting your own journal is not rocket science. To illustrate this, we boiled down our research on the topic and added some insights from David Solomon, Martin Eve, and other experts. And there it is: a poster that allows you to get an idea of the various aspects of Open Access journal publishing at a glance. (...) - by Andreas Kirchner,  July 14, 2014

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An #infographic with some tips and idea for creating and manage a #openaccess journal #research #researchpublication #openscience

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Pseudo-scientific peer review research as Gatekeepingology

Post-publication review of Siler, Lee and Bero’s (2014) ‘Measuring the effectiveness of scientific gatekeeping’ (...) - Peer Review in Science and Medicine, by Joanne Gaudet, December 25, 2014

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A flurry of copycats on PubMed

A flurry of copycats on PubMed | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

It started with a search for trends on PubMed. I am not sure what I expected to find, but it was nothing like the “CISCOM meta-analyses”. Here is the story of how my colleague Lucas Carey (from Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and myself discovered a collection of disturbingly similar scientific papers, and how we got to the bottom of it. (...) - by Guillaume Filion, Blog The Grand Locus, 04 October 2014

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Scientific articles are also suffering from ghost authorship and copycats according to this interesting article #research #sciencepublication

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Le rôle de la bioinformatique dans les labos collaboratifs

Le rôle de la bioinformatique dans les labos collaboratifs | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Y a-t-il une place pour la bioinformatique dans les structures du type « Do it yourself biology », « Bio-hackers spaces » et autres FabLabs ? Avant de répondre à cette question, quelques précisions sur ces espaces collaboratifs sont nécessaires. Il s’agit de curieux et de passionnés qui se retrouvent dans des caves… ou des laboratoires pour élaborer des projets créatifs et novateurs, et défendre la philosophie du libre accès à la connaissance. Le poste de Shalf regroupe quelques vidéos et des sources bibliographiques de références dans ce domaine en ébullition. (...) - bioinfo-fr.net, 24/09/2014 par jsobel

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Bibliometrics: Is your most cited work your best?

Bibliometrics: Is your most cited work your best? | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

John P. A. Ioannidis and colleagues asked the most highly cited biomedical scientists to score their top-ten papers in six ways. (...) - Nature, by JPA Loannidis et al., 28 October 2014

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[Interview] Alain Rallet “L'Open Science : l'émergence de nouvelles organisations innovantes en recherche.”

[Interview] Alain Rallet “L'Open Science : l'émergence de nouvelles organisations innovantes en recherche.” | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

A l’occasion de la soirée OpenExperience spéciale OpenScience, nous avons interviewé Allain Rallet, économiste au sein du laboratoire RITM (Réseau Innovation – Territoire Mondialisation) à Paris Saclay. Spécialiste de l’économie du numérique, nous lui avons demandé d’apporter son regard sur l’économie de la connaissance et sur l’impact du numérique en recherche. Il nous montre ainsi en prenant l’exemple du crowdfunding que les transformations apportées par le numérique ne se situent pas seulement au niveau du financement. C’est surtout l’émergence d’organisations innovantes pour favoriser la créativité en recherche qui est en jeu. (...) - par Celya Gruson-Daniel, 20/08/2014

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Expanding altmetrics to include policy documents will boost its reputation

Expanding altmetrics to include policy documents will boost its reputation | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Altmetrics may prove to be a more flexible and versatile tool to inform research assessment, if academics get behind it.

Alternative metrics, or altmetrics as they are more commonly known, have received a lot of attention recently. Blogs, conferences and papers examine these new measures of attention surrounding published research and consider whether they are the good, the bad, or the ugly brother of bibliometrics – an indication of the number of research papers published and how often they are cited. (...) - by Juergen Wastl, The Guardian, 23 July 2014

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