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Open Access Week - OCTOBER 23 - 25, 2012 in Paris

Open Access Week - OCTOBER 23 - 25, 2012 in Paris | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Open Access Week, a global event in its sixth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access for research and scholarship, and to share ideas with colleagues. 

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A look at Pubmed's new commenting platform

A look at Pubmed's new commenting platform | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Pubmed is implementing a new function that enables researchers to share their thoughts about scientific publications. By allowing readers to comment and debate about specific papers publicly,  PubMed Commons is trying to extend the peer-review of manuscripts after their publication. If successful, PubMed Commons will become a platform for scientific discussions that could foster constructive criticism and eventually improve published papers and science. (...) - Connected Researchers, November 4, 2013


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By implementing public comments as a post-publication peer-review, PubMed is providing to readers a way to share their comments about publications

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New Mendeley Desktop 1.10 released

New Mendeley Desktop 1.10 released | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Mendeley Desktop 1.10 has been released. Journal abbreviations, one of the most requested features has been implemented. Mendeley will now automatically abbreviate publication titles according to the rules of the style. Other great improvement is related research, it gives you instant recommendations based on specific articles and drill-down into recommendations.

 

The next release of Mendeley Desktop is here. You can update from within the app via Help → Check for Updates or download it here: http://www.mendeley.com/download-mendeley-desktop) . (...) - Mendeley Blog, 1 October, 2013


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[Biowebspin] PudAdvanced: An advanced version of Pubmed to sort out publications by citation & influence like Google Scholar

[Biowebspin] PudAdvanced: An advanced version of Pubmed to sort out publications by citation & influence like Google Scholar | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Build with the collaboration of PhD associations, Life Sciences researchers, and Key Opinion Leaders, PubAdvanced is like Pubmed (open access, same results, same look, same search) with important advanced useful features to save time and link industry & academia:
- Sort out publications from PubMed according to their influence and importance.
- Search simultaneously patents from WIPO, USPTO, EPO databases.
- Look if the publications are available for free over the Internet.
- Follow the trends of publications and patents in your field.
- Manage your bibliography, that is, export publications, patents and protocols to your EndNote.


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Tree of Science's curator insight, September 27, 2013 7:39 AM

17000 protocols - 1500 users


PubAdvanced with CitImpact feature: sort publications according to the number of citations but also the journal that cites the article and then determined the mean of the different index as Impact Factor and Eigenfactor. (more information about CitImpact: http://www.biowebspin.com/pubadvanced/about-citimpact ;)

Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, September 27, 2013 10:16 AM
thanks, will experiment and comment thereafter
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Using algorithms to link-up researchers

Using algorithms to link-up researchers | Science 2.0 news | 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 7:59 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 4:03 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 4:05 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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Feature Release: New image marker tool for labfolder users

Feature Release: New image marker tool for labfolder users | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

In order to use images in a scientific context, you need to make a few annotations very often: Marks and labels help to understand what´s important, be it in your notes or in your publications. In your good old paper notebook, you would just simply scribble by hand to get the message across and to highlight your findings on agarose gels, graphs, or any other data output. [...] 

We have added the most frequently used editing tools to the image annotation section. (...) - labfolder blog, by Johanna Havemann, July 29th, 2013


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Instead of using Photoshop or Power Point to annotate your research images, Labfolder (a data manager) provides now some editing tools

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ScienceGist: Simplifiying science

ScienceGist: Simplifiying science | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

"Science gists are simplified summaries of scientific papers. Our goal is to bring science closer to everyone."


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Tree of Science's curator insight, August 21, 2013 8:40 AM

ScienceGist provides a way for researchers to communicate their science to broader audience by offering an easy understandable abstract of their articles.

More informatio also in the blog post: http://bit.ly/19Jm5uv

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I like the idea to allow direct communication between researchers and the rest of the world

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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 New Kind of Peer Review?

A New Kind of Peer Review? | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Writing in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, a Dr Yvo Smulders of the Netherlands makes a proposal: A two-step manuscript submission process can reduce publication bias


Smulder’s point is that scientific manuscripts should be submitted for peer review with the results and discussion omitted. The reviewers would judge the submission on the strength of the methods and the introduction alone. If they recommended publication, the authors would then send them the full paper. (...) - Neuroskeptical BlogJuly 13, 2013

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Who is who in science? Assess your colleagues quickly with RocketScientist

Who is who in science? Assess your colleagues quickly with RocketScientist | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Rocket Scientist - 

It is a convenient and easy way to asses colleagues and fellow researchers based on their citation impact (h/g-index).

RocketScientist visualizes the citation impact and research interest of a scientist based on data provided by Google Scholar.

The citation impact of a scientist is calculated using the widely applied citation metrics like Hirsch index (h-index) and g-index based on the data provided by Google Scholar.

RocketScientist is a free application that lets you browse through the search results returned by Google Scholar and view free PDF article. (by WendyTech)



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You have no computer close to you and you'd like to find out how many publications a scientist in conference or colleagues have already published or what is their citation impact? With a smartphone (Android), you can have the answer in a few seconds. Rocket Scientist is an app that helps you to check the citation impact of selected scientists. After entering the name of a scientist in the search bar, the app will display the time chart that presents: the dates of publication together with the level of citations, the tag cloud of keywords, and the list of publications with links to Google Books.

 

Up to date, the app gives you fast access to interesting data and you can check it on your mobile phone but is limited to the publications of selected authors that can be found on the Internet. Nevertheless, the Rocket Scientist can be handy, not only to check the citation impact of scientists but also when looking for publications. 

 

On Google-Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.wendytech.rocketscientistng&feature

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A consulter sur : http://www.wendytech.de/rocket-scientist/

 

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Mozilla Science Lab: “use the open web to shape science’s future”

Mozilla Science Lab: “use the open web to shape science’s future” | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

The launch of Mozilla’s Science Lab last week is a departure from the kind of projects that the ‘open source‘ advocating organisation usually involves itself with. The initiative is designed to bridge the gap between the open web community and scientific researchers, so that they can share ideas, tools and best practices on how the web should be used to solve problems and improve research techniques.

Mozilla’s mission statement for the Science Lab puts forth the goal of increasing the adoption of the internet and related technologies within different branches of science. (...) - by Claire Bower, BMJ Blogs, 21 June, 2013


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Pour une recherche reproductible, publiez vos codes et données

Pour une recherche reproductible, publiez vos codes et données | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Selon Antoine Blanchard et Elifsu Sabuncu, fondateurs du Deuxième Labo, et Yvan Stroppa, ingénieur CNRS, la lutte contre la fraude scientifique passe par une meilleure transparence des résultats des chercheurs.

En avril, un pavé a été jeté dans la mare de la recherche en économie : l'un des articles économiques les plus cités ces dernières années par les partisans de l'austérité, selon lequel le taux de croissance d'un pays devient négatif quand sa dette dépasse 90 % du produit intérieur brut (PIB), serait entaché d'erreurs de calcul et de manipulations de données. Ce sont trois économistes de l'université du Massachusetts qui ont découvert la fraude après avoir obtenu l'accès à la feuille de calcul Excel que les chercheurs de Harvard Carmen Reinhart et Kenneth Rogoff avaient utilisée pour bâtir leur démonstration. (...) - Le Monde, par Antoine Blanchard et Elifsu Sabuncu (Fondateurs de Deuxième Labo) et Yvan Stroppa (Ingénieur CNRS, cofondateur et "chief computing officer" de RunMyCode)




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Celebrating three million members

Celebrating three million members | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

[ResearchGate News, June 26, 2013]

Dear ResearchGate members,

Five years and one month after the first researcher signed up on May 28, 2008, ResearchGate has reached three million members. This means the world to me, and I want to say:

Thank you for being a part of ResearchGate!

I had the idea for ResearchGate when I was working in the lab and couldn't find an answer to a question I was struggling with. So with my friends Sören Hofmayer and Horst Fickenscher, I set out to provide you with a new infrastructure to keep you from experiencing the same isolation I experienced, and to help you find partners to collaborate with. Little did we know that ResearchGate would someday come so far, and you've led the way. (...)


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ResearchGate is reaching three millions scientific members nearly five years after the launched of the scientific social network. Many new functionalities has been added since the beginning and 50 millions publications are now accessible.

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Nature will launch an online platform for management and publication of data: Scientific Data

Nature will launch an online platform for management and publication of data: Scientific Data | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Scientific Data is a new open-access, online-only publication for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets. It introduces a new type of content called the Data Descriptor, which will combine traditional narrative content with curated, structured descriptions of research data, including detailed methods and technical analyses supporting data quality. (...) -  


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Nature Publishing Group has recently announced the launch of Scientific Data (Spring 2014 with pre-submissions this autumn). Scientific Data is an online platform for the publication of descriptions of experimental datasets in open-access dedicated to natural sciences but it will start with the life, biomedical and environmental science communities. The platform will be based on a "Data Descriptors": a combination of traditional scientific publication content (detailed descriptions of experimental and observational datasets with peer-reviewed) and structured information curated in-house in order to maximize reuse and enable searching, linking and data mining.

"Scientific Data's central mission is to help foster the sharing and re-use of the data underpinning scientific research."says Jason Wilde, Nature Publishing Group Business Development Director.

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Using JURN to find open access journals in arts and humanities

Using JURN to find open access journals in arts and humanities | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

If you are looking for unrestricted scientific material, for example in the form of free editions of journals, the Internet is the place to look. Open Access enjoys the full benefits of the web, and I can venture to say that without the Internet there would be no open access. The Internet however is full of junk, and it is hard to navigate through it if you do not have the know-how. Thankfully, there are numerous specialized tools and repositories that allow you to quickly and easily locate any content.


One of these tools is JURN – an Internet search engine, designed to identify scientific journals. JURN focuses on the arts and humanities, so if you are looking for materials in these fields of research, it can be very useful. (...) - by Kamil Mizera, on OpenScience, October 8, 2013


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An interesting open access search-engine dedicated to humanities and arts

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JURN is a unique search-engine dedicated to indexing free ‘open access’ ejournals in the arts and humanities, along with other relevant arts and scholarly publications offering free content.

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Treezilla: A Monster of a Citizen Science Project

Treezilla: A Monster of a Citizen Science Project | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Maps are everywhere these days. They have become as ubiquitous in our daily lives as they have in the science community. Citizen science projects that utilize maps are instantly familiar, easy to use, and enrich scientific data with a valuable spatial component.

Treezilla is a tree-mapping project based in Great Britain and hopes to enlist citizen scientists to map every single tree in the UK. Many of the trees in Britain’s forests have already been mapped (nearly 3.8 billion, in fact). However, the estimates of urban trees in cities, parks, and people’s yards have been poorly catalogued. These trees, although in much smaller number, still have a significant ecological value and are important to study. (...) - Scistarter blog, by Nick Forbes, September 12th, 2013


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Treezilla is challenging #citizenscience project that is aiming to map every tree in Great Britain. This #openscience project is now accessible on the science #crowdfunding platform Scistarter
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Libre – a new way to peer-review scientific papers?

Libre – a new way to peer-review scientific papers? | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

The importance and editorial requirements with regards to peer-review are commonly discussed by scientists, specifically so in the context of Open Access. The question I have been busy with recently (bothering as many journal editors as I could reach): “Does OA journal need editors and what is the role of them in whole process?” yielded a firm conclusion: Open Access journals and books need peer-review. Full stop. It doesn’t mean, however, there is a consensus on how the peer-review process should be like in the Open Access environment?  Is the current process of peer-review for  articles and books sustainable? A new project seems to be at odds with the status quo offering a truly  innovative model of the peer-review. (...) - Open Science


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Principes directeurs pour le développement et la promotion du Libre Accès (UNESCO)

Grâce au Libre accès, les chercheurs et étudiants du monde entier ont plus largement accès aux connaissances, les publications gagnent en visibilité et touchent un plus grand nombre de lecteurs, et l’impact potentiel de la recherche se trouve multiplié. (...) - par Alma Swan, UNESCO, 2013

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Open Journal Project

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Opening academic information for the benefit of humanity.

We are using the peer-reviewed Journal of Humanitarian Engineering (JHE) as a case study to pilot innovations in Open Access. 'Humanitarian engineering' describes the application of engineering and technology for the benefit of disadvantaged communities. The field is vast, including water, energy, infrastructure, disability access, and much more. The JHE aims to document this intersection of technology and community development. (...) - OJP 


Read the nice article by Danny Kingsley 'The Open Journal Project: Accessibility is more than making the paper openly available.' in "Impact of Social Science" a blog of LSE (July 17, 2013)

The Open Journal Project is a publishing initiative addressing barriers to research accessibility by looking to improve exchanges with practitioner communities. Danny Kingsley outlines the initial launch of the project, which has tackled issues ranging from multi-language access, developing country access, low-bandwidth websites, and disability-accessible content. The aim of the journal is not to be published or cited, but to provide outcomes in communities.


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New app puts idle smartphones to work for science

New app puts idle smartphones to work for science | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Android smartphone users will soon have a chance to participate in important scientific research every time they charge their phones. Using a new app created by researchers at UC Berkeley, users will be able to donate a phone’s idle computing power to crunch numbers for projects that could lead to breakthroughs ranging from novel medical therapies to the discovery of new stars. (...) - By Robert Sanders, News Berkeley, July 22, 2013


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The first and most successful volunteer computing project is the UC Berkeley’s SETI research project, which analyzes radio telescope data in search of intelligent signals from space. This project was the first to ask citizen to offer their desktop computer power in order to analyse research data. It will be also adapted to the Android BOINC app

 

Lists of the first projects: 

- Einstein@Home (http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu), which searches radio telescope data for spinning stars called pulsars,

- FightAIDS@Home (http://fightaidsathome.scripps.edu), which searches for more effective AIDS therapies as part of IBM’s

- World Community Grid (http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org)

- Asteroids@home (http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc), operated by Charles University in Prague

- OProject@Home (http://oproject.info), which is dedicated to the analysis of algorithms for research projects. 

- Yoyo@home (http://www.rechenkraft.net/yoyo), which is addressing evolutionary research (simulations of different types of populations and focuses on the analysis of human mitochondrial DNA)


Follows all the new pojects automatically published on Twitter via @BOINCprojects

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Scientific Data to complement and promote public data repositories

Scientific Data to complement and promote public data repositories | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Scientific Data will be a forum for publications about datasets, but will not be a repository for primary datasets. Primary data associated with Data Descriptors will be stored in one or more external data repositories. Why this distinction?

 

This strategy helps us draw some clear lines around the goals of Scientific Data.  By ensuring that the primary datasets are stored in external systems, we make it crystal clear that our goal is to help authors publish content that promotes the scientific value and reusability of their datasets, not to control access to data. We feel that this is a progressive strategy that will help promote collaboration and data consolidation, rather than fragmentation. (...) - by Adrew Hufton, Scientific Data blog, July 23, 2013


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Scientific Data is provinding further information about data storage on this platforms available next year. Indeed, their concept of direct storage has evolved to a indirect ones with a central tools: the data descriptor. Then, it will not be a dpositary structure that will provided but an evironment to seggregate publications of rich data descriptions stored in different places (journals, Dryad, figshare, and other local storage (i.e. lab and universities servers). Science Date is focus now on provinding: 

"- A publication platform for detailed methods descriptions and technical validation information

- Data search and discovery features that reach across diverse repositories

- Peer-review of data release

- The career credit that is duly associated with rigorously peer-reviewed publications"

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Is Crowdfunding The Future For Biomedical Research?

Is Crowdfunding The Future For Biomedical Research? | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Microryza.com (not the catchiest of names) is a crowdfunding platform for research that raises money over the Internet from individuals who are willing to donate small amounts to fund a specific project. The average donation according to Microryza is $92.

In return for a 5 percent cut of funds raised and a 3 percent credit card processing fee, Microryza provides researchers access to a website where they can solicit money from the public to fund their research. Crowdfunding is typically an all-or-nothing deal, where donors only have to pay their pledged support if the project is fully funded within a defined period of time.

Is this the solution to the reduction in government funding of science? (...) - by Pieter Droppert, Xconomy, 7/11/2013


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Retour sur l'expérience vocabulari.se | Deuxième labo

Retour sur l'expérience vocabulari.se | Deuxième labo | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Vocabulari.se est une tentative de construire un réseau social des objets de recherche en puisant dans ces bases de connaissance que sont Mendeley et Wikipédia.

L’extension du domaine de la recherche, c’est exploiter des bases de connaissances pour construire des outils numériques innovants qui changent le travail du chercheur. 

Après plus d’un an, il est temps de revenir sur un outil que nous avons construit chez Deuxième labo, et le semi-échec qu’il constitue : vocabulari.se. (...) - Deuxième Labo, 02/06/2013

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Zenodo Launches!

Zenodo Launches! | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Newly launched, Zenodo www.zenodo.org offers a one-stop-store for research output. Created by OpenAIRE and CERN, and supported by the European Commission, this new-generation online repository offers its service from the OpenAIRE [Open Access Infrastructure Research] pan-European initiative, which expands the linking of research output to datasets and funding information, in European and national contexts. 


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Tree of Science's curator insight, July 22, 2013 3:34 AM

A Figshare-like digital research tools for European researchers with assigned DOI too. 

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The Evolution of Scientific Data

The Evolution of Scientific Data | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

How Scientists are using the internet, social media and virtual events instead of magazines, newspapers, tradeshows (by LabRoots)


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Biomedical journal and publisher hope to bring preprints to life

Biomedical journal and publisher hope to bring preprints to life | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Harold Varmus is still waiting for the revolution. In a 1999 proposal he later described as a “manifesto,” the then director of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggested creating an electronic repository to host freely accessible research papers, including manuscripts prior to their formal publication. The next year, a version of Varmus's proposal spawned PubMed Central, a digital archive where all papers stemming from NIH-funded research must be submitted within 12 months of publication. However, the agency never created one key aspect of Varmus' ultimate vision: a preprint portal. (...) - by Ewen Callaway, Nature Medicine 19, 512 (2013)

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