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Celebrating three million members

Celebrating three million members | Scientific networks and communities | 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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ResearchGate: Celebrating five million members with free DOIs

ResearchGate: Celebrating five million members with free DOIs | Scientific networks and communities | Scoop.it
Today we celebrate five million members sharing their scientific output, knowledge and expertise on ResearchGate. Together, you share an exponentially increasing number of: - publications: In the first 50 months in the company's history you uploaded two million publications in total to your profiles. Today you upload two million publications every month.- datasets: In the first months after we launched the feature you uploaded 100 datasets every day. Today you upload 700.- conference papers: Last year, you uploaded 300 conference papers daily. This number has increased fivefold; currently you upload 1500 conference papers daily.

- ResearchGate News, August 13 2014

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ScienceOpen Launches

ScienceOpen Launches | Scientific networks and communities | Scoop.it

ScienceOpen, the research + publishing network, published their first Open Access articles in April and is officially launching.

This next generation Open Access (OA) platform builds on the premise that scholarly publishing is not an end in itself, but the beginning of a dialogue to move research forward. It combines over 1 million articles from all areas of modern science, the humanities and social sciences with collaborative pre-publication workspaces, immediate publication and post-publication peer-review.
ScienceOpen provides a holistic authoring environment to facilitate the entire research communication process, putting valuable resources at the fingertips of researchers and liberating more time for experimentation:
“We don’t want to be just another new Open Access journal, but to develop our platform into a service-provider for scientists and become a forum for all available Open Access research articles. We will rapidly develop our infrastructure to facilitate this” says Tibor Tscheke (@tigracc), Co-Founder, leader of the technical team meeting.
The site is committed to Open Science and offers features that are prerequisites and some that raise the bar for other publishers. Articles are published under a common and flexible OA license (CC-BY) and are fully compliant with funder mandates. Preview articles that have passed an internal 5 point editorial check receive a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) from CrossRef so the work can immediately accrue citations. Open peer review takes place after publication and article level metrics are provided in collaboration with Altmetric. Proofs are automatically provided and versioning is included.
The platform also provides free collaborative workspaces where researchers can develop their manuscripts in a private team without the need for email or any obligation to publish with ScienceOpen. Informal scientific communication takes place in public groups or through social networking tools. Participation in reviewing and commenting, on both ScienceOpen articles and all the Open Access content available on the site, requires free membership. Members are allocated different privileges and roles depending on the previous publication history that appears on their unique ORCID research identity, to maintain the level of scientific discourse.

In the interest of simplicity, ScienceOpen accepts all article types and charges a flat $800 fee, ensuring it delivers excellent value to research funders and the scientific community. - May 29th 2014

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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 | Scientific networks and communities | 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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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 ;)

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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, September 27, 2013 1:16 PM
thanks, will experiment and comment thereafter
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Doximity

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Doximity is a professional networking tool exclusively for Physicians and health care professionals. 

 

See the article in TechCrunch:

"Doximity, A LinkedIn For Medical Professionals, Now Reaches About 30% Of Doctors In The U.S." by Kim-Mai Cutler, August 24th, 2013
Doximity, which is like a LinkedIn for physicians that lets them share patient data in a HIPAA-compliant way, said that it’s now reaching about 30 percent of doctors in the country. They’ve got about 200,000 licensed physicians on-board across the U.S. in every major city and sub-specialty. (...) http://tcrn.ch/17JcPT1

 

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ResearchGate: Finding your publications just got easier

ResearchGate: Finding your publications just got easier | Scientific networks and communities | Scoop.it

We’ve heard a lot of feedback on how to better help you find your publications on ResearchGate, and we’re happy to say that we’ve made some significant improvements. If you’ve ever published under another name, you can now add an “alternative name” to your profile. (...) - ResearchGate News, July 26, 2013

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Bill Gates has reportedly invested in a scientific social network

Bill Gates has reportedly invested in a scientific social network | Scientific networks and communities | Scoop.it

Guess who else is jumping onto the social networking bandwagon? Bill Gates has reportedly invested in a Berlin based company building a social networking website for the scientific community.

 

Gates is supposed to be one of the handful of investors to have pumped in money in a $20 million round in the company, ResearchGate. According to Wall Street Journal’s German edition, the company is supposed to be a network for scientists, helping them to find breakthroughs by means of working together. Doctors and biologists are supposed to be especially active on ResearchGate.

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Scientific social networks are growing fast and investment companies start to consider such opportunities. ResearchGate has recently reached 3 millions members and it's last funding operation has rise $20 millions. One the investors is supposed to be Bill Gates via the Bill and Melinda Gates Research Foundation. 

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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 | Scientific networks and communities | 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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Pathline: Connecting Designers With Scientists

Pathline: Connecting Designers With Scientists | Scientific networks and communities | Scoop.it

We recently attended an interdisciplinary visualization workshop that was all about creating a dialogue between scientists, technologists and designers. It was interesting to discuss the different ways in which these groups think about visualization and how they use it for different purposes. Very bluntly put, each group lacks something another group knows and cares deeply about, be it an understanding of colour [we met in the UK] or an understanding of statistics. (...) - by Peter Gassner, datavisualization.ch, 18 April 2012


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Interview with Richard Price, Academia.edu CEO

Interview with Richard Price, Academia.edu CEO | Scientific networks and communities | Scoop.it

This post is a bit different from what Bonnie and I usually post in this blog – an interview with Dr. Richard Price, founder and CEO of Academia.edu, a social network for researchers. Academia.edu is a San Francisco-based start-up, which currently has 1.8 million registered users and 4.5 million unique visitors a month, with about 4,000 new users registering every day. In August 2012, the site added an analytical dashboard, which supplies researchers with various statistics such as the number of profile views, number of paper downloads, and so forth. (...) - by Hadas Shema, Blog Scientific American "Information Culture",  October 31, 2012


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LabRoots, Leading Community and Social Networking Site for Scientists, Launches New Website

LabRoots, Leading Community and Social Networking Site for Scientists, Launches New Website | Scientific networks and communities | Scoop.it

LabRoots, the leading social networking site designed to connect all science verticals, launches a new website. Based in Orange County, California, LabRoots was founded in 2008 by Greg Cruikshank. LabRoot's vision was to connect the scientific world leveraging a myriad of unique features and tools, discovering meaningful collaborations across geographic boundaries and fields of expertise.


Scientists from around the world can go to LabRoots.com at no cost, to begin building relationships with other scientists and increasing their influence within the scientific community. Aside from giving scientists a place to share their expertise and learn from one another, LabRoots offers the latest advanced data mining tools to improve scientist-to-scientist communication. (...) - by Yorba Linda, CA (PRWEB) October 03, 2012


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Digital humanities platforms set to challenge technical barriers to digital research skills development.

Digital humanities platforms set to challenge technical barriers to digital research skills development. | Scientific networks and communities | Scoop.it

Digital humanists are becoming increasingly aware of the potential for much wider impact through ‘crowdscribing’ and other innovative approaches to digital research. Emma Goodwin provides further information on a new initiative DHCrowdscribe that allows early career researchers to gain from resources and expertise to support technical project development. This approach will also foster wider collaboration between the humanities and other more scientific or technical disciplines. (...) - LSE Blog "Impact of Social Sciences", by Emma Goodwin, 7 April 2014

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Emma Goodwin is talking about the platform DHCrowdscribe dedicated to promote interdisciplinary engagement in the #digitaldhumanities for doctoral or early career researchers. Projects are also open to #crowdsourcing and #citizenscience. #dhAHRC #openscience

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MyScienceWork improve open access publications management on the platform

MyScienceWork improve open access publications management on the platform | Scientific networks and communities | Scoop.it

The MyScienceWork team is proud to announce that new functionalities have just arrived on the platform.

Let’s start with the most important: with the strength of 30 million indexed publications and a community of which you are a part, we have chosen to bring out the best in interaction around this content. From now on, in the spirit of Open Peer Review, all publications can be evaluated and commented on. Comments, too, can be evaluated, which helps us to highlight the most pertinent.

Some people like to download PDF files; others prefer to read online. MyScienceWork has now integrated an HTML5 reader to let you reach your content directly within your browser. You now also have an illustration of the first page of every document, and the number of views, downloads and comments available for the entire MyScienceWork library.

We’ve noticed that many of our readers follow our popular science articles as soon as they are published by our team of journalists, but we also offer opinion pieces, research focus articles, and videos. So, we’ve added a new system for suggesting articles of interest, according to what you’re currently reading, when you arrive at the end of the text.

We’ve also extended our system of notifications on the platform. Now, you’ll be alerted when a researcher comments on your content, whether it’s something you’ve published in your news feed, or an event or job offer.

Finally, we have integrated new sources of events on MyScienceWork

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New interesting funtionalities especially for direct reading of the open access publications and their management. The ability to comment and evaluate publications should greatly improve social interactions between members! 

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MyScienceWork provides a new version of its interface

MyScienceWork provides a new version of its interface | Scientific networks and communities | Scoop.it

MyScienceWork, the network that helps scientific community exchange with each other and easily access information, displays new features for its design and user experience.

- Changes have occured to the members' profiles,

- The search results is now more relevant by adding suggestions in real time according to your current page,

- Personal space now unfolds at the top right of the interface, in the user bar in order to find contact requests, messages, and user settings.

 

See also the latest press release of MyScienceWork about their next objectives: in English (http://bit.ly/15miziu) and in French (http://bit.ly/15mgYsM)

 

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Using algorithms to link-up researchers

Using algorithms to link-up researchers | Scientific networks and communities | 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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Celebrating three million members

Celebrating three million members | Scientific networks and communities | 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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Academia.edu releases embedded data-sets and code

Academia.edu releases embedded data-sets and code | Scientific networks and communities | Scoop.it

Today Academia.edu is announcing that users can embed data-sets and code onto their Academia.edu profile pages. Data-sets and code can be attached to papers, or can be uploaded in a stand-alone way.

Historically researchers have only shared their ideas in the form of academic papers. The DNA of academic journals came from the era of print, and it never made sense to share data and code in print form. 

Currently 75% of the world’s scientific data is not shared. It hasn’t been there because the distribution platforms haven’t been there, and there haven’t been the right reputation metrics to incentivize researchers to share their data. (...) - by Richard Price, Academiedu Blog

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Academia.edu provide now the possibility for open science. Researchers can now share their data or codes on their academia.edu profile pages. 

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ResearchGate new feature: "Find out where else you've been cited"

Our new citations feature provides you with a simple way to keep track of when and where your research is cited. Here's what to expect:

Be notified when your work is citedSee who cited you, and whereAdd and mange your own citations


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Julien Hering, PhD's curator insight, February 12, 2013 8:37 AM

The notification of new citations feature is a useful tool provided by ResearchGate

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ResearchGate wants academics to be successful by admitting when they’ve failed

ResearchGate wants academics to be successful by admitting when they’ve failed | Scientific networks and communities | Scoop.it

If you’re doing everything right, your LinkedIn profile is pristine. At least that’s the conventional thinking: Respectable photo with 1,000-watt smile, complete timeline of employment history, detailed yet succinct descriptions of duties. It’s the perfect, mistake-free, ever-so-employable version of you. (...) - by Richard Nieva, pandodaily.com, January 8, 2013


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ResearchGate : Un réseau social scientifique pour montrer ces recherches fructueuses et les autres... flop ?

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A social scientific network that attemps to stimulate industry-academic laboratories collaborations

A social scientific network that attemps to stimulate industry-academic laboratories collaborations | Scientific networks and communities | Scoop.it

Enlight Biosciences, a Boston-based company, is launching Knode: an internet platform dedicated to help industry scientists to interact and identify partners in academic laboratories interested in translation. Focused on the biomedical research field, the site enables networking between translational researchers by providing profiles of scientists, listing specialties, patents, grants and publications. Others services have been also aimed to galavanize interactions among those researchers, including BiomedExperts, ResearchGate, iamscientist. They have common themes, such as enabling researchers to share information, data, follow competitors, form collaborative groups and even engage donors to fund projects. Knode is also in that process of adding additionnals features, including the ability for scientists to list technologies or assets they have available for licencing. Knode has generated some high-profiles partners from the academic side, includng University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 


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Can ResearchGate really be the Facebook of science?

Can ResearchGate really be the Facebook of science? | Scientific networks and communities | Scoop.it

With 2m members, science startup ResearchGate isn’t just talking big when it says it wants to start a revolution: it’s actually changing the way scientists work. Co-founder Ijad Madisch explains his vision — and how he’d like to change Germany’s clone-heavy culture along the way. (...) - By Bobbie Johnson, GIGAom, Oct 6, 2012


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