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How, where and why will we work with data and information
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All Things Virtual – Part II Virtual Worlds and Games at Work, 14th September, 2012

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Building services for sensitive research data - NORDUnet Conference 2012 - NORDUnet events

Building services for sensitive research data - NORDUnet Conference 2012 - NORDUnet events | Knowledge work in the future | Scoop.it

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Data based on human subjects are a rising trend in current research, for example in life sciences, social studies, and medicine. This is creating a huge demand for infrastructure and research support services for sensitive research data, as existing resources are not capable, security-wise, legally or capacity-wise, to handle this type of data.

 

To address this problem, the University of Oslo central IT-department (USIT), with support from two different projects funded by the Research Council of Norway, have started a project for establishing services for sensitive research data. The project will involve a broad range of institutions, including the national research network (UNINETT), The Data Inspectorate, The Norwegian Directorate of Health and Oslo University Hospital.

 

The goal of the project is to provide a set of secure, legal and user-friendly services for researchers working on sensitive data, including health-data that demand the highest level of security. These services will enable researchers to focus work on their research material rather than building or maintaining computer infrastructure for sensitive data. The services will include, storage, data collection, computational resources for running analysis, archiving and a backup service. The Norwegian national infrastructure for research data, NorStore is one of the funding projects, and the implication is that the services will be provided for researchers nation-wide. The project will establish and put the services into production by the end of 2014, but a working solution with a subset of the complete set of services will be available earlier.

 

In this [NORDUnet 2012] talk we present the project and discuss aspects related to security, authentication mechanisms, and requirements from user communities, such as the need for sharing of data and collaborative tools within a secure context.

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Measuring Academic Research in Canada: Field-Normalized Academic Rankings 2012 (PDF)

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - e-flux

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For the fifth and final edition of stillspotting nyc, a two-year multidisciplinary project that takes the Guggenheim Museum's programming out into the streets of New York City's boroughs, Charlie Todd and Tyler Walker of Improv Everywhere, ...
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Improving University Research Value

This article investigates the current data management practices of university researchers at an Intermountain West land-grant research university in the United States. Key findings suggest that researchers are primarily focused on the collection and housing of research data. However, additional research value exists within the other life cycle stages for research data—specifically in the stages of delivery and maintenance. These stages are where most new demands and requirements exist for data management plans and policies that are conditional for external grant funding; therefore, these findings expose a “gap” in current research practice. These findings should be of interest to academics and practitioners alike as findings highlight key management gaps in the life cycle of research data. This study also suggests a course of action for academic institutions to coalesce campus-wide assets to assist researchers in improving research value.


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Reinventing the wheel - how often does it happen in research?

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Twitter, peer review and altmetrics: the future of research impact assessment

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New tools are challenging the monopoly of impact factors as the sole measure of research quality, but are they up to the job?

 

"No one can read everything. We rely on filters to make sense of the scholarly literature, but the narrow, traditional filters are being swamped. However, the growth of new, online scholarly tools allows us to make new filters; these altmetrics reflect the broad, rapid impact of scholarship in this burgeoning ecosystem. We call for more tools and research based on altmetrics."

This quote is taken from the introduction to the altmetrics manifesto. And the reason it's a manifesto, rather than a mission or vision statement, is arguably because changing the way scholarly impact is measured is going to need something of a revolution – and no revolution is complete without a manifesto.

So why is a revolution needed? Because long before the tools even existed to do anything about it, many in the research community have bemoaned the stranglehold the impact factor of a research paper has held over research funding, careers and reputations. As bloggers Victor Manning and William Gunn wrote: "Influence is only one dimension of importance". Other bugbears include the slowness of peer review and the fact that impact is not linked to an article, but rather to a journal, as this blog from the Scholarly Kitchen points out.

 

See the interesting comments on the guardian website

 

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network


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Of Schemes and Memes Blog: August’s SoNYC: Helpful books for scientists who want to communicate better : Of Schemes and Memes Blog

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See also discussion at https://www.facebook.com/toma.susi/posts/283772878402492

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Interstices - Découvrir la recherche en informatique - Accueil

Une revue de culture scientifique sur la recherche en informatique, créée par des chercheurs, à l'initiative d'Inria, avec le CNRS et les Universités.

 

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Das Setup | We're all nerds...

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Hier erzählen Nerds mit welcher Hard- und Software sie ihre Arbeit erledigen.
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What kind of collaboration tools would reduce duplication of R&D effort in data analysis and sharing?

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How to Get Tenure at Almost Every Other Research University | Cosmic Variance | Discover Magazine

How to Get Tenure at Almost Every Other Research University | Cosmic Variance | Discover Magazine | Knowledge work in the future | Scoop.it
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