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As a palaeontologist, sometimes it can be difficult to justify what you do to the people down the local pub. From personal experience, I’ve learnt that when surrounded by a teacher, plumber, mechan...
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How can scholarly authors contractually ensure that their 'hybrid' open access work, stays open access after publication? #OA #openaccess
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My first thought would be an (3rd party)agent based escrow service for holding a certain percentage of fees for contract enforcement. That way the authors and publishers have a vested interest in keeping their agreements so as to not burn the rest of the earnings.

But I imagine that would fall apart once second and third order events start happening
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Elsevier wrongly paywalled 27 articles this time. How many more the next time? #OA 
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Now that Readcube has assimilated NPG journals & Wiley content, it looks like they'll cubify Springer content too... http://www.davidworlock.com/2015/01/the-ultimate-question-is-scale/ 
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Great read... They won't do any of your suggestions but fun to see they pretend they are listening
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Fellow researchers: in what environment, if any, do you develop your re-runnable analyses?
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RStudio
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iPython Notebook
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Taverna
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Galaxy
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I just hack something together myself
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I write a bash file to run my/compile all my code (r, Stan, LaTeX)
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interesting new preprint from +Stuart Lawson 
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DRM-technology should not be forced upon academics #BlockReadcube  
Wiley & Readcube have done something rather sneaky recently, and it's not escaped the attention of diligent readers of the scientific literature. Dear @wileyonlinelib, If I ask for a PDF, don&#...
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If peer-review is a fundamental aspect of how science is done then we in academia are required to act as reviewers as part of our jobs. I assume there is no real argument as to if peer-review is needed. Instead one can argue ...
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The information racketeers are trying to increase their monopoly. It is just a proposed merger at the moment. Those in the UK(?) & Germany(?) can contact their relevant competition & anti-trust commissions to oppose this move #SpringerNPGmerger  
HOLTZBRINCK PUBLISHING GROUP AND BC PARTNERS ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO MERGE MAJORITY OF MACMILLAN SCIENCE AND EDUCATION WITH SPRINGER SCIENCE+BUSINESS MEDIA 2015-01-15 Joint venture will creat
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Nature pioneers a new model: Beggar Access
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OpenCon2014: an inspiring conference
Day 0 of OpenCon started with me missing the pre-conference drinks reception because my flight from Chicago was delayed by 2 hours. I got into Washington, D.C. (DCA) at about midnight & then ha...
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I'm a BBSRC-funded researcher at the University of Bath working on extracting phylogeny from the literature using content mining. I started out as a Biology undergrad student at Imperial College, progressed to a Masters degree at the Natural History Museum, London, and submitted my PhD thesis on fossils and phylogeny at the University of Bath in 2013.

As a direct consequence of my research I have become involved with the Open Knowledge Foundation, particularly the Open Science Working Group as I think there is much room for improvement in the way that science is currently done - particularly with regard to providing Open Data & Code in re-usable and frictionless ways.

As of 2012 I am a Panton Fellowcouncil member of the Systematics Association


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  • The Natural History Museum, London
    Postdoc, 2015 - present
  • University of Bath
    PhD Student, 2009 - 2013
  • The Natural History Museum, London
    Masters Student, 2008 - 2009
  • Imperial College London
    Undergrad Student, 2005 - 2008
  • University of Bath
    Postdoc, 2014 - 2015
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