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So painfully true and funny. This should have way more than 21,000 views! Via +Karl Benedict and +Mark Hahnel . #opendata   #reproducibility   #reproducibleresearch  
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Influence Map for University of New Mexico Press. Pretty cool! Created and shared by John Byram of UNM Press.
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This seems like a huge step. LOTS of papers published in PLoS ONE.
 
Open access journal PLoS ONE is making all data behind its articles freely accessible starting next month. 

Here, PLOS staff explain why the #openaccess movement requires accessibility of not only results but also their sources.
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Interesting blog post by Michael Eisen on the recent remarks on science publishing by Prof. Scheckman
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Excellent presentation by Karl Benedict about data science and relation to interdisciplinary research (slides plus audio, about 50 minutes).
 
Some of my musings on Data Science and Scientists within a University research environment. 
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"Much of the published environmental research around the world is tied to specific places. But the ability to find out what is known about a specific ecosystem, species, or land type is hindered because the geographic information needed to find research by its location is locked in studies in way that is not searchable. JournalMap exploits the location information reported in scientific papers to search for literature based on geography to dramatically increase the power of traditional searching."

Journal map data is licensed CC BY-NC-SA.
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This advice column was linked on The Wikipedia Library newsletter[1]. It's well-written and argued, but I found myself troubled by the main premise, "One Size Doesn't Fit All.." I agree with the opinion of one of the commentors on the page, "The student produces the work in exchange for the degree." (bfrank1) Particularly if the cost of the degree is supported by publicly-funded grants (e.g. Pell grants or subsidized loans). And as my boss, Teresa, pointed out, tuition is highly unlikely to cover the full costs of the student's education--in this case, citizens of Utah are likely to have highly-subsidized the full cost of the student's education. Dr. Sinor, the author of the piece, writes convincingly about the challenges of OA for creative fields--but I disagree with the foundational premise--that scholars have a right to earn the degree while simultaneously preventing the world from accessing their scholarly work. Dr. Sinor argues that STEM and creative fields are vastly different in terms of Open Access. But they really aren't. In both fields, a student is pressured to follow the status quo of the discipline, which often leads to closed access and hoarding of information, in order to further one's career. This indeed is a problem--but it needs to be solved by changing the way resumes are evaluated. For example, a widely-read and excellent thesis or dissertation SHOULD be rewarded by academics more than the derivative commercial work(s). Open Access is a fundamental right of the public that cannot be trumped by the difficulty of changing the perverse rewards systems that have a strangle hold on academics. #openaccess   

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:The_Wikipedia_Library/Newsletter/March2014#Bytes_in_Brief
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Have not used, but looks useful: git, markdown, ipython notebooks, etc. Free for open, fee for private.
 
Hi! My first post here so I guess I'd start with a bit of shameless self-promotion. I am a recovering academic - I left my postdoc at Harvard/Astrophysics 2 months ago. Instead of hopping on the data-science bandwagon (most astronomers leaving academia are becoming analysts in the industry), I am going for science-flavored entrepreneurship. The startup I co-founded is called Authorea and it is a "Github for scientific writing". Some of you might already be familiar with it, but I thought I'd share the link first, and I will post soon a how-to write papers via an open science workflow using IPython NB and d3.js. Happy Sunday!
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The thread on PubPeer is very much worth reading!
 
Pubpeer has some nice post publication peer review going on here, with a focus data sharing.

https://pubpeer.com/publications/72A4922DEB9A9D543CE2EBEC2A3011#fb4269 

I actually understand both sides of the argument. The academic way of thinking is just so broken to fit in with current reward systems that the following sentence seems reasonable:

"I am not bothering to post the original data here, although they are available. It would set a precedent that I could not keep up with."

If academic research started today, if this was day zero, such a comment would be laughed off as ridiculous. But the rules that guide academia are so ingrained in the minds of researchers, that anything that interrupts this is seen as a 'witch hunt'.

"It is very unlikely I will ever post original data in response to queries on this site unless it changes its rules. I do not want to legitimize this kind of activity in any way, especially since junior researchers may also get caught up in such witch hunts."

It's a sad state of affairs, but its definitely not the fault of the researchers. I'm happy that we live in a time where the funders are taking responsibility and data sharing is rapidly becoming 'the rules'.

#openscience   #opendata   #openresearch  
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Excellent presentation by Karl Benedict about data science and relation to interdisciplinary research (slides plus audio, about 50 minutes).
 
Some of my musings on Data Science and Scientists within a University research environment. 
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Excellent read, when you have time. Via Darin Knaus
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