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Daniel Mietchen
Works at Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Attended Humboldt University Berlin
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I love how the Butterfly is like an early human aviator, gauging crosswinds with his scarf, while the Hummingbird is like a modern day fighter pilot, using advanced onboard technology to compensate for the wind's affect. Sure, there's millions of years of evolutionary seperation, but the environment  they traverse through hasn't really changed at all. Think about fish and aquatic mammals, same story. :D This is cool.
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About three hours to go until our hangout on making research proposals open. Hope to see some of you there. #openscience  
 
Cutting straight to the heart of the research system, this hangout will discuss why research ideas and proposals are amongst its best-kept secrets, and what can be done to change that. Our guest for this event will be +Daniel Mietchen, a biophysicist who is currently drafting a public research proposal for making research proposals open, which everyone is invited to review and comment upon, or even to contribute to:
https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/2014/submissions/opening-up-research-proposals .

Background : Demands for more openness are signs of the time in our increasingly Web-based society, and even in scholarly circles, initiatives related to Open Access, Open Data and Open Source are getting a lot of attention lately. While these three movements are focused on making the outcomes of research publicly and openly available, what about making the research process more open? Technically, research can be shared with the world as soon as it is recorded, but why do researchers generally not do it?

The hangout will start with a brief introduction to the topic of Open Research. Following that, we will dive deeper into the question why research proposals are not normally shared, and what the benefits would be of doing so. In preparation of the event, as well as throughout and after it, feel free to post ideas, comments, and questions here.

Image credits: Center for Scientific Review, via Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ScientificReview.jpg , Public Domain. Inset: Libby Levi, https://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/5537457391 , CC BY-SA 3.0.
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Opening up research proposals - a public hangout with +Doctor Ivan Ferrero - Digital Psychologist this Friday. Hope to see you there!
 
Cutting straight to the heart of the research system, this hangout will discuss why research ideas and proposals are amongst its best-kept secrets, and what can be done to change that. Our guest for this event will be +Daniel Mietchen, a biophysicist who is currently drafting a public research proposal for making research proposals open, which everyone is invited to review and comment upon, or even to contribute to:
https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/2014/submissions/opening-up-research-proposals .

Background : Demands for more openness are signs of the time in our increasingly Web-based society, and even in scholarly circles, initiatives related Open Access, Open Data and Open Source are getting a lot of attention lately. While these three movements are focused on making the outcomes of research publicly and openly available, what about making the research process more open? Technically, research can be shared with the world as soon as it is recorded, but why do researchers generally not do it?

The hangout will start with a brief introduction to the topic of Open Research. Following that, we will dive deeper into the question why research proposals are not normally shared, and what the benefits would be of doing so. In preparation of the event, as well as throughout and after it, feel free to post ideas, comments, and questions here.

Image credits: Center for Scientific Review, via Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ScientificReview.jpg , Public Domain. Inset: Libby Levi, https://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/5537457391 , CC BY-SA 3.0.
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Thank you +Daniel Mietchen spreading this event means spreading the Open Research principles, so...let's spread the word! :-)
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A musical #trash course in waste disposal (and German):
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Nice! This would be a great way to teach teens biology!
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The Bird's the Word.
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Open scientist (evolutionary biophysics)
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  • Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
    Researcher, 2013 - present
    Semantic integration of the biodiversity literature
  • EvoMRI Communications
    Web-based science, 2011 - present
  • Korea Basic Science Institute
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering
  • Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
  • Friedrich Schiller University
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Jena
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Berlin - Bochum - Daejeon - Düsseldorf - Halle/Saale - Jena - Leipzig - Paris - Saarbrücken - Samarkand - Sanaa - Sendai - St. Ingbert
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Introduction
Having studied biophysics and some related subjects, I gained experimental and theoretical experience in the study of biological systems at most levels of organisation, using a range of physicochemical methods. Over the last years, I have focused on the application of Magnetic Resonance techniques to the study of biological phenomena like cell division, drug uptake, embryogenesis, fossilisation, insect hibernation, music perception and brain morphometry. I strive to do my research and teaching in the open as far as possible, and I have a strong interest in improving scholarly communication, particularly by way of wikis and blogs.
Education
  • Humboldt University Berlin
    Biophysics, Medicine, Mathematics, Central and East Asian studies, 2001
  • Université de Paris VII
    Biochemistry, Biophysics
  • 東北大学
    Medicine, Biophysics
  • Universität des Saarlandes
    Physics, Biomedical Engineering
  • Universität Duisburg
    Economics, Korean studies
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