But the benefit is not just finding colleagues and institutions, but also to discuss new and upcoming papers and science topics.
Academia.edu is even providing you the top trending papers of the week. Nice for discovery and curiosity!
To enforce more open minded thinking and teaching, students around the world joined and founded an initiative. Have more info in the attached link!
Although originating from 2011, this table is currently making the rounds on Twitter. It comes from an article written by Richard Summerville of and Susan Hassol of Climate Communication focusing on 'communicating the science of climate change', and how science communicators aren't really getting their message across.
Actually the points they make are relevant to all science communication - not just for climate change.
The original article is very much worth a read - you can find it here http://ow.ly/wrgBp
#scicomm #openaccess #science
*But here are the most important links:*
Reproducibility Initiative: http://reproducibilityinitiative.org – an initiative by and PLOS.
Independent Validation Initiative of Antibodies: http://www.antibodies-online.com/independent_validation/ – get independently certified antibodies and certificates from
And finally a fresh move into unknown territories: Open Review by – do you got the guts and face critical questioning by the largest science community? Then read more here: http://www.researchgate.net/publicliterature.OpenReviewInfo.html
#scienceeveryday #peerreview #innovation #opendata
Labbé used a piece of software called SCIgen, which randomly combines strings of words to produce fake computer-science papers. SCIgen was developed by the in Cambridge to prove that conferences would accept meaningless papers.
Great read! And of course lots of questions being raised at the same time.
#peerreview #fake #science #sciencepublishing
Did you that the more the people eat margarine the more people get divorced in Maine, US? So, stop eating margarine!
Ok, just kidding, but this shows in which direction all the posts go on this page by Tyler Vigen - nice and amusing!
"The Wellcome Trust grant portfolio currently has over £2.4 billion of active grants. In line with our ethos of being open about what we do, we have released new data and infographics to show where we spend out money."
#openaccess #openresearch #opendata #openspending
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