Inspire me please

Inspire is a fictional webservice for researchers to find blind-spots in the current global scientific body of knowledge. These blind-spots are uncharted question area’s that need answered by theoretic or evidence based research. Basically Inspire can show researchers what work needs to be done, and what work is already done. This makes research more efficient, […]

Research Intelligence

This presentation reflects upon the report “Users, narcissism and control” from Paul Wouters & Rodrigo Costas (CWTS) [download Users narcissism and control] In this presentation we make the bold statement that research policy and reward system is build upon a very small and thin layer of information. Yet the full spectrum contains much richer information. […]

Jandergrouwnd – Nov 2012

Jandergrouwd from drama group Oostpool was an unusual piece with a lot of mixed media elements. It was about the undergrownd movement during the communist period in Russia. Undergrouwnders are people who want to preserve their freedom of mind during the oppression of a communistic regime. The underground sprouted up on different locations in Russia, independently from each other. The literature they […]

Author Identifiers, hoe zat het ook al weer?

vs Dinsdag 16 oktober heeft ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) hun register geopend. Elke onderzoeker, instelling, uitgever en funder kan identifiers maken om een onderzoeker te identificeren. Het idee is dat deze id’s in de workflows van onderzoeks-, publicatie- en financieringsprocessen worden opgenomen om op deze manier efficienter de flow van research information in […]

Persistent Identifiers, hoe zat het ook alweer?

In 2008 en 2009 zijn er twee landelijke overleggen geweest tussen SARA, DANS, 3TU en ook DEN om over hoe samengewerkt kan worden op het gebied van Persistent Identifiers en duidelijkheid te verschaffen over de toepassingen van PID’s richting de onderzoekers. De partijen passen verschillende technieken toe, maar proberen het beleid rondom PID’s af te […]

Article Level Metrics

In response to Martin Fenner’s interview with himself. Hi Martin, I’ve got the link of you Blog Post from Najko Jahn – Bielefeld University. I wish you all the best at Plos-One ALM. Just for you to know as technical lead: DFG (DE), JISC (UK), DEFF (DK) and SURF (NL) worked together on guidelines for […]


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