Data Scientist Training for Librarians

DTU in Copenhagen hosts a fantastic data scientist training for librarians. http://www.altbibl.io/dtu/ All you need to know about and understand how a researcher works with their data; cool words are involved like data-scrapin’, data wranglin’ and more. Register here and get data-savvy yourself. Data Scientist Training for Librarians (DST4L) is an experimental course, started at […]

THOR – Technical and Human infrastructure for Open Research

THe Onion Router vs Technical and Human infrastructure for Open Research. Despite of the terrible confusing acronyms used in EU projects, I do sympathise with the important initiative linking the world’s body of scientific artifacts. http://project-thor.eu My current THOR-like activities involve Research Data Management training for PhD’s at TU Delft and University of Twente, where […]

Data carpentry

Data Carpentry aims to teach the skills that will enable researchers to be more effective and productive. The workshop is designed for learners with little to no prior knowledge of programming, shell scripting, or command line tools. http://datacarpentry.org Upcoming events Workshop at Utrecht University 24-25 June 2015 Instructors: Karthik Ram, Aleksandra Pawlik Sponsored by ELIXIR

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. […]

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 […]

National Research Day

The first National Research Day has passed on the 9th of february 2012. I helped the keynote speaker Richard Zijdeman to introduce the myResearch Portal. The video below shows the entire keynote in Dutch. The other keynote speaker was Cameron Neylon about Networked Enabled Research. reducing friction and linking information changes fundamentally the way science […]