Category: Open Science

  • Data Scientist Training for Librarians

    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

    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

  • School of data

    School of data

    School of Data works to empower civil society organizations, journalists and citizens with the skills they need to use data effectively – evidence is power! Home 2 For me it is a great way to learn and understand what a researcher must do with data.

  • Open Access Button

    Open Access Button

    This is an interesting tool every PhD student and researcher should know about, especially when they are frustrated by pay walls for scientific articles. And the anoyances rise when there probably already is an open access version around. The solution: Open Access button. It is a simple bookmarklet you use when browsing the web and…

  • App and Data Market for Researchers

    App and Data Market for Researchers

    As a researcher you have to make a cost estimate of your project. Wouldn’t it be really nice to have a one-stop shop where you can select your research analytics tools like R (as a service) and your datasets, all in the cloud by the way, and pay at a checkout counter. This is just…

  • Inspire me please

    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

    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

    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

    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…