Notes: Focus on Open Science, Madrid

Notes for the workshop  "Open Science by Design: Practical Commitments for Implementation by (Young) Universities - New Indicators -- FAIR Data -- Citizen Science" this is part of the series "Focus on Open Science" and took place at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid on 8th July 2019. The opening was provided by Prof. Juan José Vaquero. Vice-President … Continue reading Notes: Focus on Open Science, Madrid

New publication: Citizen science to foster innovation in open science, society and policy

The previous post described the opening chapter of "Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Policy, Science and Society", which apart from the first 7 pages, is following a fairly standard pattern of introduction chapters - an overview of the sections and explaining the logic behind organising the chapters and the order that they appear, and description … Continue reading New publication: Citizen science to foster innovation in open science, society and policy

GSF-NESTI Open Science & Scientific Excellence workshop – researcher, participants, and institutional aspects

The Global Science Forum - National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators (GSF-NESTI) Workshop on "Reconciling Scientific Excellence and Open Science" (for which you can see the full report here) asked the question "What do we want out of science and how can we incentivise and monitor these outputs?". In particular, the objective of the … Continue reading GSF-NESTI Open Science & Scientific Excellence workshop – researcher, participants, and institutional aspects

OECD Open Science and Scientific Excellence Workshop – Paris

The OECD organised and hosted a Global Science Forum (GSF) and National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators (NESTI) Workshop on  "Reconciling Scientific Excellence and Open Science: What do we want out of science and how can we incentivise and monitor these outputs?" (9 April, 2018, OECD). In agreement with the OECD Secretariat, the information … Continue reading OECD Open Science and Scientific Excellence Workshop – Paris

Learning from the Arava Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research workshop

The Eilot region, near Eilat in Israel, is considered locally as a remote part of the Negev desert in Israel (it is about 3.5h drive from the population centres of Tel Aviv). It is an arid desert, with very sparse population - about 4000 people who live in communal settlements - mostly kibbutzim in an area … Continue reading Learning from the Arava Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research workshop

New book: European Handbook of Crowdsourced Geographic Information

COST ENERGIC is a network of researchers across Europe (and beyond) that are interested in research crowdsourced geographic information, also known as Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI). The acronym stands for 'Co-Operation in Science & Technology' (COST) through 'European Network Researching Geographic Information Crowdsourcing' (ENREGIC). I have written about this programme before, through events such as twitter … Continue reading New book: European Handbook of Crowdsourced Geographic Information

Science Foo Camp 2016

Science Foo Camp (SciFoo) is an invitation based science unconference that is organised by O'Reilly media, Google, Nature, and Digital Science. Or put it another way, a weekend event (from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon), where 250 scientists, science communicators and journalists, technology people from area that relate to science, artists and 'none of the … Continue reading Science Foo Camp 2016

ECSA2016 ThinkCamp Challenge: how can Overleaf support collaborative writing between academics and citizen scientists?

Overleaf, ThinkCamp Challenge, collaborative writing - lots of jargon for a title - so let's start by explaining them and I then cover what happened (that's an Abstract). Background - what are Overleaf, ThinkCamp, and Challenge? (Introduction) Overleaf  is a scientific technology company that offer a collaborative environment for writing scientific papers. Overlaf is based on LaTeX  … Continue reading ECSA2016 ThinkCamp Challenge: how can Overleaf support collaborative writing between academics and citizen scientists?

ECSA2016: Open Citizen Science – Day 3

After a busy first  days - Day 1 (morning and afternoon) and Day 2 (morning and afternoon), the third day was dedicated to engagement - through museums, games and story telling; responsibility - through frameworks of responsible research and innovation, proper data handling and making a scientific impact, and finally to active engagement in discussion … Continue reading ECSA2016: Open Citizen Science – Day 3

ECSA2016: Open Citizen Science – Day 2 (Morning)

After the opening day (see morning and afternoon posts) and the reception under the dinosaur at the museum, the second day started with an introduction and review of day 1 by Marisa Ponti (University of Gothenburg, Sweden): We want to reconnect to the first day. Particularly happy to hear the connection at the European Commission … Continue reading ECSA2016: Open Citizen Science – Day 2 (Morning)