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Open science: resources for sharing and publishing citizen science research - CitizenSci - 3 views

    Useful resources for Citizen Scientists who wish to publish, so sharing valuable data which otherwise may have been lost. Of course, caution should be taken to ensure that all data recorded is done scientifically and is reliable.
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    I've been hoping to come across a description of journals who publish the work of "non-professional scientists." Think of all the young and old who, while not academics, pursue science and make valuable finds. Perhaps this can help their work get closer to the surface of our attention. Obviously, peer review is crucial here. Which brings up another question. Can scientists in academia objectively review the work of non-professional scientists?
    Very useful; thank you very much. You can find useful the list made by Prof. Andy Miah on academia and social networks:
    Thanks for sharing both lists of resources. Very useful!

What Is Citizen Science - 8 views

Citizen Science is very good opportunity to General public to participate in real research as amateur scientist. I heard NASA has such projects where citizen can participate in their projects. amat...



Research4LifeTips for writing a research paper | Research4Life - 0 views

    Effective technical writing skills are essential for writing a research paper and disseminate your results to the larger community of scientists.
    Effective technical writing skills are essential for writing a research paper and disseminate your results to the larger community of scientists.
Kevin Stranack

You Don't Need a Ph.D. to Contribute to Scientific Research - 7 views

    "Thanks to the proliferation of mobile apps and advances in online crowdsourcing platforms, non-professionals are helping researchers identify new species, track comets, name proteins, project climate patterns and much more. Science-minded individuals have myriad opportunities to get their hands dirty and partner with professional scientists, conducting ground-breaking research together."
    Do you know any citizen science project dedicated to investigate rare diseases?
    It's great to see that people can contribute to scientific exploration in so many ways! It's a good way to learn basic scientific skills and develop critical thinking.
Pris Laurente

Next Steps for Citizen Science - 1 views

    "Around the globe, thousands of research projects are engaging millions of individuals-many of whom are not trained as scientists-in collecting, categorizing, transcribing, or analyzing scientific data."
Kaitie Warren

WIPO Pearl - 0 views

    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) launchd a new portal last week, providing technical terminology from patents in ten languages. This is an interesting way to help share knowledge and connect scientists who speak different languages. It has a really cool Concept Map Search function too!

Science isn't just for scientists - 1 views

    By David Suzuki with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Communications Manager Ian Hanington. A 14-year-old boy in Donetsk, Ukraine, recently made a fascinating discovery halfway around the world and 894 metres under the sea. Kirill Dudko was watching Neptune Canada's live-stream footage of the ocean floor near Vancouver Island on his computer when he saw a creature with a "nose and moustache" eat a hagfish.
Jamie F

Not-for-profit Scientific Journals - 3 views

In the discussion of the Shockey & Eisen video in week 6 I mentioned a not-for-profit publishing model in which scientists band together to create a peer review journal that does not operate like c...

#week6 #module6 #notforprofit #scientificjournal #openknowledge #democracy

started by Jamie F on 09 Oct 14 no follow-up yet

Predatory publishers are corrupting open access - 2 views

As much as I'm concerned with the publishers' actions, what this article suggests about scientists' deceptive practices is even more worrying to me. There's definitely something wrong when the driv...


Kevin Stranack

Open access and social media: helping science move forwards - 0 views

    "Research papers aren't always the easiest pieces of literature to read. Expecting Joe Public to understand all of these articles is simply unrealistic. Whilst they have access to the papers when they're open access, that doesn't mean they're always going to be able make good use of them. That's where social media has its time to shine. More and more scientists are moving to social media in order to promote their research and engage the public, as well as each other. Social media in itself offers the chance to reach out and make science exciting."
Kevin Stranack

Open-access website gets tough : Nature News & Comment - 1 views

    "Now, following criticism of its quality-control checks, the website is asking all of the journals in its directory to reapply on the basis of stricter criteria. It hopes the move will weed out 'predatory journals': those that profess to publish research openly, often charging fees, but that are either outright scams or do not provide the services a scientist would expect, such as a minimal standard of peer review or permanent archiving. "

UVic researcher seeks citizen scientists for radioactivity monitoring program - 0 views

    Cool citizen science in BC!

Did He Just Say That?! The Perils of Video Recording the Conference Presentation | The ... - 1 views

    "implying that publishers have willfully disregarded their ethical responsibilities over profits: And my theory is that academic publishing has drifted so far from its original idealistic roots with scientists taking care of the whole last step in the scientific process, from experiment to sharing the news about it, [that] in this world of the Internet and expensive publishing processes, basically a cottage industry grew up that has now grown into a massive multi-billion dollar industry that has become estranged from the ideals, that were probably naïve to begin with. But you can be idealistic and do a good job and make a profit. That is not mutually exclusive."

eLife - 1 views

    eLife is a unique collaboration between funders and practitioners of research to communicate influential discoveries in the life and biomedical sciences in the most effective way. eLife began following a workshop at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 2010, where attending scientists concluded that there was a need for a model of academic publishing that better suited the needs of their community. In eLife a team of highly regarded, experienced and actively practicing scientists ensures fair, swift and transparent editorial decisions followed by rapid online publication. The editorial team are editorially independent of the funders. They rely on their scientific expertise and active research experience to identify the best papers, make scientifically based judgements and exercise leadership in steering these papers through peer review. The entire content of the journal is freely available for all to read and reproduce for unrestricted use.
    Very interesting project. I spent some time exploring some of the papers. They do seem to be opening up the peer review process slightly be publishing a "decision letter" and "author response" with each paper. I also appreciate the seeming attempt to include data publication in the publication of the paper. Though it does seem to me that some of the papers don't have enough data accompanying them, so I wonder what their data publication policy is.

SciStarter - 2 views

    SciStarter connects citizen scientists with citizen science projects. Professional and amateur scientists, teachers, students and people of all ages share, find and join exciting citizen science projects and communities.
c maggard

Citizen Sceince - 1 views

An article assigned this week concerned Citizen Scientists. In my professional experience, citizen scientists assist the media and science community in a unique way. I grew up for a while in what i...

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started by c maggard on 18 Sep 14 no follow-up yet

Public Lab: a way to become a DIY scientist! - 2 views

    The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science is an open community offering countless ideas, DIY instruction and kits for carrying out science projects from your own kitchen (literally). Even better - you can become a part of a collaborative community, which shares ideas & tips, and all data collections are available under CC!
    I particularly like the open source approach of the Public Lab, which ensures a collaborative building of creative solutions, which are then available under fair and open terms. Thanks for sharing the resource. Balthas
Jacynthe Touchette

Together we are stronger: charities join forces to support open access (UK) - 2 views

    A great news, especially for the "immediately" aspect! "A consortium of six leading UK medical research charities will support the costs of making research articles from their funded research immediately and freely openly available to scientists, patients, and donors alike, through the recently announced joint Charity Open Access Fund."

Your Taxes Fund This Research. Shouldn't You Have Access to It? - 2 views

    Open access is an alternative publishing and distribution model that makes scholarly research literature-most of which is already funded by taxpayers around the world-freely available to the public online, without restrictions. Harnessing the power of the internet, open access brings the results of academic research to unprecedented numbers of scientists, university professors, medical researchers, patients, inventors, students, and others.
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