Mesh is an open-access web space for people involved in community engagement with health research in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Mesh provides a neutral location for engagement practitioners, researchers, health workers and others to find resources, seek expertise, and share their questions and experiences. Continue reading “Mesh: Community Engagement Network”
The HighWire blog has moved to a new location:
The above link will take you to the list of the latest posts, with a filter on the right so you can include only material you are interested in. E.g., clicking the “[ ] Article” filter essentially shows you the type of material that was found on the old blog.
The most recent item on the new blog is: “12 must-know trends in scholarly research and the research communication ecosystem“
By incorporating post-publication validation badges into preprints, bioRxiv begins to transform itself from a preprint server into a publishing platform.
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Katrine Sundsbø reflects on the UK Forum for Responsible Metrics event, held on the 7th February 2018.
The topic ‘responsible metrics’ has gone from hot to boiling after RCUK signed DORA(San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment) Wednesday 7th February. This means that they, as a funding organisation, are committing to good practice in regards to the use of metrics in research assessment. The timing of the event by UK Forum for Responsible Metrics on Thursday 8th February could therefore not have been better.
The next time you feel moved to comment on an article in the open-access online journal eLife, be prepared for a different user experience. On 31 January, eLife announced it had adopted the open-source annotation service, Hypothesis, replacing its traditional commenting system. That’s the result of a year-long effort between the two services to make Hypothesis more amenable to the scholarly publishing community.
Here’s a list — building on and including Chris’ last roundup — of crypto readings and resources. It’s organized from building blocks and basics; foundations (& history); and key concepts and beginners’ guides — followed by specific topics such as governance; privacy and security; scaling; consensus; cryptoeconomics and investing; fundraising and token distribution; decentralized exchanges; stablecoins; and cryptoeconomic primitives (crytocollectibles, curation markets, games). We also included a section with developer tutorials, practical guides, and maker stories — as well as other resources, such as newsletters and courses, at the end.
We’ll soon be updating this regularly at crypto.a16z.com, for now we’ll keep it updated here. You can also find most of a16z’s writings, posts, and videos on the topic at a16z.com/crypto.
Research groups, departments, impact leads and units of assessment invited to join early access program
For immediate release, February 13th, 2018 –– Kudos, the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, is launching a new dissemination management toolkit for research groups, university departments and REF Units of Assessment. Through this new service, research groups will be able to plan, action and report on a wide range of outreach activities for key outputs and projects, helping build a broad and international audience for their work, and accelerating its impact. Continue reading “Kudos launching new dissemination management and impact acceleration services”
By Harinder Singh Director, Division of Immunobiology and the Center for Systems Immunology Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center This perspective is a result of the various insightful commentaries that have been posted on the ASAPbio site in the context of the HHMI/Wellcome/ASAPbio meeting on “Transparency, Recognition and Innovation in Peer Review in the Life Sciences.” […]
Jane Falconer is a medical librarian with over 20 years experience in medical charities, the NHS and Higher Education. She is currently the User Support Services Librarian at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, responsible for all user-facing library services, including user training and support, membership, access and enquiry support, reading lists, interlibrary loans and liaison services. She also provides literature searching support for systematic reviews, she has created and run the searches on a number of projects including the Lancet Commission on Planetary Health and the WHO Guidelines on Heptatitis B and C Testing. ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7329-0577. Jane got in touch via Twitter as she was frustrated by copyright laws that prevented her sharing medical articles with researchers around the world. Here’s what she told us…..
Welcome to Things we read this week, a weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by BMJ’s Digital Group members. These are articles we’ve read and liked, things that made us think and things we couldn’t stop talking about. Check back every Friday for a new post.
Voice UI is definitely coming but the big question is what will researchers use it for? We have plenty of anecdotal evidence that users are listening to academic articles via a range of apps and browser functionality . BMJ is experimenting with voice driven interactions but even simple things like indexing the BMJ in TuneIn to allow users to ask Alexa to play them has proved tricky. “Alexa play Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery podcast” usually works but “Alexa play Heart podcast” isn’t going to bring up the Heart Journal podcast – especially near Valentine’s Day! Continue reading “What we read this week (9 Feb 2018)”
The New York Times isn’t giving up on its ambition to use text messaging to communicate directly with readers — but it is switching up the tech that it uses to do so. Dating back to the Summer Olympics in 2016, the Times has used the scale of the games to experiment with using direct messaging to let its reporters and editors communicate with readers.
Draft recommendation for the tagging of Clinical Trials open for comment. Please make comments on the google doc version https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Oa9IAUWfHzBuhWevKKipLihH07pLrGuKv7FS2dRslE4/edit?usp=sharing … The deadline for adding comments is Friday, March 9th, 2018.
Google today announced the third step in its browser’s war on HTTP sites. Starting in July 2018, Chrome will mark all HTTP as not secure right in its address bar. Continue reading “Chrome will start marking all HTTP sites as not secure in July”
Outreach was the word of the moment at PIDapalooza 2018. So how can we improve persistent identifier adoption and usage by researchers?
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For the 1 February issue of Nature magazine, I wrote a Toolbox article on interactive figures. Unlike static PDFs or JPEGs, these figures allow users to explore the underlying data and code used to create them, for instance to zoom in on a crowded region of interest, or to probe the robustness of a computational model….