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Open Training for Open Science

Jenny Molloy - December 21, 2014 in Featured, Reproducibility, Research, Tools

This is part of series of blog posts highlighting focus points for the Open Science Working Group in 2015. These draw on activities started in the community during 2014 and suggestions from the Working Group Advisory Board.

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SciDataCon2014 Open Science Roundup

Jenny Molloy - November 18, 2014 in External Meetings, Featured, Research, Tools

SciDataCon 2014 was the first ever International Conference on Data Sharing and Integration for Global Sustainability jointly organised by CODATA and World Data Systems, two organisations that form part of the International Council for Science. The meeting was held 2-5 …

The great potential of citizen science

anngrand - November 12, 2014 in Featured, Guest Post, Research

This is a guest post by Benedikt Fecher of The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and is re-posted from the HIIG blog

Citizen science is nothing new

What do Benjamin Franklin, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and …

Improving openness, transparency and reproducibility in scientific research

Jenny Molloy - October 24, 2014 in Featured, Guest Post, Reproducibility, Research, Tools

This is a guest post for Open Access Week by Sara Bowman of the Open Science Framework.

Understanding reproducibility in science

Reproducibility is fundamental to the advancement of science. Unless experiments and findings in the literature can be reproduced …

Open Science at Tech4Dev 2014

Jenny Molloy - June 10, 2014 in External Meetings, Meetings, Research

Winner of the #LavauxContest photo competition at #t4d2014 from @GabrielaTejadaG

Winner of the #LavauxContest photo competition at #t4d2014 from @GabrielaTejadaG

Denisa Kera and Sachiko Hirosue pulled together a fabulous session at Tech4Dev 2014 #t4d2014 at the SwissTech Convention centre in sunny Lausanne. The conference was organised by CODEV and the …

What is content mining?

Ross Mounce - March 27, 2014 in Research

It’s simple really – you can break it down into its two constituent parts:

  1. Content

In this context, content can be text, numerical data, static images such as photographs, videos, audio, metadata or any digital information, and/or a combination of …

10,000 #OpenScience Tweets

Open Science - March 20, 2014 in Media, Research, Tools

We have collected 10,000+ tweets using the #openscience hashtag on Twitter, and invite volunteers to help analyse the data. The twelve most-retweeted tweets are embedded below.

Happily, just over 4,600 accounts have participated in the …

Building an archaeological project repository I: Open Science means Open Data

Michelle Brook - February 27, 2014 in Guest Post, Research

This is a guest post by Anthony Beck, Honorary
fellow, and Dave Harrison, Research fellow, at the University of Leeds School of

In 2010 we authored a series of blog posts for the Open Knowledge Foundation subtitled …

Content Mining: Scholarly Data Liberation Workshop

Jenny Molloy - December 14, 2013 in events, Oxford Open Science, Research, Tools

The November Oxford Open Science meeting brought over 20 researchers together for a ‘Content Mining: Scholarly Data Liberation Workshop’.

Iain Emsley and Peter Murray-Rust kicked off proceedings by presenting their work on mining Twitter and academic papers in chemistry and …

Open and transparent altmetrics for discovery

Peter Kraker - December 9, 2013 in Panton Fellowships, Research, Tools


by AG Cann

Altmetrics are a hot topic in scientific community right now. Classic citation-based indicators such as the impact factor are amended by alternative metrics generated from online platforms. Usage statistics (downloads, readership) are often employed, but links, likes …