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Economic Analysis and Policy (EAP), a journal with online downloadable articles and a fast review process. E-science et archithécaires. What is data science? - O'Reilly Radar. We’ve all heard it: according to Hal Varian, statistics is the next sexy job.

What is data science? - O'Reilly Radar

Five years ago, in What is Web 2.0, Tim O’Reilly said that “data is the next Intel Inside.” But what does that statement mean? Why do we suddenly care about statistics and about data? In this post, I examine the many sides of data science — the technologies, the companies and the unique skill sets. The web is full of “data-driven apps.” One of the earlier data products on the Web was the CDDB database. Google is a master at creating data products. Google’s breakthrough was realizing that a search engine could use input other than the text on the page. Flu trends Google was able to spot trends in the Swine Flu epidemic roughly two weeks before the Center for Disease Control by analyzing searches that people were making in different regions of the country.

Google isn’t the only company that knows how to use data. In the last few years, there has been an explosion in the amount of data that’s available. p31-special-sw-section-5.pdf (Objet application/pdf) For Scholars, Web Changes Sacred Rite of Peer Review. Big Brother au service des sciences sociales. Toutes les informations que nous fournissons sur les réseaux sociaux ou par le biais des téléphones portables constituent des bases de données inespérées pour les chercheurs qui étudient le comportement humain.

Big Brother au service des sciences sociales

Unmeasurable Science. On Wednesday PLoS BLOGs launched with a splash.

Unmeasurable Science

We (both PLoS BLOGs as a whole and me individually) got a lot of positive feedback and words of encouragement – so we are off to a good start. As both our community manager Brian Mossop and myself are currently in London for the Science Online London Conference, we could celebrate the launch in person. With a good pint of British ale Thursday evening. Today I want to talk about something that is sticking in my head since a conversation a few weeks ago with some friends (all esteemed professors in biology or medicine) over another beer. And this has of course been discussed before, both on this blog and elsewhere. This is all good and well in the sense that researchers should be held accountable for how they are using their funding, often from public sources.

Too Many Researchers Are Reluctant to Share Their Data - Commentary. By Felicia LeClere A new model of data sharing and openness is emerging in the scientific community that replaces traditional ways of thinking about research findings as the private property of the primary investigator.

Too Many Researchers Are Reluctant to Share Their Data - Commentary

Large granting agencies, including the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, have embraced the new model of more-open access to research data. Later this year, the NSF will start requiring scientists seeking research grants to include a data-management plan in their applications, describing how and when their data will be shared. The issue has also captured the attention of a U.S. ChemSpider - Database of Chemical Structures and Property Predictions. Valoriser et diffuser l'information scientifique sur le web. E-science , e-recherche, e-research, cyberinfrastructure ... PostGutenberg Peer Review. Joseph Esposito [JE] asks, in liblicense-l: JE: “What happens when the number of author-pays open access sites grows and these various services have to compete with one another to get the finest articles deposited in their respositories?”

PostGutenberg Peer Review

Green OA mandates require deposit in each author's own institutional repository. The hypothesis of Post-Green-OA subscription cancellations (which is only a hypothesis, though I think it will eventually prove to be right) is that the Green OA version will prove to be enough for users, leaving peer review as the only remaining essential publishing service a journal will need to perform. Whether on the non-OA subscription model or on the Gold-OA author-pays model, the only way scholarly/scientific journals compete for content is through their peer-review standards: The higher-quality journals are the ones with more rigorous and selective criteria for acceptability.

JE: “What will the cost of marketing to attract the best authors be?” Science 2.0 Pioneers. Credit: lorenzodom Surely you’ve noticed: The scientific community is undergoing a research-and-data-sharing sea change.

Science 2.0 Pioneers

Perhaps slower to take to Web-based dissemination than some professions, science—the endeavor for which the World Wide Web was developed—has gradually been adopting new online methods for distributing knowledge. Some say the changes could accelerate scientific progress. From open-access journals to research-review blogs, from collaboration by wiki to epidemiology by Blackberry, networked knowledge has made more science more accessible more quickly and to more people around the globe than could have been imagined 20 years ago. And it’s not just new media businesses that are pioneering the Science 2.0 movement. That wider, freer, faster access to scientific data and research results will benefit the world is, to many, intuitively obvious.

Croyez-vous au Réseaux Sociaux Pour Chercheurs ? There has been tens, if not hundreds, of attempts to launch social networks for scientists and for researchers over the last 3 years.

Croyez-vous au Réseaux Sociaux Pour Chercheurs ?

The new “Linkedin for Researchers” or “Facebook for Scientists”:,,, etc. Even the Fondation Pierre Gilles de Gennes recently launched its social network for scientists. Although a few of them provide real incentives for researchers ( etc.), although some of them provide really useful tools for scientists ( etc.), most of them, however, fail or will fail. BioTorrents: A File Sharing Service for Scientific Data. The transfer of scientific data has emerged as a significant challenge, as datasets continue to grow in size and demand for open access sharing increases.

BioTorrents: A File Sharing Service for Scientific Data

Current methods for file transfer do not scale well for large files and can cause long transfer times. In this study we present BioTorrents, a website that allows open access sharing of scientific data and uses the popular BitTorrent peer-to-peer file sharing technology. BioTorrents allows files to be transferred rapidly due to the sharing of bandwidth across multiple institutions and provides more reliable file transfers due to the built-in error checking of the file sharing technology. BioTorrents contains multiple features, including keyword searching, category browsing, RSS feeds, torrent comments, and a discussion forum.

VIVO : le Facebook pour Chercheurs. 100330 Pmlpa Science 20 New. La science revue par les blogueurs : Le blog des blogs. Recherche scientifique et blogosphère peuvent faire bon ménage pour le bonheur des internautes curieux, des amateurs de science et même celui des chercheurs.

La science revue par les blogueurs : Le blog des blogs

Les blogs peuvent-ils être un média sérieux et fiable pour la diffusion des travaux de recherche scientifique ? On peut raisonnablement se poser la question. Dave Munger n'a plus de doute en la matière. Journaliste et blogueur, spécialiste de psychologie et de neurologie, il tient une chronique dans le magazine scientifique américain Seed dont le titre même est tout un programme : Research Blogging.

Chaque semaine, il écrit sur les tendances émergentes de la recherche scientifique rapportées par la blogosphère. Vous aimez suivre les nouveaux développements en science et dans d'autres domaines mais vous êtes las ou ne vous satisfaisez plus des articles et dépêches d'information, des communiqués de presse impersonnels et formatés, vous est destiné, explique Dave Munger. Science 2.0. Digitalresearchtools / FrontPage.

World Association of Young Scientists. Towards an international sociological community. 606540_41.pdf (Objet application/pdf) Tom Roud sur France inter - Association C@fetiers des sciences. Science 2.0. Un article de Wiki URFIST.

Science 2.0

Librarians still have vital role in the Web 2.0 era - SCIENCE INTELLIGENCE. Information professional Hervé Basset shares his observations about the role of Web 2.0 technology in science intelligence in industry In the past months much has been written about the hyped Web 2.0. Parallel Archive. Parallel Archive - The Project. Our scope Parallel Archive (PA) is an online repository created by and for scholars to store and share their archival documents. It was developed by the Open Society Archives (OSA) with the generous support of the Institute of Record. The project builds on OSA's long-term efforts to collect, preserve, and make available material related to recent history and contemporary human rights while experimenting with innovative ways to contextualize primary sources. PA is the centerpiece of OSA's research into the changing role of archives in the digital environment.

It aims to support and extend the role of archives in research by making it possible to study primary sources directly online, by encouraging archives and individuals to publicize their material, and by providing a space for collaborative work. Our objectives To create alternative access to primary sources by building on the individual efforts of scholars to digitize archival material; Science and Technology Newsletters: Science 2.0 - Time to Move Forward. Science 2.0: Communicating Science in a Web 2.0 World. Byte Size Biology » Science 2.0: things that work and things that don’t. Science 2.0. Shotton_Semantic_publishing_evaluation.pdf (Objet application/pdf) Innovate: The Chemistry of Facebook: Using Social Networking to Create an Online Community for the Organic Chemistry Laboratory. WebCite. Science Commons. The more we understand about science and its complexities, the more important it is for scientific data to be shared openly.

It’s not useful to have ten different labs doing the same research and not sharing their results; likewise, we’re much more likely to be able to pinpoint diseases if we have genomic data from a large pool of individuals. Since 2004, we’ve been focusing our efforts to expand the use of Creative Commons licenses to scientific and technical research. Science Advisory Board Open Access The Scholars’ Copyright Project Creative Commons plays an instrumental role in the Open Access movement, which is making scholarly research and journals more widely available on the Web.