Proposal for Science 2.0 lectures

07 Dec

I’ve just submitted a proposal for three lectures about different aspect of Science 2.0. Target audience are PhD-students. Below you can find a brief overview. Probably the details will change a bit when I start to prepare the lectures (for example I’m aware that Etherpad is on its way out), but nevertheless you are very welcome to comment and suggest different approach.

Science 2.0 – practical aspects of the internet revolution

Part 1 – communication, collaboration, visibility

New communications channels (blogs, microblogs, aggregators, virtual conferences ans poster sessions) and examples of successful applying in science. New roles of blogs, Research Blogging initiative. Wikis, Etherpad and Google Documents/Wave – platforms for document co-writing. Collaboration for programmers, Git. Visibility and recognition in the internets: StackOverflow and ResearcherID.

Part 2 – practical open science

Spectrum of openness in science. Community annotation of genes/proteins/structures and why these aren’t so successful. Crowdsourcing and citizen-science. Overview of open data repositories, focusing on open data coming from pharma industry. Mechanisms of Open Access and Open Notebook Science. Current discussions on intellectual property – what’s not protected and what’s not licensable?

Part 3 – searching for information and literature management

Information overflow – myth or fact? Searching for information – differences between PubMed and Google Scholar. Semantic analysis of abstracts based on GoPubMed and NovoSeek. Targeted text-mining tools. Literature management: online (Connotea, CiteULike) and desktop (Zotero, Mendeley) approaches. Alternatives for EndNote. Automated or not – literature recommendations.


Posted by on December 7, 2009 in Community


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4 responses to “Proposal for Science 2.0 lectures

  1. Paulo

    December 7, 2009 at 20:46

    Not a different approach, but just adding a small topic to the discussion: data attribution. Your proposals are quite good and should make great presentations.

    Good luck.

  2. Pawel Szczesny

    December 7, 2009 at 20:53

    Paulo, thanks for the suggestion. It’s an important topic I should definitely cover.

  3. h2oneuron

    December 8, 2009 at 05:35

    Looking forward to the presentations. Any thought to a section practical applications during dissertation work (ie how to get an open project organized/coordinated)?

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