UW Open Meetup closed out September with a meeting that featured guest speakers Yogesh Chawla, Dane County Board Supervisor in District 6, and Kara Kratowicz, Data Projects Coordinator for the City of Madison, spoke about the uses and benefits of open civic data. The next UW Open Meetup event will be a screening of the documentary Paywall: The Business of Scholarship on October 22. (more…)
The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting proposals for fellows and host institutions for their Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. There are three tracks for the 2019-2021 fellowships: Academic Libraries, Data Curation for African American and African Studies, and Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciences.
The Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management is a monthly lecture series hosted during the spring and fall academic semesters. Research Data Services invites speakers from a variety of disciplines to talk about their research or involvement with data.
On September 20, Dr. Richard Barker, Research Scientist with the UW-Madison Botany Department’s Gilroy Lab, gave his talk, “Astro-Botany Lab: Undergraduate Research-Based Project Learning.” The slides from his presentation are embedded below. Dr. Barker discussed the growing research being done about plants in space, and what he is doing through Gilroy Lab to generate more interest in extraterrestrial agriculture. For the members of Gilroy Lab, understanding how plants grow in relation to their sensitivity to gravity is a key aspect of their research; by taking part in Data Carpentry workshops, he gained programmatic skills for processing, analyzing, and visualizing that data to better understand it and to share their research with others more easily.
From September 3-5, the Workshop on Open Citations was held in Bologna: researchers, scholarly publishers, funders, policy makers, and advocates for open citations gathered to present new tools and practices for the creation, management, and reuse of citation data, and to participate in a hackathon.
A group of European research funders has announced an open-access plan for publications, ‘Plan S,’ that could significantly impact scientific publishing. Starting in 2020, scientists who receive funding from the European agencies who have signed on to Plan S would have to make the literature that results from their research immediately free to read upon publication.