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A small set of possible biographies are provided below with different slants for conference programs etc.

Short version

Cameron Neylon is a biophysicist with an interest in how to make the internet more effective as a tool for science. He writes and speaks regularly on scholarly communication, the design of web based tools for research, and the need for policy and cultural change within and around the research community.

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Cameron Neylon is a freelance researcher, consultant and is an advocate of open research practice who has always worked in interdisciplinary areas of research. He has previously been Advocacy Director at PLOS (the Public Library of Science), a Senior Scientist at the STFC Isis Neutron and Muon Facility and tenured faculty at the University of Southampton. Along his earlier work in structural biology and biophysics his research and writing focuses on the interface of web technology with science and the successful (and unsuccessful) application of generic and specially designed tools in the academic research environment. He is a co-author of the Panton Principles for Open Data in Science and the Altmetrics Manifesto, and writes regularly on the social, technical, and policy issues of open research at his blog, Science in the Open.

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Cameron Neylon is a freelance researcher and consultant and well known agitator for opening up the process of research. He speaks regularly on issues of Open Science including Open Access publication, Open Data, and Open Source as well as the wider technical and social issues of applying the opportunities the internet brings to the practice of science. He was named as a SPARC Innovator in July 2010 for work on the Panton Principles was a co-author of the Altmetrics manifesto and is a proud recipient of the Blue Obelisk for contributions to open data. He writes regularly at his blog, Science in the Open.

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Cameron Neylon is practicing experimental scientist with an interest in how the web can be effectively applied to the practice of science. He is in demand as a speaker and writer on the technical and social opportunities and issues that the internet brings to scholarly communication in general and the ways in which the detail of scientific process can be recorded and communicated in particular. His research work in this area has focussed on the design and development of systems for capturing the research process at source and making it directly available on the web. He writes regularly on these issues as well as the challenges the web brings to traditional scientific practice at his blog, Science in the Open.


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