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[31 May 2011 | One Comment | ]
Evidence to the European Commission Hearing on Access to Scientific Information

On Monday 30 May I gave evidence at a European Commission hearing on Access to Scientific Information. This is the text that I spoke from. Just to re-inforce my usual disclaimer I was not speaking on behalf of my employer but as an independent researcher.
We live in a world where there is more information available at the tips of our fingers than even existed 10 or 20 years ago. Much of what we use to evaluate research today was built in a world where the underlying data was difficult and …

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[6 Apr 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Best practice in Science and Coding. Holding up a mirror.

The following is the text from which I spoke today at the .Astronomy conference…There’s a funny thing about the science and coding communities. Each seems to think that the other has all the answers.

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[12 Sep 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

A talk given in two slightly different forms at the NFAIS annual meeting 2010 (where I followed Clay Shirkey, hence the title) and at the Society for General Microbiology in Edinburgh in March. In the first case the talk was part of a panel of presentations intended to give the view of “scholars” to the information professionals. In the second it was part of a session looking at the application of web based tools to research and education.
Now, about that filter..
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Abstract (NFAIS meeting): There was …

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[30 Dec 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Google Wave: Ripple or Tsunami?

A talk given at the Edinburgh University IT Futures meeting late in 2009. The talk discusses the strengths and weaknesses of Wave as a tool for research and provides some pointers on how to think about using it in an academic setting. The talk was recorded in a Wave with members of the audience taking notes around images of the slides which I had previously uploaded.

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[18 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Capturing process – Challenges and opportunities | ]

A presentation given at Newcastle University discussing the challenges of capturing research process and how experimental science might be wired into the linked data web.

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[18 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on First biology on SANS2d – Will accelerator source time-of-flight SANS deliver for structural biology | ]

Neutrons in Biology – Santa Fe – 24-29 October 2009
First Biology on SANS2d
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