Finally, our institute's website is available in new design and english translation. Next goal: RSS newsfeed :) https://medizininformatik.umg.eu/en/
A new (reverse) acronym to learn for data repositories: TRUST
(Transparency, Responsibiliy, User focus, Sustainability, Technology)
As I see it, this basically summarizes the criteria of #CoreTrustSeal for data repositories into a nice catch phrase. The criteria are not as well defined as for #FAIR, potentially because that's already part of CTS.
Researchers, are you fed up of performing free reviewing work for commercial journals and other venues that put research behind paywalls? To show that you are against this outdated system, you can sign our new pledge "No free view? No review!" https://nofreeviewnoreview.org/
Software development, capitalism
Wondering why all software and the whole field sucks? Here's what I think is a pretty sharp analysis: https://www.drmaciver.com/2014/02/how-to-write-good-software/
Another one for caturday
This one's quite dramatic... #caturday
Picture of a grey and white cat curled up looking at the camera with just one eye visible among may paws
It's #caturday isn't it?
@bgcarlisle I used to be really insistent on OA publishing (if you look at my CV, you'll see the pattern). But when they switched to charging it for it, I was like... cui bono? That money's not going to reviewers. Arguably the benefit is to the public, but we can just post articles online anyway, so... what's the money for?
In my view, libraries should become publishers of journals. Like ADA at the U of Oregon.
So - eine weitere Jitsi-Meet-Instanz ist nun da, die einiges an Power hat (6 CPU-Kerne, 12 GB RAM, 1 GBit/s).
Bitte testen und Feedback geben.
very dark sketch of scholarly futures: "Ten Simple Rules to becoming a principal investigator" https://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article/related?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007448
Are you interested in a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon?
because I'm making a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon
Publication today in PLOS Biology introducing my current research group (QUEST) at the Berlin Institute of Health
> Improving the trustworthiness, usefulness, and ethics of biomedical research through an innovative and comprehensive institutional initiative
I'm at @fosdem this weekend, currently in the session on Open Research Tools. Three great talks so far, all analyzing the same deficiencies: training of scientists, sustainability of software, best practices in development.
Interestingly, no one presented the obvious solution so far: Research Software Engineers! 😉
We should work on our outreach!
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