On the evening of friday 12 september, La Paillasse : A Bio-Hacklab in Paris will be pleased to welcome Craig Rouskey for a special masterclass within its walls. Be prepared to hack HIV and more! Please Register here ! “My passion lies in creating therapies for the world and finding novel ways to bring…
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HackYourPhD has been launched one year ago. Guillaume Dumas and I cofounded this initiative but the community lives and growths thanks to you. Some of you have been participating since the first event at La Paillasse in january 2013. Others have joined us later. HackYourPhD : 2013 in review A lot of amazing things happen…
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If you are a student or a researcher in neuroscience, SFN seems familiar to you. For curiousminds, SFN is the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. Each year, an annual meeting is organized. This year, it will be in San Diego from nov 8th to 13rd….
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The Open Knowledge Conference # OKCon is taking place right now in Geneva (September 16 to 19th 2013). The Open Knowlege Foundation organizes this event to bring together actors of “Open”. Open Data is the main topic, but Open Science also has a good place. Different sessions are devoted to Open Science / Research. The main auditorium was dedicated to the Open Science the whole Tuesday afternoon. (Here is a summary of the livetweet).
Thursday, September 19th , 2013 will also be a very special day! A workshop (or wikisprint) dedicated to improving Wikipedia articles and P2Pfoundation on Open Science is organized from 10 am to 17pm at the “Centre Universitaire d’Informatique” of Geneva university. Indeed, the Open and Citizen Science HackDay will host different workshops. Proposals were submitted to the organizers and then there was a vote for projects where we wanted to get involved. The wikisprint ranks first in number of votes (10).
What is a wikisprint?
The Wikisprintt is a formula already experienced by the P2P Foundation. As its name suggests, the Wikisprint seeks maximum contributions in a relatively short time (usually one day) on one or more wiki.
The idea of a wikisprint on OpenScience had emerged more than five months ago during a first meeting with Michel Bauwens, founder of the P2P Foundation. At that time, he had just returned from the Spanish Spanish P2P Wikisprint held on March 20th 2013. This project was a great success. 211 articles had been created!
Today with the help of the P2P Foundation and motivated Wikipedians, the # OpenScienceWiki is taking shape!
Here are the ads on the page dedicated to the P2Pfoundation and Wikipedia (French and English)
HackYourPhD aux States by Benoit Crouzet and Sylvia Fredriksson
Join us in person at the Center For Open Science or follow the event via Livestream.
Peer-review has come under an unprecedented crisis. The rising rejection rate of academic articles have casted a widespread doubt on the main regulatory process of scientific publishing. Simultaneously, the web 2.0 allows the emergence of uncostly, feasible alternatives. Some people goes as far as talking about an academic spring.
Could daily research work without traditional peer-review? Will the assessment of scholar works require some radically different rules? Or could peer-review survive and evolve into something more compliant with current researchers’ practices?
In order to adress theses significant issues, HackYourPhd welcomes you at the maison de la Recherche. on Wednesday, the 22th of May from 6 to 8 p.m. Continue reading
HackYourPhD is proud to be part of the selected projects for the OuiShareFest Awards. Among more than a hundred propositions, this selection lead to 25 projects distributed in 5 categories related to the values of the OuiShare community: P2P, Replicability, Makers, Innovation & Local Impact. The prizes aim to enhance awareness around these values and honor the projects that operationalize them in an exemplary way.
HackYourPhD is part of the P2P selection, which is in partnership with the P2P Foundation. You can read here a description of how we aim at “Aligning individual and collective interests”, the moto of this category, and the importance for our community of the two values “Openness” and “Permanent Beta.”
Online votes are open to the public until May 1st. Then, after some offline votes, the prizes will be delivered at the OuiShareFest ceremony on May 3rd.
So, if you like HackYourPhD, it is an ideal moment to give us some help with your vote 😉