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Research 2.0.1: The future of research funding

Research 2.0.1: The future of research funding

Just as they have transformed many societal domains, digital tools are having a profound impact on the scientific process. As the co-founder and CEO of a company (Science Exchange) that is based on using digital tools to improve science, I am investing my livelihood and my passion in the belief that the next five years will see an unprecedented amount of change in the research landscape as the technology that connects and empowers scientists improves and as research institutions more fully embrace these digital advances.  Read more

Scientific publishing 2.0: moving the compute to the data rather than moving the data to the computers

Scientific publishing 2.0: moving the compute to the data rather than moving the data to the computers

Adrian Giordani has a Masters in Science Communication from Imperial College London, where he was also the Editor-in-Chief of I, Science magazine. He is currently a science journalist at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. The publication he works for, International Science Grid This Week, covers news about science and computing in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific regions. Adrian writes about technology such as supercomputing, grid computing, cloud computing, volunteer computing, networks, big data, software and the science it enables. You can follow him on Twitter.  Read more

Test, learn, adapt – a scientific approach to public policy

Test, learn, adapt – a scientific approach to public policy

Dr. Prateek Buch is a research scientist and public engagement professional working to involve patients and the public in a world-leading research programme to develop gene and cell therapies for vision loss. Prateek is also a Liberal Democrat, the acting Director of the Social Liberal Forum (socialliberal.net), and is on the executive of Science is Vital, through which he advocates evidence-based policies and promotes the importance of science in public policy. He tweets @prateekbuch and blogs (occasionally) about science and politics at teekblog.blogspot.com  … Read more

Points of Science: A Cultural Proposal

Points of Science: A Cultural Proposal

Joshua Fouts is anthropologist, photographer and writer whose work chronicles the cultural intersections of science, technology and art. He is the creator of “Points of Science,” a global initiative to make science education accessible to all, and executive director of Science House Foundation, an international New York City-based NGO that seeks to spark the imaginations of kids worldwide to the excitement of science and cultural collaboration. You can follow Joshua on Twitter @josholalia.  Read more