How open science helps researchers succeed

Open access, open data, open source, and other open scholarship practices are growing in popularity and necessity. However, widespread adoption of these practices has not yet been achieved. One reason is that researchers are uncertain about how sharing their work will affect their careers. We review literature demonstrating that open research is associated with increases in citations, media attention, potential collaborators, job opportunities, and funding opportunities. These findings are evidence that open research practices bring significant benefits to researchers relative to more traditional closed practices.  more

 

Published July 7, 2016
Cite as eLife 2016;10.7554/eLife.16800

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Library Carpentry Workshops, July 18-22

A free Library Carpentry workshop will be held in the Seuss Room in Geisel Library July 18-22 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. No coding experience is needed to take these lessons! Click here for details. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. The workshop is free but registration is required due to limited space of 50 participants. You may register for any or all days of the workshop.

Registration and Workshop Information:

Day One (jargon, regular expressions) – http://ucsd.libcal.com/event/2614294

Day Two (bash, shell) – http://ucsd.libcal.com/event/2614295

Day Three (Git, Github) – http://ucsd.libcal.com/event/2614296

Day Four (Open Refine) – http://ucsd.libcal.com/event/2614297

Day Five (office hours/open discussion, no registration needed)

Library Carpentry is part of the Carpentry movement, whose mission is to train researchers and librarians in the technological tools and computational skills needed in today’s research environment. Participants in the workshops can go on to become instructors, and can add lessons or improve current ones to better serve their specific discipline, thus building a dynamic and re-usable set of instructional material. Library Carpentry was initially a one-time event held in London, and there have been offshoots held in Australia, but this will be the very first Library Carpentry workshop held in the United States!

IEEE Access Problems – Resolved

The IPv6 authentication issue with IEEE Xplore has been resolved. See below for details of the issue.

However, there is a chance a few users may still have access problems. If you cannot access IEEE on campus (on a networked computer or the protected wifi network).

  • Go to http://ipv6-test.com/ for a diagnostic check. Take a screencap of the page once it finishes the check.
  • Send the screencap to dkegel at ucsd dot edu or tmvogel at ucsd dot edu and let us know how you were trying to get to IEEE.
  • For a short-term workaround, install and use the AnyConnect VPN client when trying to get IEEE content on your desktop or laptop (http://libraries.ucsd.edu/spaces/computing/remote-access/ – follow the instructions for your operating system). If you’re having the problem on the protected wifi, you may need to switch to the guest wifi while using VPN.

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BrowZine – Stay Current with Your Favorite Scholarly Journals

UC San Diego faculty, staff and students now have access to BrowZine. It’s a service that allows you to browse, organize, read and keep up with your favorite scholarly journals licensed by UC San Diego, either on your desktop/laptop via their website, or through an app on your mobile device. BrowZine covers arts, humanities, social science, engineering and science journals from hundreds of commercial, society, and university press publishers. We have licensed it through June 2018, at which point we will decide whether or not to continue licensing, based on usage, available funding, and user feedback.

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New Popular Science Books – May 2016

Some recent additions to our Popular Science Collection, including Hope Jahren’s Lab Girl.

Browse the new titles online, then click the book cover to get a call number. The books are shelved on the main (2nd) floor in the Geisel West Wing, near the Research Assistance Desk and New Books shelf. If the one you want is checked out, just place a request in the catalog to have the book recalled and held for you when it’s returned.

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JSOE Research Expo Winners

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Library Research Prize at the Jacobs School of Engineering Research Expo. Every year the science and engineering librarians award prizes to 2 graduate students for demonstrating the best use of the engineering literature.

 

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Jae-Young Jung (Materials Science)

Avoiding Brain Injury: A Comparative Analysis of the Woodpecker Skull

Advisor: Joanna M. McKittrick

Byeongkeun Kang (ECE)

Real-Time Sign Language Fingerspelling Recognition Using Convolutional Neural Networks from Depth Map

Advisor: Truong Nguyen

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Open Access Publishing Workshop (for Grads, Postdocs) – April 26

OAlogo Is Open Access Publishing right for you?
Expand the reach of your scholarly work

Workshop for Postdocs and Graduate Students
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Horizon Room, Career Services Center

Register at https://libraryopenaccess2016.eventbrite.com

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Climate Change at the Crossroads Series Honors Scripps Science

63_ClimateChangeSeriesThe Library will hold a series of events this April in recognition of Earth Month 2016. The Climate Change at the Crossroads series salutes renowned climate scientists at the university’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography with three events that will shed light on different facets of climate change, including the need for a unified disciplinary approach, the impact of deceptive campaigns to confuse the public, and the importance of clear and accurate scientific communications. All events are free and open to the public, and will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the Seuss Room in Geisel Library.  Reservations are recommended, see links below.

The Climate Change at the Crossroads series will kick off on Wednesday, April 6, with a talk by  Veerabhadran Ramanathan, a distinguished professor of atmospheric and climate sciences at Scripps on Bending the Curve of Climate Change: Why Do We Need an Alliance Between Science, Religion & Policy? Read more…

Celebrating Earth Month 2016: Climate Change at the Crossroads

A Series Featuring Scripps Institution of Oceanography Climate Scientists

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Sea surface temperature anomalies on Nov. 12, 2015. Image: NOAA

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Geisel Library, Seuss Room

A salute to the renowned climate scientists at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography illuminating different aspects of climate change challenges—the case for a more unified approach that includes religious leaders and social scientists, the tools of deception, and the communications challenges faced by scientists.

Scripps Distinguished Professor of Climate and Atmospheric Sciences Veerabhadran Ramanathan at Scripps Pier. Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan

Bending the Curve of Climate Change: Why Do We Need an Alliance Between Science, Religion & Policy?

RSVP at climate-change-at-the-crossroads-april6.eventbrite.com

Scripps distinguished climate and atmospheric scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan is known for his pioneering research on climate change and climate change mitigation, including his discovery that man-made gases and pollutants other than CO2 contribute to global warming and that taking action on them can result in a quick reduction in greenhouse gases. The recipient of the Champions of the Earth Award, the United Nation’s highest environmental honor, Ramanathan is a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and played a key role in advising Pope Francis and other religious leaders on climate change issues. He is also playing a leadership role in the University of California’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative, in which the UC system has pledged to nearly eliminate its contribution to global warming. Read more…

Workshop: Increasing Openness and Reproducibility in Quantitative Research

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There are many actions researchers can take to increase the openness and reproducibility of their work. Please join us for a workshop, hosted by the Center for Open Science, to learn easy, practical steps researchers can take to increase the reproducibility of their work. The workshop will be hands-on. Using example studies, attendees will actively participate in creating a reproducible project from start to finish.

Topics covered:

  • Project documentation
  • Version control
  • Pre-Analysis plans
  • Open source tools like the Center for Open Science’s Open Science Framework to easily implement these concepts in a scientific workflow.

This workshop is aimed at faculty, staff, and students across disciplines, who are engaged in quantitative research. The workshop does not require any specialized knowledge of programming. Participants will gain a foundation for incorporating reproducible, transparent practices into their current workflows.

RSVP:  https://goo.gl/bIHJ5Z

LOCATION: San Diego Supercomputer Center in the Synthesis Center, La Jolla, CA 92093
DATE: Friday, April 29, 2016
TIME: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The workshop will be led by April Clyburne-Sherin, Reproducible Research Evangelist at the Center for Open Science and coheads their training programs for reproducible research methods. She has an MS in Epidemiology from the University of Guelph.

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