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Open Data Science Symposium: How Open Data and Open Science are Transforming Biomedical Research; Details at http://event.capconcorp.com/wp/bd2k-odss/
The Open Data Science Symposium is open to the public and will be available through a webcast.
Big Data is an underutilized resource for innovation and discovery in biomedical research and the NIH is committed to unleashing its full potential by making it an open and easily accessible resource. The Open Data Science Symposium will feature discussions with the leaders in big data, open science, and biomedical research while also showcasing the finalists of the Open Data Science Prize, a worldwide competition to harness the innovative power of open data.
Please Register for the Open Data Science Symposium by November 18, 2016.
Registration is free.
Who Should Attend:
Join us for this meeting if you are interested in:
- Learning how NIH and other agencies are utilizing new models and funding approaches to support open innovation and open science
- Exploring the challenges, opportunities, and implications of a changing biomedical research landscape in which openness is the default across the globe
- Seeking to use open data in your own research and looking for inspiration from international teams who have developed award-winning prototypes
- Watching live demos of all six Open Science Prize semifinalists, and participating in the awards process through casting your vote for your favorite innovation
- Dialogue between current NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins, and former NIH and former NCI Director, Dr. Harold Varmus, on open science at the National Institutes of Health
- Live demonstrations of six award-winning prototypes developed by international teams competing for the Open Science Prize.
- Panel discussion on new models for advancing data sharing capability through innovative infrastructure and initiatives with perspectives from leading international organizations such as ELIXIR, Wellcome Trust, and Global Alliance for Genomics and Health.
- Keynote by John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer at Sage Bionetworks, who has been named by Seed Magazine as one of the “revolutionary minds” and featured in Scientific American for his visionary thinking.
This symposium is funded through the NIH Big Data to Knowledge Initiative, which was launched in December 2013 as a trans-NIH program with funding from all 27 Institutes and Centers as well as the NIH Common Fund.
The Open Science Prize is made possible through a collaboration between NIH and the Wellcome Trust. The Howard Hughes Medical institute is also contributing funds for this effort.
The Elsevier-Reaxys ChemSearch Challenge is a chemistry search competition. A new challenge consisting of four or five questions will be posted every week for 8 consecutive weeks, and players compete on the speed with which they can submit correct answers.
Players can compete as individuals or groups, and a $200 donation will be made on behalf of each week’s winner to their choice of Doctors Without Borders, World Wildlife Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, Partners in Health, or Oxfam International. In order to compete, an account is required.
The first challenge was posted on October 17, and subsequent challenges will be posted every Monday at 12 pm GMT.
For more information, please see:
The National Technical Reports Library (NTRL) has discontinued its Digital-on-Demand service. Requests for digitization will no longer be filled after October 1, 2016.
NTRL indexes over 3 million U.S. government agency reports with more than 800,000 reports available as full-text PDFs. Questions about pending unfulfilled digitization requests can be directed to NTRLHelpDesk[at]ntis[dot]gov.
It’s time again for the Global Engineering Academic Challenge! Starting today, Monday, October 10th, Elsevier will post a challenge question each Monday for the next 5 Mondays (5 questions total). Complete this interdisciplinary challenge with your instructors and peers by solving problem-sets based built around 5 transdisciplinary themes including Future of Energy, Future of Making, Future of Medicine.
Each week, the winner with the highest points will receive $100 to Amazon. The first place grand prize is an Apple iPad and the second place prize is a set of Sonos speakers.
Visit the Engineering Academic Challenge to begin!
The Royal Society of Chemistry Historical Collection covers nearly 500 years of the development and evolution of the chemical sciences. Books, journals, letters, lecture notes, pamphlets, monographs, plus minutes and publications from learned societies are included. Some highlights of the collection:
- materials on alchemy and early chemistry dating back to the early 16th century
- materials on explosives and firearms dating back to 1598
- materials formerly in the possession of the family of Sir Humphry Davy and containing items from Antoine Lavoisier, John Dalton and Justus von Liebig, among others
- backfiles of the journal Education in Chemistry
The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor prior to the event. The event sponsor is Sam Tepliztky.
The UC Berkeley Library is partnering with the Royal Society of Chemistry to support free Open Access publishing under the RSC’s Gold for Gold initiative.
But you must act soon: the Gold for Gold program will only continue until March 2017.
The program offers voucher codes that enable Berkeley researchers to publish their papers in Royal Society of Chemistry journals free of charge, as Gold Open Access (OA) articles, without paying the normal article publication fee (between £1000 and £2500).
You are eligible if:
- You are a UC Berkeley affiliate (faculty, staff, or student)
- Your article is new and has been accepted for publication by RSC (i.e., vouchers cannot be used for articles that have already been published) and
- You have not previously received a Gold for Gold voucher from the UC Berkeley Library in 2016
The application form is available at http://goo.gl/GAUwr, and as noted above, vouchers must be used by March 2017.
Questions? Please contact Elliott Smith, Interim Chemistry Librarian, at esmith [at] library.berkeley.edu
A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST:
- Starting with a disease, syndrome, or process, identify the genes/proteins involved
- Starting with an organism and a protein, find the protein sequence and gene coding region
- Starting with a sequence, identify the gene/protein and source
The workshop will cover selecting the proper tools for your question, navigating through the interlinked NCBI databases, and saving your results.
- Date: Wednesday, Sept. 7
- Time: 12 – 1 pm
- Location: Bioscience Library Training Room, 2189 VLSB (inside the library)
Open to all interested students and researchers; no registration is required.
Questions? Contact email@example.com
As part of a project called Student Computing @ Cal, that was funded over the summer by the Student Technology Fund, a new technology help desk launched on Monday, August 22 today in Moffitt Library.
Undergraduate and graduate students can stop by and get help with their own laptops, phones, tablets or other personal devices.
Help includes, but is not limited to:
- Setting up your AirBears2 key
- Downloading Cal provided software, such as the Adobe Creative Suite
- Removing viruses
The technology help desk is located on the back side of the ID check desk inside the main 3rd floor entry.
Hours are posted at: https://rescomp.berkeley.edu/units/moffitt/
Students can call or email for help when the desk isn’t staffed (or any time):
- The phone number for student tech help is 510-642-5347
- The email address for student tech help is firstname.lastname@example.org