How can we engage broader audiences in our work? Tips for Effective Science Communication

On March 31st, we had the pleasure of learning from guest speaker Joey Lee – masters student of Geography at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and Mozilla Science Fellow! http://jk-lee.com/ The aim of his seminar was to discuss first, what we can do to get our research out to a broader audience and also, what is the… Continue reading How can we engage broader audiences in our work? Tips for Effective Science Communication

Data sharing from the researcher’s perspective

In our most recent class discussion (March 17, 2016) we had the good fortune to host two guests. Dr. Terry McGlynn, Professor of Biology at Cal State Dominguez Hills (and contributor to the blog http://www.smallpondscience.com) and Dr. Emilio Bruna, Distinguished Teaching Scholar and Professor from the Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation & Center for… Continue reading Data sharing from the researcher’s perspective

03/03/2016 How to decide authorship on a software paper or massive collaborative projects?

Today we got to talk to Titus Brown, former Computer scientist/microbiologists in MSU who moved to UC-Davis, and now working on Data-intensive Biology, on how to determine an authorship. Authorship is becoming more of a issue when it comes to massive collaborative work. Some of the traditional rules followed by most biological/medical journals may not be appropriate… Continue reading 03/03/2016 How to decide authorship on a software paper or massive collaborative projects?

Reproducibility in science

Last Thursday we met with Ariel Rokam to discuss reproducibility in scientific research.  Ariel is a neurobiologist from the University of Washington and a data scientist at the eScience Institute where he collaborates with scientists from various fields working towards promoting research that is reproducible and open. Reproducibility is fundamental to scientific progress and is… Continue reading Reproducibility in science

02/04/16 Firefly dataset discussion

On 02/04/16 Thursday afternoon, Andrew, Logan, Boha and I (Saisi) got together in the conference room and talked our firefly dataset (https://figshare.com/articles/LTER_Lampyrid_data/2068098) for the first time. The discussion was productive, and we obtained: 1. the metadata  and DRP (Data Reuse Plan) information of the dataset. 2.Hypothesis on data analysis and paper drafting, and questions for… Continue reading 02/04/16 Firefly dataset discussion