Friday, 28 June 2013

RDMRose | RDM learning materials for information professionals

RDMRose | RDM learning materials for information professionals

 The JISC funded RDMRose project (Jul 2012-Jun 2013) was a collaboration between the libraries of the University of Leeds, Sheffield and York, with the Information School at Sheffield to provide an Open Educational Resource for information professionals on Research Data Management.
http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/is/research/projects/rdmrose
The materials are available for reuse by other educators and have also been designed for self-supported CPD.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Scientists make world’s most detailed 3D brain map - Science News | Daily News from The Irish Times - Thu, Jun 20, 2013

Scientists make world’s most detailed 3D brain map - Science News | Daily News from The Irish Times - Thu, Jun 20, 2013
 Scientists have finely sliced a human brain into 7,400 wafer-thin sheets and then reconstructed it to create the world’s most detailed map of the brain in three dimensions.
The so-called “Big Brain” project, which took a 65-year-old woman’s brain and cut it into slices just 20 micrometres thick, shows the brain’s anatomy in microscopic detail, almost down to a cellular level, said the scientists who carried out the work.
A micrometre, or micron, is a millionth of a metre. The resulting 3D reference brain will allow researchers worldwide to study the organ in unprecedented physical detail, paving the way for deeper understanding of how processes like cognition and emotions work, and how brain diseases develop.

Analysis: Big brain projects highlight drug research gaps | Reuters

Analysis: Big brain projects highlight drug research gaps | Reuters
 Governments on both sides of the Atlantic are placing big new bets on the future of brain science, just as much of the pharmaceutical industry retreats from the field.

Brain disorders ranging from depression to Alzheimer's are extracting an ever greater social and economic cost across the globe. But while the United States and European Union are funding ambitious efforts in neuroscience, the private sector is often skeptical about the prospect of rapid breakthrough cures.
Many pharmaceutical companies harbor deep doubts about whether neuroscience is worth their investment dollars as a boom period for once highly profitable psychiatric medicines comes to an end and new drugs prove hard to find.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Elsevier Bibliometrics Research Program: Granted Proposals

Elsevier Bibliometrics Research Program: Granted Proposals
 Elsevier's Bibliometric Research Program aims to enable external research groups or individual researchers in the field of bibliometrics and quantitative research assessment, to carry out strategic research using Elsevier data, and to present the outcomes in peer-reviewed journal papers and at international conferences.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Student Summer Experience @ Maynooth

Student Summer Experience @ Maynooth
 Are you still in school, currently doing a PLC course or just considering returning to education?  Are you free for one, or all five days, from Monday 24th to Friday 28th June 2013?  
Our Student Summer Experience @ Maynooth will give you a real flavour of our degree courses and what being a student at our University is really like.We have a range of 5 daily Maynooth University experiences for you to choose from - all you have to do is fill in the application form and pick which ones!