Tuesday, 24 November 2015

QS University Rankings: Top 50 Under 50 2015

QS University Rankings: Top 50 Under 50 2015

 A ranking of the world’s top 50 universities under 50 years old, based on the latest QS World University Rankings®.
Use the interactive table to filter the results by country, or choose
from the options in the left-hand column to sort the institutions by
ranking and by age.

Friday, 20 November 2015

SEA scientific Open data

SEANOE

Seanoe (SEA scieNtific Open data Edition) is a publisher of scientific data in the field of marine sciences. It is operated by Sismer within the framework of the Pôle Océan.

Data published by SEANOE are available free. They can be used in accordance with the terms of the Creative Commons license selected by the author of data. Seance contributes to Open Access / Open Science movement for a free access for everyone to all scientific data financed by public funds for the benefit of research.




Thursday, 19 November 2015

Standing on the shoulders of the Google giant: Sustainable discovery and Google Scholar's comprehensive coverage.

Standing on the shoulders of the Google giant: Sustainable discovery and Google Scholar's comprehensive coverage.

The 11th anniversary of Google Scholar passed yesterday. Max Kemman
provides an overview of the growth and impact of the platform and also
looks at why Google Scholar is virtually unrivaled. The scholarly
community might ask whether it is entirely desirable that Google plays
such an important role in the scholarly workflow. Not only does Google
Scholar have a known effect on discovery and citation of articles, it
could well be shaping academic writing and evaluation. 

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

It's official: Anil Potti faked cancer research data, say Feds

It's official: Anil Potti faked cancer research data, say Feds - Retraction Watch

Following five years of scrutiny, more than ten retractions, multiple settled lawsuits, and medical board reprimands,
we may finally have some resolution on the case of Anil Potti, the
once-rising cancer research star who resigned from Duke in 2010.

Impact of Social Sciences – altmetrics

Impact of Social Sciences – Search Results – altmetrics



The LSE  Impact Blog has a number of interesting articles looking at the background and potential for Altmetrics in Academia .

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Science Week Events 2015 at Maynooth University

Science Week



Lots of great events including:

 "Entertaining Science & Circus Skills" with Dr. Ken Farquhar (http://www.dodifferent.co.uk/)



Lectures: "From Maynooth into Space with the European Space Agency", "Passwords and Privacy: Designing a Future where your Secrets are Safe", "Your Alarm Clock and You: the Science of Social Jetlag"


ROBOT SOCCER in the library


Tours:The Russell Library and the Science Museum will be open to the public

When are journal metrics useful? A balanced call for the contextualized and transparent use of all publication metrics

When are journal metrics useful? A balanced call for the contextualized and transparent use of all publication metrics

The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) has yet to achieve widespread institutional support in the UK. Elizabeth Gadd
digs further into the slow uptake. Although there is growing acceptance
that the Journal Impact Factor is subject to significant limitations,
DORA feels rather negative in tone: an anti-journal metric tirade. There
may be times when a journal metric, sensibly used, is the right tool
for the job. By signing up to DORA, institutions may feel unable to use
metrics at all.