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This is the Prezi that I used to give my presentation on Tuesday about e-Science and Research Data Management. It went awesome! This doesn’t have any audio, but if anyone is interested in learning more, throw something in my ask, and I will get you a link to my notes.

An Internship in E-Science

Now that I’ve been working at my internship for a little over a month (time flies!), a post about it seems in order. The position is at a large academic library in the Boston area, and I’m the intern for the science librarians. It’s meant to be an inside look into the job of a science librarian/bibliographer. Mainly I am assisting with the science group’s efforts to jump start and e-science initiative at the university. E-science is data and technology intensive research that requires all sorts of collaboration and infrastructure to be successful. There is an emphasis on publicly sharing and archiving data as a way to reduce the cost of research and increase its integrity. Other aspects include data literacy, data management plans and skills, data citation styles, and digital preservation.

It’s all very technical, and perhaps boring if it’s not your thing. (It’s totally my thing.) So what I really want to say is that, when in library school they tell you to get a job or an internship, DO IT. I have no prior experience working in a library, but I now know what it’s like to really sit at a reference desk. I had no idea how to make a LibGuide and now I’m practically a pro at it. I have some understanding of the management structure in an academic library. Of course, I also have some idea of the issues that academic librarians are currently facing, all of which we talked about in my classes this past year, but which now seem real and immediate to me instead of just theoretical.

Most importantly, this experience has confirmed for me that I made the right choice in going to grad school for library science. LIBRARIES ARE THE BEST PLACE TO WORK EVER.

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[Du 26 au 30 novembre] Être chercheur : aujourd’hui et demain

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Cette semaine, MyScienceWork s’intéresse à ceux qui font avancer la science : chercheurs, post doctorants, doctorants, techniciens de laboratoire, ingénieurs… C’est un écosystème complexe qui évolue en permanence.

Quelles évolutions peut-on envisager ? Nos articles vous apportent quelques éléments de réponse.

Plus de parité entre homme et femmes dans le milieu universitaire ?

Tout le monde sait que les femmes sont moins nombreuses que les hommes à occuper les postes de haute responsabilité dans les universités et les institutions de recherche. Pourtant, malgré ce fait avéré, nous manquons toujours de mesures concrètes pour améliorer la situation. La Ligue européenne des universités de recherche (LERU, de l’anglais « Ligue of European Research Universities ») a récemment publié des recommandations pour améliorer l’équilibre entre les hommes et les femmes.

Est ce que ces mesures vont être appliquées?  Va-t-on aller vers plus d’égalité? Le changement des mentalités est un processus lent, mais si nous commençons dès aujourd’hui, des stéréotypes et des préjugés bien ancrés à ce jour réussiront à être dépassés. En tout cas c’est ce que l’on espère…

Excellence de la recherche et parité hommes-femmes : c’est possible !

Une plus grande reconnaissance et de meilleures conditions de travail pour les doctorants et jeunes docteurs

Docteurs, doctorants, vous êtes nombreux à suivre notre blog. Nous sommes sensibles à ce que représentent pour vous le doctorat et la vie post-doc.

La thèse est souvent perçue comme un véritable rite de passage engendrant des souffrances et une qualité de vie loin d’être parfaite. C’est ce que relève notre article

Qualité de vie et doctorat, vous avez dit quoi !?

Après la thèse, trouver un poste de chercheur se révèle souvent comparable à l’ascension d’une montagne escarpée. Post docs, courses à la publication, le monde de la recherche ressemble parfois à une véritable jungle.

Des alternatives existent, de plus en plus d’initiatives sont lancées pour créer des liens entre les universités et  le monde de l’entreprise. C’est le cas par exemple de la journée tremplin doctorat que nous avons suivie.

Il est désormais nécessaire que ces deux mondes entrent dans un dialogue pour se comprendre, trouver un terrain d’entente et valoriser le doctorat.

Nous sommes allés à la rencontre de 3 jeunes docteurs qui ont travaillé en entreprise ou envisagent de le faire. Ils témoignent de leurs expériences et apportent des conseils précieux aux futurs docteurs en SHS.

Docteurs en LSHS, des ressources stratégiques pour les entreprises

L’e-science : une nécessité… 

Aujourd’hui, la recherche se retrouve face une quantité phénoménale de données. De nombreux outils sont développés pour les analyser et les traiter via des méthodes collaboratives. Vous pouvez les découvrir dans notre article (en anglais) :

From a deluge of data, e-science tools bring knowledge

Désormais, ce sont les chercheurs qui doivent s’emparer de ces outils et changer leur façon traditionnelle de travailler.

On compte sur vous pour favoriser cette transition ! 

L’équipe MyScienceWork

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[From 26 to 30 November] Being a Researcher: Today and Tomorrow

This week, MyScienceWork paid special attention to those who drive science forward: researchers, post-docs, PhD students, lab technicians, engineers… This complex ecosystem is constantly evolving.

What kind of evolutions should we expect? This week’s articles provide some clues.

Giving more impulse to gender equality in academia?

It will come as news to no one that fewer women than men hold top positions at universities and research institutions, and that women are more likely to leave a career in research. This has been well documented, but concrete measures to counteract the phenomenon are still lacking. For this reason, the League of European Research Universities recently published recommendations to improve gender balance.[I1] 

Will these measures be implemented? Are we leaning towards more equality? Changing the mindset is a long process, but if we start today, we should be able to overcome stereotypes and prejudices that have been deeply rooted until now. At least this is what we hope… LERU on gender equality: We know the facts, it’s time to act! 

Better recognition and work conditions for PhD students and young doctors

Doctors, PhD students, a great many of you are following our blog. We are concerned about what PhD and post-doctoral research means to you.

The dissertation is often considered a true rite of passage that leads to suffering and a quality of life that is far from perfect. This is what is observed in the article (in French) Qualité de vie et doctorat, vous avez dit quoi !?

After a PhD, finding a job as a researcher often turns out to be like climbing up the steep slope of a mountain. Post-doctoral research, races for publication… Sometimes the world of research looks like a real jungle.

Alternatives exist, more and more initiatives are being launched to foster communication between universities and the corporate world. This is the case, for example, of the Tremplin doctorant event that we attended.

It is now essential that these two worlds enter into a dialog to understand each other, find common ground and promote PhDs.

We met 3 young PhDs who work in companies or are headed down that path. They shared their experiences with us and gave some valuable advice for future doctors in the social sciences.

Docteurs en LSHS, des ressources stratégiques pour les entreprises

E-science : a necessity… 

Today, the research community has to deal with a tremendous amount of data. Many tools are being developed to facilitate the collaborative analysis and processing of such data. Read this article to discover what these tools are: From a deluge of data, e-science tools bring knowledge

From now on, researchers will have to adopt these tools and change the way they have traditionally worked.

We’re counting on you to promote this transition!

MyScienceWork Team

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This weekend at the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference in Vienna, Austira, I will be giving a short talk about securing open-source bioinformatics tools for use in commercial environments. Without giving too much away here, I will focus on one or
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