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The Open Insulin Project: A Case Study for ‘Biohacked’ Medicines

…Rather in-depth and realistic analysis of the open source insulin project…

Today, 250 years ago, on January 5 1769 James Watt was granted a patent for his engine. 🚂

While the was not the first to use steam to perform mechanical work, his key improvements brought higher . His invention is considered one of the cornerstones of the Industrial Revolution.

How using open data science has worked for the Ocean Health Index. It's impressive how big a difference their open processes have made on their progress. #OpenScience #OpenData

This image was acquired on November 26, 2018, Sol 0 where the local mean solar time for the image exposures was 14:04:35. Each IDC image has a field of view of 45 x 45 degrees.

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19 projects with >30 basic or clinical researchers underway as part of the Open Biomarker Initiative. Rare diseases, cancers, cardiometabolic & neurodegenerative disorders. favors data & reagent sharing. Join us as a trainee or a collaborator!

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New paper out! We used the human brain atlas to link brain imaging and genetic data in Alzheimer's disease ( data) using a structural equation model. Great work from Sjoerd Husiman in collaboration with


I would like to introduce a small collection on

It introduces some interesting tools, potential data sources and lists related to

I am looking for a PhD student interested in #openscience, ontologies, and nanomaterials and their interactions with living matter, to work on the NanoCommons project:


so there's this website called
and it's fucking awesome. you can check live maps of weather, wind, temperature, ocean, chemical, and particle data collected by our satellites. It looks amazing too, I've seen a lot of hurricanes develop and run their course in real time, or keep tabs on air pollution caused by forest fires. Check it out, it's free and badass.

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goodbye from San Francisco 2018!

Mathematician Marie-Sophie Germain, who established foundational results in the study of both Fermat’s Last Theorem and the theory of elasticity, and was the first woman to win the Prix Extraordinaire of the Paris Academy of Sciences, was born in 1776.
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The Conflict over Open Access between Elsevier and German Academic Institutions Shows the Importance of Journal Subscriptions

As an agreement on terms of access to paywall-protected journals between Germany’s educational and scientific organizations and the international publishing house Elsevier continues to elude the negotiating parties…

Decided to read @RufusPollock@Twitter’s new book *The Open Revolution* for #OAWeek. Despite some glaring grammatical mistakes, I found it a provocative read about the direction we’re heading in with our present Closed world. The potential for innovation in an Open society is incredibly exciting. Pollock provides ideas on alternatives to the monopoly of intellectual property and invites readers to think outside the box. Let’s make this happen!! #OpenAccess #OpenScience #OpenRevolution

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We're hiring! If you're a postdoc with expression, , skills who wants to increase global access to tools for , apply for role @UniCambridge now!

With the start of the #OAWeek today the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) released their Open Policy.

This is a great day for all colleagues and me that co-authored the policy and brought open discourses to this point at our university! (English coming soon)

#openeducation #openaccess #openscience #opensource #oaweek2018

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Few spots left for this year's adventures. We've just released a fresh batch of tickets!


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Helsinki University Library

This week is all about ! Ask anything! Open Science Kiosk on all campuses 22.-25.10.2018

Self-archiving? Yes, it concerns you if you are a researcher or a lecturer at the University of Helsinki…
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Looking for chapter authors for some parts of an Introduction to #Philosophy open textbook I'm helping to edit. Also looking for editor for Aesthetics section. Open textbook is free of cost, licensed to allow re-use (CC BY). This is a volunteer activity; we have no money, sadly, but a lot of enthusiasm!

#OER #opentextbooks

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