The Week in Review is our roundup of what’s new in open science from the past week. If you have news or announcements you’d like passed on to the community, be sure to share on Twitter with @MozillaScience and @arlissc99, #openscience or join our mailing list and get in touch there.
Projects & Resources
- Remi Daigle presented a great session on “Intro to GIS mapping in R” at the Acadia University study group meetup.
- GitHub has made available their new Classroon for GitHub which will help teachers streamline the administrative tasks related to running large courses.
- Penguin Watch could use your help. Take a moment to join this citizen science project relaunched on the Zooniverse crowdsourcing site and count some penguins in remote regions.
- Hacker Hours offers some great resources for anyone interested in GitHub, finding projects, getting a job, + open source. No matter what skill level you’re at they have some great tips & tricks. Take a browse through their material – there’s something for everyone.
- The Center for Open Science (COS) has awarded 29 grants totally $300k to advance openness, integrity and reproducibility. These grants are divided into two categories: Incubator and Integration grants. Find a list of the grants and their recipients here. Congratulations to all who received one of these grants.
At the Science Lab
- Please welcome Stephanie Wright to the Mozilla Science Lab team as our first Open Data Training Lead. Steph has a solid background in data and will be working with the team on developing an open data training program for science. Welcome Steph !
- The Science Lab hosted it’s first Open Science Leadership Summit in Toronto on Sept 21-23 to bring together community leaders to workshop resources and build supports through participation workshopping, group skillshare, project work and mingling with other open science advocates. Thank you to all the participants that were able to joined us. We’re currently reviewing all the work from the 2.5 days and preparing some resources to share. Stay tuned for more in the coming days.
- Kaitlin Thaney, Director of the Mozilla Science Lab, gave a keynote talk on “Building capacity for web-enabled science” at the 7th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) and Abby Cabunoc Mayes spoke about how the web is democratizing Science at Strange Loop 2015 this past weekend. Take a look at their presentations and if you have any questions or would like more information please get in touch.
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