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OSR063 Open Science Barcamp and Conference 2017 #oscibar #osc2017 [EN]

Open Science Radio is happy to attend this year’s Barcamp Open Science as well as the Open Science Conference. As in 2016 we’ve been kindly ask to participate and help documenting the events with our recordings. In order to provide you with a bit of background about this two events and this year’s focus, we’ve invited one of the organizers, Guido Scherp, to give us a rundown what we can expect. Especially with the Barcamp probably becoming more international this year, we are absolutely looking forward to meet some interesting people their and we would be glad to meet some of you there too. Registrations are still open, and hopefully this episode can give you some reason to attend too! Enjoy!

Update: in between yesterday’s recording and today’s publishing of this episode, the conference sold out!

OSR059 OpenML [EN]

Open Access Week is on and this year’s motto is “Open in Action”. Thus we’ll take the chance to feature a really interesting open science project we’ve recently stumbled upon: OpenML. OpenML sets out (and actually already achieved) to make machine learning available to a broader audience (especially scientists) and build a platform to create, share, evaluate and use machine learning algorithms. We took the chance to talk to Heidi Seibold and Joaquin Vanschoren about the project’s history, current state and future plans! Feel invited to give OpenML a chance, test it, or contribute to it. For now, enjoy this episode!

OSR058 PLOScast [EN]

Pretty much everybody with a background in research knows PLOS, either through its mega journal PLOS ONE (most probably the biggest OA journal), or one of its other journals. However, it was kind of surprising to us when we recognized a while ago that there is also a PLOS podcast, the PLOScast. This podcast, being public for a year now, offers more than a dozen episodes so far, each being an interview with some very interesting guests – some of them well-known all over the place, such as Cameron Neylon, Matt Shipman,Geoffrey Bilder and many more. We got the wonderful opportunity to talk to Elizabeth Seiver, the host of the PLOScast (and herself being a meta researcher at PLOS with a psychology background) and Jennifer Laloup, the producer of the show. We talked about how PLOScast came to life and how they have been able to constantly grow it. We also share some of our own history and experience. We can absolutely recommend to give the PLOScast a thorough listen and we hope that there will be many more episodes to come. Hopefully, this episode is as interesting for you, as it was for us. Thanks Elizabeth and Jen! And now, enjoy!

OSR053 Sprint report „Open Science 101“ at #mozsprint 2016 [EN]

As you might have heard in earlier episode we came up with the idea of trying to develop an open science curriculum (and teaching material) for the general concepts underlying the practices of open science. For kickstarting this project this year’s Mozilla Science Global Sprint, which ended today, came in really handy. And after two days of great with with a number of contributors from various countries and backgrounds we’ve made quite some progress. This was a great experience and as Konrad says in the episode, this was a sprint and what follows is the marathon to build on this and continue from there. So hopefully you’ll keep hearing about the project from us as we will continue working on it. If you wanna contribute, you are invited to join us!

For now, have fun listening to Konrad, Andreas and Markus with an introduction to the project and a short sprint report.

OSR052 Science 2.0 Barcamp and Conference Wrap-Up #s20bar [EN]

As you certainly have recognized, we have published a couple of short episodes from the Barcamp Science 2.0, the event organized by the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0 in connection to their annual Science 2.0 conference. This episode is a short wrap-up together with Guido Scherp, one of the organizers of the Barcamp (you know him from episode 40 already). Guido is providing his impressions from the two events, we share ours and discuss a few things.

OSR051 WikiCite 2016 Interview with Lydia Pintscher and Dario Taraborelli [EN]

Konrad visited this year’s WikiCite event, “…an event focused on designing data models and technology to improve the coverage, quality, standards-compliance and machine-readability of citations and source metadata in Wikipedia, Wikidata and other Wikimedia projects.” He took the ad-hoc opportunity to sit down with two members from the organizing committee, Lydia Pintscher and Dario Taraborelli, and chat with them about the concepts of WikiCite and WikiData in general as well as the WikiCite event in particular. Unfortunately the recording quality is not optimal since we did not have the proper equipment available. Still, it was an opportunity that couldn’t be missed. So, hopefully it isn’t too bad and we hope that you can still enjoy the conversation!