On the road

From meetings we are participating in, talks we are giving,
or even events we are throwing ourselves.

  • 24

    NOV

    Shaking It Up: how to thrive in – and change – the research ecosystem

    Cambridge, MA | One Day Workshop | November 24, 2014


    Shake It Up is a one-day workshop on the changing state of the research ecosystem.  The event is jointly sponsored by Digital Science, MIT, Harvard and Microsoft.

    Powerful forces shape how research is done; funding mechanisms, government mandates, academic administration and technology (hardware and software) represent key spokes that support the revolutions of research cycles. New players in the form of start-ups, grassroots organizations and visionaries are shaking up how research is done. How do these initiatives launch, grow and scale? The flora and fauna of the research ecosystem include scholars, libraries, universities, funders, governments and companies: how are the rules of interaction changing? What new dynamics and partnerships are emerging? Where are the opportunities for breakthroughs? In this workshop, we invite participants to share success stories and challenges of innovating in the research space. We aim to spark new connections and insights by investigating aspects of the research lifecycle through the multiple lenses of different players operating within the research ecosystem.

    Preliminary Program

    8:30 - 9:30AM: Coffee, light breakfast, registration 

    9:00 - 9:45AM: Keynote Speaker: Geoff Bilder, Director of Strategic Initiatives at CrossRef - "Breathing Sustainability into Innovation"

    Geoff co-founded Brown University's Scholarly Technology Group, providing the Brown academic community with advanced technology consulting in support of their research, teaching and scholarly communication. He was subsequently head of IT R&D at Monitor Group, a global management consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. From 2002 to 2005, Geoffrey was Chief Technology Officer of scholarly publishing firm Ingenta, and just prior to joining CrossRef, he was a Publishing Technology Consultant at Scholarly Information Strategies, where he consulted extensively with publishers and librarians on emerging technologies and how they may affect scholarly and professional researchers.

    9:45 - 10:00AM: Networking Break 

    10:00 - 11:00 AM: Panel 1 – Capturing the Research Lifecycle at all ends 

    Chairs Courtney Soderberg, Statistical Consultant; Andrew Sallans, Partnerships, Collaborations, & Funding Manager,  both of the Center for Open Science, will lead a panel discussion of the challenges associated with organizing research data, disseminating and discovering new research tools. 

    Confirmed Panelists: John Lees-Miller of OverLeaf; Lars Holm Nielsen of Zenodo; Arfon Smith of GitHub; Robert Seigel of Publiscize; Tim Gardner of Riffyn; Rion Dooley of Texas Advanced Computing Center

    11:00 - 11:30AM: Networking Break 

    11:30AM - 12:00PM: Panel 2: Accessing Content: New Thinking / New Business Models to Accessing Research Literature

    Chair Alex Hodgson, Director of Marketing, ReadCubeAccess will lead a panel discussion about new models of accessing scholarly content. Publishers are experimenting with Open Access. What are the learnings? What new models of selling and accessing content are gaining traction? 

    Confirmed Panelists: TBA

    12:30 - 1:00PM: Lightening Demos

    BioRAFT
    Symplectic Elements
    Altmetric
    PeerLibrary

    1:00 - 2:00PM: Lunch 

    2:00 - 3:00PM: Panel 3: Consuming Content: Navigating/Filtering/Consuming Research Information

    Chair William Gunn, Head of Academic Outreach, Mendeley Ltd, will lead a panel discussion of the challenges surrounding navigating, filtering and consuming research literature. 

    Confirmed Panelists: TBA

    3:00 - 4:00PM: Panel 4. Measuring Content: Evaluation, Metrics and Measuring Impact 

    Chair Gregg Gordon, President, Social Science Research Network, will lead a panel discussion of impact “beyond citations” for articles, researchers, institutes. The discussion will feature challenges from the prospectives of funders (private & government), research institutes as well as researchers. 

    Confirmed Panelists: Ashlea Higgs, UberResearch

    4:00 - 4:30PM: Networking Break

    4:30 - 5:30PM: Panel 5: Publishing Content: The Article of the Future 

    Chair Alyssa Goodman, Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University, will lead a panel discussion of the research article of the future. Why is the article of today lacking? How can journal articles feature linked open data? How can we use the way researchers collaborate to create authoring tools? What does the article of the future look like? 

    Confirmed Panelists: Tiffany Bogich, Standard Analytics; Tim Clark, Harvard Medical School, Annotopia; Alex Johnson, plot.ly; Dan Valen, figshare

    5:30 - 6:30PM: Cocktail Networking Reception 

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  • 20

    NOV

    UKSG One-Day Conference 2014

    London, UK | | November 20, 2014

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    Altmetric will be hosting a booth at the UKSG One-Day Conference in November!

    Over the last few years there has been a focus throughout the scholarly communications sector on understanding the complexities of how research actually happens, to how funding decisions are made, how data is created and shared, how results are communicated, how researchers make information choices, and how these influence institutional policies.

    UKSG's 2014 One-Day Conference brings together speakers from across the knowledge community to help delegates understand the critical issues that shape what we all do.

    What do funders, researchers, institutions and publishers expect and want from each other? What are the key issues that we all need to be aware of? How are researchers managing changing requirements around funding, evaluation, communication and more? How are library and publisher roles evolving to ensure they continue to provide relevant support, content and services?

    This event is aimed at librarians and publishers who want to better understand how the changes in scholarly communications are impacting on the wider research community. It will be of particular benefit to librarians who are responsible for engaging with researchers and to publishers who want to know how the changing requirements of scholarly communication will impact on them.

  • 15

    NOV

    19

    NOV

    Neuroscience 2014

    Washington, DC | | November 15, 2014 - November 19, 2014

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    Digital Science and ReadCube will be presenting a shared booth at Neuroscience 2014!

    Society for Neuroscience's 44th annual meeting is the premier venue for neuroscientists to present emerging science, learn from experts, forge collaborations with peers, explore new tools and technologies, and advance careers. Join more than 30,000 colleagues from more than 80 countries at the world’s largest marketplace of ideas and tools for global neuroscience.

  • 5

    NOV

    8

    NOV

    Charleston Conference 2014

    Charleston, SC | Annual Meeting | November 05, 2014 - November 08, 2014

    Charleston

    Digital Science are going to be at the vendor showcase at this year's Charleston Conference!

    The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, in November, to discuss issues of importance to them all. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues in a non-threatening, friendly, and highly informal environment. Presidents of companies discuss and debate with library directors, acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, serials librarians, collection development librarians, and many, many others.

  • 27

    OCT

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    OCT

    eResearch Australasia Conference 2014

    Melbourne, Australia | | October 27, 2014 - October 31, 2014

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    Digital Science and Figshare will both be hosting booths at eResearch Australasia 2014!

     eResearch Australasia brings together practitioners and researchers for a stimulating week to share ideas and exemplars on new information centric research capabilities. eResearch is focused on how information and communications technologies help researchers to collect, manage, share, process, analyse, store, find, and re-use information. This year the conference boasts a 10Gbps link enabling speakers to flaunt maximum speed capabilities

  • 18

    OCT

    22

    OCT

    2014 SRA International Annual Meeting

    San Diego, CA | | October 18, 2014 - October 22, 2014

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    Figshare, Altmetric, Symplectic and UberResearch will all be attending the 2014 SRA International Annual Meeting!

    2014 SRA International Annual Meeting is the must-attend conference for all Research Administration professionals. The cost to attend is paid back many times over through the wealth of learning, connections, and solutions gained in a little more than 3 packed and inspiring days.

  • 8

    OCT

    12

    OCT

    Frankfurt Book Fair 2014

    Frankfurt, Germany | | October 08, 2014 - October 12, 2014

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    Digital Science will be at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014! Euan Adie, founder of Altmetric, will be giving a presentation at the Hot Spot Professional & Scientific Information and Timo Hannay, Managing Director of Digital Science, will be participating in a panel discussion titled "What is a publisher now? Opportunities for the post-Open Access era”.

    The 2013 Fair featured 7275 exhibitors from 102 nations, 631 literary agents, about 9300 journalists, 275,342 visitors and 170,664 professional visitors.

  • 19

    SEP

    Naturejobs Career Expo 2014

    London, UK | | September 19, 2014

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    Digital Science will be running a workshop at the Naturejobs Career Expo 2014! The workshop is titled "Life beyond the bench: I love science but I don't want to stay in research!” and it will be taking place in Room C from 2:50pm to 3:50pm. You will also be able to find us at the Macmillan Science & Education booth!

    The Naturejobs Career Expo 2014 is the UK’s largest annual career fair in the field of life sciences, physical sciences and medicine. Being held as the eighth in the series, our Expo offers young, talented researchers an excellent opportunity to meet a diverse selection of national and international employers from over 40 academic institutions and scientific industries, such as pharmaceutical organisations, digital technology companies, science publishing and more.

    The one day event will be held on the 19th September 2014 and offers you a chance to:

    * Attend all conferences and workshops for FREE
    * Meet employers face-to-face
    * Benefit from free one-to-one CV checking
    * Network with leading scientific institutions of your interest
    * Learn how to enhance your employability
    * For updates and news follow the hashtag #NJCE14

  • 10

    SEP

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    SEP

    ALPSP Conference 2014

    London, UK | Annual Meeting | September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014

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    We are attending the 2014 ALPSP International Conference and our own Amy Brand will be the keynote speaker! Phill Jones, Head of Publisher Outreach at Digital Science, will be speaking on a panel titled "Competing with the Corporates" and Euan Adie, founder of Altmetric, will be speaking on a panel titled "Metrics and More".

    Readcube Connect has also been shortlisted for the 2014 ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing! The winner will be announced at the Conference Awards Dinner on September 11th.

    The 2014 ALPSP International Conference will take a practical look at scholarly publishing as it continues to evolve. Expert speakers will offer a range of viewpoints to provoke discussion and debate, helping you to understand the key issues and the opportunities in today's market, but also equipping you for the times ahead.

  • 6

    AUG

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    AUG

    VIVO Conference 2014

    Austin, TX | Annual Meeting | August 06, 2014 - August 08, 2014

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    Digital Science are going to be at the vendor showcase at this year's VIVO Conference - find us at our booth #102! We are also hosting the session: 

    "Collaboration institutionally and beyond: status, partners, and next steps"   
                                                                 

    This year's VIVO conference creates a unique opportunity for people from across the country and around the world to come together in the spirit of promoting scholarly collaboration and research discovery.

    The VIVO conference is an excellent opportunity to meet with VIVO team members from participating institutions, and offers an open and collaborative environment to share ideas and discuss topics related to adoption and implementation of VIVO, VIVO-based tools and the opportunities created by advancing data sharing and team science.

    http://vivoconference.org/

  • 5

    JUN

    June UNWIND event from Life Science Network

    The Hidden Rooms, Cambridge, UK | Life sciences networking | June 05, 2014

    We'll be at the June UNWIND event from the Life Science Network tomorrow, June 5, from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

    If you want to connect with Digital Science and others from the UK life science community over a beverage, do join us.

    More details, including how you can sign up can be found here

  • 19

    MAY

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    MAY

    Information, Interaction, and Influence

    University of Chicago | | May 19, 2014 - May 20, 2014

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    Information, Interaction, and Influence
    University of Chicago-Digital Science Workshop on
    Research Information Technologies and their Role in Advancing Science

    This workshop will explore the role that research information technologies – including research profiling, management, and networking systems – play in improving scientific collaboration and our understanding of academic influence. The key objective is to surface the challenges that exist in conceptualizing and designing systems for managing research and scholarly information, and to better understand the vast potential of these systems. The workshop aims to break down barriers – barriers among academic and administrative silos within the university, and barriers between commercial and university-based efforts to develop tools that improve the management and discoverability of networked research information.

    Systems that harvest, manage, and network research information increasingly serve as knowledge warehouses for the research enterprise. Given their potential to capture some of the complex institutional and social dynamics of science and scholarship, these systems are of active interest to funders, investigators, scholars, clinicians, academic administrators, community partners, and entrepreneurs. Of particular interest are emerging systems to mine the hidden knowledge networks embedded in the scholarly literature, and systems to track new measures of impact and influence in science.

    As the academic publishing landscape continues to evolve and authors increasingly turn to non-traditional media for the dissemination of their research, the cloud is becoming an equal partner in enabling scientific discovery. Publishing a paper is no longer sufficient; underlying data and the computational results used to produce the paper are equally vital, and reproducibility is as important as the publication itself. This workshop will expand our understanding of these important issues as well. Other topics of discussion will include:

    How do we find the most impactful research and researchers? How do we identify experts to review manuscripts and funding proposals?

    How do we keep up with significant advances in our chosen fields? How do we search for work/authors of interest?

    What is the relationship between internal-facing administrative systems for the management of research information and external-facing profile and discovery tools?

    What are the incentives for researchers to use research networking platforms?

    How to track an individual’s or institution’s complete record of scholarship, beyond articles and books, and including research data?

    The event is open to the academic community, and otherwise by invitation. We look forward to engaging participants in lively discussion with the funders, founders, faculty, administrators, and postdocs contributing to the workshop program.

    Download Preliminary program.

    Workshop Hotel

    Participants and attendees wishing to stay on campus at the Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center (located at 5225 S. Harper Ave) have access to a discounted room rate of $177/night via code UCHI15

    We have a second hotel option for meeting participants.

    Guests wishing to stay in downtown Chicago have until May 6th to book a room at the Chicago Downtown Red Roof Inn located at 162 E. Ontario Street.

    To book, guests should call 312-787-3580 ext 2 and reference "B281 University of Chicago – Digital Science" to access a special rate of $190.00 / night. We have blocked a total of 10 rooms at this rate.

  • 14

    DEC

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    DEC

    The American Society for Cell Biology

    New Orleans | Annual Meeting | December 14, 2013 - December 18, 2013

    figshare, Projects and ReadCube are exhibiting here.

    As the premier international meeting in the field of cell biology, the ASCB Annual Meeting is intended for scientists and students in academia, industry, government, and higher education. Over 100 scientific sessions and 2,500 poster presentations cover a variety of scientific areas within the discipline. With opportunities to learn about the latest research and network with peers, the ASCB Annual Meeting appeals to the diverse interests of the international cell biology community.

    The ASCB Annual Meeting is the place to:

    -Hear and communicate cutting-edge science

    -Meet the leaders in the fields of cell biology, biophysics, stem cells, genomics...

    -Participate in intimate science discussion tables to learn from leaders in the field where science is going and how you should position yourself

    -Learn how to improve your PowerPoint presentations in sessions with professionals who have extensive TV and media experience

    -Take advantage of unprecedented training opportunities such as onsite CV review

    -Visit over 300 commercial and nonprofit exhibits offering new products and services

    -Look for a job, fellowship, postdoctoral position, or new collaborator

    -Improve teaching knowledge and skills

    -Recruit and/or interview job candidates

    -Attend sessions of special interest to students, minorities, and women

    -Learn where and how to apply, and advocate for, research funding

  • 9

    NOV

    13

    NOV

    Neuroscience 2013

    San Diego | Conference | November 09, 2013 - November 13, 2013

    figshare(booth 1019) and ReadCube(booth 405) will be sponsors at this year's Neuroscience's Annual Meeting.

    Neuroscience 2013 is the premier venue for neuroscientists to present emerging science, learn from experts, forge collaborations with peers, explore new tools and technologies, and advance careers. Join more than 30,000 colleagues from more than 80 countries at the world’s largest marketplace of ideas and tools for global neuroscience.

  • 6

    NOV

    9

    NOV

    Charleston Conference 2013

    Charleston, South Carolina | Conference | November 06, 2013 - November 09, 2013

    Digital Science are going to be at the vendor showcase at this year's Charleston Conference - find us at booth 67!

    The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, in November, to discuss issues of importance to them all. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues in a non-threatening, friendly, and highly informal environment. Presidents of companies discuss and debate with library directors, acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, serials librarians, collection development librarians, and many, many others.

  • 4

    NOV

    6

    NOV

    Digital Library Federation Forum 2013

    Austin, Texas | Conference | November 04, 2013 - November 06, 2013

    Symplectic, Altmetric and figshare are excited to be platinum sponsors at the DLF Forum 2013.

    The Digital Library Federation is a robust and diverse community of practitioners who advance research, teaching and learning through the application of digital library research, technology and services. DLF serves as a resource and catalyst for collaboration among digital library developers, project managers, and all who are invested in digital library issues.

    DLF promotes work on the following:

    Digital library standards and best practice
    Research data management
    Aggregation and preservation services for digital collections
    Digital library services that expand access to digital resources for research, teaching, and learning

  • 25

    OCT

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    OCT

    Mozilla Festival

    London | Conference | October 25, 2013 - October 27, 2013

    Alan Hyndman will be attending #Mozfest 2013 in London, if you would like to learn more about Digital Science ping him on Twitter @DigitalanUK.

    The Mozilla Festival is where many of Mozilla’s best and most innovative ideas spring to life. It’s where passionate thinkers and inventors come together to learn from one another and engage in a conversation about how the web can do more, and do better. As part of Mozilla’s mission to ensure the web remains a resource open to everyone, MozFest strengthens the global braintrust of bright people dedicated to championing a user-built web.

    The festival is filled with fiercely unconventional technologists and creators, eager to share their skills. So I invite you to join us. Bring an idea and we’ll connect you with kindred spirits who will help nurture your ideas through hands-on sessions and interactive workshops. Find your community at MozFest, hone your skills and amplify your voice around our common mission: ensuring the web is an innovation open to all.

  • 21

    OCT

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    OCT

    Open Access Week

    Japan | Conference | October 21, 2013 - October 27, 2013

    Mark Hahnel will be be giving a talk here on the future of credit for research. 


    Open Access Week, a global event now entering its sixth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.
    OA Week is an invaluable chance to connect the global momentum toward open sharing with the advancement of policy changes on the local level. Universities, colleges, research institutes, funding agencies, libraries, and think tanks have used Open Access Week as a platform to host faculty votes on campus open-access policies, to issue reports on the societal and economic benefits of Open Access, to commit new funds in support of open-access publication, and more.

  • 7

    JUL

    Hack 4 AC

    London | Hacking Event | July 07, 2013

    Digital Science are happy to be sponsoring Hack4ac, a hack day in London.

    Hack4ac has 2 goals:

    • Demonstrate the value of the CC-BY license within academia. We are interested in supporting innovations around and on top of the literature.
    • Reach out to academics who are keen to learn or improve their programming skills to better their research. We’re especially interested in academics who have never coded before.

    Sign up now

  • 21

    JUN

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    JUN

    Science Foo Camp 2013

    Mountain View, CA | Unconference | June 21, 2013 - June 23, 2013

    Digital Science is delighted to be collaborating with Google, O'Reilly Media and Nature to organise the eighth annual Science Foo Camp ("Sci Foo" for short). Each year, the event brings together between 200 and 300 leading scientists, technologists, writers and other thought-leaders at the Googleplex for a weekend of unbridled discussion, demonstration and debate.

    Foo Camp is an informal conference format pioneered by O'Reilly Media, a leading book publisher and event organiser in the field of information technology. There is no predefined agenda, instead attendees collaboratively create one from start to finish the first evening, with little if any boundaries to what can be discussed. Since the first O'Reilly Foo Camp in 2003, these events have become legendary and much imitated, leading to the first Science Foo Camp in the summer of 2006.

    Stay tuned to our blog for our post Sci Foo highlights!

  • 16

    MAY

    UK Life Science Network UNWIND

    Cambridge | Networking | May 16, 2013

    Digital Science are sponsoring the first UK Life Science Network UNWIND event in Cambridge on Thursday 16th of May. It's a free life science social networking event from 6.30 p.m in The Basement, Cambridge.

    UNWIND provides a rare opportunity for collaboration, partnering, recruitment, vendor selection, and idea sharing in the life science and medical sectors in a really relaxed social environment. The Life Science Network is the destination for life science professionals who wish to network, communicate, share ideas and connect with others. The group is composed of executives, scientists, entrepreneurs, investors and media across biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical technology, diagnostics and research communities.

    The event promises to be a great night of informal networking and we will have plenty of Digital Science swag to give away. We'll be in the main networking area so come on over, meet the team and have a demo of our products - which help increase efficiency in research.

  • 14

    APR

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    APR

    II-SDV Conference

    Nice, France | Conference | April 14, 2013 - April 16, 2013

    SureChem colleagues Nicko Goncharoff and Babeth Piveteau will be exhibiting at the International Information Conference on Search, Data Mining and Visualization (II-SDV) from 14th to 16th April in Nice, France.

    Come by their booth to learn about the newly released SureChemDirect: an API with a Pipeline Pilot collection and a Data Feed product and check out our free SureChemOpen patent chemistry search tool.

    Babeth will be giving a short product review on Monday 15th after lunch so you can find out about what's the latest at SureChem.

    Click here for details of the program.

  • 11

    APR

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    APR

    Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science

    Oxford, UK | Conference | April 11, 2013 - April 12, 2013

    The Oxford Future of Science Event "Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science" kicks off this week, with two days of plenaries and talks on topics affecting digital research. Mark Hahnel from figshare will be speaking on Thursday on moving beyond tradition articles, and Kaitlin Thaney from Digital Science will speak on Friday on open innovation in the sciences. For more information about the event, visit the conference web site, or follow the conversation online at #openoxford on Twitter. 

  • 8

    APR

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    APR

    UKSG Annual Meeting

    Bournemouth, UK | Conference | April 08, 2013 - April 10, 2013

    The 36th Annual UKSG Exhibition and Conference is in Bournemouth this year, featuring a diverse set of speakers, workshop leaders and exhibitioners from publishing, the librarian community, technology industry and academia. Digital Science's Kaitlin Thaney will be speaking on a panel with Palgrave's Carrie Calder on Monday and Tuesday on breaking boundaries and shifting paradigms in scholarly research. 

    For more on the event, visit the conference web site

  • 4

    APR

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    APR

    CNI Spring Membership Meeting

    San Antonio, Texas, USA | Conference | April 04, 2013 - April 05, 2013

    The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)'s Spring Membership Meeting takes place this week in San Antonio, Texas. The event brings together CNI's member organisations and other external tool providers to explore new technologies, content, and applications and discuss broader policy issues. 

    Digital Science's Kaitlin Thaney will be leading a session on Thursday, April 4th called "Tools for Digital Research" in which she'll speak about Altmetric, figshare and Symplectic Elements - three tools in the Digital Science portfolio. Follow Kaitlin on Twitter at @kaythaney for more from the event, or tune in to the hashtag #cni13s for more. You can also find out more about the event here on the conference website.

  • 4

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    ScholarOne Manuscripts User Conference

    Brussels, Belgium | Conference | April 04, 2013 - April 05, 2013

    Mark Hahnel from figshare will be keynoting this year's ScholarOne Conference in Brussels, an event organised by Thomson Reuters. He'll be speaking about the changes that have been occurring in the world of scholarly publishing in the last 12 months, with a particular focus on the move to a more author centric model and the advance of open access. For more information, visit the event website, or follow @figshare on Twitter for more live from the event.

  • 19

    MAR

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    MAR

    Beyond the PDF 2

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Conference | March 19, 2013 - March 20, 2013

    Scholarly communication across all disciplines is changing profoundly under the influence of new technologies. The Beyond the PDF conference brings together scholars, librarians, publishers and tool providers to discuss that transformation, broaden awareness of current efforts across disciplines, and look at what's on the horizon. Beyond the PDF is organized by FORCE11, a group of stakeholders that arose organically from the first Beyond the PDF workshop, held at the University of California, San Diego, in 2011, and a follow on workshop held at Dagstuhl that same year.

    Kaitlin Thaney from Digital Science, Mark Hahnel from figshare and Euan Adie from Altmetric will be in attendance. Tune in to the livestream or follow the conversation online under the hashtag #btpdf2. For more on the event, visit the conference website.

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    Strata Conference

    Santa Clara, CA, USA | Conference | February 25, 2013 - February 28, 2013

    This week kicks off the third Strata Conference in Santa Clara, an O'Reilly Media conference series on all things data. Kaitlin Thaney will be co-hosting Ignite Strata on 25 February along with Brady Forrest of Khosla Ventures, jumpstarting the event. The three day event will feature talks and workshops on topics ranging from new technologies and applications to governance and opportunity in the era of open data. For the full schedule, visit their website where you can also tune in to the livestream. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #strataconf.

  • 31

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    Science Online 2013

    Raleigh, NC, USA | Conference | January 31, 2013 - February 02, 2013

    Science Online 2013, the seventh annual conference on science and the Web, will be held January 31 - February 2 in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Mark Hahnel, founder of figshare, Aldo de Pape and Kaitlin Thaney will be manning 'figshare cafe' for the course of the event. For more on the event, visit their website, tune in to the livestream, or follow the conversation online at #scio13.

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    JAN

    8th Annual International Digital Curation Conference

    Amsterdam, Netherlands | Conference | January 14, 2013 - January 16, 2013

    The 8th International Digital Curation Conference ("IDCC") brings together those who create and manage data and information, those who use it and those who research and teach about curation processes. This year's event is themed ""Infrastructure, Intelligence, Innovation: driving the Data Science agenda"and will feature a series of talk, keynotes and workshops around these topics. Kaitlin Thaney, Digital Science's Manager of External Partnerships, will be speaking on Tuesday in the Innovation/Applications track on "making research more efficient". You can check out a preview done by IDCC with Thaney here, or see the full programme here. Mark Hahnel from figshare will also be attendance. Follow online at #idcc13.

  • 20

    NOV

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    NOV

    Online Information

    London, UK | Conference | November 20, 2012 - November 21, 2012

    Digital Science are Gold sponsors of this year's Online Information conference, to be held in London on the 20-21November. The event is the largest gathering on information professionals in Europe and focuses on 5 key topics:

    • Adapting to a multi-platform, multi device world
    • The power of social: creating value through collaboration
    • Making sense of big data and working in the cloud
    • Search, research and discovery
    • New frontiers in information management

    Mark Hahnel of figshare will be on the "Working In The Cloud" panel Tuesday at 12pm. Euan Adie of Altmetric will be on the "Metrics and Measurement" panel on Wednesday at 12pm. You can also come visit us at the Digital Science stand to find out more about what we do and pick up some great Digital Science swag. 

    As a teaser, here's a video of our Managing Director Timo Hannay talking to Online Information about the challenges facing researchers and information scientists

  • 10

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    SpotOn London

    London, UK | Hackday | November 10, 2012 - November 12, 2012

    This weekend marks the beginning of SpotOn London (formerly Science Online London) and Digital Science is involved in a number of activities n the lead up to the conference and at the event itself.

    This Saturday, our own Euan Adie from Altmetric will be hosting a hackday here at the Digital Science office as a fringe event before the conference. The event is co-organised with Martin Fenner of PLoS, and projects from the weekend will be featured at the conference on Sunday. For more information, visit the event web page. 

    A number of us will be leading sessions at the 2-day event, which properly kicks off on Sunday at the Wellcome Trust, including Mark Hahnel from figshare, Euan Adie from Altmetric, Steve Scott and Kaitlin Thaney. Do come say hello. For the full agenda, click here. 

  • 9

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    MozFest

    London, UK | Conference | November 09, 2012 - November 11, 2012

    Mozilla Festival comes to London this weekend, an event centered around the future of the web and of digital. The festival - referred to as "MozFest" - features an array of workshops, sessions, fireside chats and hands-on fun, bringing together makers, technologists, and creative types alike. Kaitlin Thaney will be there from Digital Science - do say hello. For more information on the weekend's activities, check out their schedule. You can also follow the conversation online at #mozfest

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    Charleston Conference

    Charleston, SC, USA | Conference | November 07, 2012 - November 10, 2012

    Join our a number of our colleagues at this year's Charleston Conference - an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, technologists, and vendors of library materials. This year's event will feature Timo Hannay (managing director, Digital Science) and Annette Thomas (CEO, Macmillan Publishers Ltd) as plenary speakers, with representatives from two of our portfolio businesses Labtiva and Symplectic, as well. For more information on the event, visit the conference website. 

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    Strata Conference New York

    New York, New York, USA | Conference | October 23, 2012 - October 25, 2012

    Strata Conference heads to New York City this week, an event on making data work. The event, running alongside Hadoop World, will include three full days of inspiring keynotes, nuts-and-bolts sessions for practicioners, and plenty of networking events to the East Coast, exploring big data issues that are shaping the business, finance, media, and government worlds. For more information or to tune into the livestream, visit the event site

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    Wired for Change

    New York, NY, USA | Conference | October 23, 2012

    Kaitlin Thaney will be joining other visionaries like Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Jaron Lanier, Esther Dyson and Ethan Zuckerman on the opening panel of "Wired for Change: The Powers and Pitfalls of Big Data". The event, now in its second year, is hosted by the Ford Foundation, and seeks to bring together social innovators, technologists, entrepreneurs, government leaders and philanthropists to discuss critical issues facing our digital society. 

    For more on the event, visit Ford's website or follow the conversation online at #wired4c. You'll also be able to find information on the livestream there. 

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    Open Science Summit 2012

    Mountain View, CA, USA | Conference | October 19, 2012 - October 20, 2012

    The Open Science Summit is back for its third year, a two-day event focused on bringing together the brightest minds in colloborative research and open science. This year's event will include sessions on a wide variety of topics, ranging from new models for drug discovery and clinical trials, personal genomics, the patent system, the future of scientific publications, and more. Mark Hahnel, founder of figshare, will be joining the program on Saturday. For the full program, visit the event website

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    Microsoft e-Science Workshop 2012

    Chicago, IL, USA | Conference | October 08, 2012 - October 09, 2012

    The ninth annual Microsoft eScience Workshop will be held October 8 and 9 in Chicago in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on eScience. Kaitlin Thaney from our team will be in attendance. Each year, the event brings together scientists and researchers to share their experiences and expertise with the academic and research communities. For more on the event, visit the workshop website.

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    Strata Conference in London

    London, UK | Conference | October 01, 2012 - October 02, 2012

    Join our team at the first ever Strata Conference in London, O'Reilly's main event on all things data. Our Kaitlin Thaney is co-chairing the event alongside O'Reilly's Edd Dumbill, an event dedicated to exploring the opportunities made possible by the latest technologies to better understand the world we live in. The program includes a mix of nuts-and-bolts sessions for building a data-driven business, case studies from various industries and sectors, and technical sessions led by practitioners pushing the envelope. 

    Digital Science is also a sponsor for the event. Do come by the Expo Hall and meet our team. For more on the event, visit the Strata site. You can also follow along on Twitter by following #strataconf .

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    Surge 2012

    Baltimore, MD, USA | Conference | September 27, 2012 - September 28, 2012

    Surge is a scalability and performance conference, presented by OmniTI. Gavin Sandie and Steve Mohapi-Banks will be in attendance this year, hearing about the latest advancements, tools and war-stories from the world of web scalability.

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    Digital Research 2012

    Oxford, UK | Conference | September 10, 2012 - September 12, 2012

    Digital Research 2012 starts this week, a 3-day event that aims to bring together digital researchers and developers from all disciplines to showcase and share their latest work and visions. The event will cover topics such as data analytics, e-Infrastructure, citizen science initiatives, and software sustainability. For more information, visit the conference web site.

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    Wolfram Data Summit

    Washington, DC | Conference | September 06, 2012 - September 07, 2012

    The third annual Wolfram Data Summit starts today, an invite-only event highlighting the work of data practicioners, policy makers and scientists. Digital Science's Kaitlin Thaney joins the program, speaking on some of the issues surrounding efficient use and understanding of data in scientific research. Her talk, "Rethinking Digital Research" happens this Thursday, 6 September. 

    Also in attendance at the meeting are Daniel Hook from Symplectic, Mark Hahnel from figshare and Sebastian Peck, Digital Science's finance director. 

    For more on the event or to check out the program, visit their web site

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    ACS Fall Meeting

    Philadelpia, PA | Conference | August 19, 2012 - August 23, 2012

    Members of our text mining team will be exhibiting and presenting at the American Chemistry Society (ACS) Fall Meeting 2012, taking place 19-23 August in Philadelphia, PA. Come by booth 1703 to learn about the newly released SureChemDirect, check out the free SureChemOpen search tool and find out about what's coming next.

    If you happen to be attending ACS on the opening day, check out their presentation “SureChem: Integrating patent chemistry with public and private nonpatent research resources”. This talk will take a first look what novel patent chemistry SureChem is adding alongside other freely available resources. It will be taking place from 16:25-16:30 EST in room 306. The presentation is being given as part of the seminar "Hunting for Hidden Treasures: Chemical Information in Patents and Other Documents" being run by the Chemical Information Division. 

    For more information, visit SureChem's event page or to look at the full conference schedule, click here

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    Science Foo Camp

    Mountain View, CA | Unconference | August 03, 2012 - August 05, 2012

    Digital Science is delighted to collaborate again with Google, O'Reilly Media and Nature to organise the seventh annual Science Foo Camp ("Sci Foo" for short). Over 200 leading scientists, technologists, writers and other thought-leaders will gather once more at the Googleplex for a weekend of unbridled discussion, demonstration and debate.

    Foo Camp is an informal conference format pioneered by O'Reilly Media, a leading book publisher and event organiser in the field of information technology. There is no predefined agenda, instead attendees collaboratively create one from start to finish the first evening, with little if any boundaries to what can be discussed. Since the first O'Reilly Foo Camp in 2003, these events have become legendary and much imitated, leading to the first Science Foo Camp in the summer of 2006. For a glimpse of what Sci Foo is like, check out this video from our 2009 event. Stay tuned for more coverage. 

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    "Data in Motion" - Strata Online Conference

    Online | Online conference | July 24, 2012

    Join Kaitlin Thaney and Alistair Croll for this special online event, "Data in Motion", part of the Strata Conference series run by O'Reilly Media. Kaitlin and Alistair will be joined by colleagues who will give their take on the month's topic, as well as, in some cases, a sneak peak as to what's in store for this October's Strata Conference in London, which Kaitlin is co-chairing. Guests include representatives from Twitter, the University of Cambridge, those speaking on the history of railroads, the science of airline information, and even Formula 1 data. Trust us, you won't want to miss this. 

    The event is free to join and starts at 2 pm BST. Keep an eye out for news of future OLCs in the coming months. For more on Strata Conference in London, taking place this October, visit the event website or contact Kaitlin. You can also follow the coverage on Twitter at #strataconf or from Alistair (@acroll) and Kaitlin (@kaythaney).

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    OSCON

    Portland, Oregon | Conference | July 17, 2012 - July 20, 2012

    Digital Science's Kaitlin Thaney will be keynoting this year's OSCON - one of the largest and longest running conferences for the open source community. She joins the stage with other open source and tech greats including Danny Hillis (Applied Minds), Mark Shuttleworth (Canonical) and Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media). Her talk, "The Mudslide Hypothesis of Science" will look at some of the challenges currently facing the research enterprise and posit a culture shift towards openness as a way forward. For more on her keynote, taking place Wednesday morning (Pacific time), click here. For more information on the event, visit the conference webpage

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    "How Data Saves Lives" Parliamentary Reception

    London, UK | Poster Session | July 11, 2012

    figshare 's Mark Hahnel and Digital Science's Kaitlin Thaney were one of 17 accepted posters for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Medical Research's summer reception, entitled "How data saves lives:  unlocking the potential of research information". The event was held at the House of Commons in Westminster, and was co-sponsored by the Association of Medical Research Charities, the Academy of Medical Sciences, Cancer Research UK, the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust. The APGG on Medical Research are one of many special groups that exist of MPs and peers around specific issues. The full program, including information on all of the posters, can be found here

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    Scottish Ruby Conference

    Edinburgh, Scotland | Conference | June 29, 2012 - June 30, 2012

    Steve, John and Carlos are attending Scottish Ruby Conference at the end of June. The Scottish Ruby Conference started life as Scotland on Rails in 2008 and has grown to become Europe's premier multi-track Ruby conference.

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    Altmetrics 2012

    Evanston, IL | Workshop | June 21, 2012

    Caitlin Trasande (Head of Science Metrics) and Euan Adie (Product Manager; founder of Altmetric) are among the participants giving demos at the Altmetrics 2012 workshop, part of the ACM Web Science Conference in Evanston, Illinois. The event will explore alternate sources, paradigms and tools for measuring scholarly communication and impact online. This workshop is a follow-up to the last year's "altmetrics11", and will encourage collaboration and cross-pollination between research and practice, combining academic paper presentations with demos of tools (including Altmetric) and discussion. For more on the workshop, visit the event's website

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    American Society for Microbiology Meeting

    San Francisco, CA | Conference | June 16, 2012 - June 19, 2012

    The American Society for Microbiology holds asm2012 - its 112th General Meeting - June 16-19 in San Francisco. The event will bring together over 8,000 microbiologists in San Francisco. Our portfolio company BioData, developers of Labguru - a lightweight laboratory management tool, will be there exhibiting at Booth #1625.

    For more information on the event, visit their website.

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    ChemAxon European User Group Meeting

    Budapest, Hungary | User Group Meeting | May 21, 2012 - May 23, 2012

    Members of our SureChem team will be presenting at the upcoming ChemAxon European User Group Meeting. ChemAxon is a leading developer of chemical software development programs, and will be assembling a number of community members, users and partners in Budapest. Nicko Goncharoff, our head of text mining, Andrew Hinton, our cheminformatics developer, and Babeth Piveteau, our European Sales Manager will be on hand, speaking and exhibiting at the meeting. For more, visit the event's website.

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    ChefConf 2012

    San Francisco, CA | Conference | May 15, 2012 - May 17, 2012

    Thom May, Digital Science's Infrastructure Manager, will be speaking Thursday at ChefConf on using databags to do update and synchronisation. ChefConf is put on by Opscode, a three-day event focussed on the power of cloud infrastructure automation in business. Check out their program for more, or tune into the livestream.

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    Charite Entrepreneurship Summit

    Berlin, Germany | Conference | April 23, 2012 - April 24, 2012

    Our Kaitlin Thaney will be chairing a panel on the future of digital health at this year'sCharite Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin, Germany. The event is in it's 5th year and is put on thanks to the support of Stiftung Charité, the Kauffman Foundation, and Charité Medical School. The two-day event serves as an international forum for participants and speakers from medicine, the life sciences, entrepreneurship, venture capital, tech transfer, and related fields. For more information, visit the event web site.

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    Sage Congress

    San Francisco, CA, US | Conference | April 20, 2012 - April 21, 2012

    The 3rd Sage Commons Congress will feature short keynote presentations by leaders in patient advocacy, network systems and collective discovery. The platform sessions will combine presentations, commentator discussions and participant breakout group activities. The agenda is available here. Our Kaitlin Thaney will be there to particpate. You can tune in to the webcast here.

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    Inventing the Future

    London, UK | Event | March 27, 2012

    Scientific, technological and commercial innovation have together created the modern world. They are also highly dependent on each other: scientific discoveries beget new technologies, which create new commercial opportunities, and many of the resulting products and services then are employed in the further pursuit of science. This event will look at that intersection, featuring talks by Ben Hammersley, JP Rangaswami, Stian Westlake and Nigel Shadbolt. For more information visit http://inventingthefuture.eventbrite.com.

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    Strata Conference

    Santa Clara, CA, US | Conference | February 28, 2012 - March 01, 2012

    Kaitlin Thaney and Mark Hahnel from figshare will be joining the ranks of other data-elite speaking at the third ever Strata Conference, an O’Reilly event on all things data. The three-day event will include a mix of developers, data scientists, analysts, and data professionals, and feature an array of keynotes, panel discussions and workshops.

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    ALPSP Digital Strategy Seminar

    London, UK | Seminar | February 09, 2012

    Kaitlin Thaney will be joining other technologists and members of the publishing community this Thursday at the ALPSP Digital Strategy Seminar in London. She’ll be speaking on emerging trends in the way we interact with, create and add value to scholarly content in the sciences. For more information, visit ALPSP’s website.

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    Science Online

    Raleigh, NC, US | Conference | January 19, 2012 - January 21, 2012

    Science Online 2012, the sixth annual conference on science and the Web, will be held January 19-21 in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Digital Science’s own Kaitlin Thaney and figshare‘s Mark Hahnel will be leading a session called “Dealing with Data” Thursday at 11:30 EST, with Euan Adie speaking on Friday at 930 am EST about his project Altmetric.