Monthly Archives: February 2018

Dr. Thorsten Beck on Image Manipulation Research at Humboldt

New video featuring Dr. Thorsten Beck and image manipulation research at the HEADT Centre — Humboldt-Elsevier Advanced Data and Text Centre. I will use this video in my next doctoral student ethics course.  

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ERC Starting Grant Problematics

A thoughful commentary from Dr. Michael J. Bojdys regarding ERC starting grants and doctoral/postdoc education in the Czech context: Reformists in the Czech Republic are asking for help and legitimacy….One way would be by empowering Czech universities in a ‘Czech … Continue reading

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Letter to Improve Education Exemption

EBLIDA, the European Bureau of Library, Information, and Document Associations, together with 34 other organizations has drafted a letter calling for an improved education exemption in the proposed DSM directive. Additional Reading: Full letter EBLIDA Copyright reform backgrounder  

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Nethlerlands Follows German Lead on Open Access

Interview with Dutch scientific publishing negotiator, Koen Becking: In the end we’re talking about taxpayer money, which should be used to the benefit of society.

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In Memorium, Ben Barres (1955-2017)

An elegant tribute to close mentorship and gender equality advocate Ben Barres, neurobiologist. Excerpt: Barres devoted much of his last decade to publicly describing the challenges he had faced as a woman in science, and offering ways to correct a … Continue reading

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