IU will lead $2 million partnership to expand access to research data

IU Libraries and IU Network Science Institute are leading a public-private partnership to create the Shared BigData Gateway for Research Libraries

Students, faculty and researchers across the Midwest and beyond will gain critical access to new research data through a cloud-based platform whose construction has been made possible under a large-scale partnership led by the IU Libraries and IU Network Science Institute.

A $2 million project to create a secure online database for academic resources, the Shared BigData Gateway for Research Libraries has been awarded nearly $850,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary federal funding agency supporting the nation's libraries and museums. Additional support comes from eight other universities in the Big Ten; the Big Ten Academic Alliance; the National Science Foundation's Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs program; and two private companies: Clarivate Analytics and Microsoft Research.

What's trending in fake news? IU tools show which stories go viral, and if 'bots' are to blame

Hoaxy, Fakey and Botometer are three powerful tools for studying and countering online misinformation and manipulation

The improvements to Hoaxy and Botometer are supported by the Knight Prototype Fund on Misinformation, a joint venture of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Rita Allen Foundation and the Democracy Fund to address concerns about the spread of misinformation and to build trust in quality journalism. A third tool - an educational game designed to make people smarter news consumers - also launches with the upgrades.

Upcoming symposium: IUPUI Computational Neuroscience: from theory to clinical applications

The symposium will bring together researchers in computational and systems neuroscience from multiple universities and campuses in Indiana. It features internationally renowned neuroscientists presenting leading-edge interdisciplinary research that bridges theoretical, experimental, and clinical directions. The event is open to the public and the registration is free.  Symposium flyer

April 27th 2018 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

IUPUI Library, Lilly Auditorium (map)


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The Science of Science (in Science)

[From the abstract]

The science of science (SciSci) is based on a transdisciplinary approach that uses large data sets to study the mechanisms underlying the doing of science—from the choice of a research problem to career trajectories and progress within a field. In a Review, Fortunato et al. explain that the underlying rationale is that with a deeper understanding of the precursors of impactful science, it will be possible to develop systems and policies that improve each scientist's ability to succeed and enhance the prospects of science as a whole.