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Fifth Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference

When: Sept 9-10, 2014 Where: University of Washington, Seattle, WA Registration: pnwclimateconference.org The PNW Climate Science Conference annually brings together more than 250 researchers and practitioners from around the region to discuss scientific results, challenges, and solutions related to the impacts of climate on people, natural resources, and infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest. It is the region’s premier opportunity for a cross-disciplinary exchange of knowledge and ideas about regional climate,…

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Journals & Science conference wrap-up

nSCI’s November 15, 2013 Journals & Science conference attracted around 130 delegates from across the country. This all-day event focused on exploring the communication pathways between science, the press and the public—the current processes, challenges, impacts, and areas in need of improvement. The proceedings of this event are provided below. A pdf version of the full program is available by clicking this button: Program Introduction SummaryAgendaKeynoteHistory HOW TO REBUILD TRUST…

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National Academies announces data challenge

The National Academy of Sciences Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI; www.nas.edu/brdi) is holding an open challenge to increase awareness of current issues and opportunities in research data and information. These issues include, but are not limited to, accessibility, integration, discoverability, reuse, sustainability, perceived versus real value and reproducibility. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, analyzing such data and information in new ways to achieve significant societal benefit.…

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NISO webinar on altmetrics

November 13, 2013 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) About the Webinar Agenda Event Slides Event Q&A Registration Can’t make it on the webinar day? Register now and gain access to the archive for one year. System Requirements: You will need a computer for the presentation and Q&A. Audio is available through the computer (broadcast) and by telephone. We recommend you have a set-up for telephone audio as back-up even…

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International OA Week Oct 21-27

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. “Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results…

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nSCI Hosting Conference on Science Journals

Conference wrap-up and presentations Join us for an important and groundbreaking conference on the current state of academic journal publishing, covering: The impact of rising journal subscription costs on libraries and research Journals and intellectual property rights: Can (or should) federally-funded research be locked away? Is it possible to improve access while still protecting copyright, intellectual property and discovery? Open source and open access growth and models The impact of…

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The Science of Science Communication II

Climate change. . . evolution . . . the obesity crisis . . . nanotechnology: These are but a few of the scientific topics dominating the world stage today. Yet discourse surrounding these and other science-based issues is often overwhelmed by controversy and conflicting perceptions, hampering understanding and action. The continuing challenges facing scientists, professional communicators, and the interested public as they seek to exchange information about science has resulted…

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Apply for Support for a New Festival

The Science Festival Alliance (SFA) is currently seeking applications from new science festival initiatives in US communities with a relatively small resource base interested in receiving matching funding, mentoring, and travel support. The support is available thanks to the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Application details and instructions Download 2013 SFA Application for Sloan Festival Support Each science festival will begin as and remain an independently organized…

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