“Learn how to text mine or improve your skills using our self-guided lessons for all experience levels. Each lesson includes video instruction and your own Jupyter notebook — think of it like an executable textbook — ready to run in our Analytics Lab….

Teach text analytics to all skill levels using our library of open education resources, including lessons plans and our suite of Jupyter notebooks. Eliminate setup time by hosting your class in our Analytics Lab….

Create a ready-to-analyze dataset with point-and-click ease from over 30 million documents, including primary and secondary texts relevant to every discipline and perfect for learning text analytics or conducting original research….

Find patterns in your dataset with ready-made visualizations, or conduct more sophisticated text mining in our Analytics Lab using Jupyter notebooks configured for a range of text analytics methods….”

Open Scientist Handbook · Open Scientist Handbook

“The Open Scientist Handbook is designed to give any scientist on the planet the knowhow and tools to become an effect open science culture change agent at your job, in your professional organizations and collegial associations, and in your personal life. “Open science”—what people after 2030 will call “science”— refactors 20th Century science cultures to restore those practices, motivations, virtues, rigor, and joys that have long been the incentives for smart, creative individuals like you to challenge the universe’s unknowns as a scientist, instead of devising clever derivative financial devices for Wall Street (which you totally could have done)….”

Redesign open science for Asia, Africa and Latin America

“Research is relatively new in many countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Across these regions, young scientists are working to build practices for open science from the ground up. The aim is that scientific communities will incorporate these principles as they grow. But these communities’ needs differ from those that are part of mature research systems. So, rather than shifting and shaping established systems, scientists are endeavouring to design new ones….”

Evaluation of the Reliability, Utility, and Quality of the Information in Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Vestibular Approach Videos Shared on Open Access Video Sharing Platform YouTube – PubMed

Abstract:  Background: The internet is a broadly preferred source of information both by patients and medical professionals. YouTube™ is a significant information source that may be a useful tool to inform the public, medical students, and residents, and may improve the learning experience if used adequately. In this study, we aimed to estimate the quality and accuracy of videos regarding Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Vestibular Approach (TOETVA) aired on YouTube, which is the most popular video platform of the online world. Materials and Methods: We evaluated the first 50 videos, returned by the YouTube research engine, in reply to the “TOETVA” keyword. The popularity of the videos was assessed using the video power index (VPI). The educational quality, accuracy, and transparency of the content regarding TOETVA were estimated by using the DISCERN questionnaire score (DISCERNqs), Journal of American Medical Association benchmark criteria (JAMABC), and global quality score (GQSc). The technical quality was ranked through TOETVA Scoring System (TOETVA-SS) by a TOETVA practicioning endocrine surgeon. Results: The content of the videos were about surgical technique with a rate of 68%. According to sources, videos uploaded by physicians had significantly higher DISCERNqs, JAMABC, GQSc, and TOETVA-SS scores. Unlike, videos uploaded by physicians had a lower VPI than videos uploaded by nonmedical sources. The videos of surgical technique had significantly higher DISCERNqs, JAMABC, GQSc, and TOETVA-SS scores. Surgical technique videos also had higher VPI scores than “information about disease or surgery” videos. Also, negative correlations were found between the VPI (popularity index) and educational value (GQSc), transparency (JAMABC), and technical quality (TOETVA-SS) scores. Conclusions: The data acquired from YouTube videos regarding TOETVA is of below expected quality and reliability. Nevertheless, the educative potential of the online video platform, YouTube, cannot be underestimated.

Open Science at the MDC: The ORION Project | MDC Berlin

“The MDC is a partner in the H2020 EU funded ORION project. The aim of the project is to explore and promote Open Science practices which improve the quality of research. Read more here.

The MDC has developed a range of training resources for ORION: workshops, podcasts, how-to videos, booklets, and online platforms. The training is aimed at making Open Science beneficial, practical, and simple for researchers. Our resources can all be found on the ORION Zenodo Community….”

Open Science Training Handbook | FOSTER

“A group of fourteen authors came together in February 2018 at the TIB (German National Library of Science and Technology) in Hannover to create an open, living handbook on Open Science training. High-quality trainings are fundamental when aiming at a cultural change towards the implementation of Open Science principles. Teaching resources provide great support for Open Science instructors and trainers. The Open Science training handbook will be a key resource and a first step towards developing Open Access and Open Science curricula and andragogies. Supporting and connecting an emerging Open Science community that wishes to pass on their knowledge as multipliers, the handbook will enrich training activities and unlock the community’s full potential. The handbook is managed in this GitHub repository….”

COAR, TCC Africa and AfricArXiv sign partnership agreement – AfricArXiv

“We are pleased to announce that the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and TCC Africa in collaboration with AfricArXiv have signed a partnership agreement focused on strengthening capacity and infrastructure for Open Science in Africa. …

The aim of the partnership is to work together to foster the concept of bibliodiversity through information sharing, capacity building, and advocacy work, as well as enable AfricArXiv to engage with international peers in Africa and globally about best practices and next generation repository functionalities….”