Welcome to Things we read this week, a weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by BMJ Labs.
Open Science and Open data
- Christina Riesenweber talks about what German Speaking libraries can do to support the further integration of Open Science into their institutions on Open Science Radio.
- Promotional piece from Elsevier about Research Data Management on Mendeley and all the initiatives they are involved with.
- David Caswell from BBC News Labs on Editorial innovation in news and the dangers of assuming that the future of news will be inevitably technical.
- Harold DeMonaco et al. look at medical innovation by patients arguing a richer set of available medical innovation options will benefit patients, commercial medical caregivers, producers, and society at large.
- Nesta’s Compendium of Innovation Methods includes information and inspiration about Accelerator programmes, Anticipatory regulation, Challenge prizes, Crowdfunding, Experimentation, Futures, Impact investment, Innovation mapping, People Powered Results: the 100 day challenge, Prototyping, Public and social innovation labs, Scaling grants for social innovations, Standards of Evidence
- Joi Ito of MIT Discusses Complex Moral Issues in New Tech on PBS.org
- Race MoChridhe observes how the financial and social burdens of academic travel add an additional barrier to participation in research and argues that if academia wants to address issues of diversity and equity in research, it must first acknowledge the effects of academic travel culture in Academic travel culture is not only bad for the planet, it is also bad for the diversity and equity of research (H/T: @allen_liz)
- Interesting data journalism piece in OneZero from Caitlin Dewey about how an obscure data broker wiped a neighborhood off the maps used by Google, TripAdvisor, Zillow, Grubhub etc. in How Google’s Bad Data Wiped a Neighborhood off the Map.