Guidelines to foster fruitful interactions between hacker/maker communities and institutions #ESOF2018 #SoftHack  

On July 2018, ESOF (Euroscience Open Forum), took place in Toulouse. ESOF is a big interdisciplinary science meeting organized every two years in Europe. It is dedicated to scientific research and innovation and gathers scientists, policymakers, business people, students, journalists. More than plenary conferences, several sessions are organized in parallel according to different tracks (scientific,…
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[18/07/11] Soft hacking at ESOF 2018 “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”

In 2014, we had the chance to be invited to participate in the Think Global – Act Local session at ESOF (EuroScience Open Forum) in Copenhagen. Now in 2018, HackYourPhD is pleased to coordinate a session on Soft Hacking, which aims to question the possible interactions between hacker /maker culture and research institutions. See you on…
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February 27th — Workshop Cake Report and Open Science

Cakes, science, and a bit of openness : the Cake Report will be on Feb. 27th at the CRI!


We invite you to an initiation to open practices in research through a live demo of the of the Cake Report process.

This demo only makes use of free and open source software and guides you from data collection to statistical analytics, dealing on the way with best practices in terms of reproducibility of the analyses.

And all this with humour!

Thomas Gargot will be your guide:

The evening is intended for various profiles, more or less advanced in research works. Be you master or PhD students, this workshop will empower you to adopt open science practices!

Tuesday, February 27th 2018, 6:30 p.m.
at the Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire (CRI)
Tour Montparnasse, 21st floor, Seminar Room

An ID card is needed to enter the tower (please state that you go to the CRI)
Free entrance, registration highly appreciated

If you can, bring your own laptop and install RStudio in advance (follow the tutorial!)

Bring cakes and fruit juices: they will be used as a source of data as well as a source of fun 🙂

Et si vous voulez tout savoir dès maintenant, c’est sur le blog des Cake Reports et sur github



[30/11/17] Open Science at the Pasteur Institute : a 4 years’ retrospective for HackYourPhD

On November 30th, the Pasteur Institute and the Mozilla Foundation have planned two days dedicated to Open Science. The first day will gather a set of introductive talks. The program is available here.  The second day will consist in a workshop (for Pasteur Research Institute members). We are very happy to be invited, alongside other…
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[24/03/17] Apéro-Debate – Citizen Science, DIY, etc. : Counterculture or Research Policy trap ?

You are welcome to join us for an Apéro-Debate on Friday March 24th from 7:30pm at La Paillasse with our special guest Lucy Patterson (cf. bio below). On Saturday March 25th, the european H2020 DITOs(DoIng TOgether science) project will organize a european citizen science forum Citizen Science & DIY Bio: building the bridge between citizens and…
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How many paywalls since you started your PhD?

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Ok, in Science there is no beginning and no end, only progress…

You, the ones convinced by open science as well as you who ask questions, at which moment should one think about the quality of his research?

When one has a professorship? More ambitious: when one becomes doctor? Even more ambitious: during a PhD? Even more ambitious (and fairsight?): even before starting a PhD?

Whatever where you are in your carreer, there are cooperations between projects that just wait to be launched! Discussions between fields or simply between generation within a field, crazy projects that would need a non academic frame to be developped (hey! there exists and others too).

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SAGE Bionetworks Assembly 2015 at Institut Pasteur, Paris—Open science, social innovation and education: deconstructing silos and anchoring in the city.

Update: you can now watch all the video of the event here. SAGE Bionetworks is one of the largest non-profit organizations promoting open science and involvement of patients in the research process. Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday (April 16-18/2015), it organized for the first time its general assembly outside the American continent. And for this first…
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OpenCon 2014 : In the heart of Open Science advocacy

Last week, I attended for HackYourPhD the OpenCon 2014 (Nov-Dec 15-17th) gathering the early career researchers on Open Access, Open Data and Open Science. As a representative of our Open Science community, I had the chance to be one of the 80 participants selected for a full traveling grant. Being part of 175 open science/education students…
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OAWeek 2014 : Let’s imagine a creative format for Open Access

More and more information is available online about Open Access. However it’s difficult to process all this content when one is a busy PhD Student or researcher. Moreover, people already informed and convinced are often the main spectators. The question thus becomes : How to spread the world about Open Access to a large audience…
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