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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[Workshop Summary] PhD, Thesis : towards OpenScience practices ? as an exemple on december 13rd at La Fonderie ( Paris)

The December 13th, HYPhD organized a meeting with Alexandre Monnin at La Fonderie, Agence Numérique d’Ile de France (digital agency from Ile de France). Alexandre Monnin, who has recently finished his PhD, introduced us to He plans to publish a HTML version of every chapter of his dissertation in this website, which provides an…
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[Workshop Summary] Open your Phd in less than 45 minutes with Knownodes

This article was written by Dor Garbash following the Hackathon : “Open your Phd – one link at a time – A direct approach to open knowledge” ( july 13-14th). This post was initially published on Dor’s website

We did it! Researchers, engineers, teachers and hackers have started to use Knownodes to share their knowledge online.

This weekend was special for all of us who have been working on Knownodes.

In the end of a two day hackathon  we have managed to create a workflow, that enables even a complete newbie to create a knowledge network consisting of eleven knowledge resources and ten connections and put it online, open and free to access.

Rapid prototyping knowledge network generation

Here are some of the results, use the “map view” button on the top bar for some nice visualisation:

Sudo room – Matt Senate(Hacker)

Mimicry – Sebastien Treguer(Engineer, clean energy)

How can we include citizen science in earthquake and fire engineering research? – Professor Muki Haklay(Researcher, citizen science)

Knownodes – Dor Garbash(Phd student)

Dynamic body and space – Catalina Quijano(Teacher)

Open your Phd project – general description of what we did.

Thanks for the HackYourPhd and the NightScience communities for helping us out!

Would you like to contribute a map yourself?

It’s easy and takes only 45 minutes just click here

Us at the same place, about a month ago. As you see there’s quite a bit of gender bias, let’s change that!

Next step for Knownodes is the hack’a’node retreat, we will be going there from Saturday through Thursday (in flexible times). We will stay in the beautiful performance arts forum , and you are welcome to join us!

NB : A Knownodes workshop will be held in facLab on the 13th of September. Dor would like to organize open knowledge workshops in labs and classes. To contact him :

[HYPhDUS] OpenScience Meetup in Los Angeles

This post was written by Scott Lewis (founder of Knowthecosmos). It was previously published on Google+

What about Open Science?

Yesterday (on july 18th), a group of undergraduate & graduate students, scientists, professors and concerned citizens came together at USC’s Hedco Neuroscience Building’s conference room to discuss the global need for open science. Among the attendees were myself and Liz Krane, who not only support the initiative, but wanted to better understand the needs and opportunities for the Open Science movement.

The meeting was coordinated by Célya Gruson-Daniel, the co-creator of Hack Your PhD out of Paris, France. She created a successful crowd-funding campaign to travel from France to the United States, bringing together students, researchers, engaged scientists, hacktivists, tinkerers, entrepreneurs and anybody else who are interested in the production and sharing of knowledge in a wider sense. Hack Your PhD was created in response to current ways of performing research frequently generating frustrations, conflicts and isolation, seeing a need to find a new and more efficient way to not only do science, but make sure that all results are available to other scientists and laypersons so that everyone can be better informed as to what science has already been done, what still needs to be done, and which ways it can be done better.

Scott Lewis and Liz Krane by celyagd

Scott Lewis and Liz Krane by celyagd

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[Event] HackYourPhd-OKFN Science meeting, 22th of May, Oxford

As part of the monthly meeting organised in Oxford by the OpenScience section of the OKFN, Vincent presented on thursday the 22th of May the group HackYourPhd.

The origin of the group, its ideals & aims were presented to a few Phd students (or DPhil as they call it in Oxford) in Biology and Mathematics including Jenny Molloy who coordinates the Okfn OpenScience group and organizes the meetings.

OKFN OpenScience welcomed HackYourPhD


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