Online networking, data sharing and research activity distribution tools for scientists
What is it about?
We share our opinions and experiences of using various software that can help scientists to expose their work and also track its impact. This has probably far greater ramifications as it says we have the tools to share our work but only a fraction of scientists are using whats available. Science publishing has dramatically changed and how we leverage the online world can have a dramatic impact on the reach and longevity of our work / publications.
Why is it important?
It is important because most scientists probably do not think how the tools that are freely available could be used to make people aware of their work, find collaborators, lead to funding etc. Like anything else there is a bit of experimentation involved and one has to be picky otherwise you could be quickly buried and spend all your time exploring the many tools available. We point the reader to what we think are the important ones to try today. Sure, in future this will change, but the reader needs a starting point and this is it.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Antony John Williams, Dr Sean Ekins, and Lou Peck