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Research market or research commons?


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Date and time 24.06.2019 17:1518:30  
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Speaker Tim Smith, Head of Collaboration, Devices and Applications Group at CERN
Category Conferences - Seminars

The EPFL Open Science initiative invites you to this presentation by Tim Smith, Head of Collaboration, Devices and Applications Group at CERN

Are you allowing your research to become tradable goods? Don’t… Market forces lead down a path of greed not wisdom! To add to the common body of knowledge your research itself, not just a narrative, should be freely available for scrutiny, understanding and inspiration. In his presentation, Tim Smith will discuss tools and techniques to ensure this is possible in the data driven era, illustrating through examples of services built to facilitate the opening of research at CERN.

Speaker's Bio:
Tim Smith is Head of Collaboration, Devices and Applications Group at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory. Tim is an Open Science advocate leading initiatives at CERN and in the wider science community. He drove the launch of CERN’s Open Data Portal to share Large Hadron Collider big data with the world, as well as the Higgs Boson webcast which shared its discovery live around the globe. He also instigated and nurtures Zenodo within the European Commission’s OpenAIRE project as an open data service for world-wide science. Tim came to CERN at the end of the 80s, obtained a PhD in Particle Physics and performed research at the LEP accelerator for 10 years. He then joined the CERN IT Department to lead teams innovating in computing farm management and physics data management.

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  • General public
  • Free



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