Thursday 2 October 2014, 1.00PM to 14:00
Speaker(s): Professor Anthony Williams
Professor Williams designed and created ChemSpider - a free web resource that the Royal Society of Chemistry purchased from him. He was also much of the driving force and vision behind the RSC’s successful bid to host the EPSRC Chemical Databank Service and provides a good deal of the vision behind RSC’s move to Open Data. He also has a background in NMR spectroscopy.
Many of us nowadays invest significant amounts of time in sharing our activities and opinions with friends and family via social networking tools. However, despite the availability of many platforms for scientists to connect and share with their peers in the scientific community the majority do not make use of these tools, despite their promise and potential impact and influence on our future careers. We are being indexed and exposed on the internet via our publications, presentations and data. We also have many more ways to contribute to science, to annotate and curate data, to “publish” in new ways, and many of these activities are as part of a growing crowdsourcing network. This presentation will provide an overview of the various types of networking and collaborative sites available to scientists and ways to expose your scientific activities online. Many of these can ultimately contribute to the developing measures of you as a scientist as identified in the new world of alternative metrics. Participating offers a great opportunity to develop a scientific profile within the community and may ultimately be very beneficial, especially to scientists early in their career.