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I have a question about the formal difficulties that may arise with the publication of a preprint when a journal agrees to have it published during the review process. So it is legal, but: How is it working? Does it violate the double-blind rule? Let us imagine this situation: I am a reviewer and I want to check the originality of the work, so I do research, and here, boom, the text is on the RG and I already know who published it. Moreover, on RG, the author knows that a potential reviewer has viewed his manuscript. In my opinion, this is a risk. Is it worth it? After all, open review and commenting on unpublished works is not a popular practice in the social sciences.
Same with the open data. I have no problem publishing them, I would like to do so, but it violates the anonymity of the manuscript I submitted. Of course, for beginner researchers like me, it may not matter much, but when someone gets some positive and negative contacts in academic community, it can be a real problem that arises with work experience. How do you see it?
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Preprints are defined as an author’s version of a research manuscript prior to formal peer review at a journal, which is deposited on a public server. ResearchGate (RG) said about "Preprints": early-stage research. On the other side, RG is not a publisher and, in turn, uploaded unpublished text is not regarded as a publication. Hence, a preprint is an author's own original or draft version of their paper before any peer review has taken place and before it is published.
Before answering this valuable question of Prof. Marek Deja, please let me give my own opinion about the preprint dilemma (مُعضلة ما قبل الطباعة):
I have a different perspective on uploading any preprint anywhere before it has been published. Why do you let others know about your insights and methodologies before publication? You should avoid telling the other researchers about the details of any one of your papers until it has been published and seeing your name by yourself. You may say that I am somewhat old-fashioned, but I have a different perspective on uploading any preprint anywhere before it has been published by your name. My advice is not to put your research anywhere until it is published. It is a security issue:
  • Your manuscript may be copied and then published by others before you can do that. This stealing of your paper might be happening. So, you must wait until the paper is accepted and then published in that journal. Then, upload that research item on any platform you wish.
  • A journal may have automated plagiarism software to check the paper before admitting it to the reviewing process. There are chances that your paper can get a rejection at any point. Thus, to avoid this problem. Publish the preprint after you got the paper as "ACCEPTED".
  • There may be a "cold war" between the professors of a given department. They do not like to discuss ideas as others will "steal" them and publish an article on them without giving credit to the one from whom they got the idea. My suggestion is to keep your work "private" and share it only with those who are really interested.
  • Academic publishing remains a competitive process. If someone else has recently published a paper very similar to mine, mine is less likely to be accepted. So although I may share my topic, I prefer to keep my methodology, findings, and discussion private, until published in a peer-reviewed journal. So. there is a high chance that someone may claim your idea as theirs!
  • Preprint gives a false feeling of security. Personally, I would always wait until the paper is accepted by the editor of a journal. After that, I can post it as a regular research item on any platform you wish.
Finally, for the coming future, do not upload any paper anywhere until it is published with your name. Even if it is a "preprint"! For the time being, If you had done something like that as a "preprint", for instance, I advise you to delete the preprint from any elsewhere and wait for two months before sending the paper to any journal.
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Do there exist open data online sites where one can submit nematode micrographs, VCE videos, and image metadata? A content management system like Drupal could work. The level of effort and maintenance of such a site would be high.
Extending NemSyst (https://nemys.ugent.be/) with a citizen science add-on that allows users to submit observations?
Many of the existing sites are not quite there yet as far as nematodes go. iNaturalist.org is close -- https://www.inaturalist.org/. May be able to make it work?
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I was wondering if there was an authority providing PM1 official measurement as open data. I checked in Europe and in the US but could not find anything apart from PM10 or PM2.5 official measurements. Many thanks
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You may have a look on the EBAS website for background station measurements. Some PM1 mass measurements are available in Europe. http://ebas-data.nilu.no/default.aspx
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Many Global cities are opening Public transportation data feed under open license. General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) is already offering such valuable information within the provision of freely license specification besides TRANSM.
Is there any overview - which cities are offering GTFS as open data (global, regional, national)?
Here I can see a summary in case of Germany (but not sure it is complete!!)- https://bit.ly/2Ut5Mf0
Looking forward....
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Have a look on this - all about GTFS: https://gtfs.org/resources/data/
More data providers and API and community platforms: https://gtfs.org/resources/data/
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Dear All,
I would like to published data from experiments in which the fibre sensor was used to detect the specific antibodies.
What is the best free repository for publishing such data?
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Please share the links in your comments.
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We live in a world of data, that much is obvious. Open data can be used to create new value and has many applications. But I'm curious how do you think open data can impact local development, how can it help local government? Maybe you have some experience, interesting examples?
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my research is open data and, in this case, Visit Faroe Islands and the government managed to obtain a better understanding of the local dynamics and local context. Locals expressed in detail their worries and the situation of tourism. Open data are fundamental for granting transparency and local development
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Gray literature vs. scientific literature
-What are the advantages and disadvantages of gray literature compared to scientific literature.
-What are the repositories that you know about gray literature.
-What is the importance of gray literature for developing countries
Gray literature is "materials and research produced by organizations outside of the traditional commercial or academic publishing and distribution channels. Common gray literature publication types include reports (annual, research, technical, project, etc.), working papers, government documents, white papers and evaluations"
Scientific literature "comprises scholarly publications that report original empirical and theoretical work in the natural and social sciences. Within an academic field, scientific literature is often referred to as the literature. Academic publishing is the process of contributing the results of one's research into the literature, which often requires a peer-review process".
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Hi,
The gray literature are reports, pre prints, and a lot of other informal materials. The publication process of gray literature is often faster than in formal journals, and therefore, it is preferred when authors would like to establish authorship to a discovery or an original paper of some sort. Gray literature receives citations, in many cases, so it is visible to the scientific community. Publishing in a formal journal, though, is considered more valuable for academic promotion, since, the paper goes through reviewers judgements. Comparing the two publication routes resembles comparing the formal and informal education.
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I wanted to upskill my analysis skill by using the open data. I tried several courses in edex and openlearning- but it was for those who looking to be become data scientist. I want use those skills in education- to provide analytics alongside the literature reviews.
Is there any available courses on this area? I am looking for microcred programs or online courses offered part-time mode.
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Hello!
Maybe you need to change your searching input reference. Try searching Courses or Training videos on :
"Using Internet data for decision-making in education"
"Using digital meta-data for Teaching and Learning Improvement"
"Using
(...)
Or something like this:
"Transforming education based on evidence and data from Internet usage"
"Education Policies from data-driven approaches"
"Analysing Internet data for transforming education"
Some readings can also provide courses and web training, as reference:
Data-based decision-making for school improvement: Research insights and gaps
Innovating Education and Educating for Innovation
THE POWER OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND SKILLS
A Data-Driven Approach Could Be the Next Great Innovation for Education
Good luck, and kind regards,
Neus Lorenzo
@NewsNeus
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HI all,
SRA datasets has a lot of useful and reusable data for researchers. But some of them might be the ones that never get used at all. I would appreciate anyone advice on how can these data be more useful for the researchers? Would it be helpful to have it QCed and provide a quality metrics to the data, or maybe in some way ready to use data ie.e preprocessed? Is one dataset more used than the other (RNAseq vs DNA vs Metagenomics or a disease specific?
#SRA #OPENdataset #genomics #opensource
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I used in the past published data from the SRA.
First, I personally find DNA data easier, as it is binary - is there a difference in the DNA or not? The preparation methods makes little difference (so not really a batch effect - may be on the coverage)
RNA-Seq needs QC and quantification and there is a huge batch effect indeed. But it seems more controllable than metagenomics.
I would use the data the other way around. If you have an idea, have a look at if data in the SRA is helpful to answer your questions. Then you have to model your methods the way it can overcome the missingness of data.
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I am currently doing research on public transportation and the epidemic. Is there any open data related to the spread of the epidemic on public transportation?
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Working on this one. This link is relevant tangetially though - https://www.interoperablemobility.org/
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I have a student that I am supervising who needs some type of open data set for analyzing using Structural Equation Modeling. It would need to be data from which latent variables/ constructs such as e.g. trait anxiety can be created. So, questionnaires and surveys are ideal for that.
Thank you in advance for any recommendations.
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Hi, Please find the dataset for free. I got it from a website. It's good for practice.
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Greetings! I am interested in open-data locations on the web related to cybersecurity or cybercrime attacks recorded over the past 1-3 years, and the location of those attacked?
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Not sure if it is useful for you.
There are quite a number of datasets listed here:
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As I am currently doing regression related work, I hope to have some open data and help me to test my model, so I need you to provide me with some datasets that can be used. The requirement of datasets is N *feature*time series, where N represents the number of samples, feature represents the number of original feature channels.Time series refers to the number of channels sampled. At present, I have NASA's WEAR dataset, but I think it is not enough, so I need your help.
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Hello,
Is there a (preferably free) way to download all molecules (SMILES or SDF) from a published scientific article?
Like searching pubchem or chembl or ZINC via DOI or so?
I would like to extract molecules from some papers, but I would like
to avoid having to input each molecule by hand...
Thanks a lot,
F.
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Go to BindingDB's ByJournal page and see if we have the article; for example,
If we do, click at the right to get a tab-separated value file with smiles strings and the data, or an SDfile with 2D or computed 3D ligand structures.
Mike
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I am in the process of writing a project proposal and finally wanted to include open-access dataset as a deliverable. Haven't published datasets before, it took some looking around and Zenodo and Figshare seem to be the most recognized ones, at least in the environmental engineering field. Zenodo seems to provide DOIs, but not sure about Figshare.
I am interested to know, have you already published your data there, or have you ever used someone else's data from Zenodo/Figshare?
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Zenodo is probably the most recommended open data repository. For some other repositories or options you may check this site:
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Dear Researchers, I am looking for open-source Gravity/Magnetic data for interpretations via Oasis montaj Software and Voxi Earth Modeling. Please specify some sources where form the data is easily accessible.
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Ayaz
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Dear Ayaz, if you are a user of OasisMontaj, it is easy to download the GRACE gravity-model-grid; free-air gravity Sandwell model; EMAG grids; WDMAM, TMI, RTP, magnetic anomalies, etc., using the SeekData Menu.
Seeker is designed to help you search for and download spatial data stored on global and corporate spatial servers including Geosoft DAP servers and WMS servers, as well as data discovered by the Dapple Search data service and spatial data indexed locally by Desktop Cataloger.
I recommend defining previously your zone of interest (ZOI).
Of course, on the website, there are a lot of pages (academics most of them) to find gravity and magnetic grids or dataset.
Best regards, Mario E. Sigismondi
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Hi everyone,
we are testing a calibration-free algorithm to estimate the concentration of a unknown material using the LIBS spectra. It is implemented in Matlab and we plan to publish it in Github for everyone to use. I was wondering if anyone know of raw spectra of materials with known concentration (for example, standard reference materials -SRMs- from NIST) made available online. We would use these spectra to test and improve the algorithm.
I have noticed that in other research disciplines (artificial intelligence above all) it is nowadays common practice to share the code and the data, in many others, and in LIBS spectroscopy in particular, it is very rare.
Thank you all in advance for your answers.
Regards!
Adolfo.
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I find your intentions very interesting and very noble.
As you may have seen, there are no online databases of LIBS spectra built on standards that I know or remember. but reading in the comments you will find several groups, among which I also add myself, willing to provide you with their material and all the help you need.
The reasons depend on the fact that the libs spectra vary greatly according to the different instrumental parameters and measurement conditions.
However, there is a very useful NIST portal, where you can simulate spectra of single elements or composites by also varying the parameters of the plasma.
It might come in handy if you plan to build a training database for a neural network. The help you will find in the NIST database is in the ability to simulate extreme conditions regarding plasma parameters and even with reference to LIBS spectrum resolutions. Information that can be very useful in the training phase of the neural network.
I hope that you will be able to carry out this idea of yours which seems to me really interesting and worthy of consideration by the scientific community that gravitates around LIBS spectroscopy.
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Does anyone knows an Open data source or sharable data source for traumatic brain injury neuroimaging (Structural MRI,DTI,CT)?
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ABCD has 434 participants with a history of mild TBI. Most are chronic cases but are still pretty interesting. PNC has about 120 or something close to that.
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Greetings all,
How hard/easy is it to get access to clinical trials raw data, and how long does it usually take to get access clinical trials individual patient data through websites such as The YODA project or MSD?
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It will depend on the sponsor of the trial and the country legislation. Many countries it is not required by law. In this case companies might follow ethical guidelines like CIOMS . If it is required by law and the law does not legislate timelines, then its up to the company. Usually after the trial has finished and the data is digitalised.
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Is any database of open-data websides ( fe www.worldometers.info...etc.) in the field of social, environmental and economical problematics, or do you know is any research about collecting data from inter-face of web pages..., longitudial project to store and provide to researchers..., if not, i will start :) thank you to all to help me
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Thank you a lot mr. professor..., i check that, i look for on-line raw data ...
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Any ideas for dummies in the Energy sector?
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Kalim Ullah , Ravindrakumar Yadav , Abdelghani Rouini thanks a lot. All materials were very helpful
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In my research related to monitoring the cow behavior with help of sensors I have a permanent and principal problem with the data for model validation. I tried to find some available open-source data sets and ask people on the last EAAP conference, but in vain. I need, for example, a dataset including records of tag accelerations for tens of cows for several days to validate my behavior discrimination model on data achieved in other conditions. The question is do datasets exist and where are they located?
Conference and journal papers building models for the behavior prediction have the same problem. But this problem is solved, for example, for the face recognition. There exist a site with the available datasets https://www.face-rec.org/databases/. Hence, I decided to concentrate links to all datasets that I find in one place on GitHub.
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Hello, can anyone suggest publications that accept manuscripts on materials, methods, and resulting data sets? I'm not looking for a website to host the dataset, but looking to publish a data paper (i.e. a description of my data) in a data journal.
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Hi Jason, this is an excellent question. There is Biodiversity Data Journal (https://bdj.pensoft.net/) that fits your description. There is also Nature's Scientific Data (https://www.nature.com/sdata/about), but you have to pay quite a bit. There also appears to be Data in Brief (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/data-in-brief, but it's an Elsevier journal, so boo). Check also the following websites for further resources:
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For my assignment, I am to use open data that focuses on ransomware attacks (however other forms of cyber attacks are also useful) so that I can identify trends and write my report. My report is based on attacks on local governments and councils however I have not been able to find any data that is refined enough.
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Nico- one of the gold standards I've seen used is FireEye's M- Trend reports from Mandiant. It may not have the deep datasets that you are looking for, but will provide you with an overview of trends in fairly open layman terms. Here is a starting point for FireEye: https://content.fireeye.com/m-trends/rpt-m-trends-2020
Kapersky's Target cyberattacks logbook has some useful filters you can apply: https://apt.securelist.com/#
Finally, this APT database may be of use to you depending on your starting question: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/1H9_xaxQHpWaa4O_Son4Gx0YOIzlcBWMsdvePFX68EKU/pubhtml
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Most of the publicly available databases give only the basic information like age, gender, mode of infection, etc. regarding the infected patients suffering from CoVID 19. So, can anyone recommend or suggest more specific databases related to image, speech or clinical data of the patients that are meant for open research?
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I have the feeling that everything in chemistry related to information and data in particular is very sharded and obscured. Are there any projects ensuring more transparency and openess of the data? I am getting quite lost to be honest and would wish for more standards and unity in the field.
Thanks,
Julian
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Look at Crystallography Open Database (COD). It's a free database for crystal structure. You can download the cif files to perform analysis and Rietveld refinement.
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Does anyone know any open-source databases of Raman spectrum with anti-Stokes data?
I need the anti-Stokes part to prove my algorithm, but it seems that most of the databases only provide the spectrum starts from the positive wavenumber.
Please suggest the open-source Raman databases with data collecting that include the negative wavenumber region.
Thank you for your kind help.
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Abothur Almohana Thank you for your answer.
Because of my research topic, I need some real data, and I saw some papers provided anti-Stokes data (e.g. Field remote Stokes/Anti-Stokes Raman characterization of us... ).
If there's any database that provides real data with anti-Stokes part, please tell me where can I find it.
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I am looking for hyperspectral images from UAV that captured forest or forest plantation. Do you know about some source where I can download some examples?
Thank you
Martin
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Martin, check out the GatorEye dataset, they have amazing high-quality UAV-LiDAR, etc. data available for researchers! Please reach out to Dr. Eben to get more details.
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I would like to test the statistical effect of a foreign-imposed regime-change (FIRC) on target country's trade openness data. My sample includes 29 cases of FIRCs in the past 70 years with trade-openness data (imports+exports/GDP) available for almost all of them.
I considered comparing the mean differences in trade-openness of affected countries with a control group of the region using MANOVA or t-test, but I am not quite sure if this can work, since I am not familiar with important events logic incorporated in time-series testing.
Tanks already!
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I would start by visually inspecting time graphs (t-charts) of the series.
A major effect would be an outlier (i.e. extremely low or high value) or a structural break in the series (e.g. the trend changes direction, the values jump to a higher or lower level, etc etc).
Then you may statistically test these breaks or outliers using plain OLS models and appropriate dummy (dichotomous) variables.
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I downloaded MODIS NDVI data from 2001 to 2005 from Google Earth Engine using batch download for an area in Australia. I drew a polygon to demarcate my aoi for cropping. When I opened the exported dataset in ArcGIS, the images looked warped. The size and shape is different to the original polygon. For example, my aoi is a vertical rectangle, but when I opened data in ArcGIS, it showed images as horizontal rectangles. Of course, I changed the projection, but the problem remains same.
Can anyone help with solving this issue?
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Dear Indishe,
You could try reprojecting your image (to the projection you want) before exporting it. To reproject the image you can use the following code:
image=image.reproject({
crs: "EPSG:32720" (The target projection),
scale: 250 (pixel_size)
});
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I have been looking for open data bases on micro-Doppler for drones but I couldn't one. Does anyone know where I can find such a database for download?
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Drone based RADAR data is not available right now.
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I'm looking for shared data of Coronavirus patients, in particular, I need the demographic, clinical, and survival characteristics to test some hypotheses in a secondary analysis.
Are there any databases/websites that share COVID-19 patients data?
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We are looking for open data on the identification of stress (arousal or other related emotions) from physiological signals, specially Electrodermal activity (Galvanic Skin Response) but also Heart Rate Variability or EEG
Our ideal data set would contain the physiological signal(s) time series labelled with the stressors and at least 500 records (same or different individuals)
Thank you for reading!
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You can check our newly published database CLAS.
You can look at the paper "CLAS: A Database for Cognitive Load, Affect and Stress Recognition" ( DOI: 10.1109/BIA48344.2019.8967457 ) or visit our lab's webpage https://www.sensornetworkslab.com/clas .
Best Regards
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hi every one,
please, I work on urban traffic modeling, and I have to make simulation, but I don't have a data base of traffic. So I wonder if you could give an open data of traffic.
thanks
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Hello Yarah,
So, I need the number of vehicle (traffic) by section (road) in a specific network. not a wide area but no small, by hour, by week.
After that I can get the main variables and To work with in my research equations.
Best regards,
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Dear experts,
Hello, this is Jean who is new to use ADNI data + DTI data.
I downloaded Axial DTI data of AD & CN, and I drop those data in dcm2niigui, but it does not work to covert to 4d nil image.
So I checked the data and it has 2,714 of dcm, which is different from what I got in PPMI DTI files.
Is it a matter of axial dti files? or is there any other issue regarding this??
Thank you!
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Hi. Are you using the Windows version of dcm2niigui? If yes, then this may be your issue.
I suggest you use the Linux (or Mac) version of dcm2nii, or even better is dcm2niix. If you still have problems, then I suggest you use MRtrix3 (specifically the command called mrconvert).
How many dicoms are in the PPMI DTI files? If you know how many volumes there are supposed to be (number of diffusion directions plus number of bzero volumes), and multiply that by the number of slices per volume, then that will equal the total number of slices (dicoms).
Jerome
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I'm currently working on a project that desperately needs real-world data to test. What are some cities around the world where we can easily download OD matrices?
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Taiwan Freeway Bureau provide the freeway user trip data. Please see M06A data.
Please note, the website is in Chinese.
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Hello scientists,
I'm looking for standardisations and regulations for open data provided by german/european cities.
To be more specific, I'm looking for standards, which portals like this (https://www.offenedaten-koeln.de/dataset/verkehrskalender-der-stadt-k%C3%B6ln/field_tags/transport-und-verkehr-52?sort_by=changed) are build upon.
I'm especially looking for standards, that regulate city traffic data, how they are stored, how they can be received (hopefully in near future), and how the stored information can be linked to common road transport network specifications.
If there are standards, i would appreciate if you could point me in the right direction.
Thank you very much.
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Maybe you can participate in the IEC group. Outlining your needs may be helpful for them when developing a standard.
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We are doing some research on Bonn's urban structure and historical buildings/ neighborhoods/ destinations. We would like to find all sorts of GIS data for Bonn (e.g., topography, building footprint, streets, land use and land cover, sociodemographics). Web searching has been challenging for us, as we don't speak German. Can someone recommend some web pages where open data can be found? Thank you!
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Dear colleague,
I am leader of the research project B-DATA Big Data Assemblages: Techniques and Actors. B-DATA has the intent to study data assemblages inside research centres and data infrastructures which produce and use open data and Big Data. The three main case studies are: the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA, Norway)); Italian Statistical Office (ISTAT, Italy); the Web Science Institute of the University of Southampton (UK).
During my research i came accross to some of the topics that have been adressed by your project. I was thinkink if you were interested in making a comparison with what is happening here in Italy at ISTAT. I can have full access to this field.
This is just a first contact. If you are interested, we can have some contacts to understand the feasibility of that.
I attach an open access article that show some of the finding of B-DATA, that may help you to understand what I am researching.
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Yours sincerely, Biagio Aragona.
Assistant Prfessor of Sociology
University of Naples Federico II
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yes I hope obtain scholarship to study PhD
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The general public relies increasingly on mobile applications for day-to-day services. Beyond sharing data sets, it is more and more important for agencies such as the Asian Development Bank, USAID, the World Bank, etc. to satisfy the communications needs of their clients, audiences, and partners (not to mention those of their own employees) by the same means. Across the project cycle, meaning, the various stages from country programming to project completion and evaluation, where might there be opportunities for cheap, effective, and low-maintenance mobile applications à la "build-once, deploy-anywhere"?
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An interesting development concept of using new online information and communication media in connection with the Internet of Things technology. The current development of mobile devices, mainly smartphones and their applications to international communication and information transfer, enables the improvement of information logistics. Therefore, the use of new media technologies and advanced information processing technologies, ie typical of the current technological revolution, Industry 4.0, can significantly increase the efficiency of communication processes between cooperating members of national and international working teams in institutions and enterprises.
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I am looking for data set to develop a flood forecasting system specifically for an agriculture dominated watershed. The requirements include a) fine resolution DEM b) land use type and soil hydrologic group c) hourly/sub-hourly rainfall data for a minimum of 30 years d) hourly/sub-hourly stream flow data and e)demographic details of the area. It would be helpful if you suggest any data repository/experimental watershed for collecting the above mentioned data. I assure you that the services offered will be duly acknowledged.
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I agree with previous two answers. I must say that there is no single repository of datasets for the whole world. Most often GIS repositories are at state or country level. DEM is most commonly available GIS data. Land use could be variable in resolution depending on the country. In regions where there is no land use maps, you could use remote-sensing to define a better land cover map. Soils data is mostly FAO dataset V2, which is coarse in scale. Soil surveys with countries have better resolution. For rainfall time series, try to contact your meteorological department. You need many stations for watershed modeling. Streamflow is often used to calibrate and validate and often available only in long-term monitoring stations. Many rivers are ungauged in the world. For demographic information, census is best but is available at census district levels. If you can specify the watershed you are planning to model, I can suggest datasets better.
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The trend recently is towards sharing data in open data repositories. Some journals require that data be sent to such repositories as articles are submitted. Considering the pros and cons of data sharing, how willing will you as a researcher be willing to share the yet unexplored data of your research vis-à-vis the requirements for such submission by some journals?
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For me I am kind of tied between the practice of the scientific community and the need to retain the data for subsequent use. Should I release the data in an open repository, ideas I intend publishing as an article might be done by another person before I am ready for writing and release of same.
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Public organizations face important challenges regarding information access. There is an increased pressure for transparency, open data and information access. On the other hand, there is the right to privacy, the right to be forgotten, commercial and banking secrecies. How to find an acceptable balance?
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Fears of terrorism and abuse have combined with the development of everyday surveillance technology and the intrusion of big data to shift the balance away from privacy, which is often regarded as a sign of negligence rather than a human right. I have not yet found a clear aacademic articulation of the significance of privacy to human development, but remain convinced that we cannot become fully developed human beings without private space. Part of the problem here is that the concept of privacy has been shrunk and commonly only the subtheme of data privacy is considered. In an age of big data we need Big Privacy. My own discussion of this topic is at http://peterbates.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Right-to-privacy.pdf
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I have tens of thousands of individual scans in proprietary file formats, and I want to make these public. I need a format that is free and open, or to make my own.
Our proprietary software offers a CSV option, but doesn't export all useful data to the file. In addition, the CSV file it creates is more like two spreadsheets, with the second half having the per-channel photon counts.
I've considered using XML because it is both machine and human readable. My only concern is that XML is bloated. XML has the added benefit of being readable over a web browser, and can be quickly converted to almost any language, including JSON.
Microsoft INI format is also machine and human readable, but INI is fairly phased out. Software writers still have full access to INI functions though, so I wonder if this is still a viable format. INI also converts well to object notation.
Both INI and XML could better represent two spreadsheets worth of different-typed content in a single file than a CSV.
What are your thoughts?
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We currently use only ARTAX Spectra, which I believe is Bruker software. The output format is PDZ23, or a CSV file with very little data about the actual device listed in the output. The output CSV files are two-block files, with the top block being basic two-column header info. The lower block is per-channel total photon counts.
I'd like a better format, with all pertinent header data listed, and in a machine and human readable form. I really expected there to be a standard format, like we have with state and federal water well and climate data, but I don't see anything like that on the internet.
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I am looking for Open data access of any kind of source, for data mining and Big Data applications
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I hope this site would help you to find data :
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I am currently looking for an open data set including both brain imaging and physiological signals (prefer acquired brain injury).
Do you have relevant information that I am looking for?
Sincerely,
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Hello.
I would suggest to take a look here:
After, what you are looking for is a very specific kind of information.
Best regards,
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Dear Colleagues,
As a number of funding agencies increasingly ask for data management and open data, I was wondering if any open database for to deposit and search for chromatographic data (HPLC, GC methods and chromatograms)?
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Yes!
Most of the vendors like Agilent or Restek provide such a great databases.
Regards
G
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Data have become increasingly more important for all types of professionals to scope, evaluate and maintain resilience projects around the globe.
But how do resilience practitioners make informed decisions and know where and
how data can be used to promote the sustainable development goals, transparency
and accountability?
#OpenData #Bolster #Resilience #Efforts #increasingly #professionals #sforzi #resilienza #professionisti #progetti #sostenibile #scope #globe #accountability #sustainable #Randieri #Intellisystem #IntellisystemTechnologies
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In the marine sector EMODnet (European Marine Observation and Data Network) is intended to answer to your question
  • usability of data and products should be clearly stated from data/data products' providers in a detailed documentation
  • the linking data approach should guarantee transparency
  • FAIR data management principles should further stimulate knowledge advancement and support sustainable development
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Hello,
Recently I downloaded Satellite Data of JERS-1 SAR. The first problem was the data didn’t opened in any software like (SNAP, MapReady, ArcGIS, ENVI, Erdas). The second problem was the data when extract it got without any extension, it read just file.
Please Help my find program open these data.
Meelad A. Hussein
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Great,
Perhaps recent JERS-1 format accommodates OPS as well, while CEOS is naturally a SAR-favored format. Just guessing, not to be further elaborated.
Good luck, B
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Dear all,
Open science seems to become more and more important for Higher Education. I wonder if Open Science is an own Mission of HEI, or if it i one aspect of Third Mission of Higher Education Institutions.
What do you think?
In my opinion many parts, but not all aspects of open science belong to Third Mission, but Open access and Open data not.
Looking for a fruitful discussion on this topic.
Have a nice day and best regards
Isabel
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Actually our knowledge about medical school is so different. Ex. crying of infant give many thoughts to mother And/or pediatric but the real thing baby is just do cognitive experience
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Can you suggest me some concrete case studies for IBM Watson application, ideally with the appropriate (and open) Data Sets.
Thanks
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There are many use cases for IBM Watson. There are Analytics as well as Machine Learning and Cognitive use cases. Here is an article reviewing 18 companies usage of Watson: These companies are using Watson big data and analytics to power their business
There are use cases around Conversation- build intelligent chat bots and virtual agents across mobile devices, messaging platforms and even robots. Banks in Japan have robots that greet clients and answer basic banking questions, then they refer client to a Live specialist for more complicated and interactive intensive support.
There are visual recognition use cases for tagging and classifying visual content using machine learning.
Watson is used for Personality insights and there are use cases developed in HR, Health Care, Financial Services, etc…
There are many, many use case examples and Jeopardy was a basic example of what Watson calls its “Discovery” service.
Watson deals with Speech, Language, Conversation, Vision and Empathy… There is also a connection with Watson IoT, The Weather Company, and more… valuable insights to Cognitive interactions…
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Dear Zuhair,
Thanks for the links.
Best wishes
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Dear network,
I'm looking for precipitation data in Brasil with the following requirements:
- daily
- covering 2017
- spatial resolution: less than 500 m
- based on measures in Brasil (not only modeling)
Thank you for your precious help on this,
C.
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There isn't a gridded dataset for precipitation in South America, or Brazil, with 500m resolution because the density of ground stations is much worse than that (for most of the continent).
The best you can get is the MERGE product from CPTEC, described here:
Rosante et al., Weather and Forecasting, 2010.
Data has 0.25 x 0.25 deg and is available here:
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When I want to open my project file in smartPLS 3.0, nothing appears on it, even on the indicator's pannel. In the indicator's pannel there is a message that'' Your data file setup is corrupt. Please open the data file and revise the setup''. I have also changed the file format to csv. I appreciate your kind help in advance!
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Dear Ahmed, I very much appreciate your kind reply. I just succeeded to import my data set in PLS. But, still there is one issue to deal with. when I want to do the PLS Algorithm, I have to choose one from three different options in missing value field. Actually all the missing values in my data set are as a result of filtered questions that I have in my questionnaire. I mean that when a question is filtered for a respondent, that question apprears as missing value for that particular respondent. Therefore, I'm thinking that which option (Mean replacement, caseweis deletion or Pairwise deletion) shall I finally choose.
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Greetings!
I require some form of risk measurement (interval or ordinal scale) within business activity classifications.
I do have some NACE v2 (Statistical classification of economic activities in the European Community) classes (at least on level 2 - two digit format [88 items]), and I need a variable for these, which do express the comparative total risks associated with that specific business activity.
I have thought about simple volatility measures based on equity markets (for example average, 5 year annual volatility for stocks in a class), but surprisingly such data is not easy to get. The first problem is, that there are numerous classification systems (SIC, NAICS, ISIC, GICS, BICS, TRBC, ICB) and most viable sources use classifications which are lacking direct correspondence tables to NACE v2 (for example SIC from 1987). The latter four classification systems used by market data vendors are proprietary and there are no correspondence tables at all. Even so, I might have access to a Bloomberg Terminal, that data is problematic to be used in my publication. Some form of open data would be more helpful. I have seen this article: Kakushadze, Zura; Yu, Willie (2017): Open Source Fundamental Industry Classification. In Data 2 (2), p. 20. DOI: 10.3390/data2020020, but it is using SIC as well, and it gives no clue on how to produce the volatility measures (how to acquire and process ten thousands of time-series to get the aggregated volatilities). And that procedure might fall outside my capacities.
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Dear Tamas
Thank you for elaborating on your research challenge. Bond credit ratings are related to the bankruptcy risk (probability of default) of firms and are highly associated with industry risk. I think that may be your best available proxy.
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We are working on analysis of those medical records in traditional medicine. But we are lacking those medical records in traditional medicine. Is there any place in which I can find the open data of those records?
Those records may include narrative texts with tradition medicine terminology.
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Its base on country. For Example for New Zealand ( NZULM ) For Australia MIMS etc..
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I need a open data set which contains reviews (comments) about people (eg: doctors / lecturers / politicians) for my project from where can I get that type of data set?
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Hi Anjula,
Apart from Open Data platforms that can be browsed (Figshare, Zenodo)
I would check:
-> OpenAire, (EU Portal on Open Science)
-> Data&Statistics for Political Sciences: https://ucsd.libguides.com/c.php?g=90743&p=586766
Good luck!
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Hi guys, recently some of my data are presenting the following error message ""Invalid RR interval values (RR zero or negative!). File cannot be opened" error" . I'm collecting HR and HRV through Polar RS 800 CX and analyzing with Kubios HRV. Does anyone faced some similar problem or know how to fix it? (This problem appears while opening the data txt files with Kubios)
Thanks for your attention all! Greetings from Brazil.
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Hi,
I had exactly the same problem with Kubios HRV. Kubios Standard supports just RR data. In the premium version I could change the data type to ECG and it worked.
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I am looking for an open data set which includes students information related to courses, degree programs etc. The label of the data set should be grades of students.
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Dear Malik,
Are you looking for a dataset for a specific country or any data? In the U.S., he following is the largest repository of open data on all topics in social and behavioural sectors, including education.
You may check out the following study which contains education objectives (in some waves).
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In many implementations of Learning Analytics systems at universities the collection of learner-generated data is routine. But, students are typically not advised that this is happening. In formal research contexts such data collection would constitute a breach of research ethics. This issue is one among many others as it becomes easier & easier to produce & collect data
What is the relationship between "free speech" and "open data"?
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You are right Harry.
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Using the spectrometer, I obtained the raw graph (image attached) which has its x-axis as wavelength. I understand that it needs to be converted to wavenumber in order for me to obtain the raman spectra.
How do I go about this? Do I have to open the data in matlab and code the program to convert every point within the data?
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Courtney:
First, that's a rather odd looking spectrograph. I don't think I've ever seen such a linear slope in baseline like that. However, I'll ignore that for the moment. Also, your spectrum looks featureless, except for that narrow line at about 632nm, also rather odd. In Raman spectroscopy, the sample is (usually) illuminated with a laser. It is even often brought to a focus point with a lens to maximize intensity on the surface or within the sample. Light from the laser scatters both elastically (without wavelength shift) and in-elastically (with wavelength shift). This in-elastic scattering is the Raman effect.
On the detection end, the spectrometer is normally modified by adding a very narrow 'notch' filter to reject the very bright light scattered at the original laser wavelength. What remains are the photons that were in-elastically scattered at wavelengths other than the original laser wavelength.
Just how much these in-elastically scattered photons are shifted in frequency depends on the vibrations within the molecule. The higher the frequency of the vibration, the larger the shift. In essence, a Raman spectrum is a vibrational spectrum of the molecule. It is very similar to, but not identical with, a standard IR or FT-IR spectrum. The difference is, it is 'observed' at the wavelengths in the vicinity of the laser wavelength. So, if your laser is in the visible spectrum, you can get a vibrational spectrum if an aqueous specimen. Something impossible to do with a standard IR or FT-IR spectrometer because water is opaque to IR.
In the Raman effect there are two sets of spectral 'lines' generated. The most intense lines (but still very very dim) are those that lie on the red (or longer wavelength or smaller wavenumber) side of the laser line. These are called the 'Stokes' lines. There are another mirror image set of lines on the blue (or shorter wavelength) side of the laser line. These lines are called 'anti-Stokes' lines and are typically very much dimmer than the Stokes lines. Hence one normally focuses on the Stokes lines.
As for data processing, one starts by converting the laser wavelength to wavenumbers. I use a simple trick: wavenumbers (cm-1) = 1e7 / wavelength (nm). Say your laser is at 532nm. Converting that to wavenumbers: laser wavenumber = 1e7/532 = 18797 (cm-1). Now using that same formula convert all the other wavelength data over to wavenumbers. In a final step, subtract all the wavenumbers of the spectrum data from the laser wavelength wavenumber. All the data that falls on the positive side of zero are the Stokes line data. All the data that falls on the negative side of zero are the anti-Stokes line data. One normally drops the anti-Stokes data, but not always. Normally, the wavenumber data are displayed on a 0 to 4000 cm-1 scale, similar to a standard IR spectrum.
Now you have a vibrational spectrum (similar to an IR spectrum) where the peaks are in terms of wavenumber shift from the excitation (the laser). Hence one often speaks of the "Raman shift" of a vibrational line.
So Courtney, because your spectrum looks so odd to me, could you tell us how you made the measurement? I just wonder about that odd sloped baseline and the relatively featureless spectrum, which normally would not occur in a conventional Raman spectrometer.
Best regards,
Pat
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Dear colleagues
I ‘m looking for P3 micro CT-scan of recent Pongo (5 - 10 specimens).
So, if you know:
-someone who can share some micro CT-scan data,
-or the name of an institution and contact susceptible to provide micro CT-scan data about Pongo teeth.
-or database like “MorphoSource” where I can access to micro CT-scan open data.
I will appreciate your help.
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Dear Arnaud Filoux,
if you still need data in addition to those from Vienna, we would be able to scan teeth for you. If you are interested please sind me a private message on ResearchGate.
Best wishes,
Anneke van Heteren
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Does anyone know where I can find statistic data about car-sharing systems in the world?
In example: number of systems, number of cars, number of registered users, number of rentals, number of dedicated EV charging stations etc.
For each continent or country.
For last 10-15 years.
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I'm an open source activist contributing on Promotion/Participation/Initiation of FOSS Related activities from Nepal. During my undergraduate study, I contributed from Kathmandu University Open Source Community an autonomous wing of Kathmandu University Computer Club.
Currently I am continuing to contribute via FOSS COMMUNITY NEPAL. So this year FOSS Nepal is planning to organize a Conference focusing on the Free and Open Source Software. As I'm taking the responsibility of setting the roadmap as well as managing the overall conference, I am not only collecting the research done by researchers but also investing time and effort to incubate research topics and also helping researchers in doing he research. So I would like to present you Researchers my ideas I've thought about and would want feedback on my points as well as new ideas on doing researches: 1) Doing Research on Penetration of FOSS Technologies mainly focusing on Government sector, School, Institutions and Research Centers 2) Adaptation of Free and Open Source Softwares in Health, Education, Research. 3) Open Data and it's implementation for solving community problems.
In order to do research and surveys on above mentioned topics, I am planning to work with Student from different college and Universities. But currently I don't have plans and action items which would make sure that these researches would get completed because I have no areas of generating resource.
Therefore I would like to request you researchers to help me identify opportunities, challenges and resource generating aspects of successfully organizing a Conference.
It would be great to hear from you all.
Thank You.
Sanjog Sigdel
Volunteer, FOSS NEPAL
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You can check on FOSS4G conference,
FOSS4G is the acronym for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial. It is the annual recurring global event hosted by OSGeo since it’s inception in 2006.
FOSS4G Conference on Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) will foster sustainable development and promote the widespread use of Open Source Geospatial Technologies including support for software development, publicly available Geo-data and applications.
FOSS4G Asia conference will be held on December in Sri Lanka this year.
You can check some information from following URL.
You can read more about FOSS4G from
I think you can get some idea from them and make you plan.
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I am looking for databases where I can access open data. I already looked at https://www.ebi.ac.uk/ena/data/search?query=hunter+gatherer where I found some data. This is a good starting point but maybe there is more out there.
We are looking for SNP data, we are trying to create a sample of hunter-gatherer populations, where we will include our sample.
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Hi Tobias, I am providing a PDF report from my database. It lists over 1100 populations, from several different regions of the world, for which Y-chromosome SNP data is abailable. Send me a list of the populations for which you would like data and I will send a bibliography of the studies that have data.
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With the help of numerous satellites, we are able to research the earth and sun (space physics). However, the study on the other planets in the solar system is still lack. I wonder if there have some missions are available for the public to study the planets?
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All data from NASA planetary missions is archived at https://pds.nasa.gov. The node mentioned by Jethva is dedicated to geosciences. Other nodes have data from atmospheres, etc.
Other countries also maintain archives for their planetary missions.
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Open science is advocated by science funders, policy makers, and increasingly scientific communities. Yet, it seems there is little research on the effects of making data and code available, publishing open access or reaching out to the public (e.g. citizen science).
Do you know of studies that measure what effect open science practices have within academia (e.g. increase in citations) OR outside academia (e.g. commercial use of data)?
Please help me collecting hard evidence for the assumption that "open science" is in fact beneficial for scientists, science, and society at large.
Any source recommendations, studies, grey literature on the topic would help.
Thank you very much!
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Have a look at scientific productivity, internationalization and impact of open science. My former collegue now works at DZHW and does research in bibliometrics --> Aman, Valeria (2016). How collaboration impacts citation flows within the German science system . Scientometrics. doi:10.1007/s11192-016-2092-1 She might give you some pointers
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I'm trying to see if my data has normal distribution so I want to do the kolmogorov smirnov test. So if I follow the instructions below then do the kolmogorov smirnov test without doing anything else will that be okay?
Importing data from Excel:
• Data can be imported from Excel into SPSS for statistical analysis
• Click on File -> Open -> Data -> click on the drop down arrow next to Files of type to see different types of files. Choose Excel and locate the file that you want to open
• SPSS will ask for confirmation that the first row contains the variable names and of the length and breadth of the database. Click OK
• The SPSS Data View that opens will contain the data. However there will be no variables Labels or Values
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Use this steps:
1. From the menu at the top of the screen click on Analyze, then select
Descriptive Statistics, then Explore.
2. Click on the variable(s) you are interested in (e.g. Total score of your dependent variable). Click on the arrow button to move them into the Dependent List box.
3. In the Label Cases by: box, put your ID variable.
4. In the Display section, make sure that Both is selected.
5. Click on the Statistics button and click on Descriptives and Outliers. Click on Continue.
6. Click on the Plots button. Under Descriptive, click on Histogram. Click on
Normality plots with tests. Click on Continue.
7. Click on the Options button. In the Missing Values section, click on
Exclude cases pairwise. Click on Continue and then OK.
You will get test of normality table, Kolmogorov Smirnov test will be there, a non-significant results (more than 0.05) indicates normality. You may also want to check the histogram to see if your data is normally distributed.
Good luck!
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Hi all! I have some MR spectroscopy data from epileptic patients and normal cases. I want to compare the metabolite rates in normal cases and 2 types of focal and generalized epilepsy. I need to be able to review the data and import the values into MATLAB. I'm not able to open data in MATLAB. Do you know of any toolbox or function to help with this?
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Some of my colleagues are planning to analyse news headlines related to climate change. Does anyone know of a good source for historical news headlines as open data?
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There is no collection of headlines as such but the closest thing is TROVE Newspapers. This is a site of the National Library of Australia that has an enormous collection of scanned Australian newspapers. Only downside is that these are largely out of copyright and not for recent decades although some newspapers have agreed to be included up to the present day.
Hope this is helpful.
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