There is a lot of interesting, useful stuff on the internet. Here are some tools, guides et cetera that I like and use.
KSJ @ MIT Science Editing Handbook (2020)
A project of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT, supported by the Kavli Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education.
DataLad Handbook (2020)
A versatile educational resource on (research) data management, crowdsourced by over 30 authors. The Handbook comes with a user guide for different types of users.
DataLad is a data management tool built on top of git-annex, to extend it with an intuitive command-line interface. DataLad enables users to operate on data using familiar concepts, such as files and directories, while transparently managing data access and authorization with underlying hosting providers. A lot of research tool and infrastructure projects finds it useful.
Turing Way Handbook (2020)
A community crowdsourced guide for reproducible data science, that will support students and academics as they develop their code, with the aim of helping them produce work that will be regarded as gold-standard examples of trustworthy and reusable research.
The Open Science Training Handbook (2020)
Started in 2018, the OST handbook aims to be a key resource and a first step towards developing Open Access and Open Science curricula and andragogies. Supporting and connecting an emerging Open Science community that wishes to pass on their knowledge as multipliers, the handbook will enrich training activities and unlock the community’s full potential.
RDA Catalogue of Outcomes and Recommendations (2020)
Technical and social infrastructure solutions developed by Research Data Alliance (RDA) Working Groups or Interest Groups that enable data sharing, exchange, and interoperability.
Cambridge Open Engage (2020)
A new early content platform from Cambridge University Press, designed to provide researchers with the space and resources to connect and collaborate with their communities, and rapidly disseminate early research.
Falling Walls Connect (2020)
An engagement platform for (past) active participants of any of the Falling Walls formats. A space for everyone interested in continuing the conversation and engaging in an ongoing exchange beyond disciplines and borders.
European Science Engagement Platform (2020)
The EUSEA Science Engagement Platform was established to serve public engagement professionals across Europe in their needs to find inspiration, resources, methods and tools for running participatory, dialogue-oriented engagement activities. The platform unites and showcases inspiring and innovative ways to engage different publics with science. Don’t miss the toolkits! A special focus of the resources provided on this platform lies on actively involving citizens and stakeholders in dialogue-oriented research and innovation processes.
Semantic Scholar (papers)
A free, AI-powered research tool for scientific literature. Now with one -line automatic TLDR summaries.
SciCrunch Registry (research resources)
The SciCrunch Registry holds metadata records that describe digital research resources, e.g., software, databases, projects and also services. Most of these are produced as a result of government funding and are available to the scientific community.
ROR (Research Organization Registry)
A community-led project to develop an open, sustainable, usable, and unique identifier (and registry entry) for every research organization in the world
Wayback Machine (old web info)
Many online resources die or get lost fairly soon. The Internet Archive Wayback Machine has helped me in a lot of such cases.
The Scholarly Kitchen (2008 – )
The Society for Scholarly Publishing established its official blog The Scholarly Kitchen in February 2008 to keep SSP members and interested parties aware of new developments in publishing; to point to research reports and projects; to interpret the significance of relevant research in a balanced way; to suggest areas that need more input by identifying gaps in knowledge; to translate findings from related endeavors; and to attract the community of STM information experts interested in these things and give them a place to contribute. Posts are written by a long list of professionals in the field.
Scientific Data updates (2013 – )
Nature-Springer’s Scientific Data is an online-only, peer-reviewed publication for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets. Their blog hosts news about Scientific Data, as well as commentary from their editors and the researchers, funders, and data managers who support them ( = lots of data science and reproducibility-related content).
COMSOL blog (2009 – )
COMSOL, a Swedish company, develop mathematical modeling software that drives work and research in physics and engineering. The COMSOL blog contains content mostly from COMSOL employees, giving many examples of modelling solutions to varied array of physics problems – currently +1600 posts.