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CNI Spring 2011: Connecting Researchers with Information - and Unlocking It!

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CNI Spring 2011: Connecting Researchers with Information - and Unlocking It!

  1. 1. Connecting researchers with information - and unlocking it! Mendeley and Open Science William Gunn Head of Academic Outreach
  2. 2. “The state of knowledge of the human race is sitting in the scientists’ computers, and is currently not shared […] We need to get it unlocked so we can tackle those huge problems.”
  3. 3. Connecting Scholars in the Cloud • Research is a social activity, but the tools and the data aren’t. • Databases have incomplete metadata, incompatible licenses prevent remixing and sharing necessary for new insights. • Capture the latent info in their process!
  4. 4. Mendeley makes science more collaborative and transparent: ...and aggregates research data in the cloud Install Mendeley Desktop Mendeley extracts research data…
  5. 5. What is Mendeley? • Mendeley Web: A research catalog of 80M documents from 1M researchers, 80K collaborative groups. • Mendeley Desktop: A bit of software that organizes PDFs and helps you write papers.
  6. 6. Based in London & New York Mendeley are researchers, graduates and software developers from... ...backed by co-founders and former executives of: Supported by:
  7. 7. Aggregate data enables social discovery in real time
  8. 8. Article statistics provide specific readership information & recommend related papers
  9. 9. Apps are being developed that mash up Mendeley data with: Chemical compounds Locations Alzheimer’s research Grant funding Twitter streams Get Started @
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  11. 11. JISC DURA Project
  12. 12. Select relation: supports refutes complements uses same method ... Result: A human-curated, constantly evolving semantic article database
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