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ORCID launches live service

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In case anybody missed this piece of news on Twitter, the Open Researcher & Contributor ID initiative launched the first real, proper contributor ID service yesterday. Like several hundred (thousand?) others, I’ve already registered with the ORCID service and have my own persistent identifier, expressed as a clickable web URI: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5635-1860 So, what are you […]

Finally got around to tweak my website a bit

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About time. I’ve been thinking about this for ages: I really ought to translate as much of my site to Icelandic as I can. And now I’ve done something about it. I wrote about translation some months ago, and since then I’ve installed the excellent qTranslate plugin on my site. It’s not perfect, but does the […]

Paper just out, on ORCID and collective action

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This paper came out earlier in the month. The piece was mainly authored by Martin Fenner who heads the ORCID Outreach Working Group that I am a member of, but I and another OWG member helped out a little. It’s nice and short, and open-access too, so just click the nice super-short DOI URL below to get […]

Which language? Or both

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Now for a not-terribly-insightful post (sorry!): the question of whether to blog in English (the international language of science) or in my native Icelandic. Or perhaps both? On the one hand, one might argue that it is my duty, of sorts (and matter of national pride) to write in Icelandic, since it is my native […]

Why this new site? Practise my writing

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[This post is the first part of a multi-part series.] A key motivation for setting up this site is that I feel the need to practice my writing. Of course, like many others I write stuff all the time but this tends to be mostly short E-mail messages. It’s  only the odd longer-than-usual, mini-essay sized […]

BRIF correspondence published in Nature Genetics

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A brief correspondence that I contributed to was finally published in Nature Genetics, reporting from the January BRIF workshop in Toulouse, France: Cambon-Thomsen, A., Thorisson, G. A. et al. The role of a bioresource research impact factor as an incentive to share human bioresources. Nature Genet 43, 503-504 (2011). doi:10.1038/ng.831 BRIF is a one of several related projects […]