Research Remix

February 24, 2010

Thanks, Science Commons Symposium

Filed under: conferences, Open Notebook Science, openscience — Tags: — Heather Piwowar @ 11:10 am

Thank you, Lisa Green and Hope Leman.  Thank you, all the speakers and participants who travelled from far and wide to Seattle.  The recent Science Commons Symposium, Pacific Northwest, was fantastic.

I met, in person, many people I’d only corresponded with on the intertubes, and met many others I’m looking forward to corresponding with in the future.  I was inspired, informed, reinspired.

I’m still head-down in my thesis and so won’t give a rundown of the presentations or discussions.  For those of you who missed it, there are several great summaries out there.  Hashtag #spspn on twitter and FriendFeed.


Also of note #1:  The Amtrak trip between Vancouver,Canada and Seattle is beautiful!  Definitely recommended.

Also of note #2:  Oh I wish cell phone plans cared less about borders.  I need to figure out a better solution for international meeting tweeting.


  1. Hi, Heather. It was an absolute delight to meet you–and you very modestly don’t mention that one of the speakers, Peter Binfield, used your excellent article “Sharing Detailed Research Data Is Associated with Increased Citation Rate”

    to illustrate some of the points in his talk.

    It was a pleasure to meet you and I was slightly chagrined to find when I said to many of the attendees, “I have just met the most brilliant young woman!” that everyone already knew of you and wondered where I’d been and said everyone knows about Heather—she’s a promising young scholar and scientist. Now I know that, too!

    It was fun to get to listen in on the fascinating exchanges you had with Steve Koch

    You are very impressive people and it was wonderful to be around such up and coming young scientists.

    Congrats on being nearly finished up on the doctorate. I expect to see more of you on the public stage of Open Science!

    Comment by Hope Leman — February 26, 2010 @ 1:27 am

    • Hope, you are such a great connector :) Thanks for your nice words. Looking forward to meeting you again soon!

      ps for readers: Need a grant (and who doesn’t)? The website that Hope maintains, , currently lists 780 funding opportunities!

      Comment by Heather Piwowar — February 26, 2010 @ 8:46 am

  2. Hi, Heather. Thank you for your nice note. I do try to connect people. I have just left a note here:

    so that my colleagues in the medical library community in the Pacific Northwest can get to know you better, for instance.

    And thanks for the nice note about ScanGrants. We definitely do our best to list as many grants, fellowships, prizes and scholarships in the health sciences as we can. And the service is free! Always a plus–ha.

    I look forward to watching you become a major figure in the world of scientific communication. Keep the good work!

    Comment by Hope Leman — February 26, 2010 @ 9:18 am

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