Study Tells 'Remarkable Story' About COVID-19's Deadly Rampage Through a South African Hospital
On 9 March, a patient who had recently traveled to Europe and had symptoms of COVID-19 visited the emergency department of St Augustine’s in Durban, South Africa. Eight weeks later, 39 patients and 80 staff linked to the hospital had been infected, and 15 patients had died.
Data sharing and COVID-19- the pandemic is changing the way scientists work and talk to each other. The Early Career Researchers advisory board at Wellcome Open Research discuss how COVID-19 is changing science.
SNSF Data Portal - SNSF Key Figures and COVID-19 Project Registry
The Swiss National Science Foundation's new Data Portal presents interactive key figures about research grant funding activity. In addition, its COVID-19 project registry provides information about Swiss research projects seeking answers to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you are an early career scientist looking for ways to get involved with advocacy, or a faculty member who wants to engage your students in the role of science in democracy, the Science for Public Good Fund is for you.
Methods & Proposal for Metadata Guiding Principles for Scholarly Communications
This article describes an international community-based effort to create metadata guiding principles for adopting and using richer metadata and advancing its application in scholarly communications. These principles can facilitate the dissemination, discoverability and use/reuse of many types of research and scholarly outputs. While much work remains to be done, these principles serve as a starting point for the evolution of processes that span communities including publishers, researchers, scholars, authors and other creators, librarians, curators, custodians, and consumers of scholarly works.These aspirational Metadata 2020 Principles are designed to encompass the needs of our entire community while ensuring thoughtful, purposeful, and reusable metadata resources. They provide a framework for all of us to be good metadata citizens. They also provide a foundation for considering related work from Metadata 2020 and must be interpreted within the legal and practical context in which we operate. They are intended to guide the broadest possible cross-section of our community in improving research communications, publishing, and discoverability.
OpenAI's Jukebox Opens the Pandora's Box of AI-Generated Music
OpenAI released Jukebox, a state-of-the-art AI model capable of generating music with vocals in the style of various artists and genres. I highlight some of my favorite samples and discuss the legality of it all.