Pandelis Perakakis

Talks and presentations

Open scientists in the shoes of frustrated academics part I: Open-minded scepticism

Last week I was in Oslo, invited by the organising committee of Eurodoc2017, to give an introductory talk on Open Science [1]. One thing that became apparent during this two-day event was that, although irresistibly trendy, Open Science remains an elusive concept. Many continue to confuse Open Science with Open Access, not to mention that almost everyone still thinks Open Access is equivalent to publishing in open access journals. In this series of posts, I will discuss a few issues that will hopefully help clarify the meaning of Open Science, why is it important, and how individual scientists can make a difference.

Diapositivas de mi presentación sobre educación respiratoria en pacientes de Asma en la Universidad de Granada

Hoy dí una charla en la Facultad de Psicología de la Universidad de Granada sobre la imprecisa y profundamente problemática definición del asma como un trastorno crónico inflamatorio. En las diapositivas, que publico con una licencia abierta aquí, presento evidencia contra esa definición y explico el razonamiento a favor de un entrenamiento respiratorio para el asma visto como una hiperresponsividad bronquial. Después de un interesante intercambio de opiniones con el publico probamos algunos ejercicios con el objetivo de reducir la respiración, aumentar el dióxido de carbono y relajar el músculo liso bronquial, así eliminando los síntomas de broncoespasmo.

LIBRE presentation for Horizon 2020

Today I made a brief presentation of Open Scholar and the LIBRE project at the Information Days on Horizon 2020 that was held in Brussels from 12-14 of February. I had the chance to receive first hand information about the e-Infrastructures calls, listen to many interesting proposals and discuss about possible collaborations with potential partners.

Beyond open access: facing academia’s real problems

On Thursday 5th of December, I gave a talk on how to move beyond open access and face academia’s real problems, at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. The talk focused on how the journal monopoly over three of the most basic processes in scholarly communication —validation, evaluation and dissemination— is creating problems even more important than the lack of accessibility to research output. The LIBRE platform was presented as an alternative, free, journal-independent, community-based model of research validation and evaluation where the author is at the center of an open and transparent peer review process.

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