As I make my way through an ocean of stimuli and experiences I observe the subtle changes in my mood and try to explain where they come from and what is causing them. My mind is hardwired to look for causes in a linear way. Big emotions are caused by dramatic life events while minor mood changes can have less significant origins, such as something I ate yesterday or an approaching project deadline. This hunt for external causes keeps my mind busy and the conversations with friends going, but is it always meaningful?
I recently came back from Brussels where I attended the Information Days on the Horizon 2020 Research Infrastructures Work Programme. I was there to present the LIBRE project and to have the chance to meet other project coordinators looking for European funding.
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.
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.
On Friday 8th of November, together with Michael Taylor we gave a 5-minute talk on the future of academic peer review also presenting the forthcoming platform LIBRE at the SpotOn 2013 event.
The presentation of my lecture for the students of the Master in Economics at the University of Granada (20th of March 2013).
The first press release about Open Scholar and the LIBRE project is out!
As a response to severe government cuts in education budget, a group of 28 University professors decided to take our lectures to the streets. We chose a central square in Granada called Bibrambla and gave 14 lectures to more than 500 participants.
Here is a prezi presentation on the use of the force platform to assess approach-avoidance or freezing behavior in psychophysiological experiments. I gave this talk during the 8th annual conference of the Spanish Society for Psychophysiology and Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SEPNECA) held in Barcelona from 3-6 of July.