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Convert your files containing experimental data into an open data format

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As part of the Data Champions initiative, we invite members of the Department of Chemistry to contribute to a list of instructions for converting the data you generate through experiments using techniques such as NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, electron microscopy, x-ray crystallography etc. into open data formats that can be shared easily.

The aim is to save researchers time and effort in trying to find this out themselves, and to make it as easy as possible for them to share their data in an open format that is accessible to everyone.

First on our list are very brief instructions for converting NMR spectroscopy data from TopSpin to a text file in the internationally accepted open data format JCAMP-DX.

Please send your instructions to library@ch.cam.ac.uk and they will be added to the list.

Data Champions at the Department of Chemistry

Data Champions are local experts on research data management and sharing who can provide advice and training within their departments.

Your Data Champions currently are:

We are currently planning research data management related activities that we can carry out in the department. Please let us have your ideas! Contact one of the Data Champions or Clair Castle, Librarian at the Department of Chemistry at library@ch.cam.ac.uk.

Please visit the Chemistry Library’s Open Data website to find out more about your Data Champions, and other resources that will help chemists do open research.

Free JoVE mobile apps available

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Photo credit: Paul Hudson p_a_h on Flickr Creative Commons.

JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) has just released two brand new mobile apps and a newly optimized version of the JoVE website which streamlines access to content from any mobile device.

Members of the University of Cambridge can now view JoVE on their iPhone, Android tablet or other device.

To download JoVE Mobile, search for ‘JoVE’ in the Apple app store or on Google Play.

Once you have downloaded the app you must select ‘Sign Up’ and create an account using your ‘@cam’ email address. This is how JoVE recognises that you are a member of the University of Cambridge so that you can access subscribed content.

The University has subscribed to the Biology (from 2006), Neuroscience (from 2010), and Immunology & Infection (from 2010) sections of JoVE.

Features of the apps include:

  • the ability to ‘favorite’ videos and add them to a list that you can access at any time
  • ability to browse videos
  • see recommendations for related videos that you might be interested in
  • see which videos have been added recently
  • share content through Twitter or Facebook