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[echo] opening up academic projects

From: Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:50:50 +0100
Message-ID: <CAMXe=So8tg=3CvtxGFg8k14KQ5tLUtHeUX0iuKBeRhU9E1G0Vg@mail.gmail.com>
To: nathan@webr3.org
Cc: semantic-web at W3C <semantic-web@w3c.org>
I d like to echo  Nathan's post below since I have had similar
thoughts many times
in recent weeks

 I d love to collaborate with many projects posted on this list, and
wonder why there arent more 'open' (yet paid) collaboration
opportunities to contribute to funded projects
which in the majority of cases end up remaining isolated effort with
limited impact

I am aware that such a request may be 'pointless', in the sense that
that academic reality is reactionary by design:

university gets money, money buys professor, professor hires someone
to do the work,

but many of us are part of this community because we think we can help
to deliver change, one way or another

It goes without saying that many of us have competences and interest
in collaborating
on the funded projects  and organisations advertised on this list, if
they were more 'transformative' and more innovative and less top down

Facing the real world could also deliver the advantage to mitigating
the sometimes total 'out of touch' speculative scenarios of certain
academic circles and projects

Looking forward to more progressive ways to engage with the research
community :-)


On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 9:27 PM, Nathan <nathan@webr3.org> wrote:
> Can you open this right up for everybody to be involved?
> I know I for one would be happy to invest free time to looking at these
> datasets to find patterns - are they open and available online, any pointers
> to get started, anything at all that would enable me (and hopefully others
> skilled here) to work on this?
> It sounds like less of a "position" and more of a global need we who can
> should all be pumping time in to.
> Best,
> Nathan
> Helena Deus wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> We have an exciting research assistant position open at DERI for a chance
>> to work with Cancer Informatics! We are looking for an enthusiastic
>> developer who is familiar with bioinformatics concepts. Your role will be
>> exploring cancer related datasets and looking for pattern (applying, for
>> example, machine learning techniques) that can be used for personalized
>> medicine.
>> Please don't hesitate to Fw. this to whomever you think might be
>> interested.
>> To apply or to ask for more information, please reply to me
>> (helena.deus@deri.org) with CV + motivation letter
>> Kind regards, Helena F. Deus, PhD
>> Digital Enterprise Research Institute
>> helena.deus@deri.org
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