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Metrologists meet to design the ultimate gravitational-constant experiment.
Nature 514 150 doi: 10.1038/514150a
As the Large Hadron Collider prepares to come back to life after a two-year hiatus, physicists are gearing up to go beyond the standard model of particle physics.
Nature 514 158 doi: 10.1038/514158a
Ten-year brain-mapping effort will use monkeys to study human neural and mental disorders.
Nature 514 151 doi: 10.1038/514151a
A Spider, an Octopus, or an Animal Just Coming into Existence? Designing a Curriculum for Librarians to Support Research Data Management
The paper explains the approach taken in the UK Jisc-funded RDMRose project to developing a study module/Open Educational Resource about Research Data Management (RDM) for librarians. The resource was developed collaboratively between the University of Sheffield Information School and the libraries at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, and York. Curriculum design principles such as an emphasis on exploring the nature of research and on other professional services supporting RDM were based on requirements gathered from focus groups and the literature. The content of the eight half-day sessions is briefly outlined. The paper goes on to explore how the learning materials were evaluated by this first cohort of learners and readjusted to respond to feedback. Future plans for co-producing an RDM related learning resource through a student-centered process and to create a sustainable learning network are discussed.
Three scientists used fluorescent molecules to defy the limits of conventional optical microscopes.
Nature 514 286 doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16097