Valorisation of research through the web 2.0

16 April 2013


Frédéric Schütz , Université de Lausanne and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Charles Andrès, Université de Neuchâtel


Being able to identify scientific publication of valuable impact, to promote them on the web, and to know the limit of such promotion.

Content and pre-course assignment

Introduction to professional social networks of interest for scientific research. introduction to Wikipedia editing.

Problems linked with the promotion of scientific research: neutrality, conflicts of interest.

Possible issues with copyright; the OpenAccess model and its relevance in this context.

Home work : preparation of a list of 10 papers from the host lab that could/should be promoted on the web.

General information

Dates: 16 April 2013

Schedule : 8.55 - 17.00

Location: University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des sciences, UniMail, computer room E026 (Millenium)

ECTS : 0.5 (category Communication)

Evaluation : Home work as described and active participation

Information : Please contact the education officer Dr. Christiane Bobillier

Travel expenses : participants of the  Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology (University of Neuchâtel) are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class). 


Please send the original tickets (no copies) with the reimbursement form  to Dr. Christiane Bobillier.  No reimbursement for bus, taxi or car travel expenses will be paid.


  • This course is free and open to all Ph.D. students, as well as to master students and post-docs. Priority is given to Doctoral program participants until 28 February 2013.
  • Maximum number of participants: 12

Registration through the web only: closed => course full.

Please note the cancellation policy (CHF 20).

Deadline: 7 April 2013