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Either through stupidity or spite, the Liberal/National Government's inaction during #COVID-19 will devastate universities. Higher ed drives innovation & growth and will underpin our economic recovery in a changing post-COVID world. (thread)… @uniaus @nteu
Pre-COVID, education was Australia's 3rd largest export sector, earning over $30b a year. Australian universities employ more people than the entire manufacturing sector.…… #ausecon
Due to travel restrictions, Australian unis face at least a short-term loss in revenue of at least $10b. Like other areas of the economy, they're struggling to pay their staff.…
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Who wants to see the #Diversity data for @STFC_Matters, that was released by @UKRI_News last week?

The full data release is here, so if you want to see anything for yourself, go ahead:…
@STFC_Matters funds research & training into astronomy, particle physics, space & planetary sciences & nuclear physics. This is important because @ukhesa only report STFC as #physics – it’s so much more!

STFC have a #equality & #diversity statement here:…
So, let’s start with @STFC_Matters #ethnicity data.

Worth noting that @UKRI_News collate three categories; ethnic minority, white, not disclosed.

We can’t separate out different ethnicity, which is a problem in itself. Image
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Attention subducters! 12 part THREAD on our new @VoiLA_NERC paper in @Nature, led by @Cooper_geo. TL;DR? Not all #subduction zones recycle water the same way & #LesserAntilles recycling changes in time and space [1/12]
So how did the @VoiLA_NERC team, funded by @NERCScience, use boron isotopes to show that water subducted by the #Atlantic Plate is directly linked to volcanic and earthquake activity in the #Antilles? [2/12] Title and abstract of Cooper et al (2020) paper in Nature
@VoiLA_NERC is tracking #water right through the #Antilles subduction zone. We chose this site because it contrasts with the much better studied Pacific margins [3/12]… Block schematic diagram of Antilles subduction zone
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As an #ECR scientist + mum to 2 kids -who have been lucky enough to attend #EarlyYears #childcare @UNSW since they were babies- I have felt devastated + heartbroken since @UNSW announced they were closing one of these amazing centres centres and privatising the rest 1/6
The unique university-run model enabled these centres to become *literal* centres of early childhood excellence, where places are highly coveted 👉🏻… 2/6
#UNSWEarlyYears reputation is such that I eagerly put my 1st kid on the waitlist when I was 5months pregnant, & was lucky+grateful to get a spot 1.5y later. Our kids have since been cared for by educators who have been @UNSW #EarlyYears for 20yrs - unheard-of continuity! 🙌🏻 3/6
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It's finally out
Our Ten Simple Rules article in @PLOSCompBiol
With awesome cartoons from @redpenblackpen…

In which we emphasize management and leadership skills as being key
#ECR #ecrchat #academic #research
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Best software and suggestions to prepare a #poster presentation

my summary of the 80 answers received from @AcademicChatter community for the #sciencetwitter

Prepare popcorn, it's detailed but long 1/9, you can also just read the doc attached
#scicomm #STEM #phdchat
@AcademicChatter Tips 1/2
Set up a slide w/ dimensions you plan print
Keep things simpler than you first imagine
Make sure all writing can be read from no less 3-4 feet away
Use projector to test and final proofread before printing
Best posters can be digested in 2-3 minutes
Add QR code to share
@AcademicChatter Tips 2/2
Ask students for feedback
Ask someone from outside ur field for feedback
Add Twitter handle
Use online template and start adding your stuff
Start from a template that senior members of your lab have used
Submit a week before conference
Give yourself 2-3 days to print
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New paper out today which explores four different functional hypotheses about why people help look after someone else's child in the Agta.…
We explore the (non-competing) roles of kin selection, reciprocity, learning-to-mother and costly signalling in direct childcare, measured with 1.5 meter proximity
Downside of proximity is that you lose detail about the type of interaction, but using proximity measures meant we had a much larger sample size and (perhaps more importantly) time sample compared to focal follows.
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This is what edited volumes were made for. Critical analysis of the impact agenda from a unique perspective by @KFenbyHulse, with a level of personal reflection and practical advice you will not find anywhere else in the literature. My review of "Research Impact and the #ECR" 👇
Exercise your academic freedom by choosing the sorts of impacts you want to generate from your research, and how you want to pursue them
Impact builds on impact: start small and celebrate every success no matter how tiny
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Attending a really exciting @BritishAcademy workshop, 'Linking Data in Prosopography: Late Antique, Byzantine and Early Modern Studies', with no formal presentations and discussions collaboratively recorded on a Google doc! #Networks #Prosopography #Twitterstorians @ERC_CONNEC
Beginning with Charlotte Rouche raising issues of categorisation of data models, definitions of prosopography, and reconciling data collection with scepticism - do you include Zeus/Jesus in your database? #LinkedData
As a user you need to know what you're not going to find in a prosopographical database; how do you define the boundaries, who do you include and exclude, on what basis? Discussing Clergy of the Church of England Database:
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Day 2 of the Canadian Consortium of Research spring summit on the future of Canadian research. We heard a lot of great thoughts yesterday... Today: propose solutions
Summary of "the academic workforce":
▪️Diversity... Including/hiring indigenous scholars... The numbers are not great.
▪️The balance act between priority- vs curiosity-driven research, a hybrid solution?
Definitely seeing a major theme for broad recognition of more facets of academic work:
▪️Peer review service
▪️Teaching 1st/2nd year students
▪️Grad students building necessary non-traditional skills for #altac careers
▪️Granting agencies recognising other metrics (for HQP)
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Last workshop of the day, on performance indicators and their relative usefulness, presented by the new prez @CAUT_ACPPU ⬇️ #scipol #science #metrics
There are problems with citation counts!
🔹 Double entries and self citations blur the results
🔹 Everyone cites outrageous articles, and not because they're good
🔹 Citations aren't a good metric for all disciplines
🔹#ECR get less citations
There are problems with impact factors!
🔹 They're derived by formulas, that aren't necessarily known

Problems with h index!
🔹 Disadvantages #ECR
🔹 Bibliometric mistakes can misrepresent
🔹 Only includes citations in certain journals, not from books and monographs
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At the Canadian Consortium for Research meeting today w/ @MitacsCanada #CSPF and @NSERC_CRSNG colleagues, where @VB_Lisa opens by discussing #SupportTheReport efforts, asking how can we foster next steps for fundamental research and the #NextGenCanSci in Canada?

#scipol #thread
James Compton, prev prez @CAUT_ACPPU shows that there was a massive increase in student population, but this has slowed over the last 3 years. It would have slowed more, were it not for international students. Yet, #PSE funding from fed has been flat, has decreased at prov level
... Tuition has also increased over time. Faculty wages are not the culprit though, the % #PSE expenditures on wages has diminished over time. There is also more reliance on contract staff ➡️ and academic staff are not being renewed
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Excited to represent @CAPhys in important discussions on fundamental research in 🇨🇦 and the training of researchers #cdnsci Opening slide of Canadian Consortium of Research's Summit for Science and Researchers
Added bonus, taking it all in with my talented @MitacsCanada science policy fellowship colleagues from, all who've rocked the transition from PhD to government 👌#CSPF
The day's keynote: @cdavidnaylor on the importance, especially now, of increasing in scholarly inquiry.
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Today is the 6th anniversary of my #PhD viva. I note it in some way every year. This year is a little different. Over recent months I've been facing up to the fact that I may not be able to stay in academia for the 7th anniversary. This is a thread on why.
Before starting on this though, a few thoughts first. As a white middle-class man I have never had to deal with any number of issues or obstacles that many of my friends, colleagues, or peers have. I can only imagine how hard it must be to deal with systemic obstructions too /2
Probably the last thing academia needs is another person who looks like me. That doesn't mean I want to leave, but we need to acknowledge the heavily uneven playing field that is in effect. If departments are already populated with people who look like me; it's time to ask why /3
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Next panel @research_money #RM_Ott19 on interdisciplinarity w/ @MarieFranquin @DSP_SPE, Ted Hewitt @CRSH_SSHRC, RR Runte @InnovationCA, Chelsea Gabel @McMasterU, and Stefan Leslie @MEOPAR_NCE
Q:What is interdisciplinary?
SL: not the same as multidisciplinary (which is many disciplines coming together), it is working at the interface of disciplines.
CG: engaged collaboration, working with multiple partners, political spheres, and multiple ways of knowing
Q: What is interdisciplinary?
@MarieFranquin : agreed! It's also about making sure top expertise comes together to make something better. Reaching out to those who can elevate your research.
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#MillerTwitterTakeover What are your 3 main pieces of advice for early faculty years (first 1-2 years)? What are some of the DOs and DONTs you swear by? #ECR
1) Find out your uni's expectations annual & promotion-grants, papers, teaching, independence from prev. mentors. WCM 1/n
Independence from previous mentors can be tricky, esp for those that work with big cohort data, like ARIC. So, being clear what is expected is key. It's a must to know how papers are valued: #, quality, impact factor, citations. Also, for grants, will a K be valued? 2/n
2) Find a mentor TEAM. One person will not be enough. You want substantive & professional development mentors. You may want people that look like you & that's a good thing, but sometimes for people of color, those folks aren't in your field. Meet with them & listen to them. 3/n
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Out today: “The semiotic diversity of doing reference in a deaf signed language” Lindsay Ferrara @NTNU, @bananabull @hvl_no and I looked at the different strategies signers use to introduce, maintain or reintroduce humans, animals and inanimate referents..
We analysed the usual suspects (eg conventional signs, pointing, enactment) but also oft-neglected English mouthing and invisible surrogates (where a confluence of indexing actions enables signers to imagine an entity in the signing space and behave as if it were present)...
In this dataset, choice of strategy most strongly motivated by activation status: new referents expressed with more conventionalised forms (eg manual signs and English mouthing); maintained and reintroduced referents involved fewer and more improvised, context-dependent stuff...
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#NSPNsymposium18 Dalal Najib
@theNASciences comes from #Casablanca in #Morocco and moved to @UMich for a #PhD on interaction of Mars & Venus atmosphere and solar winds. However, she had a crisis and wanted to give back to her community, and dove into #scipol, #ethics, #economics
She went on to do a Christine Mirzayan S&T fellowship via @aaas, one of the few options available to #international applicants (cc @IWS_Network). Wanting to engage #ECR, she applied for a position @theNASciences, got in, and never looked back #NSPNsymposium18
She now promotes #international development, security, and cooperation with @theNASciences, through #Science #technology and #innovation.

@theNASciences@NSF! The National academy is independent from govt and provides #scienceadvice and #evidence for #scipol

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#CSPC2018 now at the participatory panel on funding for trainees.
Most voted model for support for trainees is direct via scholarship and fellowships (rather than thru institutions or via grants), and 52% prefer higher value to 48% wanting more awards. #CSPC2018

These are some of many questions in @DSP_SPE survey 📎
Some great #NRSA programs over at @NIH ⬇️ #CSPC2018 (see stipend amounts in pix)
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Got a seat right in the front at #CSPC2018 @sciencepolicy for the panel on #NextGenCanScience (science and the next generation) feat enablers of trainees getting involved in #scipol @ChiefSciCan @McGill_VPRI @katemoran Stacey Robinson and @DanWicklum
#CSPC2018 @ChiefSciCan mentions #Budget2018 reinvestments of 2.8B$ to create more collaborative infrastructure in govt labs and beyond. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get things right and elevate Canada in science leadership 🙌
📣 All major equipment in federal labs will be part of a registry and be accessible to everyone ➡️ democratizing the infrastructure of #cdnsci - @ChiefSciCan #CSPC2018 @sciencepolicy
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#CSPC2018 luncheon session w/ @ChiefSciCan starting soon! #Thread here ⬇️

#scipol @sciencepolicy
#CSPC2018 @ChiefSciCan congratulates @MehrdadHariri and his team for the 10th anniversary of @sciencepolicy, and on the success of #SciParl2018 for facilitating great dialogue for #scipol and #cdnsci in Parliament 🙌🙌🙌
... Also thanks the #scipol community for being there and answering the call when they were needed.

Getting the @ChiefSciCan office together was a challenge like for #ECR just starting up a lab, and like #cdnsci she has build an excellent team

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Next panel @sciencepolicy #CSPC2018 on international science and Canada, global agenda for 2030. Gordon McBean starts us off with background on international consortia and meetings on this important topic. Need to bring stakeholders together for a global program
#CSPC2018 @wwatsonwright @OceanFrontier stresses there is only one ocean, where distinct bodies are connected. If we treat them separately and let borders define policy, we limit the impact our policies can have
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Great to be at @uOttawa today to celebrate @cdavidnaylor 's #Friesen prize! #scipol #HealthResearch #cdnsci
A few highlights from the talk by @cdavidnaylor in the #Thread below
1/ Other nations are moving much faster than Canada for bridging data science and health, to drive personalized medicine
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