Harvard Open Access Project Part-Time Research Assistant Opportunity | Berkman Center

“The Harvard Open Access Project (HOAP) fosters the growth of open access to research, within Harvard and beyond, using a combination of education, consultation, collaboration, research, tool-building, and direct assistance.

Our new RA will perform wiki editing for the Open Access Directory, social tagging for the Open Access Tracking Project, administrative support for HOAP itself, plus data collection, research, writing, and strategizing for open access within Harvard and beyond….”

Open Access and Institutional Repository Librarian | UMass Amherst Libraries

“The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative librarian to focus on the management, promotion, and support of the University of Massachusetts digital repository,  ScholarWorks@Umass Amherst, working closely with library staff to leverage the full range of expertise and resources in the digital repository service.  This position will provide support for the administration of the UMass Amherst open access initiatives and manage communications and publicity regarding open access and scholarly communication in partnership with the W.E.B. Du Bois Library’s Development and Communication Department….”

Harvard University – Job details

“A joint project between the SBGrid Consortium at Harvard Medical School and the Dataverse Team at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University has an immediate opening for a lead developer to help us build a next generation data publication system for large biomedical datasets. We aim to make biomedical datasets publicly available through a federated data grid to facilitate access, citation, and data analysis by scientists. Our pilot collection includes datasets generated using X-ray crystallography, computer modeling, lattice light sheet microscopy, and microED diffraction. This collection is currently replicated to computing centers in the US, Europe, Asia, and South America. The project is supported by the Helmsley Charitable Trust and was recently selected as a pilot of the U.S. National Data Service. To learn more about the environment, please visit our current implementation at data.sbgrid.org and our group websites at sbgrid.org, slizlab.org, and http://datascience.iq.harvard.edu/team. The lead developer will be responsible for successfully migrating our in-house research data management system, written in Python, to Dataverse (http://dataverse.org) after first extending Dataverse (with the full support of the Dataverse development team) to include the features necessary for the migration. The candidate will develop a final set of requirements based on the feedback and experience of the end-user community using our current pilot system. Examples of features that must be added to Dataverse include better support for large (~100 GB) datasets, automatic data validation pipelines, and other functionalities relevant to specific biomedical data types. The lead developer will also help to evaluate data transfer and upload and management technologies, such as Globus, that can integrate with Dataverse to support larger datasets and provide direct computing on the data. The developer will work with our team to ensure that all new functionality developed under this project is merged into the Dataverse open source project and shared with the community….”

Panel: Broadband crucial to public education | The Recorder

“Before coming to Charlemont, Bernard was a research assistant with the Harvard Open Access Project and Berkman Center for Internet and Society. She also worked for at least 25 years as a child development specialist, working with young children and their families, teaching at colleges, and writing and presenting talks at conferences and workshops. Bernard said that the United Nations, through its UNESCO program, has a goal to focus on open-education resources that can be made available to everybody. Also, the U.S. Department of Education has started a “Go Open” campaign, urging states and school districts to save money by using openly licensed educational materials….”

Open Positions | Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data

“The Privacy Tools project regularly seeks students, interns, postdocs, and visitors in Computer Science, Statistics, Government, Mathematics,  Law, and Social Sciences with Quantitative Experience, particularly those with an interest in learning about or working on Data Privacy. Below are some of the positions available, with instructions on how to apply….”

University of Massachusetts Amherst Job Posting: Open Access and Institutional Repository Librarian

“The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative librarian to focus on the management, promotion, and support of the University of Massachusetts digital repository,  ScholarWorks@Umass Amherst, working closely with library staff to leverage the full range of expertise and resources in the digital repository service.  This position will provide support for the administration of the UMass Amherst open access initiatives and manage communications and publicity regarding open access and scholarly communication in partnership with the W.E.B. Du Bois Library’s Development and Communication Department….”