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The Rise of Alternative Metrics (Altmetrics) for Research Impact Measurement
3-April-2017

Altmetrics are new metrics proposed as alternatives to impact factor for journals as well as individual citation indexes (h-index). Altmetrics uses online activities to measure the impact, buzz and word of mouth for scientific information. It includes new methods to measure the usage at citation level.

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya
 
Building trust, not hate: When people know each other, cooperation is more likely than conflict
29-March-2017

When anonymity between people is lifted, they more likely cooperate with each other. Playing nice can thereby become a winning strategy, an international team of scientists shows in a study to be published in Science Advances.

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Contact: Hokkaido University Institution: Hokkaido University
 
QU legal clinic conducts study on Qatari climate change laws and policies
20-March-2017

A legal clinic from Qatar University College of Law (QU-LAWC) and local institutions is reviewing the current Qatari laws and policies related to climate change with the aim to find ways to adapt the objectives and terms of the Paris Agreement within the Qatari context.

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Contact: Abdel Magid Hamouda Institution: Qatar University
 
'Reading' songs and nurturing culture in the Philippines
9-March-2017

Preserving cultural heritage, including access to and use of ancestral lands, can be a real challenge for indigenous communities. A range of cultural memory recall and music workshops with the indigenous Ata of the Philippines aims to empower communities and validate legal claims related to the Indigenous People’s Rights Act.

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Contact: Ana Maria Theresa P. Labrador Institution: University of the Philippines Diliman
 
A peek into research life in Japan
6-March-2017

An international group of researchers at Nagoya University discuss their experiences about research in Japan

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Contact: Ayako Miyazaki Institution: Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University
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