Search, Use, Management, Diffusion
Open -Access, -Books, -Data, -Protocols & Data Papers
Science validity | Carrier | Transparency | Economy | Civil Society
26.11.2015 SIS at SGV annual meeting (Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde), CHUV/Lausanne
20.11.2015 Mastering the publication process to promote your scientific career.pdf, UniFri
08.09.2015 3R animal experimentation issues for directors of animal experimentation.pdf, online prerequiste asked by course organizer, Unil
23.07.2015 Personal training of researcher from Open University, UK
26-27.03.2015 SFX par la pratique, EPFL
Select and master online search tools to increase relevance of results and perform the state of art on a subject
Use of a reference manager to create a bibliography, sharing it with laboratory or project partners, and staying up-to-date with alerts
Reuse of scientific texts, graphics, data, pictures, or images considering Swiss Copyright and diffusion rights transfer to the publishers
Informed selection, adaption, or rejection of emerging modes of publication, considering public funding agencies policies, scientific ethics, carrier interests of researcher, and productivity evaluation of scholar institutions
Following debates, controversies, and societal issues of scientific publication
Sylvie Vullioud-Marcacci is a SIS founder member. She is a SIS trainer to the search, management, use, and publication of scientific information since 2015. She worked 8 years at the EPFL library and holds a PhD in biology. She is contributor to the Blog Publication Scientifique, and promotes transparency and quality of scientific information.
Lionel Walter works by projects on tool management of numerical resources (Aleph), discovery tools (Exlibris Primo), link resolvers (SFX), institutional archives, and virtual libraries (Invenio). He is also a SIS trainer on these topics since 2015, after 8 years at the EPFL library, and a master in applied mathematics.
Thomas Guignard holds a management position in an academic library consortium in Toronto. He worked at EPFL library in particular on the Rolex Learning Center project. Engineer and acoustician (MSc and PhD), he is also a Software Carpentry instructor in computer programming for researchers and librarians, a maker and hobby programmer. He believes in empowering kids and adults through a better understanding of technology.
Institutional training partners
Adult trainings and facilitation techniques
SIS tries to emphazise interactions, the sharing of opinions and best practices. For these purposes, adult facilitation techniques such as games, clickers, case studies, or the direct application of presented theoretical elements to the participant's situation are used whenever possible.
Stimulating participants before group work. Half-day training on scientific Citation Techniques for academic librarians, EPFL, March 2014
Team board game about on Copyright and Creative Commons licences. One-day seminar on Scientific Information for PhD students, EPFL, April 2014.
Scientific Information School (SIS) is a non-profit organization that aims to promote competences of researchers, university and school students, teachers, librarians and the wider public to the search, use, management and diffusion of scientifc publications.
The association's resources are made up of funding from foundations, proceeds from the acitvities of the association, donations, legacies, subsidies from public authorities, and support memberships. Membership is 40 frs/year. Any person or organization interested in realizing these objectives can be a support member. Request for admission should be addressed to Sylvie Vullioud, who will admit new members and inform existing ones.
Scientific Information School (SIS)
Grand Vigne 7
Phone: (+41) (0)21 550 38 44
10 km away from Lausanne
Train S1; 11' + 15' walk
65km away from Geneva
GPS: 46.570, 6.542