Piirus member stories – how Piirus extends your global reach

Piirus Pioneers are researchers from around the world who are working with us to spread the word about Piirus. Here’s what some more of them are saying about research collaboration and Piirus. Continue reading

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Who are you following on Twitter? 10 elements to add to the Twitter feeds you follow, as an academic. #piirustips

Who you follow depends, in part, on what you’re using Twitter for, but we hope that you enjoy our suggestions of Twitter feeds follow, with your academic scholar hat on:

  1. Piirus @piirus_com (obviously!)
  2. Your choice of daily light relief. We like @LegoAcademics
  3. Your university library or subject librarian. (And other libraries: see lists like this one of health/medical libraries, by Sarah Vogel)
  4. Journal(s) that you read or intend to publish in. And editors of those journals.
  5. Funders for research in your field (e.g. UK’s @ESRC).
  6. Your collaborators, peers and colleagues who tweet.
  7. Professional associations/research societies relating to your field
  8. Someone offering writing tips e.g. Pat Thomson: @ThomsonPat
  9. Data hosting services or other services and tools that you regularly use.
  10. Museums or other public bodies relating to your work: often inspiring (e.g. UK’s Science Museum @sciencemuseum, or for those in the Arts, the @RSC)

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Top influencer on Piirus.com – Jonny Williams

At Piirus we recognise those researchers who have been influential. The more researchers who are on Piirus, the more networking and collaboration opportunities there are for the global research community. Here is our latest top influencer:

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Jonny Williams,

Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, UK

A post-doctoral researcher in environmental physics

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Top influencer on Piirus.com – James Bowen

At Piirus we recognise those researchers who have been influential. The more researchers who are on Piirus, the more networking and collaboration opportunities there are for the global research community. Here is our first top-influencer:

JamesBowenJames Bowen,
School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham

A chemist and engineer with 12 years’ experience of nanomaterials, surface modification and materials characterisation…

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