Science Applications

We are interested in utilizing Drupal as a platform for building applications for use in laboratory science. These applications are typically either built from the ground up, or licensed as expensive vertical market software. We believe that with Drupal, we can change that situation and make it less expensive for laboratories to introduce automation to their procedures.

Our current project, in its early stages, is to develop a LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) in Drupal that can be used in both professional and education-oriented laboratories. We are conceptualizing this system as being built entirely, or mostly, from contributed and core modules, but it may eventually incorporate some custom modules and/or evolve into a distribution profile.

We established this group in order to create a place for us, and others who may be interested in building a LIMS or other science applications with Drupal, to discuss approaches and compare notes. If you are interested in this use for Drupal, please join us!

Note: This is not a general or jobs-oriented group, but we invite job posts as long as they are directly related to science (and, of course, Drupal). Please post non-science related jobs in other locations. Thank you!

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Science on Drupal: Survey on our direction and focus for 2017

Hi everyone,

We're working to set our direction for 2017 and beyond - to ensure we're well aligned to help with your day-to-day needs and plans for the future, please do fill out our short survey at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XBPDWSD

It's very brief and would be helpful to understand the landscape of how Drupal is used, focus areas of relevance to you, and whether our mission should target a niche rather than a single technology - along with any other thoughts or suggestions you have.

Thanks! David

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Science on Drupal: Focus, strategy & direction discussion today at 3pm ET + survey!

Start: 
2017-03-29 15:00 - 16:00 America/New_York
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Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Hi everyone,

We'll be meeting today at 3pm ET to continue discussing direction and focus for 2017 - see connection details below. Here are some of the questions and ideas we've been grappling with, but we're open to any new ideas or comments too!

Please post your thoughts, or any other comments you have, to our brief survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XBPDWSD - either ahead of or after the meeting.

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    Science On Drupal: Strategy and Visioneering Meeting

    Start: 
    2017-02-22 15:00 America/New_York
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    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Hi Science Drupalists,

    We're holding an open strategy and visioneering meeting tomorrow Wednesday, February 22nd @3pm ET.

    Join us with your reflections on 2016 and your inspiration for where the group should be headed in 2017. Any feedback, thoughts or ideas are welcome - please do come along and chip in anything you feel would be useful, no matter how small or crazily ambitious! We're here to listen.

    Look forward to seeing you there!

    Best wishes - David


    Telecon Details

    Date: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
    Time: 3pm EST, 12 noon PST

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    Science on Drupal Webinar: DKAN Data Portal this Friday 1/13 @9am ET

    Start: 
    2017-01-13 09:00 - 10:30 America/New_York
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    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Hi Science Drupalists,

    Join us for our DKAN Data Portal rundown presented by NuCivic founder Andrew Hoppin - this Friday 1/13 at 9am ET, either online or at the ESIP Winter Meeting in Forest Glen.

    DKAN is an open data portal built in Drupal. DKAN is designed to be feature-compatible with CKAN, the Open Data portal built by the Open Knowledge Foundation. With DKAN, you can:

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    No hosted Science on Drupal Office Hours tomorrow

    Hi Science Drupalists,

    Tomorrow is our scheduled date for Office Hours but we won't be holding an officially hosted session tomorrow - because of parallel commitments during the ESIP Winter Meeting. However please feel free to check in and post questions on Slack at any time and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!

    If you aren't familiar with ESIP, it's our key supporter and an awesome community of Earth science organizations which meets twice a year - see http://esipfed.org for more information.

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    ScienceOnDrupal Office Hours - tomorrow 12/14 @2pm ET

    Start: 
    2016-12-14 14:00 - 16:00 America/New_York
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    Event type: 
    Training (free or commercial)

    Hi Science Drupalists,

    Join us for Office Hours tomorrow!

    Do you have an idea, use case or problem using Drupal for Science? Want to pitch in building shared solutions to common science problems on the web? Find out more about using Drupal? Or just chat with like-minded folks?

    Find us on https://scienceondrupal.slack.com tomorrow Wednesday 12/14 @2pm ET. To sign up, go to https://slackinvite.me/to/scienceondrupal or email davidATbluedotlab.org or ashepherdATwhoi.edu.

    See you there! David

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    ScienceOnDrupal Office Hours - tomorrow 11/9 @2pm ET

    Start: 
    2016-11-09 14:00 - 16:00 America/New_York
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

    Do you have an idea, use case or problem using Drupal for Science? Want to pitch in building shared solutions to common science problems on the web? Find out more about using Drupal? Or just chat with like-minded folks?

    Drop in for Science on Drupal Office Hours on https://scienceondrupal.slack.com tomorrow @2pm ET. To sign up, go to https://slackinvite.me/to/scienceondrupal or email davidATbluedotlab.org or ashepherdATwhoi.edu.

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    Science on Drupal Telecon: BADCamp Recap and Discussion

    Start: 
    2016-10-26 15:00 - 16:00 America/New_York
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    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Hi Science Drupalists,

    We'll be meeting tomorrow Wednesday, October 26th @3pm ET to recap on learnings and ideas from last weekend's Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADCamp). You're also welcome to bring your own topics for discussion to the table, as we'll have some spare time.

    Look forward to seeing you there! David

    Telecon Details

    Date: Wednesday October 26th
    Time: 3:00 pm EST, noon PST
    GoToMeeting URL: https://www.gotomeeting.com/join/948993637 (test your system at http://support.citrixonline.com/en_US/meeting/all_files/G2M050001)

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    ScienceOnDrupal Office Hours today @2pm ET

    Start: 
    2016-10-12 14:00 - 16:00 America/New_York
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

    Do you have an idea, use case or problem using Drupal for Science? Want to pitch in building shared solutions to common science problems on the web? Find out more about using Drupal? Or just chat with like-minded folks?

    Drop in for Science on Drupal Office Hours on https://scienceondrupal.slack.com today @2pm ET. To sign up, go to https://slackinvite.me/to/scienceondrupal or email davidATbluedotlab.org or ashepherdATwhoi.edu.

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    Science on Drupal Webinar: Indexing Drupal documents with ElasticSearch

    Start: 
    2016-09-28 15:00 - 16:00 America/New_York
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    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Hi Science Drupalists,

    Join us for our next webinar on indexing Drupal documents in ElasticSearch next Wednesday, September 28th at 3-4pm ET, presented by David Bassendine of BlueDotLab (this webinar was rescheduled from the original date of August 24th).

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    ScienceonDrupal Office Hours - 8/17 @2-4pm ET

    Start: 
    2016-08-17 14:00 - 16:00 America/New_York
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    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Do you have an idea, use case or problem using Drupal for Science? Want to pitch in building shared solutions to common science problems on the web? Find out more about using Drupal? Or just chat with like-minded folks?

    Drop in for Science on Drupal Office Hours on https://scienceondrupal.slack.com on Wednesday 8/17 @2-4pm ET. Note that, due to an unavoidable commitment, we are running on the third Wednesday of the month, but will return to the usual second Wednesday in September.

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    ScienceOnDrupal Summer Lab today @2pm ET - Drupal 8 Intro, REST and ElasticSearch

    Start: 
    2016-07-20 14:00 - 17:30 America/New_York
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    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Hi Science Drupalistas,

    We're really excited for our Science on Drupal sessions this afternoon at the ESIP Summer Meeting, from 2-5:30pm, and look forward to meeting many of you there once again!

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    ScienceonDrupal Drupalcon BoF 2:15 CT and Office Hours 2-4pm ET tomorrow

    Start: 
    2016-05-11 14:00 - 16:00 America/New_York
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Do you have an idea, use case or problem using Drupal for Science? Want to pitch in building shared solutions to common science problems on the web? Find out more about using Drupal? Or just chat with like-minded folks?

    Join us for our annual DrupalCon BoF, or online at Office Hours, to discuss how Drupal and science can work together!

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    ScienceonDrupal Office Hours Wed 4/13 @2pm ET ft/ Architecture review for Citations & DOIs for Drupal @3pm

    Start: 
    2016-04-13 14:00 - 16:00 America/New_York
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

    Do you have an idea, use case or problem using Drupal for Science? Want to pitch in building shared solutions to common science problems on the web? Find out more about using Drupal? Or just chat with like-minded folks?

    Drop in for Science on Drupal Office Hours on https://scienceondrupal.slack.com next Wednesday 13th April @2-4pm ET. To sign up, send us your Slack email - by emailing davidATbluedotlab.org or ashepherdATwhoi.edu or pinging us on IRC #drupal-science

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    BoF @ DrupalCon New Orlenas

    Start: 
    2016-05-11 14:15 - 15:15 America/Chicago
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    User group meeting
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    ScienceonDrupal - Improving esipfed.org sites & DOIs for Drupal - Wednesday March 23 @3pm ET

    Start: 
    2016-03-23 15:00 America/New_York
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Hi Science Drupalistas,

    We’re excited to be hosting a two-part discussion on improving esipfed.org sites and DOIs for Drupal for our next telecon next Wednesday March 23 @3pm ET.

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    Science on Drupal Office Hours tomorrow Wednesday March 9th @3pm ET

    Start: 
    2016-03-09 15:00 - 17:00 America/New_York
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

    Do you have an idea, use case or problem using Drupal for Science? Want to pitch in building shared solutions to common science problems on the web? Find out more about using Drupal? Or just chat with like-minded folks?

    Drop in for our second Science on Drupal Office Hours on https://scienceondrupal.slack.com next Wednesday 9th March @3-5pm ET. To sign up, send us your Slack email - by emailing davidATbluedotlab.org or ashepherdATwhoi.edu or pinging us on IRC #drupal-science or ESIP's Slack #Drupal channel.

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    Inaugural Office Hours next Wednesday

    Start: 
    2016-02-10 15:00 - 17:00 America/New_York
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

    Do you have an idea, use case or problem using Drupal for science? Want to pitch in building shared solutions to common science problems on the web? Find out more about using Drupal? Or just chat with like-minded folks?

    Drop in for our inaugural Science on Drupal Office Hours on https://scienceondrupal.slack.com next Wednesday 10th February @3-5pm ET. To sign up, send us your Slack email - by emailing david@bluedotlab.org or ashepherd@whoi.edu or pinging us on IRC #drupal-science.

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    Webinar: Relaunching GlobalChange.gov

    Start: 
    2014-09-24 03:00 - 04:00 America/New_York
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    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Hi fellow Science on Drupalists,

    We are pleased to announce the next ESIP Drupal Working Group webinar for September 24th at 2pm CT.

    Presenting is the team from ForumOne (http://forumone.com/) on:

    Relaunching GlobalChange.gov

    Called by Philip Bump of The Atlantic “one of the best designed, clearest articulations of climate change I've ever seen.”, get the inside story on the design and launch of GlobalChange.gov, the highest-profile Obama administration website of 2014. Built to present a unified compendium of federal climate change research drawn from 13 different agencies, the site also houses the Third National Climate Assessment – the definitive report on how climate change is affecting the United States. Join us to learn from the strategy and development teams that worked with the U.S. Global Change Research Program and their stakeholders for over a year to design, develop, and launch this Drupal 7 site to wide public acclaim.

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    Consider Running for the Drupal Association Board

    Hey folks,

    In case you are interested, I wanted to pass along a link to the Drupal Association Board which talks about what it is and why you should considering running for a seat. I think this is something our group should consider, and I'm interested to hear what you think about it.

    https://assoc.drupal.org/blog/holly.ross.drupal/what-association-board-d...

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