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SWITCH-ON Virtual Water-Science Laboratory

 IAHS are pleased to announce that the SWITCH-ON Virtual Water-Science Lab. is now available through the IAHS website (in the Panta Rhei section and the Links page). This Lab was developed by a group of IAHS researchers and will be demonstrated during the whole week of the IAHS 2017 Scientific Assembly in Port Elizabeth in July 2017 in the poster section of  room B2. The project phase is ending and the Lab is now offered as a tool for the IAHS community and the working groups of Panta Rhei.

SWITCH-ON is an EU-funded FP7 project with 15 partners across Europe (duration 2013 - 2017, grant agreement no. 603587). One main focus is share data, tools and computational scripts between scientists and research groups world-wide. The Lab also enable transparency and reproducibility of scientific experiments.

Suggestions for improvement to the Lab with the inclusion of more tools are highly appreciated. Please contact Berit Arheimer or Lorna Little.

About VWSL

Why use the Virtual Water Science Laboratory (VWSL) ?

The VWSL should facilitate collaboration and support reproducible experiments in water research. The goal is to overcome geographical distance for comparative hydrology and increase transparency when using computational tools in hydrological sciences. The VWSL gives access to open data through dedicated software tools for data search and upload, and helps creating protocols for joint experiments in the virtual environment. The SWITCH-ON VWSL will help you as a scientist with:

Cooperation around the world - helps you to connect with other scientists in comparative analyses and collaboration, as a mean to accelerate scientific advance in your research field.

Repeatability* of experiments – enables thorough review of a large variety of numerical experiments, which is a foundational principle in scientific research and will raise your standards.

New forms of scientific research – by using online ‘living’ protocols you can elaborate ideas incrementally with a large group of colleagues and share data, tools, models, etc. in open science.

More information can be found at http://www.switch-on-vwsl.eu/ 

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