YT by JT

The following are the list of videos available on Youtube (YT) from Jon Tennant (JT) RIP about bones, (open) science and self healing. He passed away in April 2020 in Bali, Indonesia. This post contains just a list for now. Later on I will leave some notes of important points from each video.

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1. On bones

1.1 Vertebrate Paleontologist Jon Tennant Discusses Dippy The Dinosaur Moving

Vertebrate Paleontologist Jon Tennant joins Sky News to talk about Dippy The Dinosaur skeleton being moved from the British National History Museum to be replaced by Blue Whale skeleton and the impact Dippy has had on the public over the years.

1.2 Environmental drivers of crocodyliform extinction and diversity

Welcome to our coverage of Progressive Palaeontology, the Palaeontological Association’s conference for early-career academics, this year held at the University of Bristol, UK.

2. On open science

2.1 Open Science is just science done right

Event: Blockchain for science
Date: 5th – 6th of November 2018
Place: Berlin, Germany

2.2 The liberation of science

Event: a podcast by Science for Progress
Date: first published 28th of July 2019
Place: ?
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2.3 OSM Bali: An Open Education Crisis

Event: Open Science Meetup Bali
Date: 23rd – 29th of July 2018
Place: IGDORE Co Working Space, Ubud Bali
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2.4 Welcome to the world of open science

Event: Agreenskills annual meeting
Date: 9th – 11th of April 2019
Place: Brussel
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2.5 An interview by Juan Daniel Machin-Mastromatteo

In #HatunTinkuyPerú, we spoke with Jon Tennant, from the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (UK) about open access, the disruptive forces affecting the publishing industry and Latin America #Concytec #HatunTinkuyPerú #PublishingIndustry #LatinAmerica #PlanS #OpenAccess #OpenScience #SciHub

2.6 Have we started a fire? (Open Science Fellows Program 2019)

Jon Tennant at the closing event of the Open Science Fellows Program in May 2019. In his keynote he discusses the role of Open Science and Open scholarship against the background of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and encourages every actor promoting Open Science to keep pushing for the democratization of knowledge.

The Open Science Fellows Program is a joint project of Wikimedia Deutschland, the Stifterverband, and the Volkswagen Foundation. It is aimed at doctoral students (m/f), post-docs (m/f), and junior professors (m/f) who want to promote their research in an open manner.

Further information:

2.7 Writing the Open Science Training Handbook – an author’s perspective by Jon Tennant

Jon Tennant attended the FOSTER book sprint to write the Open Science training handbook. The living book is available here:

2.8 SciELO 20 | P1.1 | The global road to Open Science

The global road to Open Science, por Jonathan Tennant – Rogue palaeontologist; Open Scholarly Communication advocate; Founder, Open Science MOOC – (você está aqui)

2.9 What´s Happening with Open Science – HackNShare Berlin 2017

2.10 Breaking Bio Episode 20

Originally published: March 4, 2013

In episode 20, we talk to Jon Tennant (@protohedgehog), PhD student in paleontology at Imperial College, London about the ins-and-outs of the Jurassic-Cretaceous extinction, feathers and sexual dimorphism in dinosaurs, and how the “terrible lizards” got freaky!

2.11 Open Science is just good science (DARIAH Annual Event 2018)

The theme of the DARIAH Annual Event 2018, held in Paris on May 22-24, was Open Science. Jon Tennant, one of our keynote speakers, gave a lecture on “Open Science is just good science”.

Abstract of keynote speech: I don’t know what ‘open science’ is. When we talk about it, we use terms like transparency, reproducibility, and public good. But aren’t these just traits of good science? The problem is that we aren’t rewarded for doing good science, and academia has become a bit Game of Thrones-y. How can we all work together to kick-start a new culture of ‘open’ scientific practices, without putting our best and brightest at risk? How do we want people in the future to see this pivotal time in the history of science? Which side do you want to be on.

2.12 Jon Tennant, Michael Aufreiter, Oliver Buchtala in SciELO 20 years

The creators of Open Science MOOC ( and Texture ( Jon Tennant, Michael Aufreiter, and Oliver Buchtala discuss about Open Science in the context of the conferencia SciELO 20 years in Sao Pablo, Brazil.
Filmed by Francisco Osorio

2.13 Knowledge Cafe Berlin

FutureTDM Knowledge Cafe, Berlin Buzzwords, 6 June 2016 – Interview with Jon Tennant (Imperial College / Science Open)

2.14 DARIAH Annual Event 2018: Open Science

Jon appeared on minute 3:10 to 3:40

The DARIAH Annual Event 2018 took place in Paris, France on May 22-24. The event was an opportunity for researchers, Working Groups, DARIAH related projects, and the governing bodies in DARIAH to meet, present progress and new ideas, exchange experiences, and discuss future challenges.

DARIAH-EU set Open Science as the theme of this year’s Annual Event with the aim of engaging the DARIAH-EU community in discussions on open science in research infrastructures and new methodologies for open collaboration.

2.15 Open Science as a global cultural change

Talk delivered with Københavns Universitetsbibliotek in October 2019. Recorded by Copenhagen University.

2.16 SpotOn16 Getting creative with the future of peer review

Jon as the moderator.

Peer review forms the basis for our scholarly communication system through a process of validation and verification. However, it is constantly changing within an evolving ‘Open Science’ framework, and questions are arising about its ability to perform as a function as more and more research is pushed through a generally out-dated publishing process. Innovations in peer review are aligning themselves with other Web technologies, and disrupting what we might think of as the traditional, closed ‘black box’ process. Will peer review adapt into a workflow more akin with Wikipedia, Stack Overflow, or GitHub? Will we see it transform from an exclusive into a crowd-sourced process? How do factors like accountability, anonymity, and fairness play a role in an open peer review world? How will emerging technologies integrate with, or decouple themselves from, legacy publishing models? Representatives from PaperHive, River Valley Technologies, Authorea, and Overleaf will present their creative visions for the future of peer review, and you’ll get to vote for your favourite!

Jon Tennant, ScienceOpen
Kaveh Bazargan, River Valley Technologies
Karolina Mosiadz, Authorea
John Hammersley, Overleaf
Alexander Naydenov, PaperHive

2.17 Open Science Clinique: Winning Marie Curie with Open Science

Jon appeared on min 11:00

To support the announcement of the Marie Curie Individual Fellowships call, MCAA, EuroScientist and Horizon 2020 FOSTER+ are organising an Open Science CLINIQUE.

The webinar will deal with the main question: Can Open Science make Marie Curie grant proposal more competitive, boost societal impact, and complement fellows soft-skills on knowledge management, knowledge transfer and public engagement?

Open Science is a key policy priority for the European Commission and Horizon 2020, and a pillar of Responsible Research & Innovation.

The webinar content is designed for Marie Curie applicants and Research Support staff assisting Horizon 2020 applicants.

SUPPORT MATERIAL: As the webinar program will be rather busy, and in order to get the most of the webinar, we would like to ask you to spent 30 min or so and sit the short online course “Introduction to Open Science”. The short videos go through basic definitions that may help with relating to the webinar content.


Open Science from a young researchers perspective
Speaker: Jon Tennant, Palaeontologist
Bio: Jon Tennant is a Palaeontologist who completed his award-winning PhD at Imperial College London where he researched evolutionary patterns in animals like dinosaurs and crocodiles. For 2 years, he was the Communications Director for ScienceOpen, and has given dozens of talks, webinars and workshops about all things open science around the world. He is the founder of the Open Science MOOC, the digital publishing platform paleorXiv, and currently works as a PLOS Paleo Community Editor. He is also a freelance science writer and consultant, Executive Editor for the OA journal Geoscience Communication, author of the kids’ dinosaur book Excavate Dinosaurs (and World of Dinosaurs, due late 2018), and can be found on Twitter at @Protohedgehog. Or in the pub.

Why will Open Science matter for career & tenure?
Speaker: Gareth O’Neill, President of EURODOC
Bio: Gareth O’Neill is a doctoral candidate in linguistics at Leiden University and is president of the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers, EURODOC. He is interested in science policy for researchers and in improving the broad implementation and skills training of Open Science across Europe. Gareth was actively involved in the Dutch National Plan for Open Science, is an expert on Open Science for the European Commission, and is a member of the H2020 Advisory Group on Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions at the European Commission. He appreciates decent pints of Guinness and sailing in traditional Galway Hookers.

How to win grants with Open Science?
Speaker: Ivo Grigorov, Grant Support
Bio: Ivo Grigorov holds a PhD in Marine Science, currently managing a portfolio of marine research projects at Denmark`s Technical University (DTU). He advocates for applying Ocean Literacy and Open Science principles to marine & climate research, for both individual career benefit as well as institutional visibility and impact. IG runs the Open Science CLINIQUE for young researchers and Horizon 2020 National Contact Points (NCP) as part of H2020 FOSTER+ Project.

This is a free online event. Updates with the access link will be sent to the registered attendees before the event.

Organisers: MSCA, EuroScientist, Horizon 2020 FOSTER+ Project

3. On self healing

3.1 Beginners guide to meditation

3.2 Self-guided meditation

3.3 Loving kindness meditation

3.4 Centering meditation

About the author

My current focus is how to provide the hydrostratigraphy of volcanic aquifers in Bandung area. The research is based on environmental isotope measurement in groundwater and morphometry. My work consists of hydrochemical measurements. I am using multivariate statistical methods to provides more quantitative foundation for the analysis and more insight into the groundwater behavior, especially its interaction with surface water. I use open source apps like R and Python to do the job. In my spare time, I also have a side project to promote open science in Indonesia's research workflow. One of my current focus is promoting INARxiv, as the first preprint server of Indonesia ( and serving as ORCID and OSF ( ambassador. Research interest: Hydrochemistry, multivariate analysis, and R programming. Blog:, (