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The finalisd version of the talk given at the IDCC on 2 December 2008 in Edinburgh with links added to various resources.

The finalisd version of the talk given at the IDCC on 2 December 2008 in Edinburgh with links added to various resources.



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  • Radical Sharing: Transforming Science? Cameron Neylon http://www.slideshare.net/CameronNeylon http://flickr.com/photos/stansich/433484931/
  • Neil Saunders Brian Kelly Harry Collins Tim O’Reilly Michael Nielsen Jen Dodd Greg Wilson Timo Hannay Maxine Clarke Jenny Rohn Ricardo Vidal Paulo Nuin Jenny Hale Peter Murray-Rust Deepak Singh Jon Udell Tim O’Reilly David Crotty Rafael Sidi Richard Akerman Jean-Claude Bradley Mike Ellis Liz Lyons Andy Powell Gavin Baker Peter Suber Victor Henning Sabine Hossenfelder Flickr Google Steve Wilson Andrew Milsted Frank Norman Dave de Roure Jeremy Frey John Cumbers John Cumbers Bill Flanagan ISIS LSS Group Lakshmi Shastry Catherine Jones ISIS Computing Group STFC Plausible Accuracy John Dupuis Chad Orzel Ken Shankland Martyn Bull Iain Emsley Jonathan Gray Rufus Pollock Clay Shirky Kevin Kelly Gavin Bell Shirley Wu Euan Adie Richard Curry Ian Mulvaney Jamie McQuay Atilla Csordas Pawel Szcsesny Gabriel Cavalli Matt Wood Tim Hubbard Duncan Hull Richard Grant Branwen Hide PLoS Friendfeed Bora Zivkovic Peter Binfield John Wilbanks Kaitlin Thaney The BioGang Tony Williams Egon Willighagen Martin Fenner Yaroslav Nikolaev Jon Eisen Michael Eisen Richard Akerman Jeremiah Faith Michael Barton Lee Smolin Garret Lisi Victoria Stodden Helen Berman Simon Coles Tony Hey Noel Gorelick Jon Tansley Benjamin Good Dorothea Salo Paul Walk Mitch Waldrop Björn Brembs Rich Apodaca Lorie LeJeune Bill Hooker Pedro Beltrao Mat Todd SciFoo 2008 campers
  • “… keep hearing about this thing called "IP". I don't own my ideas - they just come to me and I set them free” Neil Saunders (2008) http://twitter.com/neilfws/status/1025953110
  • “ I never had an idea that couldn’t be improved by sharing it with as many people as possible…” Bill Hooker (2006) http://3quarksdaily.blogs.com/3quarksdaily/2006/10/the_future_of_s_1.html
  • Does science need transforming?
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/sethw/113073189/ 95% of research results are never published
  • http://flickr.com/photos/heymans/480396810/ If a million postdocs repeat a million experiments…
  • http://flickr.com/photos/cliche/120070310/ And 25% of those don’t work…
  • … how much taxpayer’s money is that? http://flickr.com/photos/luismimunoznajar/2093185804/
  • But…Web 2.0 works best when source material is…
  • http://flickr.com/photos/virtualsugar/316200555/
  • http://biolab.isis.rl.ac.uk/projects/blog/blogs.php/blog_id/5
  • 9:00 am, 4 September 2008
  • Measuring solubilities – 3/9/08 – Southampton Chemistry Flickr tag: UC207
  • http://usefulchem.wikispaces.com/Exp207
  • 7:36 pm, 4 September 2008
  • 168 measurements by six people on two continents
  • http://friendfeed.com/e/9875b15c-7932-4714-aaba-2a15950219ec/Request-for-assistance/ http://tinyurl.com/6xj69p Instant collaboration
  • http://chemtools.chem.soton.ac.uk/projects/blog/blogs.php/bit_id/7735
  • http://chemtools.chem.soton.ac.uk/projects/blog/blogs.php/bit_id/7735
  • http://chemtools.chem.soton.ac.uk/projects/blog/blogs.php/bit_id/7735
  • A tender… http://web2-in-science.wikidot.com/
  • A paper… http://chemtools.chem.soton.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/Blog_-_PLoS_Bio
  • A grant proposal http://docs.google.com/View?docID=dhs5x5kr_559gqg6x7&revision=_latest
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaetanlee/2792436526/ We have (many of the) tools we need…
  • http://flickr.com/photos/good-karma/710068054/ The usual response?
  • http://flickr.com/photos/wilderdom/266650346 CC-BY-SA
  • Fear of…
  • Being scooped http://flickr.com/photos/23905174@N00/1594411528/ theft…
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/eklektikos/2578555411/ a data deluge…
  • http://flickr.com/photos/john-norris/2283646355/ CC-BY-SA … release of personal data…
  • http://flickr.com/photos/clearlyambiguous/1458058273/ commercialisation…
  • http://flickr.com/photos/clearlyambiguous/1458058273/ commercialisation… or not being able to…
  • http://flickr.com/photos/indigotimbre/440432253/ CC-BY-SA embarrassment…
  • Scientists like…
  • http://flickr.com/photos/aud1073ch/34438156/ CC-BY-SA … control
  • They don’t like…
  • http://flickr.com/photos/eliya/350277762/in/photostream/
  • http://flickr.com/photos/eliya/350277898/in/photostream/
  • http://flickr.com/photos/eliya/350277952/in/photostream/
  • That’s a lovely sociological insight..but..
  • Realistically, the current mainstream response to these ideas looks like…
  • http://flickr.com/photos/zanotti/314391903/
  • What can be done?
  • What can be done? … the fully supported paper
  • A paper = a claim (or claims) The full record that supports that claim should be available for detailed examination and critique ‘ We argue in good faith from shared evidence to shared conclusions ’ Lee Smolin http://flickr.com/photos/nicmcphee/2756494307/
  • Reconstruct the metadata here… http://flickr.com/photos/clairity/114084801/
  • … or capture it at the source… http://flickr.com/photos/jason_burmeister/2053139930 /
  • … in an open notebook http://www.flickr.com/photos/nbachiyski/2186228572/
  • … in an open notebook http://www.flickr.com/photos/nbachiyski/2186228572/ … at least one that can be made open later
  • Revolutionary/Evolutionary?
  • Re-evolutionary
  • “ Gradical change” – Shirley Wu Re-evolutionary
  • It’s just good science…
  • It’s just good science… … they’ll catch up eventually
  • Curation?
  • networks of events/objects…
  • networks of publications… © Cell Press, Nature Publishing Group, American Chem Soc, American Soc Microbiology, fair use claimed
  • networks of people…
  • network of science?
  • http://www.mapofscience.com/
  • Every object on this network is a moving target
  • http://flickr.com/photos/phauly/16057817/ CC-BY-SA Curate the network…
  • http://flickr.com/photos/ifindkarma/112531388/ … not the objects
  • Even without the object a strong network allows you to reconstruct the meaning
  • We need the tools to readily enable accurate and deep citation
  • Not just papers, but ideas, web pages, data, materials, software
  • And if the cited objects are not open and available?
  • Open content with strong attribution builds and enhances the network
  • Build the tools and build the standards of attribution…
  • http://flickr.com/photos/good-karma/710068054/ … and (more) open research will follow