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Open Science: Past,Present and FutureAndrea Miller-NesbittLife Sciences Libraryandrea.miller-nesbitt@mcgill.ca
Outline• What is Open Science?• How did we get here?• How is Open Science currently being practiced?• How can we participa...
Open Science  “Open science is the idea that  scientific knowledge of all kinds  should be openly shared as early as  is p...
The Past: How did we get here?• Thousands of years ago  • Empirical science – describing natural phenomena• Last few hundr...
The Fourth Paradigm  • Data intensive scientific discovery        • Unifying theory, experiment and simulation        • Da...
Growth of GenBank (1982-2008)http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genbank/genbankstats-2008/
HGP and the Bermuda Agreement    1)        Primary genomic sequences should be              in the public domain    2)    ...
The Present: Open Science at Workhttp://www.galaxyzoo.org/http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/http://fold.it/portal/http://www.myg...
Current Challenges  •    Legislation and policy        •   International, federal, provincial, institutional        •   In...
Solutionshttp://datacite.org/http://total-impact.org/http://www.nih.gov/http://rds-sdr.cisti-icist.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/http...
Canadian Context• Canadian Institutes of Health Research   • Must deposit certain data types upon publication   • Must kee...
Role of the librarian                            data management                                   plan  Help users       ...
Role of the librarian                                                      • Planning and data                            ...
The Future…http://www.bighappyfunhouse.com/archives/cellular11.jpg
Selected SourcesAllard, S. (2012). DataONE: Facilitation eScience through collaboration. Journal of eScience Librarianship...
Questions?           Andrea Miller-Nesbitt       andrea.miller-nesbitt@mcgill.ca               (514) 398-1663• What are th...
Suggested Resources for LibrariansResource                  Content                                      LinkeSciences por...
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  1. 1. Open Science: Past,Present and FutureAndrea Miller-NesbittLife Sciences Libraryandrea.miller-nesbitt@mcgill.ca
  2. 2. Outline• What is Open Science?• How did we get here?• How is Open Science currently being practiced?• How can we participate as librarians?• What is in store for the future?
  3. 3. Open Science “Open science is the idea that scientific knowledge of all kinds should be openly shared as early as is practical in the discovery process” -Michael Nielsonhttp://www.openscience.org/blog/?p=454
  4. 4. The Past: How did we get here?• Thousands of years ago • Empirical science – describing natural phenomena• Last few hundred years • Theoretical science – using models and generalizations to explain phenomena• Last few decades • Computational science – using digital technology to simulate phenomena
  5. 5. The Fourth Paradigm • Data intensive scientific discovery • Unifying theory, experiment and simulation • Data explorationhttp://research.microsoft.com/en-us/collaboration/fourthparadigm/
  6. 6. Growth of GenBank (1982-2008)http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genbank/genbankstats-2008/
  7. 7. HGP and the Bermuda Agreement 1) Primary genomic sequences should be in the public domain 2) Primary genomic sequence should be rapidly releasedhttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/_srYW_dzrwIc/TI2ReCat2sI/AAAAAAAAAGM/qg71oPhRtlw/s1600/DSCF1005.JPG
  8. 8. The Present: Open Science at Workhttp://www.galaxyzoo.org/http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/http://fold.it/portal/http://www.mygrid.org.uk/http://polymathprojects.org/http://onschallenge.wikispaces.com/
  9. 9. Current Challenges • Legislation and policy • International, federal, provincial, institutional • Intellectual property rights issues • Infrastructure • Data deluge • Economic sustainability • Interoperability • Training and support • Standardized training for researchers and information professionals • Scientific culture • Publish or perish • Fear of misinterpretationhttp://rds-sdr.cisti-icist.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/about/backgrounder.html
  10. 10. Solutionshttp://datacite.org/http://total-impact.org/http://www.nih.gov/http://rds-sdr.cisti-icist.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/http://www.researchgate.net/http://www.oecd.org
  11. 11. Canadian Context• Canadian Institutes of Health Research • Must deposit certain data types upon publication • Must keep all data for a minimum of five years• Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council • Strategic Network Grants Guidelines • Encourages researchers to share data within a reasonable period of time• Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council • SSHRC Research Data Archiving Policy • Must deposit data within two years within two years of project completion
  12. 12. Role of the librarian data management plan Help users integrate collect access data Data lifecycle Identify and analyze describe apply appropriate metadata preserve Identify appropriate repository
  13. 13. Role of the librarian • Planning and data management • Metadata and archiving support • Finding and using relevant infrastructure • Building and managing institutional policies and repositories • Support and traininghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/litandmore/2284209815/
  14. 14. The Future…http://www.bighappyfunhouse.com/archives/cellular11.jpg
  15. 15. Selected SourcesAllard, S. (2012). DataONE: Facilitation eScience through collaboration. Journal of eScience Librarianship, 1(1), 4-17.Carlson, J., Fosmire, M., Miller, C. C., & Nelson, M. S. (2011). Determining data information literacy needs. Libraries and the academy, 11(2), 629-657.Hey, A. J. G., Tansley, S., & Tolle, K. M. (Eds.). (2009). The fourth paradigm : data-intensive scientific discovery. Redmond, Wash.: Microsoft Research.Martin, E., Leger-Hornby, T., & Kafel, D. (2012). Frameworks for data management curriculum: Course plans for data management instruction to undergraduate and graduate students in science, health sciences and engineering programs. Retrieved fromhttp://library.umassmed.edu/data_management_frameworks.pdfNational Research Council of Canada. (2012, January 30, 2012). Research Data Strategy Retrieved April 16, 2012, from http://rds-sdr.cisti-icist.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/index.htmlNielsen, M. A. (2012). Reinventing discovery : the new era of networked science. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.Ouellette, F. (2011). Data sharing: bioinformatics of cancer genomics. The 2011 Canadian Research Data Summit. Power Point Presentation. Retrieved from http://rds-sdr.cisti-icist.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/events/data_summit_2011/presentations.htmlShearer, K. (2011). Comprehensive brief on open access to publications and research data for the federal granting agencies. Retrieved from http://www.science.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=en&n=2360F10C-1Soehner, C., Steeves, C., & Ward, J. (2010). E-Science and data support services: A study of ARL member institutions. Report. Retrieved from www.arl.org/bm~doc/escience-report.pdf
  16. 16. Questions? Andrea Miller-Nesbitt andrea.miller-nesbitt@mcgill.ca (514) 398-1663• What are the implications of data- intensive science on library collections?• Will we see large groups of non-scientists co-authoring papers?
  17. 17. Suggested Resources for LibrariansResource Content LinkeSciences portal for Provides useful links to overviews of http://esciencelibrary.umassmed.eduNew England librarians eScience, data management support, /index science basics for non-scientists, etc.Open Science list serve Relatively low-volume list for the open http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinf science community o/open-scienceJournal of eScience Open access, peer-reviewed journal http://escholarship.umassmed.edu/jlibrarianship which began in 2012 eslib/Data information Information about a data information http://wiki.lib.purdue.edu/display/stliteracy literacy program being developed by a e/home number of academic libraries in the U.S.A.The Fourth Paradigm A continuation of the published book http://blogs.nature.com/fourthparadblog The Fourth Paradigm igm/Inter-university Provides training in data access, http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweconsortium for curation and analysis for social science b/ICPSR/index.jsppolitical and social research communityresearchARL eScience survey Various links for institutions planning http://www.arl.org/rtl/eresearch/esresource page to support eScience cien/esciensurvey/surveyresearch.sh tml
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