Open Research methodologies


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A first pass presentation about tools, resources and communities around open research.

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Open Research methodologies

  1. 1. Research Methodologies  :: Open Research Jessy Kate Cowan-Sharp University of Maryland
  2. 2. Research...
  3. 3. Research today <-->  The World is Changing
  4. 4. Science? {           Verifiable,           Repeatable,           Extensible,           Accessible  }
  5. 5. &quot;The Open Scholar is someone who makes their intellectual projects and processes digitally visible ... who invites and encourages ongoing [dialog about] their work and secondary uses...&quot; Open Science == Science
  6. 6. In Practice? Product Open Access Journals Machine readable formats Open Peer Review Licenses Process Collaboration Data Licenses * (There’s tons out there on Open Educational Resources, OpenCourseWare… won't be going into that here.)
  7. 7. Open Access Journals Openly accessible regardless of affiliation or financial means Publication models: pay-to-publish || no fee Access models: print || digital
  8. 8. Public Library of Science (PLoS) Open Research Computation  ...for computational researchers Nature Communications access option (fee-based) Theory of Computing ( Professor Srinivasan ) (Pr)e-prints  Directory of Open Access Journals Open Access Peer Reviewed Journals ... and many more
  9. 9. Licensing - Content
  10. 10. Licensing - Data Licensing - Author Rights Modifies the publisher’s agreement Allows you to keep key rights to your articles Creative Commons Interactive Form - fill out and print Guides and Licenses
  11. 11. Process ::  Open  Notebook Science
  12. 12. Process :: Blogs
  13. 13. Process :: Microform ats
  14. 15. References            Conversations  Data
  15. 16. Process :: Code
  16. 17. Clutter versus transparency Getting “scooped” - What if someone steals my idea? Being wrong Being special   “They won’t understand” Challenges
  17. 18. Hippocratic Oath for scientists? Fair trade research? Databases of theories (correct and falsified) Databases of failed experiments, negative results.  More fine-grained licensing Queryable atomic results Innovating science itself - by exposing the process we make it more &quot;hackable.&quot; Looking to the Future...
  18. 19. Keep a research blog Make it CC Post your data online (with good documentation) Put your code on github (or some other public place) Use open access journals and source materials for courses. Things We Can Do
  19. 20. Some Philosophy Tools are always changing, but.. As Scientists we aim to: Advance the state of society’s knowledge and understanding  Do good and help humanity.  How can our research reach or benefit the most people? How can we ensure that it is built upon and used to inform future work? How can we ensure our work is maximally re-useable, re-mixable? 
  20. 21. :: Sharing process :: Sharing results :: Optimizing for re-usability and re- mix ability Summary
  21. 22. Initiatives - Get Involved Beyond the Impact Factor Science Hack Day Open Science Summit Open Knowledge Foundation Open Science mailing list #openscience