Making the web work for science - UNDPresentation Transcript
making the web
work for science
@kaythaney ; @mozillascience
univ. of north dakota / 5 feb 2014
doing good is part of our code
help researchers use the
power of the open web to
change science’s future.
science is still (largely)
rooted in 17th c. practices.
(and not in that “retro is cool” sort of way.)
early forms of knowledge sharing
our current systems are
designed to create
despite original intentions.
“ What Des-Cartes did was a good step.
You have added much several ways, &
especially in taking ye colours of thin
plates into philosophical consideration.
If I have seen further it is by standing on
ye shoulders of Giants.
- Isaac Newton, 1676
existing system is imperfect
ability to reproduce experiments,
incentive to change,
“ traditions last not because they are
excellent, but because inﬂuential
people are averse to change and
because of the sheer burdens of
transition to a better state ... “
- access to content, data, code, materials.
- emergence of “web-native” tools.
- rewards for openness, interop, collaboration, sharing.
- push for ROI, reuse, recomputability, transparency.