the “social” sideof digital science   kaitlin thaney    @kaythaneyALSPS, 16 sept 2011
about Digital Science our view of “social” changing behavior
our story
technology company   publisher link london, nyc, tokyo
investment arm incubator role  in-house dev
tiered approach    build to scaleresearcher-focused
what we think of as“social” in research         (from 33,000 feet)
(not in the socialnetworking business)
social has been worked into(almost) every aspect of our     online interaction
science is changing   (and the research workflow)
communicate collaborate  conduct
research                   idea     publish                   lit reviewshare results                   materials         ...
blocking points                (to name a few ... )                       idea     publish                      lit review...
digital research                (will revisit later)                       idea     articles  proceedings                 ...
science = inherently social (with a few bugs)(think knowledge exchange)
social in terms ofknowledge discovery
still the starting point
patents are no better (in many cases, worse)
can streamline
in labs, this is social
CC-BY-2.0 - Plaxco Lab - http://www.flickr.com/photos/34857812@N04/
CC-BY-2.0 - Plaxco Lab - http://www.flickr.com/photos/34857812@N04/
protocolsparameterscalibration misc. lit
sharing information   different types of “data”
“i invented a folder based        system ...”
“i invented a folder based         system ...”“yeah, we had a LIMS. it onlyever got used to store photos    from lab night...
social for datafeedback, visibility, etc.
sharing informationstill hits most’s mental block
how we measure,   incentivise
data capture(of a different sort)
the “social issue”         best practices     behaviour roadblocksdiscipline / researcher specific change in what we measure
paper’s still the currency
“scientific contribution”has moved beyond just the          paper
our metrics need to    reflect that
digital research      (some new outputs to consider)                    idea     articles  proceedings                   c...
tools for decision makers(research admin / funders) using technology to spur       cultural shift
“ what do we wanton the back of our(science) baseball Top Trumps cards? “      - paul groth (et al.)
technology can help  perception issue change the way we  view/value social
work towards reproducibilityencourage new content useskeep in mind social barriers
thank you.k.thaney@digital-science.com   www.digital-science.com        @kaythaney
The "social" side of digital science
The "social" side of digital science
The "social" side of digital science
The "social" side of digital science
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The "social" side of digital science

  1. the “social” sideof digital science kaitlin thaney @kaythaneyALSPS, 16 sept 2011
  2. about Digital Science our view of “social” changing behavior
  3. our story
  4. technology company publisher link london, nyc, tokyo
  5. investment arm incubator role in-house dev
  6. tiered approach build to scaleresearcher-focused
  7. what we think of as“social” in research (from 33,000 feet)
  8. (not in the socialnetworking business)
  9. social has been worked into(almost) every aspect of our online interaction
  10. science is changing (and the research workflow)
  11. communicate collaborate conduct
  12. research idea publish lit reviewshare results materials retest analyze experiment collect data
  13. blocking points (to name a few ... ) idea publish lit reviewshare results materials retest analyze experiment collect data
  14. digital research (will revisit later) idea articles proceedings content prof activities (metadata) mentorship patentsshare results the non-digital “stuff” retest analysis protocols synthesis parameters datasets
  15. science = inherently social (with a few bugs)(think knowledge exchange)
  16. social in terms ofknowledge discovery
  17. still the starting point
  18. patents are no better (in many cases, worse)
  19. can streamline
  20. in labs, this is social
  21. CC-BY-2.0 - Plaxco Lab - http://www.flickr.com/photos/34857812@N04/
  22. CC-BY-2.0 - Plaxco Lab - http://www.flickr.com/photos/34857812@N04/
  23. protocolsparameterscalibration misc. lit
  24. sharing information different types of “data”
  25. “i invented a folder based system ...”
  26. “i invented a folder based system ...”“yeah, we had a LIMS. it onlyever got used to store photos from lab nights out.”
  27. social for datafeedback, visibility, etc.
  28. sharing informationstill hits most’s mental block
  29. how we measure, incentivise
  30. data capture(of a different sort)
  31. the “social issue” best practices behaviour roadblocksdiscipline / researcher specific change in what we measure
  32. paper’s still the currency
  33. “scientific contribution”has moved beyond just the paper
  34. our metrics need to reflect that
  35. digital research (some new outputs to consider) idea articles proceedings content prof activities (metadata) mentorship patentsconversations the non-digital “stuff” results protocols queries lab notebooks datasets
  36. tools for decision makers(research admin / funders) using technology to spur cultural shift
  37. “ what do we wanton the back of our(science) baseball Top Trumps cards? “ - paul groth (et al.)
  38. technology can help perception issue change the way we view/value social
  39. work towards reproducibilityencourage new content useskeep in mind social barriers
  40. thank you.k.thaney@digital-science.com www.digital-science.com @kaythaney

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