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  • 1. Miles Lincoln LIS590BIL
  • 2.  Currently issues facing research in the sciences  Peer review  Data curation  Publication ▪ Journal, open-source journal, institutional repository, pre-print repository
  • 3.  Briefly—don’t want to bore you with this, that’s what the final project is for Where we Where we Where we were are want to be
  • 4.  Peer review grants authority to knowledge Verifies that all aspects of research are sound Where we were
  • 5.  We have seen the challenges of integrating new products of scientific research  Datasets  Code  Blogs  Wiki contributions We need to unify these things anyways Applying a new peer review process to these things could unify them + improve their usability
  • 6.  Points out how broken it is:  One study found reviewers missing most important errors—no way to resolve that in an opaque system  There is a large inequity in the trade off between journal profit and faculty notoriety
  • 7.  Peer review strained by the volume and type of knowledge we are feeding to it Where we are
  • 8.  Solutions to old peer review (slow, opaque) lie in harnessing social networks Challenges to doing so:  Redefining academic traditions to validate new forms of interaction  Upkeep of an open source tool needs to be as rewarding as publishing in Nature
  • 9.  Revamped peer review solves problem of traditional peer review AND…  Problems of organization  Data linkage  Best practices Where we want to be
  • 10.  Faculty of 1000 and myExperiment are admirable models for the future of bioinformatics-class peer review Neither one is the killer app
  • 11.  Flexible, collaborative development of knowledge Has established rewards to encourage contribution
  • 12.  Centralizes scientific knowledge and collaborators Promotes reuse, interdisciplinary collaboration
  • 13.  What good is data that can only be used by a select few? It will be very important to visualize this data in order to make it accessible to an audience
  • 14.  Linked knowledge Baseline required centralized identifiers Transparency and flexibility Collaborative
  • 15. Disagree?Join the conversation:peerpressurebil.wordpress.com