A Beginner’s Guide to Open Science: Not  for  beginners but  by  beginners Cameron Neylon STFC Rutherford Appleton Laborat...
<ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul>
Open   [ oh -p uh n ] (adjective) not closed… having no means of closing or barring… relatively free of obstruction… witho...
<ul><li>Open </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ No insider information’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jean-Claude Bradley </li></ul></ul>
<ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul>
<ul><li>‘ Malaria kills 3000 children a day’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ 33 million people are living with HIV’  </li></ul>Image f...
<ul><li>90% of publicly funded research is unavailable[?] </li></ul><ul><li>For commercial drug research this figures is… ...
Can we use the resources we have in both knowledge and expertise more effectively to make people’s lives better? Image fro...
Funding bodies telling us to Finding your own data Access and  communication Pragmatic Reasons
<ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul>
Idea Research area Get  funding Record work Process data Publish What am I thinking? What am I reading? What am I doing? W...
Idea Research area Get  funding Record work Process data Publish Decide to go out on Saturday Where is the best place to g...
Blogs Wikis Connotea, Citeulike, Zotero GoogleDocs, ThinkFree Idea Research area Get  funding Record work Process data Pub...
http:// www.zoology.ubc.ca/~redfieldindex.html Idea Research area Get  funding Record work Process data Publish What am I ...
Idea Research area Get  funding Record work Process data Publish What am I reading?
http:// openwetware.org/wiki/Nxsib:community/papers Idea Research area Get  funding Record work Process data Publish What ...
http:// usefulchem.wikispaces.com Idea Research area Get  funding Record work Process data Publish What am I doing?
http:// chemtools.chem.soton.ac.uk/projects/blogs/blogs.php/blog_id/10 Idea Research area Get  funding Record work Process...
<ul><li>Open call for participants on Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative writing on GoogleDocs. </li></ul><ul><li>Concep...
Blogs Wikis Connotea, Citeulike, Zotero GoogleDocs, ThinkFree      Idea Research area Get  funding Record work Proces...
Blogs Wikis Connotea, Citeulike, Zotero GoogleDocs, ThinkFree       Idea Research area Get  funding Record work Proc...
<ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul>
 
 
 
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<ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pieces are (mostly) in place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to use glueware is n...
<ul><li>Data portability and standards on tagging and ID are critical </li></ul><ul><li>Open ID, RSS, XML, microformats, a...
<ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better record keeping </li></ul><...
The potential is there to do better and more efficient research The tools need more work but the culture needs more work a...
Development Jeremy Frey, Andrew Milsted, Steve Wilson, Jenny Hale, Wendy Smith Ideas Jean-Claude Bradley, Jeremiah Faith, ...
 
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  1. 1. A Beginner’s Guide to Open Science: Not for beginners but by beginners Cameron Neylon STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and School of Chemistry, University of Southampton
  2. 2. <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Open [ oh -p uh n ] (adjective) not closed… having no means of closing or barring… relatively free of obstruction… without restrictions as to who may participate… undecided; unsettled… (from Dictionary.com )
  4. 4. <ul><li>Open </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ No insider information’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jean-Claude Bradley </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>‘ Malaria kills 3000 children a day’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ 33 million people are living with HIV’ </li></ul>Image from WikiMedia Commons
  7. 7. <ul><li>90% of publicly funded research is unavailable[?] </li></ul><ul><li>For commercial drug research this figures is… </li></ul>Image from WikiMedia Commons
  8. 8. Can we use the resources we have in both knowledge and expertise more effectively to make people’s lives better? Image from WikiMedia Commons
  9. 9. Funding bodies telling us to Finding your own data Access and communication Pragmatic Reasons
  10. 10. <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Idea Research area Get funding Record work Process data Publish What am I thinking? What am I reading? What am I doing? What does it mean? What have I done? How do I justify it?
  12. 12. Idea Research area Get funding Record work Process data Publish Decide to go out on Saturday Where is the best place to go? Email parents for more cash Photos, video, Twitter Blog, YouTube, Facebook Discuss and tag photos and video What am I thinking? What am I reading? What am I doing? What does it mean? What have I done? How do I justify it?
  13. 13. Blogs Wikis Connotea, Citeulike, Zotero GoogleDocs, ThinkFree Idea Research area Get funding Record work Process data Publish What am I thinking? What am I reading? What am I doing? What does it mean? What have I done? How do I justify it?
  14. 14. http:// www.zoology.ubc.ca/~redfieldindex.html Idea Research area Get funding Record work Process data Publish What am I thinking? What does the data mean?
  15. 15. Idea Research area Get funding Record work Process data Publish What am I reading?
  16. 16. http:// openwetware.org/wiki/Nxsib:community/papers Idea Research area Get funding Record work Process data Publish What am I reading?
  17. 17. http:// usefulchem.wikispaces.com Idea Research area Get funding Record work Process data Publish What am I doing?
  18. 18. http:// chemtools.chem.soton.ac.uk/projects/blogs/blogs.php/blog_id/10 Idea Research area Get funding Record work Process data Publish What am I doing?
  19. 19. <ul><li>Open call for participants on Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative writing on GoogleDocs. </li></ul><ul><li>Concept to submitted proposal in five days </li></ul>http://blog.openwetware.org/scienceintheopen/2007/12/12/the-open-research-network-proposal-update-and-reflections/ Idea Research area Get funding Record work Process data Publish
  20. 20. Blogs Wikis Connotea, Citeulike, Zotero GoogleDocs, ThinkFree      Idea Research area Get funding Record work Process data Publish
  21. 21. Blogs Wikis Connotea, Citeulike, Zotero GoogleDocs, ThinkFree       Idea Research area Get funding Record work Process data Publish
  22. 22. <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul>
  23. 26. Lab notebook
  24. 27. Lab notebook RSS Feed Search
  25. 28. Lab notebook Descriptive Blog RSS Feed Search RSS Feed Search
  26. 29. Lab notebook Blog
  27. 30. Lab notebook Blog
  28. 31. Lab notebook Blog
  29. 32. Lab notebook Blog Lab notebook Lab notebook
  30. 33. Lab notebook Blog
  31. 34. Lab notebook Blog Bookmarks Contacts Literature
  32. 35. Lab notebook Blog Bookmarks Contacts Literature
  33. 36. Lab notebook Blog Bookmarks Contacts Literature
  34. 37. <ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pieces are (mostly) in place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to use glueware is not available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agreement on semantics and tags required </li></ul></ul><ul><li>But </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Much of this can be done with RSS, search, and filters </li></ul></ul>
  35. 38. <ul><li>Data portability and standards on tagging and ID are critical </li></ul><ul><li>Open ID, RSS, XML, microformats, and flexible metadata can solve many of these problems </li></ul><ul><li>Graphical filtering and mashup tools </li></ul>
  36. 39. <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better record keeping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better data archival </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Risks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Looking stupid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being ‘scooped’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publication? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IP? </li></ul></ul>
  37. 40. The potential is there to do better and more efficient research The tools need more work but the culture needs more work again Prospects for Open Science?
  38. 41. Development Jeremy Frey, Andrew Milsted, Steve Wilson, Jenny Hale, Wendy Smith Ideas Jean-Claude Bradley, Jeremiah Faith, Michael Barton, Deepak Singh, Bill Hooker, Pedro Beltrao, Shirley Wu, Ricardo Vidal, Mat Todd, Antony Williams, Peter Murray-Rust… ‘The Open Science Collective’ Acknowledgements
  39. 43. Courtesy XKCD online comic xkcd.com

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