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Moritz Riede - OpenCon Oxford, 1st Dec 2017


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Moritz Riede, Co-Chair Global Young Academy/Department of Physics, Oxford:

The Global Young Academy (GYA, is an international organization of young researchers who are passionate about the role of science in creating a better world. Our two core activities revolve around capacity building among young researchers and enabling them to use this capacity to drive change through a wide range of activities. Open Science is a central topic in our activities as we see it essential to address global challenges, which requires research that is inclusive, effective, and conducive to collaboration and discovery across fields and locations, but Open Science is not without challenges, as everyone who is building their lab around this paradigm will know first hand.

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Moritz Riede - OpenCon Oxford, 1st Dec 2017

  1. 1. 1 Dec 2017, 3rd Oxford OpenCon Satellite Event, Oxford Moritz Riede (GYA Co-Chair/Univ. of Oxford) @GlobalYAcademy The Global Young Academy and Open Science
  2. 2. 1. The Global Young Academy (GYA) 2. Open Science, GYA and AFMD-Group 2017 2
  3. 3. Overview of the GYA 32017 ● Established in 2009 ● 200 members & 134 alumni from 70 countries ● All disciplines ● Admission ~7y post PhD ● Selection criteria ● Research excellence ● Commitment to service/outreach ● 5y membership Goal: be the voice of young scientists around the world
  4. 4. 1) Nurturing the science leader ecosystem 2) Addressing topics of societal relevance 2017 4 Our Two Key Building Blocks ➔Be a network, creative engine, peer-mentoring resource, and convenor ➔Lead and advice for change ... ...
  5. 5. Open Science = radical change from the ways in which research is currently conducted and assessed ● Hugh potential benefts seen! ● At the same time (too) many pitfalls? 2017 5 Open Science & Activities ➔What to do?
  6. 6. 2017 6 Global Access to Research Software (GARS) ~750 responses of which ● ~210 each from Ghana, Nigeria & Bangladesh ● Rest from ~30 further countries ➔Focus on Ghana, Nigeria & Bangladesh Partners: GYA, INASP Image: OpenStreetMap Global survey ● Time frame 2015-2016 ● Goals: ● Quantity and quality of access to software? ● FOSS alternative to proprietary software? ➔Suggestions to overcome gaps ➔Provoke more targeted studies
  7. 7. ● The desired research software is highly feld-specifc and diverse ● Lack of access to software signifcantly afects research content and networks ● Researchers in developing countries overwhelmingly rely on proprietary software ● There is a signifcant gap in the uptake and even awareness of FOSS alternatives between developing and developed countries ● There is an interest in adopting and developing FOSS 2017 7 GARS: Key Findings ➔ Need for training and support in software usage, in particular FOSS ➔ Series of follow-up questions
  8. 8. Moritz Riede 1 December 2017 8 Challenges: Examples from the AFMD Group in Physics@Oxford Images: IAPP, own, Heliatek Physics of devices made from carbon-based (=”organic”) semiconductors, in particular organic solar cells. ?
  9. 9. Moritz Riede 1 December 2017 9 The AFMD Group & Open Science? Sun: purzen/OpenClipArt
  10. 10. Moritz Riede 1 December 2017 10 The AFMD Group & Open Science?
  11. 11. Moritz Riede 1 December 2017 11 The AFMD Group & Open Science! LANDS = a modifed RepRap Ongoing Projects: ● Open hardware source meter ● Open hardware sun simulator ● ... The Full-Metadata Format... (if interested, please let us know)
  12. 12. Moritz Riede 1 December 2017 12 Open Science Summary ● Open Science radically changing the ways in which research is normally conducted and assessed ● Ghana, Bangladesh, Nigeria and potentially many other LMIC relying less on Open Source Software than expected by HIC ● Dire need for training and support in general software usage identifed in Ghana, Bangladesh and Nigeria ● Embracing Open Science often still very risky (required time, little reward in evaluation, etc.) ● Research system only changing slowly, but it seems to be changing ● There are already many opportunities and exciting projects embracing Open Science, and there will be more!