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Open Science, Why not?
Presented at the Agreenskills meeting
Paris, 15 February 2017
Abstract: Imagine YOUR research some time in the future! Abandon all preconceptions, and imagine an idealised way of how research might be done in the future. What does it look like? Is the knowledge you’ll create in the future constrained to your pencil scribbled notebook, to your lab, and to the pages of an elite journal? Or does it flow seamlessly across disciplines and collaborative teams. Is the knowledge you generate in the future categorised, labelled and published according to rigid disciplinary taxonomy, or is it being applied by people you never met and may never meet. Is the fruit of your labour so discoverable, accessible and re-usable that it advances knowledge, fixes real world problems in research directions that you never thought of possible anticipated? And imagine all that happens even while you are sleeping, but attributing full credit to you? That future may become the default setting sooner than you might guess.
The presentation will briefly introduce Open Science in the context of an open, transparent, re-usable and reproducible research lifecycle, and present strategic and career arguments, such as why research of relevance to societal challenges can not afford not to adopt Open Science as the default setting.