Berlin 6 Open Access Conference: Lorrie LeJeune

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  • Berlin 6 Open Access Conference: Lorrie LeJeune

    1. 1. A web-based knowledge-sharing resource for biological researchers
    2. 3. Mission of OpenWetWare <ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>Have a meaningful impact on the dissemination of biological information </li></ul><ul><li>See a significant portion of academic researchers using OWW </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve long-term sustainability </li></ul>To be a premier, open, and lasting environment in which biologists and biological engineers can work together in real time to produce, share, and improve knowledge.
    3. 4. Why share scientific expertise? <ul><li>Peer-to-peer collaboration speeds the pace of research </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces needless duplication of effort </li></ul><ul><li>Faster dissemination of useful information </li></ul>Web-based technologies will help scientists conduct their work more easily, accelerating the pace of discovery and technology development.
    4. 5. The power of open science <ul><ul><li>Lab communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experimental protocols </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tips, tricks, lore, and other useful info for the biological researcher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online lab notebooks </li></ul></ul>OpenWetWare brings communities and information together at the speed of the web. We’re home to:
    5. 6. Lab communities <ul><li>The Crisanti Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Imperial College, London </li></ul>
    6. 7. Experimental protocols
    7. 8. Tips, tricks, and lore
    8. 9. Academic courses
    9. 10. Online lab notebooks
    10. 11. OpenWetWare technology <ul><li>OpenWetWare is a Web 2.0 resource, meaning it is made by the community for the use of the community. </li></ul><ul><li>OpenWetWare is built on the MediaWiki software platform with PHP database and other custom-built features under the hood. </li></ul>
    11. 12. OpenWetWare stats <ul><li>Users come from… </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. 28% </li></ul><ul><li>Europe 16% </li></ul><ul><li>India 11% </li></ul><ul><li>U.K. 10% </li></ul>Hits ~4,000,000 (raw, per month) Unique visits: 100,000 (per month) Registered users: 5,000 Google rank of 7 for protocols and main page
    12. 13. Why OpenWetWare works <ul><li>OWW has </li></ul><ul><li>A critical mass of users within science communities </li></ul><ul><li>A core team and community volunteers to bootstrap new users </li></ul><ul><li>Open wiki-based tools that are easy to use and have a low barrier to entry </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages to using OWW </li></ul><ul><li>Membership is required to edit documents </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated support team based at MIT </li></ul><ul><li>More than 5,000 users worldwide </li></ul>
    13. 14. OpenWetWare is driving open science <ul><li>Building an attribution-friendly system that maps more closely to the way people work </li></ul><ul><li>Adapting the best new Web 2.0 technologies to the OWW platform </li></ul><ul><li>Working with other open-access organizations such as Science Commons, OpenCourseWare, BioBricks Foundation </li></ul>

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