Science is knowledge work. The scientific method and scholarly communication are about facilitating “knowledge turns” – that is, the turning of observation and hypothesis through experimentation, comparison, and analysis into new, pooled knowledge. Turns depend on the FAIR flow and availability of data, methods for automated processing, reproducible results and on a society of scientists coordinating and collaborating. We need to build a new form of Research Commons and I will present my steps towards this.
Presented at Symposium: The Future of a Data-Driven Society, Maastricht University, 25 Jan 2018 that accompanied the 42nd Dies Natalis where I was awarded an honorary doctorate
Video of the symposium: