IGERT Open Notebook Science

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Jean-Claude Bradley presented on "Open Notebook Science" at the Digital Science panel at the NSF IGERT meeting in Washington, D.C on May 24, 2010. This is an abbreviated version covering the need for more openness in scientific communication and some examples of how that can be done using wikis, Google Spreadsheets and other free hosted services.

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IGERT Open Notebook Science

  1. 1. Open Notebook Science Jean-Claude Bradley May 24, 2010 IGERT NSF meeting Associate Professor of Chemistry Drexel University
  2. 2. What is a Scientific Precedent? What is a Scientific Publication? What is Peer Review? What is Scholarship?
  3. 3. How bad is our current system? Try to find the solubility EGCG?
  4. 4. =2.3 g/L WTF?!
  5. 5. The NaH oxidation controversy
  6. 6. 15% NMR yield
  7. 7. Khalid Mirza and Marshall Moritz
  8. 9. Top results on a Google search
  9. 10. To Cite or Not to Cite?
  10. 12. “ I would never consider a claim made in a patent as blocking an author's claim of novelty.” Langmuir Editor What is a Scientific Precedent in Academia? What is a Scientific Precedent in Patent Law?
  11. 13. What is Scholarship?
  12. 14. What is Peer Review?
  13. 15. The Scandal of Bell’s Lab Notebook
  14. 16. Motivation: Faster Science, Better Science
  15. 17. TRUST PROOF
  16. 18. Crowdsourcing Solubility Data
  17. 19. ONS Challenge Judges
  18. 20. ONS Submeta Award Winners
  19. 21. Data provenance: From Wikipedia to…
  20. 22. … the lab notebook and raw data
  21. 23. <ul><li>Concentration (0.4, 0.2, 0.07 M) </li></ul><ul><li>Solvent (methanol, ethanol, acetonitrile, THF) </li></ul><ul><li>Excess of some reagents (1.2 eq.) </li></ul>How does Open Notebook Science fit with traditional publication?
  22. 24. Paper written on Wiki
  23. 25. References to papers, blog posts, lab notebook pages, raw data
  24. 26. Paper on Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)
  25. 27. Pre-print on Nature Precedings
  26. 28. BUT… Open Access: the Choice that Keeps Giving.. and Giving…
  27. 29. Beware of your addiction to metrics: redundancy will reduce them
  28. 30. ONSArchive: Semi-Automated Snapshot of the Entire Scientific Record
  29. 31. Lulu.com Data Disks
  30. 34. Solubility Prediction (Andy Lang uses Abraham Model)
  31. 35. Reaction Attempts Book
  32. 36. Reaction Attempts Book: Reactants listed Alphabetically
  33. 37. For all Formats of ONS Projects
  34. 38. Conclusions <ul><li>The vehicles available to communicate science will continue to evolve. </li></ul><ul><li>As long as proof is valued over trust there is no limit to what useful forms will emerge. </li></ul>

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