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Building Capacity for Open Science

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Presentation at the European Commission: Open Science For a Global Perspective workshop.

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Building Capacity for Open Science

  1. 1. kaitlin thaney @kaythaney;@mozilla; @mozillascience 23 nov 2016 building capacity for open science
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  3. 3. doing good is part of our code
  4. 4. we empower researchers to do more open, collaborative research on the web.
  5. 5. (1)
  6. 6. our current systems are creating friction. despite original intentions.
  7. 7. current state of science articles data patents
  8. 8. some have a firehose articles data patents
  9. 9. traditions last not because they are excellent, but because influential people are averse to change and because of the sheer burdens of transition to a better state ... “ “ Cass Sunstein
  10. 10. - access to content, data, code, materials. - emergence of “web-native” (open) tools. - rewards for openness, interop, collaboration, sharing. - interdisciplinary, focus on reuse, reproducibility.. “web-enabled research”
  11. 11. research social capital capacity infrastructure layers for open research open tools standards best practices research objects scientific software repositories incentives recognition / P&T interdisciplinarity collaboration community dialogue training mentorship professional dev new policies recognition stakeholders: universities, researchers, tool dev, funders, publishers, libraries, policymakers
  12. 12. the idea that the published record is the only useful record
  13. 13. thinking if it’s published, it’s usable (+/or fully discoverable)
  14. 14. Source: Michener, 2006 Ecoinformatics.
  15. 15. (2)
  16. 16. shifting practice towards open
  17. 17. we need to invest in the network (/people) itself
  18. 18. fostering communities of open practice + sustaining activity is hard.
  19. 19. Source: Piwowar, et al. PLOS.
  20. 20. supports needed for “professional development”
  21. 21. putting open into practice (+ paying it forward) https://commonspace.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/web-literacy-and-leadership/
  22. 22. commitment to open participatory by design building with, not for why Mozilla?
  23. 23. http://bit.ly/working_open
  24. 24. “Reliance on ad-hoc, self- education about what’s possible doesn’t scale.” - Selena Decklemann
  25. 25. service learning: n. hands- on, experiential learning where people develop skills by working on a project in service of a bigger goal. http://bit.ly/1JTMBSb
  26. 26. 53+ hours, 36 cities, 700+ contributions
  27. 27. rewards, incentives, reputation
  28. 28. Mozilla Fellows
  29. 29. https://science.mozilla.org/
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  31. 31. we have a history of working collaboratively. (but there’s room for improvement.)
  32. 32. 63 nations 10,000 scientists 50,000 participants can we do the same / better for research on the web?
  33. 33. we need your help.
  34. 34. invest in the network + incentivize lasting participation. build in/for participation +, collaboration. design for interoperability.
  35. 35. kaitlin@mozillafoundation.org @kaythaney ; @mozillascience http://science.mozilla.org sciencelab@mozillafoundation.org

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