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Metrics for web-native science - PLOS ALM

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Metrics for web-native science - PLOS ALM

  1. 1. kaitlin thaney @kaythaney ; @mozillascience PLOS ALM / 10 oct. 2013 metrics for web-native science
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  3. 3. doing good is part of our code
  4. 4. help researchers use the power of the open web to change science’s future.
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  6. 6. science is broken - broken incentives, discouraging collaboration + sharing. - inflexible, siloed tools (and communities) - research that’s near impossible to build upon, reuse. - small bursts of activity, little coordination. - skills gap keeping researchers from working on the web.
  7. 7. “... up to 70% of research from academic labs cannot be reproduced, representing an enormous waste of money and effort.” - Elizabeth Iorns, Science Exchange
  8. 8. “There’s greater reward, and more temptation to bend the rules.” - David Resnik, bioethicist
  9. 9. facing a digital skills gap
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  11. 11. shifting practice is hard. ... but not impossible.
  12. 12. “One worry I have is that, with reviews like this, scientists will be even more discouraged from publishing their code [...] We need to get more code out there, not improve how it looks.”
  13. 13. instill best (digital, reproducible) practice “research hygiene”
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  15. 15. subjectivity can undermine reproducibility. our systems’ visions need to be in sync.
  16. 16. does this ensure (full) interoperability?
  17. 17. coordination and collaboration are key. design for interoperability. remember the non-technical challenges.
  18. 18. join us. teach, hack, build, learn. http://software-carpentry.org http://wiki.mozilla.org/ScienceLab
  19. 19. questions? kaitlin@mozillafoundation.org @kaythaney ; @mozillascience

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