Danny Chan is the President of Biotech Without Borders, a non-profit community biology lab in New York City. Besides trying to defend his time to pursue independent research centered around protocol development for the DIY science community, he enjoys video games, eating new food around the city, watching movies with his partner, and playing table-top RPGs.
By implementing Open Science principles throughout your research practice, you
- Increase the discoverability of your work
- Establish yourself as an expert in your research field
- Make your academic achievements openly accessible and reusable
- Discover research results relevant to your discipline
- Build a professional network around the world
- Increase the societal impact of your work
- Contribute to globally inclusive scholarly knowledge exchange
Open Science is nothing more and nothing less than a compendium of region- and discipline-specific aspects of Good Scientific Practices (GSP) in the digital age and goes back to practices postulated in the 17th century. Its principles include and range from Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Access (OA), Open Peer Review, Open Source Hardware & Software, Open Methodology, and Open Data. To ensure scientific processes and results are well documented and accessible is at the core of Open Science.
In order to identify what it takes for your research procedures and results to be shared and applied openly, we will discuss options and possibilities of Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) data in light of the CARE principles as well as aspects and principles of Open Access, Open Data Management (ODM) and exchange best practices how to communicate your research outcomes to various audiences.
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Course: Introduction to Open Science
- Historic overview, context, and its relevance today
- Open Science principles and resources
- A brief introduction to Open Access, Open Data, Open Source Hardware
- Overview of commonly used Digital Open Science Tools (DOSTs)
- Guidelines and incentives for Open Science by national and international science authorities (UNESCO, European Commission, DFG, NSF, etc.)
- Comparative investigation of guidelines and incentives for Open Science by publishers
- Learn about Open Science practices
- How to Make your Research workflow FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) and CARE (Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility, Ethics)
Rahal, R.-M., & Havemann, J. (2019). Science in Crisis. Is Open Science the Solution? osf.io/preprints/metaarxiv/3hb6g
Gilbert E & Colbert K (2017). Research transparency: 5 questions about open science answered. theconversation.com
Open Science Collaboration (2015). Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science. Science, 349(6251).: 10.1126/science.aac4716
Sridhar Gutam is a Senior Plant Physiologist at ICAR, the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, and also the Convenor at Open Access India. His main area of interests are Plant Physiology, Plant Phenology and Plant Phenotyping as well as Open Access, Open Data, Free and Open Source Software.
How to maintain mental well-being in the high performing research environment – A conversation with Stephanie Gauttier
Stephanie Gauttier is an Assistant Professor at the Grenoble School of Management (GEM) doing research at the intersection of information systems, human-computer interaction, and ethics. She is the Vice-Chair of the COST Action CA 19117 Researcher Mental Health Observatory and is active in initiatives related to supporting researchers' mental health. For the Marie Curie Alumni Association, Stephanie co-created a peer-to-peer mental health mentoring network.
In today's episode, Jo talks with Abigail Dean about her personal experience from working in the conservation and environmental research field to citizen science projects to web design and social media. Abigail shares her insights about the importance of being able to communicate research and science in a digestible way to the general public that doesn't have a science background.
A conversation with Sarah Nyanchera Nyakeri
A conversation with Lambert Heller
Dr. Mimi Zhou is a conversion copywriter who works with coaches and service providers to unleash the full impact of their words. Clients love that she can swiftly see the missing pieces in their messaging and copy and impeccably fill them in to bring their vision to life. By nailing […]
A conversation with Dasapta Erwin Irawan
The FAIR principles in practice for publishing data and other scholarly objects – A conversation with Donny Winston
A conversation with Donny Winston
A conversation with Mark Hahnel.
A conversation with Christian Nawroth.
A conversation with Rike Bucher.
A conversation with Nicholas Outa.
"Hardware is a vital part of experiments process and advances in instrumentation have been central to scientific revolutions by expanding observations beyond standard human senses." But making hardware and especially sharing hardware is neither an easy nor a recognized task in academia. In order to tackle this issue, some of us started a Research Data Alliance (RDA) interest group.
Nadja Neumann tells us about her journey from molecular biologist to research advisor and podcast host. With a PhD in Molecular Biology and a strong commitment to scholarly communication and open science, Nadja is keen to find ways to bridge the gap between the research community and other stakeholders to create an open, equitable, and efficient exchange of knowledge. Currently living her passion by working with research support at Karlstad University, Nadja's areas of expertise are strategic publishing, bibliometrics, data management, and sch
Talking about preprints and AfricArXiv in particular, we are honored to be featured in University World News along with colleagues and institutional partners Joy Owango (TCC Africa-Training Centre in Communication ), Stephanie Dawson (ScienceOpen), Mark Hahnel (figshare), Catherine Ahearn (Knowledge Futures Group).
The Budapest Open Access Initiative is celebrating its 20th anniversary and is marking this occasion by releasing four major recommendations, informed by community input, to guide #openaccess in the next 10 years.
Maureen Archer is President of the training and consulting firm Professional English Inc. and helps professionals (incl. researchers) improve their English skills and confidence for career advancement. With Jo, she talks about the career path that led her to her current profession, common challenges and obstacles with the English language as perceived by non-native English speakers, as well as some of the key skills researchers should have in communicating their ideas, thoughts, and results.
Tatyana Deryugina talks with Jo Havemann about the ongoing war in Ukraine, her outreach to Russian scholars to encourage them to oppose the war and take feasible action, as well as some of the responses she received.
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Open Source Hardware
Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH) is a diverse, global community working to enhance the sharing of open, scientific technologies. The GOSH movement seeks to reduce barriers between diverse creators and users of scientific tools to support the pursuit and growth of knowledge. Read the GOSH Manifesto.
Africa OSH is the gathering for everyone interested in Open Science Hardware as a means to achieve locally adapted, culturally relevant, technologically and economically feasible production in Africa. | africaosh.com
Open Hardware Makers
An online mentorship program that aims to support new hardware projects in their way of acquiring best practices, building welcoming and inclusive communities and connecting to existing networks. | openhardware.space