I'm a chemistry Honours student in the Todd group
at the University of Sydney
. My research is on the development of a catalytic enantioselective oxa-Pictet-Spengler reaction.
I am an open scientist
. I spend most days in the lab but my lab notebook (with all the data that I collect including "failures") is freely available to anyone with access to the internet (http://bit.ly/1ay0qVq
I've also set up a simple site (http://bit.ly/WfksMB
). It's a place where I can summarise results, write about what I did in the lab during the day or note down thoughts about what the chemistry is doing. It is a less formal environment than my lab notebook
and is a complementary source of... stuff.
The open science method means that anyone can contribute to what I'm trying to achieve. Contribution can be anything from feedback in the form of comments, suggestions or questions to setting up an account on the lab notebook and carrying out related experiments.
Feedback is fantastic in any shape or form. Everybody loves getting feedback. There is space to submit comments at the end of every lab notebook post and on my site. Google+ and Twitter are also winners.
(I work in the same lab as the +OpenSourceMalaria
Sydney folks, but obviously my project is different).