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Disruption in the Publishing Industry: Digital, Analytics & the Future - http://www.edinpubconf.net/ June in Edinburgh; should be nice...
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Cutting straight to the heart of the research system, this hangout will discuss why research ideas and proposals are amongst its best-kept secrets, and what can be done to change that. Our guest for this event will be +Daniel Mietchen, a biophysicist who is currently drafting a public research proposal for making research proposals open, which everyone is invited to review and comment upon, or even to contribute to:
https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/2014/submissions/opening-up-research-proposals .

Background : Demands for more openness are signs of the time in our increasingly Web-based society, and even in scholarly circles, initiatives related Open Access, Open Data and Open Source are getting a lot of attention lately. While these three movements are focused on making the outcomes of research publicly and openly available, what about making the research process more open? Technically, research can be shared with the world as soon as it is recorded, but why do researchers generally not do it?

The hangout will start with a brief introduction to the topic of Open Research. Following that, we will dive deeper into the question why research proposals are not normally shared, and what the benefits would be of doing so. In preparation of the event, as well as throughout and after it, feel free to post ideas, comments, and questions here.

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Seeking: an inexpensive,   #OpenAccess  way to publish science education or outreach resources (not education research results). If you've an answer, please add it to the original post: <https://plus.google.com/+CatherineAndersongenegeek/posts/TNLvaBH6GFp> and see the full question at <genegeek.ca/2014/04/oa-journal-for-outreach-activities-hivemind/>.
 
Do you have suggestions on sharing science outreach resources? Want author publication credit but also information on how to get started
I am lucky enough to work with some amazing people in an enrichment program for teens who love science. The leaders create activities to help students explore science in different ways. These exerc...
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A reminder that #isees and #wssi are collaborating to hold a summer training in Open Science for Synthesis at @NCEAS and @RENCI, applications are due soon, April 7. #openscience https://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/OSS
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Major UK announcement on open access, which should shift things more towards repositories and less towards "gold" OA. Looks like there may be a "non-commercial" CC clause in there, which, if true, would seem a shame. But if HEFCE are saying OA is important, and if it's tied to Uni funding (only compliant papers can be included in the national research assessment process), this could be influential.
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Cutting straight to the heart of the research system, this hangout will discuss why research ideas and proposals are amongst its best-kept secrets, and what can be done to change that. Our guest for this event will be +Daniel Mietchen, a biophysicist who is currently drafting a public research proposal for making research proposals open, which everyone is invited to review and comment upon, or even to contribute to:
https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/2014/submissions/opening-up-research-proposals .

Background : Demands for more openness are signs of the time in our increasingly Web-based society, and even in scholarly circles, initiatives related Open Access, Open Data and Open Source are getting a lot of attention lately. While these three movements are focused on making the outcomes of research publicly and openly available, what about making the research process more open? Technically, research can be shared with the world as soon as it is recorded, but why do researchers generally not do it?

The hangout will start with a brief introduction to the topic of Open Research. Following that, we will dive deeper into the question why research proposals are not normally shared, and what the benefits would be of doing so. In preparation of the event, as well as throughout and after it, feel free to post ideas, comments, and questions here.

Image credits: Center for Scientific Review, via Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ScientificReview.jpg , Public Domain. Inset: Libby Levi, https://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/5537457391 , CC BY-SA 3.0.
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+Douglas Carnall thank you! The HOA will be recorded on my YouTube channel and we'll let you all know the right link for sure! :-)
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When we search for 'Open Science' and sort to see Community results <https://plus.google.com/s/open%20science/communities>, we no longer find communities related to Open Science. Our community, called 'Open Science' <https://plus.google.com/communities/113901282230153759827> which is owned by our page, 'Open Science' used to be the top result. Our community description mentions Open Science and related subjects, and posts often use the relevant hashtag. Is there more we can do to help Google improve these results? Is anyone else noticing poor search results for their communities or other queries? And finally, is there somewhere else we should report what appears to be a bug?
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See also the original <https://peerj.com/articles/313/> in +PeerJ.
 
This isn't the whole of post-publication peer review, but it's a piece. At the same time, it's a piece of evidence that the basic idea works:

Online exposure ‘leads to higher research paper correction rate’
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/online-exposure-leads-to-higher-research-paper-correction-rate/2012415.article

If you call it the sunlight principle, or the eyeballs principle, then it doesn't sound new or trendy. But that's good. Exposing work to criticism is not new or trendy. It lies at the heart of what we mean by science, at the heart of what we mean by the self-correction of science, and at the heart of the epistemological argument for open access (as opposed to the moral, pragmatic, and economic arguments). I say more in this 2008 article.
http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4391168

#oa #openaccess #peer_review
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Paul Brookes (author of today's study on the effects of public exposure of data problems in the scientific literature) explains the background to the study. http://blog.peerj.com/post/81578606534/author-interview-paul-brookes +Open Science
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The Status of Data in Academic Research. 

http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.978831

"There are very few, if any, discoveries each year in academia that come about without building on concepts and ideas that have been previously published in academic journals. This is the natural progression of research. However, this is often limited to building on top of conclusions or ideas, as opposed to the actual research itself. Current dissemination of research is largely based on making available pdf-based summaries of key findings, as opposed to the actual research outputs and raw data behind the graphs. In order to track a diverse array of academic outputs, they must persist on the Internet. One way to do this is via the minting of Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) by trusted repositories. These managed links overcome the problem of ‘link rot’, which has been shown to occur at c. 10%/year for non-traditional outputs. This article addresses the current problems created by a lack of data sharing in academia. We also look at the incentives structure and potential solutions for improving the quality of academic outputs across all fields of research."

#openresearch   #opendata   #openscience  
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