“The open society, the unrestricted access to knowledge, the unplanned and uninhibited association of men for its furtherance these are what may make a vast, complex, ever growing, ever changing, ever more specialized and expert technological world, nevertheless a world of human community.” - J. Robert Oppenheimer
Open science and open research aims to make scientific research more transparent and accessible to anybody, amateur or professional, with or without academic affiliation. In many ways it is similar to free and open source software and creative commons movements. Researchers interested in open science strive to make clear and freely available accounts of their methodology, along with any original and derived data supporting research findings and claims. This approach permits unprecedented levels of collaboration and trust in the outcomes of scientific projects. Like all other social phenomena, open science has advocates and adversaries, truth and controversies, which we need to discuss in a barcamp style unconference. This barcamp invites all the members of the academic community to come, share and discuss their experiences, problems and ideas on how to support open science and open access to knowledge and data over various components: open lab notebook, open data, open source (scientific software), open access (to academic publications) etc. What should come next after openaccess archives and journals such as arXiv and the Public Library of Science (PLoS), collaborative blogs (MathOverflow), social networks (Mendeley, Academia, ResearchGate)? What are some new trends? How to support and improve open science?
Dates: 8th March 2013, 4pm - 10pm
Venue: Seminar Room 4 & 5 (Tembusu Learn Lobe, Tembusu College)