I had hoped to do a full interview on this but that’s not going to happen: running out of time.
Short version, Brian Nosek (Center for Open Science & UVA) spoke at our Open Access Week event last year. He outlined the Open Science Framework (OSF)—it aims to help the way research is conducted. Main theme: there are many different tools and services that address certain niches of the workflow, but OSF tackles the entire lifecycle: planning, execution, reporting, archiving, and discovery.
Here is the talk:
Lots of great content, but check out:
27 minutes in… talks about incentives for openness and how researchers can be cited for particular elements, such as tools or code they develop. This serves as a functional citation.
30 minutes in… new contributor models. Right now everything is vertical integration—you do everything: idea, design, collect data, analysis, and generate the final report.
Moving to a crowdsource model would open new possibilities. It would acknowledge that people have different talents and skills. Someone who is excellent at writing code or doing analysis can focus on that and be cited, recognized, or otherwise credited for their contribution to a paper or project.
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