shifting scientiﬁc practice kaitlin thaney @kaythaney ; @mozillascience ORCID / 3 nov 2015
doing good is part of our code
we empower researchers to do more open, collaborative research on the web.
current state of science articles data patents
some have a ﬁrehose articles data patents
quality versus quantity measured systems
a few fallacies of the research system
the published record is the only useful record
if it’s published, it’s usable.
... that this is good job advice: “ What Des-Cartes did was a good step. You have added much several ways, & especially in taking ye colours of thin plates into philosophical consideration. If I have seen further it is by standing on ye shoulders of Giants. “ - Isaac Newton, 1676
the systems we’re crafting serve the community’s (evolving) needs
1. examples of the role identity plays in community. 2. means to shift practice. 3. ... and how to sustain it.
recognizing software and data contributions
code as a research object what’s needed to reuse ? http://bit.ly/mozﬁggit
syndication and storage (via APIs) <code repos> <institutional archives> <national archives>
Contributorship Badges (Paper Badger) http://openresearchbadges.org/
Project CRediT: Contributor Roles Taxonomy http://casrai.org/CRediT •Resources •Conceptualization •Software •Data curation •Supervision •Formal analysis •Validation •Funding acquisition •Visualization •Investigation •Writing – original draft •Methodology •Project administration •Writing – review & editing
CodeMeta: exploring ways to address discoverability of contributions https://github.com/codemeta/codemeta
shifting scientiﬁc practice (and getting it to stick) openness, participation, collaboration
the web as a platform communication access, reuse, scale distributed, participatory
“web-enabled research” - access to content, data, code, materials. - emergence of “web-native” tools. - rewards for openness, interoperability, collaboration, sharing. - push for ROI, reuse, recomputability, transparency.
putting open ideals into practice (+ paying it forward) https://commonspace.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/web-literacy-and-leadership/
service learning: n. handson, experiential learning where people develop skills by working on a project in service of a bigger goal. http://bit.ly/1JTMBSb
how do we amplify within research? (... and beyond software development?)
2 days, 30+ cities, 53+ hours http://bit.ly/1N331JV
100+ pull requests (code, content, learning resources) http://bit.ly/1N331JV
community-driven contributorship http://mozillascience.github.io/leadership-training/
how do we build, support and sustain momentum? furthering adoption of open, web-enabled research
rewards, incentives, reputation
supports needed for “professional development”
“Reliance on ad-hoc, selfeducation about what’s possible doesn’t scale.” - Selena Decklemann
lowering barriers to entry (+ leveling the playing ﬁeld)
https://www.mozillascience.org/fellows Richard Smith-Unna Christie Bahlai Jason Bobe Joey Lee https://www.mozillascience.org/fellows
we need your help.
rethink beyond just access to usability. don’t forget the user in the design. remember the non-technical challenges.
we’re here to help. http://mozillascience.org [email protected]
[email protected] @kaythaney ; @mozillascience special thanks:
acknowledgments: Arfon Smith, Matt Jones, Mark Hahnel, Lars Holm Nielsen, Amye Kenall, Laura Paglione, Brian Hole, Austin Davis-Richardson, Ai Deng, Robert Peters, Garth Henson, Anita Perala, Ali Al Dallal, Will Simpson, Alister Cole, Adam Blaine, Matt Mokary, Stefan Neamtu, Luke Coy + many more. (+ the Mozilla Science Lab team: Abby Cabunoc Mayes, Arliss Collins, Zannah Marsh, Steph Wright, )