Collaborative Text Invitation! Top 10 FOSS Open Science Tools & Services for Researchers

List of tools on the pad

The motivation behind the work is to help students and researchers in higher education with their study practice by providing them with the best free and open source — tools and services — from the Open Science community.


This is a collaborative work, please contribute!

All contributors will be listed in the blogpost and journal article.

This document is live and on the web. A ‘finished’ blogpost will be published on GenR on February 18th and following that date a further ‘academic article’ will be made and submitted to an appropriate journal.

What to contribute?

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Integrating Open Science Learning into Higher Education: A GenR Theme – Jan/Feb ’19

The Open Science learning theme will take two approaches to the question of how to integrate Open Science practices into higher education. The first, will be to examine ways for students to get on board — using Open Science methods, using open source tools, or being made aware of how to get ‘more’ credit and attribution. The second approach, being about trends and innovations in ways of teaching, for example ‘The Carpentries’ an open peer-learning network for data, software, and library skills with the formula of being ‘welcoming’ and making good use of the wealth of teaching methods available.

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Making a FOSS Research Workflow: Being open & transparent saves time & improves research

Image: 13th Munin Conference (Tromsø​​​​​​​, Norway) by Dr. Corina Logan, “We won’t be… ‘Bullied into Bad Science'”, 28.11.2018, slides (slide 25: Being open & transparent saves time & improves research): https://osf.io/sy9f7/ CCBY4.0

– A Twitter research sprint #RFOSS


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Edited by Simon Worthington, contact @gen_r_ or simon@genr.eu 

‘Making a FOSS Research Workflow’ based on a keynote presentation from the 13th Munin Conference (Tromsø​​​​​​​, Norway) by Dr. Corina Logan, “We won’t be… ‘Bullied into Bad Science'”, 28.11.2018, slides (slide 25: Being open & transparent saves time & improves research): https://osf.io/sy9f7/

The objective of this new collaborative work is to take the existing ‘free to use’ research workflow (slide 25) and see what Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) tools are available to update it into a ‘FOSS’ workflow that can be widely used. The results will be published on GenR.

References

Logan, Corina, Laurent Gatto, Ross Mounce, Stephen Eglen, Adrian Currie, and Lauren Maggio. ‘We Won’t Be… “Bullied into Bad Science”’, 2018. https://doi.org/10/gfkzf8.

#GenR Theme: The Decentralized Web – A Gutenberg Threshold! Running: Sept-Oct 2018

A call for contributions!

Image credit: NASA, ESA and the HST Frontier Fields team (STScI), Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt, 2013. https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1610a/ 
NB: A tip to McLuhan’s notion of ‘knowledge galaxies’ (McLuhan, 1962), and J.C.R. Licklider and his memos on ‘Intergalactic Computer Network’. (Licklider, 1963)

#decentralizedweb – A Generation R Open Science theme running from late August to early October 2018

http://genr.eu/wp/decentralized-web/

Intro: A Gutenberg threshold!

The frame of Gutenberg and the spread of book technology with the accompanying acceleration in learning, as an example of earlier information revolutions, has been a long-standing comparison for the growth of the Internet. For example in the book From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg by John Naughton. (Naughton, 2015)

What is of value in the comparison of the creation of the system of ‘movable type’ and systems of the ‘decentralized web’ is the similarity in needing the convergence of many existing technologies to create a new technological pathway for knowledge, such as the book, or the decentralized web. It is then the far reaching impact of these new pathways which in turn create new: knowledge systems, institutions, industries, knowledge regimes, and knowledge galaxies (McLuhan, 1962), etc.

  • With ‘movable type’ the technologies were, as examples: metallurgy, paper, the press, and type matrix, etc.
  • Similarly with the ‘decentralized web’ it is a convergence of technology and also accompanying developments that make it a game changer in opening up a new pathway for knowledge. Example technologies are: the Merkle tree, cryptoIDs, content addressable, LOD, ontologies, DevOps, continuous integration, etc.
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