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.

Illuminating Dark Knowledge



How innovation in search engines needs renewing with
open working and open indexes

Image: LA at Night, Wikimedia, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/75/LA_at_night.jpg 

Without being able to build on top of existing — search tools and indexes — innovation in search engines is being held back and letting down researchers and the public. The Open Access and Open Science movement that have worked hard to make free hundreds of thousands of publications, but at the last mile search engines are failing to effectively deliver on discovery. Public knowledge is hidden in plain sight — a phenomenon called “Dark Knowledge”. This article is a call for open infrastructural ‘ways of working’ to be adopted as ‘the new normal’ to turn this situation around in software and interface development for scholarly search.

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An Interview with de-RSE: Supporting Researchers Using Software

Image: de-RSE https://www.de-rse.org/de/index.html

de-RSE – Research Science Engineers: A New Association in Germany

An interview by GenR with members of the newly forming German association of Research Software Engineers – de-RSE. The association is being formally constituted in late November 2018 (next week 26th Nov., Berlin) and will provide a new support network for the wider software community. Highlights being a summer 2019 conference in Potsdam, and a fellowship programme. The interview is the first in a series of article in GenR’s theme ‘Socializing Infrastructures‘ and we take the opportunity to ask de-RSE for their comments on Open Science infrastructures and ‘software as infrastructure’.

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Socializing Infrastructures #infraQA

Questions about ‘how’ to transition to an Open Science future

A GenR Theme

Image: Google Maps glitch, Google Maps, Map data ©2018 Google, from the blog INTENSIVE PRODUCTION, https://conorintensiveproduction.wordpress.com/2015/05/09/real-glitches/

GenR has an editorial theme on questions of ‘Socializing Infrastructures’ for Open Science. The theme will run over November and December 2018, with blogposts, visualizations, and conversations.

Join us on Twitter @gen_r_ and tweet your own Open Science infrastructure questions with the hashtag #infraQA

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