Consultation! Generation R – Platform Plans

Welcome to our first round of consultation for the future development of Generation R.

  • You can ask questions or make suggestion on chat with Gitter.
  • We will collate documentation on GitHub, please feel free to jump in.
  • You will find ongoing posts in this consultation category.

Our key issues in this initial consultation are:

  1. How to build a collaborative Open Research Notebook.
  2. Working on contributing to learning resources with our first theme of Software Citation and the partners Open Science MOOC.
  3. Ideas about what is missing on the Open Science community and how Generation R could lend a hand.


Generation R – Platform Plans

Generation R is about the discourse surrounding the effects of increased digitization and networked computing on researchers and academia.

Our editorial is led by four questions about Open Science, with the primary question being how to take a ‘needs based approach’ to researchers and contribute to researchers becoming open scientists — open scholars, or digital humanists — pick your preferred term.

Our four editorial questions on Open Science are:

  • taking a ‘needs based approach’ to researchers,
  • Open Science discourse,
  • improving the making of Open Science software & systems, and
  • addressing imbalances and problems in science knowledge systems.

We aim to encourage more researchers to become involved in shaping and designing the new digital tools, instruments, methods, and infrastructures they use.

What is the consultation about?

We have an outline of a plan for how to organize the Generation R editorial platform. This outline proposes a three channel approach, using

  • blogging,
  • discussion, and
  • documentation resources.

The idea is then to use this three channel combination to help contribute to partner’s learning resources, such as with Open Science MOOC.

We have established the blog using WordPress, but our other channels are a work in progress and here is where we are reaching out to look for pointers and recommendations.

What we’re thinking about:

  • How as an editorial platform and network can we support the Open Science community.
  • Helping evaluating a way forward and consulting on our platform plans.
  • Asking specific platform questions, for example what technologies or platforms to use to make a collaborative Open Research Notebook.

Find out more on our Notebook

Consultation! Generation R – Platform Plans

Images: Photos from the Generation R Kickoff Meeting at TIB, January 2018. CCBY 4.0