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

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.

A vote for the top 10 tools and services will be held in the third week of February.

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.

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Making a ‘Pre-Publishing’ Research Workflow Open Source

Being open & transparent saves time & improves research

Image: Before – After. ‘Being open & transparent saves time & improves research: The Grackle Project’ and ‘Making a ‘Pre-Publishing’ Research Workflow Open Source’ modification of slide 25 from keynote presentation from the 13th Munin Conference (Tromsø, Norway) by Dr. Corina Logan, “We won’t be… ‘Bullied into Bad Science'”, 28.11.2018, https://osf.io/sy9f7/ | See section ‘Failing to make the complete workflow Open Source’ for annotations

At the Munin conference on scholarly publishing in Norway at the end of November (2018) Dr. Corina Logan presented a keynote “We won’t be… ‘Bullied into Bad Science'”. While following on the livestream GenR offered, as an experiment, to convert Dr. Logan’s ‘pre-publishing’ workflow to use only Open Source tools. As a collaborative open-work using Cryptpad we have been able to replace ‘most’ tools and for the exceptions chart a way to make a totally Free and Open Source Software workflow. In this short experiment, once again a
recurring issue has been encountered, that the basic provision of an infrastructural pillar of ‘modern research literacy’ has been overlooked—namely Open Source software—in this case the provision of ‘simple tools for authoring’. This is only the start of the work and your invited to chip in on the pad — EDITME!.

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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.

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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