Shifting Scientific Practice

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shifting scientific practice kaitlin thaney @kaythaney ; @mozillascience ORCID / 3 nov 2015

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doing good is part of our code

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we empower researchers to do more open, collaborative research on the web.

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current state of science articles data patents

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some have a firehose articles data patents

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quality versus quantity measured systems

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a few fallacies of the research system

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the published record is the only useful record

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if it’s published, it’s usable.

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... 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

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the systems we’re crafting serve the community’s (evolving) needs

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1. examples of the role identity plays in community. 2. means to shift practice. 3. ... and how to sustain it.

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recognizing software and data contributions

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code as a research object what’s needed to reuse ? http://bit.ly/mozfiggit

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syndication and storage (via APIs) <code repos> <institutional archives> <national archives>

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Contributorship Badges (Paper Badger) http://openresearchbadges.org/

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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

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CodeMeta: exploring ways to address discoverability of contributions https://github.com/codemeta/codemeta

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shifting scientific practice (and getting it to stick) openness, participation, collaboration

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the web as a platform communication access, reuse, scale distributed, participatory

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“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.

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putting open ideals into practice (+ paying it forward) https://commonspace.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/web-literacy-and-leadership/

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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

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how do we amplify within research? (... and beyond software development?)

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2 days, 30+ cities, 53+ hours http://bit.ly/1N331JV

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100+ pull requests (code, content, learning resources) http://bit.ly/1N331JV

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community-driven contributorship http://mozillascience.github.io/leadership-training/

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how do we build, support and sustain momentum? furthering adoption of open, web-enabled research

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rewards, incentives, reputation

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supports needed for “professional development”

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“Reliance on ad-hoc, selfeducation about what’s possible doesn’t scale.” - Selena Decklemann

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lowering barriers to entry (+ leveling the playing field)

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https://www.mozillascience.org/fellows Richard Smith-Unna Christie Bahlai Jason Bobe Joey Lee https://www.mozillascience.org/fellows

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we need your help.

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rethink beyond just access to usability. don’t forget the user in the design. remember the non-technical challenges.

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we’re here to help. http://mozillascience.org sciencelab@mozillafoundation.org

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kaitlin@mozillafoundation.org @kaythaney ; @mozillascience special thanks:

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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, )

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