Ideas tagged with open science

Open science and open government: where fairness does not always apply to its governance

Although the principles of transparency, integrity, accountability, stakeholders' participation, as well as participation and collaboration, are shared by both the open government and open science paradigms, referring to these practices often excludes relevant actors who are crucial for their su...

By Ricardo Hartley Belmar

Donation-Driven Open Science Journal

Why should taxpayers and funding agencies pay journal publication fees and open access charges? I propose creating a new open access journal funded entirely through donations and foundation funding. The journal would be administered by a nonprofit. All work for the nonprofit would be strictly vo...

By Lyle Burgoon

GeoTag-X: crowdsourced photo analysis for humanitarian crises

Photos taken in disaster situations and other humanitarian crises by different people on the ground can potentially be a powerful resource for the response teams. Unfortunately, the manpower needed to process the incredible number of photos coming out of these situations makes this duty impossib...

By Eleanor Cervigni

Open access publishing and public literacy in human nutrition

Open Access (OA) publishing is widely recognized as a critical resource for the advancement of scientific progress. The attention in biomedical research regarding OA is testified by the adherence of the World Health Organization (WHO) OA policy to the principles of the Plan S initiative whereby ...

By Marco Capocasa, Davide Venier

From Budapest via San Francisco to The Hague: a bird's eye view of two dozen scholarly communication charters.

Idea: speeding up the transition towards a scholarly commons by summarizing and reviewing existing charters and pinpointing where there’s still work to be done. Science is in transition. But in what direction, demanded by whom, accepted by whom and realised where and how? This is what we woul...

By Jeroen Bosman, Bianca Kramer

Sharing standards before sharing resources? The case of research biobanks

In biobank research, one of the main obstacles for full applicability of Open Access to biomedical resources is the researchers’ reluctance to make immediately and freely available these materials before having adequately exploited their potential. To analyse this issue from a wider perspective,...

By Marco Capocasa, Flavio D'Abramo, Fabrizio Rufo, Paolo Anagnostou, Giovanni Destro Bisol

Benefits of publishing power analysis reports

I propose that a lack of opportunities for publishing "power analysis reports" may be a gap worth addressing in scientific publishing. Scientific journals offering a "power analysis report" article type could have a number of benefits: 1 - It would provide a suitable outlet for well-conducted...

By Christopher McCrum

A Participatory Platform for Addressing Knowledge Gaps on Wikimedia projects in an Open-Science Fashion

I propose to create a virtual research environment with the mission to address knowledge gaps in Wikimedia projects in a transparent and participatory fashion. Research undertaken through this environment would be organized in an open-by-default fashion, through dedicated projects continuously d...

By Daniel Mietchen