Ideas tagged with open science

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

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

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

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