Journal Entry Week 2 (due Sep 21) - fai-wasimon/r4r_lab_notebook Wiki

FOSS program -- Sept 15, 2022

Lecture notes and some cool resources:

Open Science Pillars: Open Access Publications, Open Data, Open Methodology, Open Educational Resources, Open Sources Software, Open Peer Review

  • Open Access Publications: when you publish research, it's accessible at anyone at no cost
  • Do we have funding to pay journals to have your publication being open access?
  • Oh look: https://new.library.arizona.edu/about/awards/oa-fund
  • Open Peer Review is interesting -- per Erika, some public health journals are cool in that you can request open peer review. In poli sci, do we have this? I only know of double-blind process but I can see how double-blind during the review process but open identities+comments after can keep both reviewers and authors more accountable and act as an incentive for reviewers to give more useful comments as well.
  • More info on Open Peer Review https://open-science-training-handbook.github.io/Open-Science-Training-Handbook_EN/02OpenScienceBasics/08OpenPeerReviewMetricsAndEvaluation.html
  • Open Methodology -- (per Sep 20 session discussion) can post questions and methodology before so you don't just tinker with data until we get significant results, but where can we post/publish this? This seems like one of the more challenging pillars to implement, but maybe in terms of changing norms, not in terms of technical difficulties.
  • Communications with public -- inspired by Gift's comment: if our work is more technical, include in funding fees for people who are experts in science communication to help communicate with the public as well
  • Is there a way (or are there existing ways) we can get people credits for publishing methodology or some data along the way? This might give people more incentives for Open Methodology + Open Data and not having to wait to increase your h-index for example.

Potential project for FOSS could be: creating website so I can just direct people to one place when I present to the dept

Presentation idea:

  • principles/conceptual (e.g. FAIR + CARE) -- not a lot is needed here I don't think. The field is leaning toward Open Science already. But having a place that people can go to for reference/resource that is more organized and more customized toward the field might be good.
  • technical -- people are interested in containers -- want to present this -- seems relevant to the field with collaborators who use different softwares or version of softwares

Some reflections on Open Science in general: Open Science right now focuses on Open Science after a research question is asked. Maybe a new version of Open Science can also reflect on who gets the access to education to get to ask questions and make science in the first place -- which is not that far from this current version -- like the open educational resource/open data part can lead to more capable people producing knowledge, reducing barrier to knowledge creation and dissemination.