The Week in Review is our weekly roundup of what’s new in open science from the past week. If you have news or announcements you’d like passed on to the community, be sure to share on Twitter with @mozillascience and @billdoesphysics, or join our mailing list and get in touch there.
Tool & Services
- By far the biggest splash in the Twitterverse this week was the announcement that GitHub has added Jupyter notebooks to the list of file formats it renders in the browser; the much anticipated feature not only makes collaboration on notebooks easier, but when combined with their forthcoming large file storage service, opens up interesting possibilities for publishing complete workflows on the popular git hosting website.
- A public calendar of open science events is being maintained by the Center for Open Science, the Mozilla Science Lab and others.
Government & Policy
- The Hague Declaration, a policy guidance document drafted last winter under leadership from the Association of European Research Libraries, was launched 6 May. The Declaration focuses on removing legal barriers and risks to the use of information for science, scholarship and discovery.
Conferences & Events
- The SciKit-Bio Sprint, organized by Greg Caporaso and others, is this week, May 11-15 at UC San Diego. The scikit sprint has a set technical milestone, but also seeks to give users and core developers a chance to interact and communicate.
- The National Data Integrity Conference was this past week at the University of Colorado; among others, Beth Plale spoke the role and shape of provenance to enable long-term data reuse, and the Science Lab’s own Kaitlin Thaney spoke on our mission of making the web work for science.
Blogs & Papers
- Keith Webster wrote a bold & thoughtful blog post on how he predicts the evolution of the scholarly record will affect the role of librarians at research institutions, and the growing importance for that discipline to be able to help researchers navigate the ecosystem of data & publishing tools and services.
- Matthew Grosvenor et al have published their recent work on queue latency with a tremendous example of transparency & provenance of analysis; try clicking on any of the charts in the paper to see the details of their creation in exacting detail, and see the work’s accompanying website.
- Joseph Rickert observed the impact DOI tagging is having on science journalism, by making actual and substantial scientific research more closely and easily linked to news articles intended for consumption outside of scholarly circles.