The Week in Review is our 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 @arlissc99, #openscience or join our mailing list and get in touch there.
Articles & Blogs
- The official start of the Peer Reviewers Openness (PRO) Initiative was announced by Richard D. Morey on Dec 02 and the initiative is growing. Are you ready to sign up and help make open science a reality ? To learn more about the initiative you can read their article “The Peer Reviewers’ Openness Initiative: Incentivising Open Research Practices through Peer Review”.
- Read a short blogpost from Dorothy Bishop about open data and how twitter can aid scientists, even years later.
- Nature Methods published an editorial on “Reviewing Computational Methods” and the importance of peer review for these methods and their related software to biological research – even if this adds additional burden to referees
- Erin C McKiernan writes about her project “Why Open Research?” – a product of a flash grant from the Shuttlework Foundation. Why Open Research? is a new educational project built for researchers to learn about open scholarship. All source files for the project are now up on GitHub.
- The Center for Open Science (COS) and protocals.io announced a collaboration to collectively promote transparency and reproducibility in life sciences research. Read all about it here.
Events & Conferences
- The 15th Annual STS Conference Graz 2016 invites interested researchers in the areas of Science, Technology, Society and Sustainability Studies to give presentations. The call for presentation abstracts opened on Dec 01 and will be open until Jan 15, 2016. The conference will take place May 9-10, 2016.
- The funders for the Open Science Prize, the Wellcome Trust, the US National Institutes of Health and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute are hosting a Q & A webinar on Dec 10 at 11:00am EST (16:00 GMT). Click here to register.
- Looking for some open datasets ? Namara.io has a catalogue of Canadian datasets you can look through – hopefully you’ll find something that interests you.
- Here’s a great slide presentation on Data Sharing in Neuroimaging: Why and How by Ariel Rokem, Data Scientist at the eScience Institute at the University of Washington.
- A fun game to map the brain – you need to setup an account and enable WebGL to play. Enjoy !
At the Science Lab
- On Dec 01 the Science Lab welcomed our new Community Manager, Aurelia Moser. Aurelia is returning to Mozilla and bringing lots experience around building communities. Welcome Aurelia – we’re really happy to have you onboard !
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