Mozilla Science Lab Week in Review: Sept 28 – Oct 04

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

  • BMJ Open published an article by Maria K Kowalczuk, Frank Dudbridge, Shreeya Nanda, Stephanie L Harriman, Jigisha Patel, Elizabeth C Moylan which took a look at the comparison between ” … quality reports by author-suggested and non-author-suggested reviewers in journals operating on open or single-blind peer review models”. Read the full text and their findings here.

Government and Policy

  • Open government and open science were front and centre last week when the US Government announced new policies on Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing at a live forum entitled “Open Science and Innovation: Of the People, By the People, For the People”. Chandra Clarke writes a great blog in the lead up to the forum posted on Popular Science. Lots of comments and links can be seen at #whcitsci. Take a look at the Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Act 2015 to read about clarifications to government agencies around the use of crowdsourcing techniques.

Lessons and Projects

  • Mozilla Study Groups have created a new index to list Study Group lessons from around the world by topic, research field and difficulty level. Check out the new Lesson Index to browse lessons taught so far.

At the Science Lab

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