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Center for Open Science Workshop at University of Cincinnati

- March 12, 2015 in Center for Open Science, Center for Open Science Workshop, Communites, News, open, Planet, Ubuntu, Ubuntu Scientists, University of Cincinnati, Workshop

The main library of university that I go to, University of Cincinnati, hosted a workshop from Center for Open Science on March 12th.  The workshop was over reproducible research practices and how can Open Science help it- mainly with the Center of Open Science’s framework.  Since I’m a (clueless) biology undergrad with barely any research experience, I learned a lot from it and new things, again mainly with their framework. I heard of the Center and their framework about a year ago and I had no clue of how to test it or even use it for something.  But after this workshop, I think I may have an idea for a personal or a Ubuntu Scientists (or another Open Science group) project to work on improving/teaching documentation for research or another aspect/step of the process.  I also want to figure out how to do outreach also.

Planet Open Science Now Open

- February 12, 2015 in Communites, okfn, OKFN Open Science, open, Open Science, Planet

In this post, I talked about building a Planet Open Science to collect the various posts from members of the Open Science community and I’m happy to announce that it is ready to use.  I created a thread where those who want to add their feed to the Planet can do so.  You can also use this contact form: [contact-form] Home page of Planet Open Science

From Intrigued to Interested- What is Need to Get People in a Movement?

- December 28, 2014 in Comminutes, Communites, Lou Woodley, Movement, okfn, OKFN Open Science, open, Open Notebook Science

In Lou Woodley’s blog, I saw an post about what is needed to sustain a movement.  There was one thing that is missing, at least to me, and that is getting people intrigued about the movement and it’s projects.  One of the easiest ways to get people intrigued is the use of tools that collect information in one place.  Three of tools are: ‘Planet’  Feed Aggregator Going back to this post, this tool is a good one to collect all of the blog posts from those who have agreed for their posted to be imported via feed reader.  This allows new comers to see what various people are doing within that community and connect with them. OKFN Open Science working group started to work on one which should be ready to be used in early 2015. Calendar/Directory As one tool, this allows new comers to find events and people that are in that community/movement.  The only one example of a possible usage is within the OKFN Open Science working group [1,2] which should be also ready in 2015. [1] http://discuss.okfn.org/t/open-science-calendar/96 [2] http://discuss.okfn.org/t/open-science-open-knowledge-directory/95 Resource List/Guide This can be done via a wiki or other ways.  This tool allows new comers to easily see what projects/communities are within that movement.  One example is OARR: Open Access and Reproducible Research Compendium. There are other tools out there but these are my top ones that should be used to generate more reason to join a movement.
  Afterthought: I misread the title but I think it might be the same thing (intrigued and interested). I don’t know how I saw it as two different things. Maybe there are as levels. Update: I told Lou Woodley about my post and she said,
Thanks. I think intrigued is probably the beginning stage of getting interested in something. I’ve been reading a bit about pyramids of engagement and “conversion funnels” recently too and those involve more than three stages, meaning that most stages are not entirely distinct from the previous or following stage.