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Backup copy of notes on breakthroughs of the year 2010 in open science

Below the line, I am pasting in the notes I had taken in preparation for the post inviting votes on a number of candidates for these breakthroughs. When drafting that post, the Etherpad containing these notes was not accessible, so I had to write from memory, and missed a number of potential candidates I might otherwise have included, namely the abandonment of supplementary materials at the Journal of Neuroscience, the publishing of science by kids, and WebmedCentral for doing away entirely with pre-publication peer review."


For discussion, see http://ff.im/vO0Gg For background:

   http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/01-02-11.htm#2010
   

Start out with a follow-up on last year's winners (PLoS ALM and Polymath) - ALM: http://friendfeed.com/article-level-metrics

   inspired Altmetrics (see below)

- Polymath:

   http://arxiv.org/find/math/1/au:+Polymath_D/0/1/0/all/0/1
   but also http://rjlipton.wordpress.com/2010/08/15/the-p%E2%89%A0np-proof-is-one-week-old/ and http://www.danhagon.me.uk/PvsNP/PvsNP_timeline.html

Positive breakthroughs: - Altmetrics manifesto: http://altmetrics.org/manifesto/?s=manifesto

- Open Data Awards: http://blogs.openaccesscentral.com/blogs/bmcblog/entry/introducing_the_open_data_award (see also http://cameronneylon.net/blog/the-bmc-10th-anniversary-celebrations-and-open-data-prize/ ) - GeneWiki gets NIH support: http://biogps.blogspot.com/2010/08/gene-wiki-gets-nih-support.html - Google Wave lives on as Apache Wave: http://googlewavedev.blogspot.com/2010/12/introducing-apache-wave.html - Mandatory open data in ecology and evolution: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.2010.01182.x

- Journal of Neuroscience abolishes Supplementary Materials

   comment at http://researchremix.wordpress.com/2010/08/13/supplementary-materials-is-a-stopgap-for-data-archiving/ and http://ff.im/pbbdP and http://www.ubervu.com/conversations/scientopia.org/blogs/drugmonkey/2010/08/11/yay-j-neuroscience-agrees-with-me-that-supplementary-materials-is-bs-and-ruining-science/ plus links therein
   

- Pepsigate shifts the science blogging landscape: http://blog.coturnix.org/2010/07/27/science-blogging-networks-what-why-and-how/ and http://blog.coturnix.org/2010/07/19/a-farewell-to-scienceblogs-the-changing-science-blogging-ecosystem/ - Panton Principles: http://pantonprinciples.org/

   http://www.arl.org/sparc/innovator/panton.shtml

- Is PLoS ONE now the largest journal by number of annually published articles?

   http://friendfeed.com/science-2-0/df3e0a5a/oa-is-plos-one-now-largest-journal-by-number-of

- Launch of Science 3.0, an open-source-based online platform for open science: http://www.science3point0.com/

   "Science 2.0" is trademarked, thus blocking the launch under the originally intended name (cf. http://ff.im/myweW )
   also mention science blog aggregator http://www.science3point0.com/scienceblogs/ and CC0 RDF hosting http://www.science3point0.com/blog/2010/12/29/cc0-rdf-hosting-for-scientists/

- Science Commons Symposium Pacific Northwest - possibly the first conference with more online than on-spot attendance (ca. 400 vs. 70)

   http://ff.im/ghC0X   

- OSTR.CC, The Open Science Tracker, gets funded

   http://opensciencefund.org/2010/12/30/ostr-cc-the-open-science-tracker-gets-funded/

- Launch of http://www.webmedcentral.com/ as a platform for public post-publication peer review - Fully XML-based journal workflow: http://ff.im/w2wzg - Kids publishing science: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2010.1056


Google Fusion Tables

   http://blogs.plos.org/plos/2010/07/plos-alm-data-in-google-fusion-tables/
   http://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?dsrcid=204244

Biotorrents

   http://www.biotorrents.net


- "the year open data went mainstream" (Rufus Pollock somewhen into http://vimeo.com/11220474 ) - Citizen science http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100804/full/466685a.html - Microfinancing for science gains ground

   including http://friendfeed.com/open-science-summit-2010/a3a7a6ca/sciflies-microfinancing-for-science
   

- Access to the scientific literature - Access to scientific data - Access to scientific metadata - Access to scientific code - Access to scientific tools, protocols and materials - Access to scientific conferences - Access to research funding - Access to educational resources - Microfinancing for research funding - Transparency in research funding - Post-publication peer review - Science blogging - Citizen science - Uptake of web-based scientific collaboration - Automation of web-based science - Measuring research impact Not included but possibly of interest: - Open Science Summit: http://opensciencesummit.com/

   http://djstrouse.com/four-big-ideas-from-the-open-science-summit-2010/

- BMC draft position statement on Open Data: http://blogs.openaccesscentral.com/blogs/bmcblog/entry/join_the_data_debate_draft

   see BMC Research Notes entry below, and Open Data Awards

- Rejection of http://friendfeed.com/brembs/505f8f9e/funding-opportunity-for-open-science-in (drafted completely in the open a year earlier)

   check out to what extent http://www.science3point0.com/ and http://scratchpads.eu/ can make up for that

- Cablegate keeps openness in the focus of the public attention

   http://213.251.145.96/cablegate.html and http://bracken.wordpress.com/2011/01/01/shirky-and-bady-2010s-best-wikileaks-coverage/

- BMC Research Notes begins Best Practices in Data Standardization, Sharing and Publication series: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1756-0500/3/235/

   see BMC draft position statement on Open Data above, and Open Data Awards

- Launch of Nature Communications: http://www.nature.com/ncomms

   was already included 2009

- http://data.gov.uk/ launched in January

   not science per se, but important as a sociocultural background for open science

- NASA arsenic bacteria post-publication peer review: http://cenblog.org/terra-sigillata/2010/12/08/post-publication-peer-review-in-public-poison-or-progress/ and http://www.omespeak.com/blog/?p=349 - Launch of Open Research Computation: http://www.openresearchcomputation.com/

   perhaps better for 2011




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