User:Daniel Mietchen/Notebook/Open Science/2011/02/06

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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 For background:

Start out with a follow-up on last year's winners (PLoS ALM and Polymath) - ALM:

   inspired Altmetrics (see below)

- Polymath:
   but also and

Positive breakthroughs: - Altmetrics manifesto:

- Open Data Awards: (see also ) - GeneWiki gets NIH support: - Google Wave lives on as Apache Wave: - Mandatory open data in ecology and evolution:

- Journal of Neuroscience abolishes Supplementary Materials

   comment at and and plus links therein

- Pepsigate shifts the science blogging landscape: and - Panton Principles:

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

- Launch of Science 3.0, an open-source-based online platform for open science:

   "Science 2.0" is trademarked, thus blocking the launch under the originally intended name (cf. )
   also mention science blog aggregator and CC0 RDF hosting

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

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

- Launch of as a platform for public post-publication peer review - Fully XML-based journal workflow: - Kids publishing science:

Google Fusion Tables


- "the year open data went mainstream" (Rufus Pollock somewhen into ) - Citizen science - Microfinancing for science gains ground


- 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:

- BMC draft position statement on Open Data:

   see BMC Research Notes entry below, and Open Data Awards

- Rejection of (drafted completely in the open a year earlier)

   check out to what extent and can make up for that

- Cablegate keeps openness in the focus of the public attention and

- BMC Research Notes begins Best Practices in Data Standardization, Sharing and Publication series:

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

- Launch of Nature Communications:

   was already included 2009

- launched in January

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

- NASA arsenic bacteria post-publication peer review: and - Launch of Open Research Computation:

   perhaps better for 2011