Which materials exist for introducing specific audiences to open science?

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asked May 12, 2016 in Open Science by Daniel Mietchen (1,145 points)

Open science is still rather new as a concept to many researchers, funders, research administrators, science journalists, educators, students, librarians, publishers and others, as well as the wider public.

It has however been around for a while, so a range of materials have already been produced to introduce specific audiences to the topic, e.g. the Wikipedia articles on open research and open science or Michael Nielsen's TEDx Waterloo talk.

If you know of such materials, please post them here (one answer per resource), ideally with some comments, e.g. on target audience, strengths, weaknesses and topicality. The answers will inform an initiative that is exploring to build an Open Science 101.

24 Answers

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answered May 12, 2016 by matthiasfromm (315 points)

Open Science Training Initiative - Shuttleworth-funded initiative from 2013 by Sophie Kershaw (Stilettoed Mathematician) ad colleagues.

Website: http://www.opensciencetraining.com/index.php

Material available on Github: https://github.com/StilettoFiend/OpenScienceTraining

License: CC BY

 

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answered May 12, 2016 by matthiasfromm (315 points)

Software Carpentry with a very focused scope: https://software-carpentry.org/lessons/

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answered May 12, 2016 by matthiasfromm (315 points)

Data Carpentry with data-centered focus: http://www.datacarpentry.org/lessons/

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answered May 17, 2016 by matthiasfromm (315 points)

Working Open Workshop material by Mozilla Science Lab: https://mozillascience.github.io/working-open-workshop/

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answered May 17, 2016 by julien_colomb (30 points)

Initial steps toward reproducible research (a minimal tutorial) http://kbroman.org/steps2rr

liscence: CC0

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answered May 12, 2016 by matthiasfromm (315 points)

Less of a concrete material collection, but in 2014/2015, open science training was addressed by the OKF. Here's a summarizing blogpost (Jenny Molloy): http://science.okfn.org/2014/12/21/open-training-for-open-science/

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answered May 12, 2016 by matthiasfromm (315 points)

There is an older Mozilla Science Pad with a worked out open science curriculum: https://old.etherpad-mozilla.org/openScienceCurriculum

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answered May 12, 2016 by matthiasfromm (315 points)

Open Science Resources by provided by the FOSTER OPEN SCIENCE project: https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/foster-taxonomy/open-science

  • mainly blogposts, talks, presentations
  • includes a taxonomy that might be helpful to sketch the open science educational resource language (maybe a handy addition to the research cycle model mentioned by Daniel/RIO Journal to be used as a basis for the "Open Science Travel Guide")
+2 votes
answered May 12, 2016 by matthiasfromm (315 points)

Material provided by the Finnish Open Science and Research Initiative, which was funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland:

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answered Jun 5, 2016 by solstag (20 points)

The book Open Science, Open Issues. There are chapters covering several aspects of openness in science, and a final chapter on guidelines for institutions.

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answered May 12, 2016 by matthiasfromm (315 points)

Collaborative Replications and Education Project (CREP) at the Centre for Open Science: https://osf.io/wfc6u/

...is a replication project where students are encouraged to conduct replications as part of their courses.

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answered May 12, 2016 by matthiasfromm (315 points)

UNESCO’s Open Access (OA) Curriculum: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/unescos_open_access_oa_curriculum_is_now_online/#.VTeUCcf-Bjf

  • 4 Modules for Library Schools
  • 5 Modules for Researchers
Material available as PDFs with CC BY-SA.
commented May 12, 2016 by Daniel Mietchen (1,145 points)
I think we should try to focus on open science here - open access is already covered in many other places.
commented May 12, 2016 by matthiasfromm (315 points)
In general I agree. However, some of the material can be useful to look at (e.g.  the material on Intellectual Property rights).
commented May 23, 2016 by aleimba (100 points)
I also agree Open Access has been covered extensively, however for me it's also a central part of Open Science and at least we can provide links to resources.
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answered May 12, 2016 by matthiasfromm (315 points)

Open Science Guidelines by the TU Delft, as developed following the 2014 memorandum where "...Open Research as a stepping stone towards Open Science was approved by the Executive Board."

http://openscienceguide.tudelft.nl/

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answered May 23, 2016 by aleimba (100 points)
edited May 23, 2016 by aleimba
The Open Science and Reproducible Research course
by Christie Bahlai (she's a Mozilla Fellow for Science, https://mozillascience.org/fellows)

https://github.com/cbahlai/OSRR_course

Has a focus on open data and statistical computing language R.

There's also a talk to this material: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1vzCDqYf7YjcCDnD0rtz4Mwemf1lOP6yjx_OANiMKJJM/edit?pref=2&pli=1#slide=id.p
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answered May 23, 2016 by aleimba (100 points)
101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication

A collection of tools focused on scientific publishing (discovery, writing, publication), but also analysis and outreach.

https://innoscholcomm.silk.co/
commented Jun 1, 2016 by matthiasfromm (315 points)
Here also the raw collection of well-known 400+ Tools and innovations in scholarly communication by Bianca and Jeroen: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KUMSeq_Pzp4KveZ7pb5rddcssk1XBTiLHniD0d3nDqo/edit#gid=0
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answered May 23, 2016 by aleimba (100 points)
OARR: Open Access and Reproducible Research Compendium

 A wiki colleciton of philosophies and practices representing the state of the art in open access and reproducible research.

https://github.com/camillescott/oarr-compendium
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answered May 23, 2016 by aleimba (100 points)
openstax

Nonprofit to provide peer-reviewed textbooks and digital learning tools (college and K-12).

https://openstax.org/
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answered May 23, 2016 by aleimba (100 points)

Author Carpentry (from Caltech library)

Develops and teaches scientists skills in preparing and submitting research contributions for public dissemination, whether by self-archiving in a pre-print server or university repository or by peer-reviewed journal or referreed book. The ultimate vision is to teach researchers to produce and curate the Scientific Paper of the Future: crafted as fully open, executable, reproducible, reusable contributions ready to be built upon by others.

http://libguides.caltech.edu/authorcarpentry

Porting the material to GitHub is currently in progress.

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answered May 23, 2016 by aleimba (100 points)
Talks on Open Science

There are a couple of talks from Konrad Förstner on Open Science with a CC-BY license:
https://speakerdeck.com/konrad/

I also did a small one in my lab:
https://speakerdeck.com/aleimba/what-is-open-science

I'm sure there're lots more out there.

These might be reused.
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answered Jun 1, 2016 by aleimba (100 points)
Digital Skills and Scholarship for Researchers

Post-graduate course at the University of Auckland. Can be used individually and for a semester course.

https://digital-skills-for-researchers.github.io/coursebook/
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answered Jun 1, 2016 by aleimba (100 points)
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answered Jun 2, 2016 by marahe (10 points)

Project "Science 2.0 and Open Science in Higher Education".
So far, we collected issues on a checklist and discussed with colleagues at the OER camp in Berlin in Feb this year:

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answered Jun 2, 2016 by matthiasfromm (315 points)

Helpful glossary by the folks of Right to Research Coalition: http://www.righttoresearch.org/resources/openresearchglossary/

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answered Jun 3, 2016 by konrad (65 points)

The book Opening Science.

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