You believe that publications, data and materials should be open to all? You would like to promote collaboration and a multidisciplinary discussion in research? In short, research should be more transparent and open? Then come along and be part of the Open Science Network Göttingen, a group of researchers and librarians who is fond of sharing ideas and knowledge with others. The network unites people interested in Open Science topics at the Göttingen Campus and is open to everyone.
But first of all, what do we mean by talking about Open Science? Open Science aims to make scientific research, data and dissemination accessible to both amateurs and professionals. Within Open Science you will find several aspects which should be open: publications, data, code, methodologies, peer review processes, and educational resources. The principles of Open Science foster research transparency and aim at making it much easier to understand the results of research by opening up as many aspects of science as possible. The overall goal is to enable an open discourse on research results.
The network regularly organizes Open Science Meet-ups to provide a platform to present and discuss current topics such as Open Science skills, Open Collaboration or Open Data. Join the mailing list to stay informed about upcoming meetings and events. The next Open Science Meet-up is expected to take place on June 13th, 2017.
You use digital tools for your research? You would like to discuss computer stuff, digital tools and research approaches with others? A subgroup of the Open Science Network meets every four weeks at the Hacky Hour to discuss different aspects of Open Science and eResearch. No registration needed – just grab your notebook and stop by.
If the idea of Open Science sounds reasonable to you, there are many things you can do on your own, in your research group or in your project: Document your methods and the underlying processes as far as practicable and necessary to understand your results. Use open source technologies, share your data, and publish your results and data Open Access. Look for transparency in the peer review process and use or produce open educational resources for your teaching.
- Joining the Open Science mailing list: https://listserv.gwdg.de/mailman/listinfo/openscience
- HackyHour: https://hackyhour.github.io/Goettingen/.