Governance, Engagement, and Resistance in the Open Science Movement: A Comparative Study

  Dan Sholler   | OCTOBER 6, 2017

A growing community of scientists from a variety of disciplines is moving the norms of scientific research toward open practices. Supporters of open science hope to increase the quality and efficiency of research by enabling the widespread sharing of datasets, research software source code, publications, and other processes and products of research. The speed at which the open science community seems to be growing mirrors the rapid development of technological capabilities, including robust open source scientific software, new services for data sharing and publication, and novel data science techniques for working with massive datasets.

A guide to sustainability models for research software projects

  Daniel S. Katz   | JANUARY 9, 2017

A research project often starts with a bright idea and an initial commitment of volunteer time, or perhaps, a fixed term grant. But what happens after that initial activity? How can the project continue to sustain itself? (We define sustainability as the capacity to endure. Software is sustainable if it will continue to be available in the future, on new platforms, and meeting new needs. [This is from slide 23 of http://www.

Software sustainability research with rOpenSci

  Daniel S. Katz   | MAY 25, 2016

I’m happy to announce that I’ve started a project with rOpenSci under their recent award from the Helmsley Foundation. My work with rOpenSci will focus on sustainability of the project itself. Sustainability can be defined as having the resources to do the necessary work to continue and grow rOpenSci. This is one of the most difficult challenges for rOpenSci and for many other research software projects. rOpenSci has a very broad and very ambitious goal, as stated on their web site, “Transforming science through open data.

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