open science

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Years ago, in a graduate computer science course, I was tasked with implementing an algorithm for "variational image segmentation by motion detection." The algorithm was, as they say, a doozy. Tersely described over the course of half a dozen papers, it had dozens of subroutines, which when... Read more
2 comments Posted 16 Jun 2014 by John Lees-Miller Feed
In late November 2012, the Open Source Malaria (OSM) team gained a new member who lived and worked almost 1700 kilometers away from the synthetic chemistry hub at the University of Sydney. Of course, collaboration across continents is not unusual for scientists, but until recently, recruitment in... Read more
1 comment Posted 10 Jun 2014 by Alice Williamson Feed
I recently had the opportunity to talk with Rebecca Lawrence of F1000Research about how they use new ways of publishing scientific research. They do things quite differently to even the average open access journal in science, with a strong focus on life sciences in a very open way. Some things that... Read more
1 comment Posted 9 Jun 2014 by Marcus D. Hanwell Feed
Open Science Week will begin on June 9! What do you wish was more open about the world of science—academia? research? access? software? NASA released the source code for their software in April. Who's next?
1 comment Posted 30 May 2014 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
open source code
Arfon Smith works at GitHub and is involved in a number of activities at the intersection of open science, open source, and online research. He has worked on several successful citizen science projects, like Zooniverse, a platform he co-founded where people can analyze real astronomical data and... Read more
2 comments Posted 29 Apr 2014 by Marcus D. Hanwell Feed
open hardware devices
Earlier this year, I shared my story about open source designs and my 3D printed prosthetic hand to a room of 4,600+ at Intel’s Annual International Sales Conference in Las Vegas. I joined Jon Schull on stage, the founder of e-NABLE, an online group dedicated to open source 3D printable assistive... Read more
2 comments Posted 18 Mar 2014 by Peregrine Hawthorn Feed
catalog of open source projects
The Defense Advance Reseach Project Agency (DARPA) is one of the government-sponsored research agencies that most boldly explores the future of science and technology. Given that many of its research projects have military applications, it has been traditional for the agency to be secretive about... Read more
2 comments Posted 10 Feb 2014 by Luis Ibanez Feed
Release early, release often in scientific research
Why don't academics discuss research before starting the work? In a recent blog post, Jack Kelly asked this simple question, and it is a striking one for those of us who are familiar with collaborating at high levels as part of an open source community. One of the pillars of the open source way is... Read more
2 comments Posted 30 Dec 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
best open source in health and science from 2013
The year 2013 brought great progress for the adoption of open source in the health and science industries. We covered some excellent open source stories, here the highlights from 2013.
0 comments Posted 27 Dec 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
open source software for science
The first workshop on "Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experience," was held at the Supercomputing Conference in Denver, CO on November 17, 2013. This meeting was organized by the Software Sustainability Institute at the University of Edinburgh and the National Science Foundation to... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Dec 2013 by Marcus D. Hanwell Feed

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