It’s time we changed how research is done

1234f1a875369df95753efe40ee9471c?s=47 William Gunn
October 22, 2011

It’s time we changed how research is done

This presentation was delivered to Open Science Summit 2011, looking back over the past year of progress in open science.

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William Gunn

October 22, 2011
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    It’s time we changed how research is done William Gunn,

    Ph.D. Head of Academic Outreach twitter: @mrgunn
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    [1] Online experimental peer review of the “Arsenic Life” paper

    that recently appeared in Science: http://rrresearch.fieldofscience.com/2010/12/arsenic-associated- bacteria-nasas.html [2] Open Science is a Research Accelerator, M. Woelfle, P. Olliaro and M. H. Todd, Nature Chemistry 2011, 3, 745-748. http://www.nature.com/nchem/journal/v3/n10/full/nchem.1149.html PLoS ONE ALM API: http://api.plos.org/alm/examples/ Mendeley’s API: http://dev.mendeley.com Biocurious: http://biocurious.org/
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    “All the time we are very conscious of the huge

    challenges that human society has now – curing cancer, understanding the brain for Alzheimer‘s [...]. But a lot of the state of knowledge of the human race is sitting in the scientists’ computers, and is currently not shared […] We need to get it unlocked so we can tackle those huge problems.“
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    Tools of scientific discovery Clean energy Clean water Sustainable food

    supplies Pandemic diseases Terrorist violence Climate change US National Academies “Grand Challenges”: Artificial Intelligence
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    ..helps researchers work smarter ..makes science more collaborative and transparent

    ..is creating the world’s largest open research database Tools of scientific discovery Mendeley..
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    ..and aggregates research data in the cloud Mendeley extracts research

    data.. Mendeley helps researchers work smarter
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    1,000,000 people are using Mendeley! University of Cambridge Stanford University

    MIT Imperial College London University of Oxford Harvard University University of Michigan University College London University of California at Berkeley Sao Paulo University University of Edinburgh Cornell University Princeton University RWTH Aachen Columbia University Max Planck Society University of Cologne Yale University University of Wisconsin University of Florida
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    •Over 1,000,000 people are using Mendeley •Over 120M papers have

    been uploaded •Over 1000 API keys have been given to developers Today…
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    “All the time we are very conscious of the huge

    challenges that human society has now – curing cancer, understanding the brain for Alzheimer‘s [...]. But a lot of the state of knowledge of the human race is sitting in the scientists’ computers, and is currently not shared […] We need to get it unlocked so we can tackle those huge problems.“