Open Science and the Web
OVERVIEW: Turing award winner, Jim Gray, envisioned a world where all research literature and all research data were online and interoperable. He believed that such a distributed, global digital library could significantly increase the research "information velocity" and improve the scientific productivity of researchers. The last decade has seen significant progress in the move towards open access to scholarly research publications and the removal of barriers to access and re-use. But barrier-free access to the literature alone only scratches the surface of what the revolution of data intensive science promises. Recently, in the US, the White House has called for federal agencies to make all research outputs (publications and data) openly available. But in order to make this effort effective, researchers need better tools to capture and curate their data, and Jim Gray called for 'letting 100 flowers bloom' when it came to research data tools. Universities have the opportunity and obligation to cultivate the next regeneration of professional data scientists who can help define, build, manage, and preserve the necessary data infrastructure. This talk will cover some of the recent progress made in open access and open data, and will discuss some of the opportunities ahead.
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Hey, T. (2010). The next scientific revolution. Harv Bus Rev, 88(11), 56-63. The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery Book 2009