Open your minds and share your results, says Geoffry Boulton, asking that scientists make data available to the public and to other researchers, because “Science’s capacity for self-correction comes from this openness to scrutiny and challenge”.
Science as an open enterprise is a report from the Royal Society that highlights 6 main changes needed to improve the openess of science:
- “a shift away from a research culture where data is viewed as a private preserve;
- expanding the criteria used to evaluate research to give credit for useful data communication and novel ways of collaborating;
- the development of common standards for communicating data;
- mandating intelligent openness for data relevant to published scientific papers;
- strengthening the cohort of data scientists needed to manage and support the use of digital data;
- the development and use of new software tools to automate and simplify the creation and exploitation of datasets.”
The concept of open science is really interesting.