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The S.C.I.En.C.E. Agenda
The Selfish Scientist
Grant Proposal Repository
Public Contribution Rating
Marked for Death
Data Reuse Registry
Open Notebook Science
Social Science on Open Science
Hebbian Rehabilitation for SCI
Lumping rare diseases into integrated clinical trials
The SCIEnCE Agenda
AKA, How to achieve a Tipping Point for adopting the SCIEnCE way of thinking...
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1. ESTABLISH A CONVINCING RATIONALE
Dare to Share
The Future - Morphing PPP into SCIEnCE
The links above detail the philosophy behind S.C.I.En.C.E. and the
movement in general. These arguments and those of many other Open Scientists mentioned within provide a convincing rationale for changing the current incentives driving science away from secretive competition toward more open collaborative process.
2. RECRUIT A CORE GROUP OF RECRUITERS
SCIEnCE Role Models
Currently, the Open Science movement remains small and scattered. But a growing number of articulate voices are speaking up. Mutual cooperation will strengthen our voices as we devise the most practical plan for spreading Open Science.
, could serve as a forum to collaboratively refine both scientific research proposals and Open Science agenda items.
has already enlisted several members and a handful more comment contributors. Let's help each other out!
NEEDED: Open Scientists
with the following skills:
Connections (Academic, Industry, Charity, Media)
Expertise in diverse scientific disciplines
3. ESTABLISH GRANT PROPOSAL REPOSITORIES
Public funded grant proposal repository (DONE)
database is the best example, though it needs
Help convincing the NIH to make its CRISP database public.
email the administrator
Private unfunded grant proposal repository
centralized grant proposal repository
would greatly increase market efficiency between scientists and funding agencies.
Programming help or the involvement of an organization such as Google.org to host and regulate the repository.
Public unfunded grant proposal repository
This is the ultimate goal of SCIEnCE and
- a 'crowdsourcing' approach to research proposal development. The best proof-of-principle for this approach would be to successfully submit a collaboratively-developed research proposal for funding by more traditional agencies.
New proposal submissions
Comments/suggestions on existing submissions
4. ESTABLISH THE P.C.R. - PUBLIC CONTRIBUTION RATING
A more comprehensive statistic for rating scientists and ideas...
There is no perfect way to objectively rate a scientist's overall contributions. One thing is for sure - number of first-author publications and grant dollars won is not enough to go by. The PCR will be based on a more comprehensive set of criteria, resulting in a better metric by which to grade scientists for grant funding, promotion, and tenure. See more at the link above.
Algorithm-minded scientists (and SABRmetricians!) to help devise and test the PCR
5. ATTRACT FUNDING AND WEB SUPPORT
SCIEnCE is soliciting start-up funds and web support from these and other sources:
Progressive private philanthropists
Bill and Melinda Gates
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Paul Allen Institute
Gotham Prize Foundation
As SCIEnCE gains popularity, the ensuing publications produced will become more prominent, meaning more profits for the journals publishing them. Leading publishers such as
Nature Publishing Group
may have the foresight to invest in this movement.
6. SPREAD THE SCIEnCE SYSTEM
Once SCIEnCE demonstrates viability by reaching a tipping point for the above Agenda items, the movement should spread more easily, as greater numbers of scientists, journals, funding agencies, and universities will realize the benefits of open, collaborative research and objective rating criteria.
It is hoped that by 2015, the Open Science movement will represent a serious alternative to the traditional, secretive, competitive science of the past.
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