so I've found a few open lab notebooks such as this online. I think the philosophy is great, basically an extreme form of open-access. I work in theoretical neuroscience as a fresh post-doc. I'm also continuing to work for my PhD supervisor, but I plan to look for a position elsewhere ASAP to 'fly the nest' so to speak. I don't have any of my own publications yet, just the publications that came from my PhD. As a general career move I would either like to start publishing myself or with new collaborators.
My question is about the advantages vs disadvantages of starting an open lab notebook. A few pros would be:
- Increased scientific visibility
- Extra motivation
- Possible feedback, discovering new research directions
The the big danger are:
- Getting 'scooped'
- Getting sidetracked from current post-doc
If anyone has any advice for a person in my position, I would like to hear your viewpoint. Specifically, it should relate to an early career researcher looking to make a name for himself.