Questions concerning "Open Science", or research done in full view of the public eye, with a focus on accessibly and reproducibility, including tools to enable such access.

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Concern about possible conflicts between research sharing policies

Funders, publishers, institutions and others are increasingly moving towards policies that are aimed at sharing research. The degree of openness — and other stipulations in those policies ...
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Risks of shifting to post-publication review

I've heard some compelling arguments from open science advocates for a system of reviewing scientific research outputs that focuses almost exclusively on post-publication peer review. The idea is that ...
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I want to opensource my code. Is it legal? Can I still publish?

I am a PhD (stipend) student at a Max Planck Institute (for a biological science) here in Germany. I came here to write software, but ended up spending practically all my time doing wet-lab work. As a ...
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What does “open” mean in science?

I understand that open science is based on open data, open access, open source, open methodology, etc. However, what does "open" exactly mean in context when we talk about "open science"?
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How to deal with sensitive individual data in open science?

I work with governmental register data, which includes sensitive information about individuals, and therefore cannot make datasets available to the public lest I risk violating the privacy of my ...
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Are virtual machines good for reproducibility and open science?

Virtual machines (VMs) provide a way for scientists to package not only scientific software, but also data, external dependences, and even entire operating system configurations, facilitating a ...
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An example of a researcher being 'scooped' as a result of working openly?

A reason that researchers sometimes give for not working in the open is the fear of having a publication 'scooped' by a competing researcher. Is there a clear, verifiable example where scooping has ...
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Can open science project be performed/published by non-scientists?

In other words, can anybody publish an open science project, or does the author need to have some specific title or at least study the subject in order to receive some positive feedback from the ...
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How to protect scientific open research from being patented?

For instance, say a published paper demonstrated new possible invention or technology by analysing the data and publishing it publicly. Is there any way to protect such research or its data which can ...
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How can I protect open research from being plagiarised?

Since open research is about publishing data which are accessible to all, what kind of actions should I take to prevent open research from unauthorised copying or its data being plagiarised without ...
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Are there any organisations which approve or manage open science projects?

Are there any organisations/foundations/hubs which manages/approve independent open science projects which are accepted and well recognised within mainstream scientific circles? For instance, what if ...
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What criteria does a research project need to match to be called open science?

What kind of formal or non-written rules/requirements does our project need to match and follow so we can say that our project is open science? Is it only about research data which should be ...
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Does any university require students to release their source code in order to graduate?

I wonder whether there is any university that requires students to release their source code (or at least part of it) in order to obtain their PhD.
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Multiple outlets publication

Perhaps, it's a naive question, but I'd like to have some clarification of my own thoughts on the subject. I'm curious about what is the rationale or need of 1) transferring copyright from authors of ...
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Are there any academic data sets that force users to release any source code written to analyse them?

I am curious to know whether there exists any data set that forces users to publicly release any source code written to analyse it.
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How much effort do researchers take to publish their source code?

When publishing a paper, some researchers publish the source code used for the paper. Is there any research/study/survey/... that looked at how much effort do researchers take to publish their source ...
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Is it inappropriate to share journal article reviews?

I want to put the LaTeX source files for a paper that I just published up on GitHub (technically they are already there, but private). Is it inappropriate to include the (anonymous) reviews and my ...
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Getting a dump of arXiv metadata

Prompted by discussion in this post on Meta.MathOverflow.net I got interested in comparing usage of tags from MathOverflow to submissions in the respective disciplines of arXiv. (Vide a similar idea ...
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How should I split my code and data between an open repository and the article's supplementary files?

I am working on a paper that involves some data and a piece of code to analyse the data. I want the results of the analysis to be reproducible and the code to be open. This concept of "reproducible ...
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Reference on the time it takes for a source code used for a research article to be released

Is there any research/study/survey/... that looked at how much time it takes for the authors of a research article to release the source code? Ideally I'm looking for an approximation distribution. ...
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Pedagogical pros and cons of requiring undergraduate students to follow open/reproducible research practices?

I regularly teach an undergraduate course in which students are expected to complete projects that involve writing code. I also supervise undergraduates in other project and thesis work that involve ...
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Reference on availability of source code used in computer science research articles?

I have several questions related to open-sourcing the source code used for a research article. Is there any research/study that addresses any of the following: What percentage of research articles ...
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Are there any researcher digital identification services or directories, similar to ORCID and ResearcherID?

Are there any general (not field-specific) researcher digital identification services or directories, similar to ORCID and ResearcherID?
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Is there a benefit to registering digital identification via both ORCID and ResearcherID?

This question is in continuation to the discussion from about a year ago, concerning researcher digital identification: Why use unique digital researcher ID?. It appears that researchers, who would ...
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Flair/Badge for arXiv paper?

This is borderline trivial, but in my attempt to publish my work in a public repository, I've found badges at the top of my README.md to be useful. For example, using Zenodo, I can create a badge that ...
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Are there any journals or conferences that take into account the availability of the source code when selecting the papers to publish?

Quite too many times I have read in a research article claiming that the source code will be made available, and, when I look for it, it turns out that the source code still hasn't been released. Are ...
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Is there a proper format to cite open source software? [duplicate]

In my research I used a lot python libraries that I need to cite, I wonder if there is an accepted format for citing open-source software? Do I just put them together with all other references? Do I ...
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What software license allows me to have GPL for academic use and paid use by industry for my open-source project?

I have spend many years during my PhD developing a code base and decided to open-source the code when I finished. It's currently under GPL. The code is used by many different research group around the ...
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Are there any proposals to make sharing code and data with publications a requirement?

Depending on the project, many researchers have to rewrite code and reproduce datasets from previous works in order to perform experimental evaluations. Although some dataset are understood to contain ...
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Which licence choose for a new academic computing language?

Disclaimer: I am not sure this is the right place to ask the question, but since it is directly related to academic work, I though I'll give it a try. If it is not, please feel free to redirect ...
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How would you decide to publish (or not) in F1000Research or other journals with alternative peer-review methods?

As pointed out by altmetrics, “Peer-review has served scholarship well, but is beginning to show its age. It is slow, encourages conventionality, and fails to hold reviewers accountable.” Not all ...
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Should I write a paper on open-source software I've built?

I have been fairly active in the open-source software community with a few projects that have gotten some attention. However, my reputation in the academic/publications world is a little bit low and ...
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What are issues to consider when making your code for an experimental paradigm, which was conceived by someone else, publicly available?

General background In the cognitive sciences, it is often necessary to program/script experimental paradigms to conduct your studies. Basically, these programs present stimuli and collect responses, ...
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When can I safely use CC-BY license on arXiv?

On arXiv one can license a preprint on one of the following (see also a note on arXiv on licenses): arXiv.org perpetual, non-exclusive license to distribute this article (Minimal rights required by ...
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What are the disadvantages of opening the source of your own science tools

I am currently finishing my PhD thesis and, as a great deal of the job was to create tools and protocoles, I am considering putting the different scripts I wrote on open source directories (such as ...
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Releasing one version of a Scientific Paper under an Open License

I am going to release a Technical Report that will be archived and made available online by the university's library. An abridged version of the work was accepted by a peer-reviewed conference and ...
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How to communicate achievements on the StackExchange network in an academic CV or job interview?

I think contributions to StackExchange constitute a valuable thing for an academic to do. In many cases such contributions are directly related to the aims of an academic department: community ...
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Scientific hackathons or other intense voluntary bottom-up events

In programming there are many hackathons - intense voluntary one day-week events, where participants collaboratively attack problems. They may be proposed by a company, NGO, participants or a group; ...