Open Science and Open Source: Using Gephi to visulaize research.

  • What kind of research data are they processing with it?
  • Have they published any scripts or hacks for the software?
    • No, although the researcher did experience limitations with the current code.
  • Is there a neat visualization made from their data with one of the open source tools?
    • The Graph for “Betweenness Centrality with ForceAtlas2” made it clear how other countries were using main countries as hubs for their immigration.

Interact with Open Research- Anthony Salvagno’s Open Notebook

Who is the researcher and what are they researching?

What tools (software) are they using in their research?

  • WordPress is the host of his open notebook, but he uses a combination of systems (including Figshare and Google Documents) to host information.

Where can you find their datasets and other raw outputs?

  • Many items have been loaded directly to wordpress, if not he links out to them from a wordpress page.

Where can you find their published/unpublished OA papers or blog posts?

A Personal Experience On Contributing To Open Data

This is my first experience with contributing to an open data, so I tried all three:

It was very easy to participate or decide to participate with any of the projects.  SciStarter required a signup, which was a slight deterrent.  It would be nice to be able to sign in with an existing account.  One of my tasks was to transcribe a museum image.  I found this to be relevant to my current position.  I was even inspired to begin the creation of a similar project of my own.

Overview Of One Issue Surronding Open Data.

What is the issue at hand?

US implement of an Open Access (OA) policy.

Who is talking about the issue?

Many researchers and organizations are being impacted by open access mandates from all over the world.  The European nations took a strong stance in support of open access research publications and recently the US has joined this movement, although with not as heavy of a mandate.

What organizations/institutions do they represent?

Mainly STEM research will have an immediate impact by these mandates, but anyone who receives more than 1million in research funding from the US government in one year must complete and follow a plan to accomplish open access.

Where can we go for more information about this issue?

Assessing the openness of one open data source.

Assessing the openness of  NASA’s Life Science Data Repositories

  • Can you view datasets at no cost? Must you sign up to view the data?

All datasets found were free of charge and did not require sign-up.

  • Is there a tool on the website for you to view or manipulate the data?

No.  You must download dataset to your local machine.

  • Can you download the datasets from the repository?

Yes.  the system also provides you the name, description and size of the file you are downloading.

  • Are the licenses for the datasets clearly marked and visible? What licenses are on the datasets?

No license is attached to the data from what is shown.  The site states that the information is available for public download.