[open-science] The Green Chain Reaction - please get involved
pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Aug 11 16:48:49 BST 2010
I've opened this out to the OKF open-science list as there will be others
who will be interested.
On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 2:23 PM, Heather Piwowar <hpiwowar at gmail.com> wrote:
> Peter and others,
> Sure, I'd be happy to help with that!
> I assume I'll model my emails after the existing ones on the IsItOpen site.
> Do you have suggestions on how to identify the right person to send the
> emails to?
We know many of them, and they will need customising.
> Are any of the previous IsItOpen enquiries considered "Resolved"? If not
> and some should be, may I help with that organization? It would help my
> browsing :)
That would be REALLY great. If you can say something like - "many thanks for
replying, and we're very happy / would like more info, etc..."
> In short: let me know when and how to start.
> btw to see if I could edit the green chain wiki etc I added IsItOpen
> volunteering as an area where people can help contribute. After I did that
> I realized maybe you didn't want to highlight this sort of volunteering
> rolled under the umbrella of the green chain project? If that is true, let
> me know and I'll remove it.
I'm very happy for it to be highlighted! It allows me to highlight you, the
OKF, JISC and several others.
> another btw, I've removed Todd Vision from the email CC. As my PI, he was
> curious, but I don't want to fill his inbox.
Hacking code, maybe back in 2 hours
> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 4:03 PM, Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk>wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 8:40 PM, Heather Piwowar <hpiwowar at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> I'll keep my eye on the list. Let me know how/when I can help, and if
>>> you have a suggested location for notes/wikipages.
>> The wiki is now all at:
>> as its probably the best place for people to see it.
>> It would be really great if you could help make the IsItOpen request
>> system work. This was built by Jenny, Rufus and others from an idea I had
>> based on whatdotheyknow.org (FOI). It's a system to request information
>> from publishers as to whether their data is truly Open. The problem as you
>> know is that it is usually unclear.
>> I intend to use this to ask publishers whether we can data-mine their
>> chemical reactions. We know we can do this with BMC, PLoS, Acta E and a few
>> others. The problem is that we haven't really put the proper attention to
>> collating replies. In particular it's valuable to make sure they get
>> courteous replies (even if they say no).
>> So we'd like to start by asking the committed OA publishers, get "yes"
>> from them and then start the not-so-committed ones. How far we'll get before
>> the date I don't know. I'd like to present this at the meeting and at least
>> be able to show successes.
>> But if there are other aspects of organization you can see feel free to
>> suggest them.
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
CB2 1EW, UK
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