[open-science] Definitions of Open Science?

Peter Murray-Rust pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Jul 29 14:31:12 BST 2011

On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 1:55 PM, Jo Walsh <metazool at fastmail.net> wrote:

> Started a list http://okfnpad.org/rfringe11-open-scholarship
> Glad of the responses. Perhaps we are looking for a declaration rather than
> a definition. To say "we are doing Open Scholarship because we are doing X
> and Y". Then wouldnt have to be too exhaustive or qualified...

Do you mean Scholarship or Science? They are significantly different>

> Not sure when is the session planned for? Am otherwise engaged on the 4th
> most of the day :/
> --
> Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
> Michael Nielsen <mn at michaelnielsen.org> wrote:
>>  On Thu, 28 Jul 2011, cameron.neylon at stfc.ac.uk wrote: > I would say that
>> the definitions, or at least visions that came out of > the meeting in
>> Geneva are as good as any. My personal position is that > 'open science' is
>> too big and diverse a church to capture with a single > definition without
>> offending at least some members of the broader > community. Easier to
>> articulate shared aims and to define more specific > practices or beliefs
>> within that. I can definitely agree with that! This is part of why I'm not
>> comfortable making a more formal definition of the term. I especially like
>> Cameron's last sentence! Cheers, Michael

Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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