As you have recognized, Open Science Radio was attending this year’s Barcamp Open Science as well as the Open Science Conference. This episode is a wrap-up together with Guido Scherp, one of the organizers (you’ll know him by now). Guido is providing his impressions from the two events, we share ours and discuss a few things in general, as well as a few of the talks in more detail (this year we caught a few quotes).
One of the important issues in an institutional setting nowadays is, to guarantee reproducibility and quality control during the research process and across the entire data lifecycle. The DFG-funded project CONQUAIRE – Continuous Quality Control for Research Data to Ensure Reproducibility focuses exactly on these tasks. At this poster session Vidya Ayer from the Semantic Computing Group at Bielefeld University provides a short introduction to the project and its main aspects.
Potzblitz, die letzten beiden Episoden liegen noch gar nicht lang zurück, da sind wir wieder da. Nachdem wir die beiden Interviews mit dem Team vom PLOScast und OpenML zum Ende der Open Access Week veröffentlicht haben, dachten wir uns, dass wir mal wieder eine klassische Folge zeitnah hinterherwerfen sollten. Also gibt’s mal wieder einen News-Überblick – klar, dass der nach der Open Access Week recht OA-lastig ausfällt, es geht aber daneben auch um Open Peer Review und einige andere Dinge. Viel Spaß!
Open Access Week is on and this year’s motto is “Open in Action”. Thus we’ll take the chance to feature a really interesting open science project we’ve recently stumbled upon: OpenML. OpenML sets out (and actually already achieved) to make machine learning available to a broader audience (especially scientists) and build a platform to create, share, evaluate and use machine learning algorithms. We took the chance to talk to Heidi Seibold and Joaquin Vanschoren about the project’s history, current state and future plans! Feel invited to give OpenML a chance, test it, or contribute to it. For now, enjoy this episode!
Pretty much everybody with a background in research knows PLOS, either through its mega journal PLOS ONE (most probably the biggest OA journal), or one of its other journals. However, it was kind of surprising to us when we recognized a while ago that there is also a PLOS podcast, the PLOScast. This podcast, being public for a year now, offers more than a dozen episodes so far, each being an interview with some very interesting guests – some of them well-known all over the place, such as Cameron Neylon, Matt Shipman,Geoffrey Bilder and many more. We got the wonderful opportunity to talk to Elizabeth Seiver, the host of the PLOScast (and herself being a meta researcher at PLOS with a psychology background) and Jennifer Laloup, the producer of the show. We talked about how PLOScast came to life and how they have been able to constantly grow it. We also share some of our own history and experience. We can absolutely recommend to give the PLOScast a thorough listen and we hope that there will be many more episodes to come. Hopefully, this episode is as interesting for you, as it was for us. Thanks Elizabeth and Jen! And now, enjoy!
As you might have heard in earlier episode we came up with the idea of trying to develop an open science curriculum (and teaching material) for the general concepts underlying the practices of open science. For kickstarting this project this year’s Mozilla Science Global Sprint, which ended today, came in really handy. And after two days of great with with a number of contributors from various countries and backgrounds we’ve made quite some progress. This was a great experience and as Konrad says in the episode, this was a sprint and what follows is the marathon to build on this and continue from there. So hopefully you’ll keep hearing about the project from us as we will continue working on it. If you wanna contribute, you are invited to join us!
For now, have fun listening to Konrad, Andreas and Markus with an introduction to the project and a short sprint report.