Some highlights from the Open Science Summit 2012
“The Open Science Summit unites researchers, life science industry professionals, students, patients and other stakeholders to discuss the future of collaborative science and innovation.
This, our third year, features in-depth sessions on new models for drug discovery and clinical trials, personal genomics, the patent system, the future of scientific publications, and more”.
Here is an overview of this year’s speakers.
Day one of this year’s event was live-blogged by William Gunn, Head of Academic Outreach at Mendeley. Here is the updated version of this year’s Programme. At the point of writing, most (if not all) of the talks from this years event have now been archived.
* Juan Pablo Alperin suggests: Open Access is often thought of as Western academic literature getting shared with the Global South. Why not learn from the Latin American open access movement, which focuses on improvements to research, rather than public access per se? What about promoting a global research culture?
* David Jay claims: Research scientists know how to act like a social movement, they are ready to change science communication, and projects like JounalLab.org aim to support that.
Has Open Access Publishing Reached the Tipping Point?
Open Access Publishing: Future of Scientific Peer Review
Some highlights from Day Two
We now have a Storify (in part) here.
The event closed with:
Eric Valor and Ryan Bethencourt, “Guerilla” style biotech for ALS
• I maintain a blog where I analyze research as a service to other Person(s) with ALS (PALS).
• I provide Information Technology advice to PALS to help them transition.
• I am part of a global "family" of PALS formed using social media.
• I am an active and aggressive advocate for awareness, creating and distributing multiple PSAs.
• I encourage and participate in coverage by regular media.
• I consult with non-profit and privately-funded biotechs.
• I am a designer and participant in patient-driven drug trials.
This is the inspirational talk that he prepared in advance of the event, filmed at it on the day. Please spin forward to 47:40 :
Eric Valor said “Open Science is the future of discovery. New communications technology, built on open standards, allow unprecedented global collaboration. Data itself is no longer a commodity to be monetized, but rather a shared commons in which ideas can flourish. I am very proud to be included in this movement. It was my honor to present at OSS12 and am very grateful for the warm reception. Hopefully I can continue to help push Open Science into the mainstream for the benefit of all”.
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