I’m going to be doing an interesting experiment. I’m writing a series of guest blog entries about open notebook science for Science Exchange. The first one is already published: What is Open Notebook Science? Here is a snippet:
Ideally, every scientist could maintain an open notebook in real-time which would encompass all aspects of their research. But many fears about dealing with complete open access, conflicts with patent applications and publications, and online data overload and hamper this movement. To combat this, practitioners (like myself) encourage any form of open notebook science, even if that means uploading some information for a project from many years ago that never saw the light of day.
From what I’ve heard it’s been pretty well received and people are clamoring for the second entry which I’ve just completed a draft of and should be revised and posted either tonight or tomorrow (of course I’ll link to that).
Now here is the interesting experiment part of it. I’ll be outlining major components of ONS over at Science Exchange, and I’ll be using this notebook to go into interesting details that I wouldn’t normally be able to on that platform. I’ve already discussed one such topic here a while ago: Is there room for advertising in open notebooks?
And if you have any questions about ONS, getting started, ways to enhance your notebook, or anything of that nature feel free to leave a question/comment either via Twitter, Facebook, the comments, or via email. I’m always all over communication!