Open Research De-mystified

How Does Open Research Operate?

What are the principles behind Open Research. Wikipaedia defines open research as;

Open research is research conducted in the spirit of free and open source software. Much like open source schemes that are built around a source code that is made public, the central theme of open research is to make clear accounts of the methodology freely available via the internet, along with any data or results extracted or derived from them. This permits a massively distributed collaboration, and one in which anyone may participate at any level of the project.

If the research is scientific in nature, it is frequently referred to as open science

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The following video will give you some idea of Open Research and the spirit in which it is conducted.

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Open research and the principle of citizen scientists are natural bedfellows. That is not to say that every research project can include citizen science members but there are certainly plenty out there that do.  Even if you are only interested in processing data you can look at projects such as the search for Alien Life (SETI) whih will allow you to contribute your computer power to the search.

At the other end of the scale, respected and eminent scientists contribute their time and talent to the research of subjects about which they are passionate. Many see such slefless contribution as the fuel behind an expected surge in successful research over coming decades.

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