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Towards Open Science: The myExperiment approach

Towards Open Science: The myExperiment approach
Towards Open Science: The myExperiment approach
By making research content more reusable, and providing a social infrastructure which facilitates sharing, the human aspects of the scholarly knowledge cycle may be accelerated and ‘time-to-discovery’ reduced. We propose that the key to this is the sharing of methods and processes. We present myExperiment, a social web site for discovering, sharing and curating Scientific Workflows and experiment plans, and describe how myExperiment facilitates the management and sharing of research workflows, supports a social model for content curation tailored to the researcher and community, and supports Open Science by exposing content and functionality to the users’ tools and applications. Based on this we introduce the notion of the Research Object – the work objects that are built, transformed and published in the course of scientific experiments – and suggest that by encapsulating methods with results we can achieve research that is more reusable and repeatable and hence rapid and robust.
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De Roure, David
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Goble, Carole
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Bhagat, Jiten
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Cruickshank, Don
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Fisher, Paul
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Hull, Duncan
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Michaelides, Danius
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Newman, David
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De Roure, David, Goble, Carole, Aleksejevs, Sergejs, Bechhofer, Sean, Bhagat, Jiten, Cruickshank, Don, Fisher, Paul, Hull, Duncan, Michaelides, Danius, Newman, David, Procter, Rob, Lin, Yuwei and Poschen, Meik (2009) Towards Open Science: The myExperiment approach. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. (Submitted)

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By making research content more reusable, and providing a social infrastructure which facilitates sharing, the human aspects of the scholarly knowledge cycle may be accelerated and ‘time-to-discovery’ reduced. We propose that the key to this is the sharing of methods and processes. We present myExperiment, a social web site for discovering, sharing and curating Scientific Workflows and experiment plans, and describe how myExperiment facilitates the management and sharing of research workflows, supports a social model for content curation tailored to the researcher and community, and supports Open Science by exposing content and functionality to the users’ tools and applications. Based on this we introduce the notion of the Research Object – the work objects that are built, transformed and published in the course of scientific experiments – and suggest that by encapsulating methods with results we can achieve research that is more reusable and repeatable and hence rapid and robust.

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Submitted date: 10 April 2009
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 267270
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/267270
ISSN: 1532-0626
PURE UUID: d5e9762b-c524-4f83-a0b0-6e17dd8579ee
ORCID for David De Roure: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9074-3016
ORCID for Don Cruickshank: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0777-0855
ORCID for David Newman: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5153-5396

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Date deposited: 10 Apr 2009 11:39
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:20

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Author: David De Roure ORCID iD
Author: Carole Goble
Author: Sergejs Aleksejevs
Author: Sean Bechhofer
Author: Jiten Bhagat
Author: Don Cruickshank ORCID iD
Author: Paul Fisher
Author: Duncan Hull
Author: Danius Michaelides
Author: David Newman ORCID iD
Author: Rob Procter
Author: Yuwei Lin
Author: Meik Poschen

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