In this episode we talk to Alex Shkor about his company DEIP which is a peer review platform and blockchain protocol for the evaluation of intellectual capital, research, and innovation. We discussed why Alex created this platform, what the potential for digital research and big data is, and how Open Science can accelerate research.
In this episode we talk to Joy Owango, Founding Director at Training Centre in Communication. We discussed how Open Science is democratising research and access to data and publishing in Africa, the importance of ownership in research, and the challenges inherent in widespread change.
Originally we interviewed another two guests who are involved in the Open Science movement on the African continent: Osman Aldirdiri, founding director of Open Sudan initiative and Jo Havemann, co-founder of the AfricArXiv. Due to technical difficulties we can only publish the audio from Joy Owango. However, we do have a transcript of the full interview with all three guests.
In this episode we talk to two copyright lawyers, Malcolm Bain and Lucrezia Berto, about what the legal framework of research creation and sharing is. Who owns your research? What needs to be considered before you make it open?
In this episode we talk to Dylan Roskams-Edris from Open Science Alliance Officer at Tanenbaum Open Science Institute and The Neuro in Canada. We discussed how The Neuro made itself into the worlds first open neuroscience institution, the challenges and opportunities of embracing Open Science at an institutional level, how Open Science itself needs to be more open, and the potential for scientists working in such a system.
In this episode we talk to Professor Stefano Bertozzi, editor-in-chief Rapid Reviews: COVID-19 (RR:C19). This new open access overlay journal from the MIT Press is aiming to publish expert peer reviews of new COVID-19 research which will help validate and accelerate the discovery of high impact, useful studies. We discussed how the journal will work, the role human and AI input will play, and the importance of pan-disciplinary content.
In this episode we cover UniStem Day, a pan European outreach event that bring stem cell research and high school students together. We talk to the organisers of UniStem Day at the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Stefanie Mahler and Dr Daniel Besser, as well as teachers and pupils who attended.
German Stem Cell Network
CC 0, CC BY or CC BY-NC-SA? We talked to Cable Green, the interim CEO and Director of Open Education at Creative Commons. Cable explained the rationale behind the licenses on digital work and provided us with a practical guide to how to use these. Further on, we ventured into the world of Open Education and how it is empowered by Creative Commons licensing. And yes - we did also talk about Covid-19 and how it is changing the way we think about open access and collaboration.
One of the issues that gets raised by the Open Science movement is that it has a potential conflict with innovation and commercialisation of research. To explore this topic we talked to Professor Shobita Parthasarathy about how patents actually work, how we understand the idea of science as a public good, and the challenges of inclusive innovative.
Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
Shobita Parthasarathy. Building Genetic Medicine: Breast Cancer, Technology, and the Comparative Politics of Health Care. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007. (available at Amazon, MIT Press, and wherever books are sold)
Shobita Parthasarathy. Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017 (available at Amazon, University of Chicago Press, and wherever books are sold)
Shobita Parthasarathy. “Use Patents to Regulate Gene Editing.” Nature. October 25, 2018.
Shobita Parthasarathy. “An early expression of democracy, the US patent system is out of step with today’s citizens.” [Updated]. The Conversation. July 4 2018. (reprinted in Business Insider, Associated Press, among other outlets)
Shobita Parthasarathy. “How to make sure we all benefit when nonprofits patent technologies like CRISPR.” The Conversation. July 19, 2017.
In this episode we talk to Dr Brian Nosek about the work of the Center for Open Science. We discuss how to shift expectations of what is the norm is science, preregistration, networks, and the impact of a digital society on scientific practice.
Center for Open Science