Why Open Research?

In May of this year, I was awarded a flash grant by the Shuttleworth Foundation to make an 'open' project of my choosing a reality. On November 14th, at OpenCon 2015 in Brussels, I announced the launch of Why Open Research?, an educational resource for researchers to learn about the benefits of sharing their work. This... Continue Reading →

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Open research and collaborations

A few days ago, I posted this tweet: The response has been amazing. People have sent me links to all kinds of interesting projects: open collaborative transcription and editing of humanities texts; biomedical research made possible by publicly available data; projects creating open source tools that can be used by all and continue to be... Continue Reading →

Publishing open access in neuroscience

I would like to issue a call to action. Neuroscientists, it's time to be open. Really, this is ridiculous. While fields like physics are making great strides in open access, we in neuroscience are locking away more research in subscription journals everyday, where many people around the world can't access it, learn from it, or... Continue Reading →

A step backwards in neuroscience publishing

In my opinion, publishing in the field of neuroscience has just suffered a loss and taken a step backwards. In January of 2011, BioMed Central launched a new journal called Neural Systems & Circuits. In their inaugural article, the editors wrote: “...new tools and techniques are poised to produce a torrent of new experimental results... Continue Reading →

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