[open-science] community lead open science (biology) projects

Puneet Kishor punk.kish at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 14:35:46 UTC 2014


Would you put DIYBio in the same group as “open source biology” or would that be a fifth category?

Puneet Kishor
Manager, Science and Data Policy
Creative Commons

On Mar 16, 2014, at 2:56 AM, Paweł Szczęsny <ps at pawelszczesny.org> wrote:

> Hi Sridhar,
> Just a quick pointer. My feeling is that in biology, open science is
> mostly expressed in four areas. These are citizen science projects
> (such as games FoldIt, Phylo, or EteRNA), data curation initiatives
> (WikiGenes, WikiPathways, Annotathon, but also Rfam, which is not
> usual suspect), open source software projects (Biopython, GMOD) and
> finally "open source biology" (not my favourite name, but it's a
> useful keyword to look for more examples of work done in laboratories
> - see OSDD, which of course you are aware of, but also Registry of
> Standard Biological Parts). Licensing terms are not unfortunately
> uniform, but it's not surprising.
> "Community lead" is a tricky part, because as you quickly learn, many
> of these projects do involve some kind of external management.
> Wikipedia does it as well (to a certain extent), so I'm not sure how
> important to your friend is that part of the question.
> Hope it helps a bit.
> Best wishes
> PS
> On Sun, Mar 16, 2014 at 3:09 AM, Sridhar Gutam <gutam2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> dear all,
>> yesterday, my friend had asked me about community lead open science projects
>> related to biology/biotechnology so that he can be part of it.
>> he had informed me about wiki gene project and is looking at similar kind of
>> projects so that he can contribute for it. he aims to release all his works
>> in creative commons licences.
>> any advice?
>> ..

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