[open-science] Seeking Opportunities Within Open Science

Brent Shambaugh brent.shambaugh at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 20:31:36 UTC 2014

Short version:

I'm working on something too. Completion will depend on more than just
programming. Something is going on over at Sensorica.co and I'm trying to
get involved.

Long version:

I hate to be a solutions person, meaning, I do not want to say I have the
answer. I have however been looking at semantic web technologies and a
project called Sensorica which uses open value accounting for contributions
to particular projects (e.g.

I talked to Tiberius Brastaviceanu
<https://plus.google.com/117593809719446924575>  today about enhancing his
value networks for sensors for biomedical applications by basing them on
ontologies (used for the semantic web) to promote universal use without
assistance (not just with help with the database designers). Secondly, I
talked to him about describing project components in such a way that they
can easily be integrated with components from other projects and so they do
not have to reinterpreted from locations external to Sensorica.

I have been publishing my work on blogs (http://raptorlicious.blogspot.com/,
http://adistributedeconomy.blogspot.com/) and on my website (
http://bshambaugh.org/Master_17.html [research],
http://bshambaugh.org/eispp3.pdf [main wireframe])

I believe this is valuable because at the University of Oklahoma
Supercomputing Symposium yesterday it was emphasized by (I believe) Irene
Qualters, Division Director at the National Science Foundation, that new
economic models (e.g. quarterly review is not enough?) and new software for
researchers needs to be investigated (

In addition, I hope that it offers some solutions to what Peter Murray-Rust
was saying and perhaps provide something for people to work towards.

-Brent Shambaugh

Website: bshambaugh.org

On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 1:42 AM, Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> Great offer, and I am sure you will get many offers.
> A lot of modern science is (or should be) knowledge-driven - much of the
> work that is currently done is wasted through bad or zero publication. So
> there is much scope for repurposing and re-using the current literature.
> Bench science is harder - yes there is some bioscience that can be done in
> a garage but for much of it we have to have academic labs.
> Many/most academic scientists are very bad at data. They need help; Some
> would welcome additional help. I can envisage a "market" where data
> scientists "outside" academia work with bench scientists "inside" academia.
> It will be very difficult to get this started, because of culture.
> Academics are now forced to compete against everyone instead of
> collaborate. Citizens are seen as second-class. This is simplistic, but
> it's a common view.
> I think Open Notebook Science has great potential. Here's a talk I gave in
> Brasil at their wonderful Open Science meeting:
> http://www.slideshare.net/petermurrayrust/osbrazil
> On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 1:28 AM, Svetlana Belkin <belkinsa at ubuntu.com>
> wrote:
>> All,
>> As some of you already know (at least from the Mozilla Science Lab
>> mailing-list) that I'm seeking any (job and volunteer) opportunities
>> that deal with building communities around Open Science without working
>> on coding projects or studying the various tools that Open Science is
>> offering.
>> Building community is what I want to mainly focus on since I am keen on
>> communities, mainly Online Open Source based communities.  Most of my
>> work is volunteer work in the Ubuntu community and my "resume"/"CV" is
>> here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/belkinsa I also have this blog post that
>> have some other skills: http://ubuntusense.com/2014/04/24/my-dream-job/
>> I want to move on from the Ubuntu community and help build a Open
>> Science community because I'm a bench biologist and I want to tie in my
>> hobby of Open Source with my profession.  I am working on learning
>> Python along with data science in case I need those skills.
>> The latter, studying Open Science methodologies, is my backup plan. I
>> had one pointer from skay from the Science Lab but I have lost that
>> link.  I'm mainly looking for groups that are looking for a bench
>> scientist that can help with the experiments along with testing out the
>> tools.
>> I'm looking forward for your replies and I'm okay with off-list replies
>> also, just don't forget to mark them off-list!
>> Thank you.
>> P.S. This e-mail can be forwarded to other Open Science mailing-lists
>> and any of these three mailing-lists that I'm writing to can be CC'd also.
>> --
>> Svetlana Belkin
>> A.K.A: belkinsa
>> User Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/belkinsa
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