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Open Science: Good for Research, Good for Researchers?

Bradley, Jean-Claude; Canton, Barry; Zivkovic, Bora

Open science refers to information-sharing among researchers and encompasses a number of initiatives to remove access barriers to data and published papers, and to use digital technology to more efficiently disseminate research results. Advocates for this approach argue that openly sharing information among researchers is fundamental to good science, speeds the progress of research, and increases recognition of researchers. Panelists: Jean-Claude Bradley, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Coordinator of E-Learning for the School of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University; Barry Canton, founder of Ginkgo BioWorks and the OpenWetWare wiki, an online community of life science researchers committed to open science that has over 5,300 users; and Bora Zivkovic, Online Discussion Expert for the Public Library of Science (PLoS) and author of "A Blog Around the Clock."

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