Open Science, Open Issues

International seminar, workshops and Open Science work group meeting
August 18-22, 2014 @ Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The digital version of the book “Open Science, open issues” is available for download here.

Click here and stay up to date with seminar outputs. Videos recorded during the live broadcast are available here.

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Workshops – August 18 and 19th

Monday, 18th

Software Carpentry (9h to 13h, room 309)

Training in software and tools aiming at research agility and collaboration. This workshop will focus on Markdown, Git, GitHub and GitHub Pages. For more information visit this page.
Portuguese and English
Organizers: Alex Viana (Software Carpentry) e Raniere Silva (Unicamp)

Open scientific hardware hackaton (14h to 18h, meet or ask at entrance)

A marathon for developing prototypes of inexpensive open science tools that may substitute or go beyond high-priced proprietary solutions.
Portuguese and English
Organizers: Denisa Kera (National University of Singapore) e OHMs (Hackerspace, to be confirmed)

Content Mining (14h to 18h, room 307)

Techniques for automatization of text and data mining in scientific publications and generating reports for aggregated conclusiond and literature reviews. (more info)
Languages: English
Organizers: Peter Murray-Rust (University of Cambridge)

Tuesday, 19th

Alternative metrics (9h to 13h, room 307)

Investigating methodologies for evaluation of scientific work that consider production beyond citation counting and traditional article formats.
Organizers: Nanci Oddone (UNIRIO)

Wikiversity, opening research projects and notebooks (9h to 13h, room 309)

How to use Wikiversity, Wikipedia’s sister project, to organize collaboration in research projects and prepare open research proposals.
Portuguese and English
Organizers: Alexandre Hannud Abdo (Universidade de São Paulo) e Daniel Mietchen (Museum für Naturkunde Berlin)

Wikimedia projects as plataforms for Open Science (14h to 18h, room 309)

Projects such as Wikipedia, Wikidata, WM Commons and Wikisource offer opportunities for the integration of academic research flow, in order to publish research results as much as to store documents and data.
Organizers: Daniel Mietchen (Museum für Naturkunde – Berlin) e Alexandre Hannud Abdo (Universidade de São Paulo)

Visual research (14h to 18h, classroom on 4th floor)

Its practice and common ground with open science, in knowledge modes and technplgy applications in techniques and methodologies, manifest in publicization, differed observation and interactive films.
(more info)
Languages: Portuguese
Organizers: Liliane Leroux (UERJ)

Seminar – August 20-22

Wednesday, 20th

14:00 – Opening words

14:30 – Keynote speaker: “The Republic of Open Science:The institution’s historical origins and prospects for continued vitality” – Slides, Video

15:15 – Open Science: issues under debate

17:30 – Cocktail party

Thursday, 21st

9:00 – Citizen Science and Open Education

12:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Open Scientific Tools and Open Hardware

16:00 – Coffee break

16:30 – Innovations in open scientific publishing and evaluation alternatives

18:00 – Closing of the day

Friday, 22nd

9:00 – Open Scientific Data

12:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Wikiresearch and open Science notebooks

Tribute to Jean-Claude Bradley –  Text

17:30 – Closing of the seminar

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Speakers’ short biographies available here.


Auditorium Ministro João Alberto Lins de Barros at Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas (CBPF) – 455 Lauro Muller street – ground floor – Botafogo – Rio de Janeiro – RJ

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Laboratório Interdisciplinar sobre Informação e Conhecimento, IBICT-UFRJ

Open Knowledge Brasil – Rede pelo Conhecimento Livre

Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia/ Coep – Coordenação de Ensino e Pesquisa Ciência e Tecnologia da Informação

Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro/ Cead – Coordenação de Educação a Distância

Grupo de trabalho em Ciência Aberta
Grupo de trabalho em Ciência Aberta


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