Open Notebook Science

Open Notebook Science

Sunday, January 17 – 11:30am – 12:35pm

B. Open Notebook Science – Jean-Claude Bradley, Steve Koch and Cameron Neylon

Description: The sharing of experimental data under near real-time conditions has a place in the scientific process. Some recent examples in chemistry will be detailed using social software such as blogs, wikis and public Google Spreadsheets. In one example the utility of sharing solubility measurements not available from the traditional scientific literature will be detailed. In another case work published in the peer-reviewed literature was evaluated extremely quickly by the blogosphere to resolve some controversial claims. The full sharing of experimental details was essential to resolving the issue. See here for more information on Open Notebook Science.