United by the vision for better science, we are builders of tools, research products, and communities that make up the invisible infrastructure supporting open science. Our backgrounds as researchers have prepared us to tackle openness in software, hardware, ethics, data, skills, and publishing. It is not enough to be performing science in an open way; we must be critically thinking of how open is performed and stand up, lead, and ignite change.
I build and strengthen communities of practice around environmental open data science. Openscapes is a program I just launched to engage, empower, and amplify scientists. It centers around a remote mentorship program for labs with a lesson series building from Lowndes et al. 2017.
I support the development of software that is built around the needs of humans. I have been working with neuroscientists to build an open platform for automatically benchmarking analysis algorithms, with data scientists to write a handbook for reproducible data science and designers to build a graphical interface for computational notebooks.
One of the main missions of my work is to make scientific research and data more open and transparent. I do this by establishing best practices , data standards, and creating education materials. This year I have been working on making natural history data more usable, accessible, and valued. Visit curiositydata.org for more information on this project.
I am an open science advocate, passionate about research and making scientific output available to everyone to advance knowledgeand improve transparency. I recently co-founded PREreview , a community of researchers and a free online platform to post, read and engage with preprint reviews. Follow our progress on Github and on Twitter .
I am interested in pushing open science by building low-cost but high-performance scientific equipment based on Open Source Hardware. Together with different groups and labs we are building a global understanding of current research-tool needs that are not met by competitive open hardware alternatives.