If you have a topic you would like to discuss related to Open Research please add a discussion.
"Open research is research conducted in the spirit of free and open source software. Much like open source schemes that are built around a source code that is made public, the central theme of open research is to make clear accounts of the methodology freely available via the internet, along with any data or results extracted or derived from them. This permits a massively distributed collaboration, and one in which anyone may participate at any level of the project. If the research is scientific in nature, it is frequently referred to as open science."
Citation: Wikipedia contributors, "Open research," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_research (accessed April 26, 2012).
This group is for posting and discussing Open research and how it can make effective use of Drupal as a platform for quickly and easily collecting and sharing data in a reliable way, as well as for more general conversation as it relates to Open research in a way that engages all researchers inclusive of but not limited to the sciences. The group is also intended to gauge interest in potential Open research distributions.
Ideally, Drupal can be used to collect and share data in an open fashion from a wide variety of fields, such History, Architecture, Language, Health Sciences, Information Sciences, Civil Engineering, et cetera.
Adding the concept of Open Data to the list of topics to discuss here:
Interesting announcement regarding publicly funded research and it's associated digital data retention policies:
Ars Technica discussion regarding the announcement:
Any thoughts on the relevancy of these changes on the need for tools that will help to ease the process?
Would using Drupal in a well documented way to simplify data collection and sharing be beneficial to social sciences?
I am doing research of Semantic Web and Folksonomies and so need a dataset of tags of books or movies.
Any such dataset would be helpful. Would anyone be able to provide this or a guidance to where I can get it?
An idea I am presently working on is building a simple Drupal site to provide a controlled vocabulary to other Drupal sites as well as non-Drupal applications in D7.Read more
This would appear to be the best place to start discussion. Please include only a single module and reasoning for choosing the module. Once a significant number of modules have been identified it would be interesting to experiment with the set to determine what features would appear to be missing.
Module - Views
Justification - Currently the simplest method to expose collected data in a tabular form to end users. It easily provides multiple variations on the data and it also allows for manipulation of data in a consistent way.