We are writing you today because we know that you have some interest in the movement called Open Science
and how the future of science is going to depend on building community
and truly sharing knowledge. If you are not that familiar with open
science ideas, here are several components that you may relate to:
- Open Access Publishing: The idea that scientific articles should be free to the public and easily accessed.
- Open Tools: The creation of tools that aren't hindered by proprietary ownership ideas. The Open Source software movement is the world's leader.
- Open Data:
The idea that data should be available free from copyrights and patents
for the purposes of scientific sharing and reproducibility.
- Open Notebook:
A way to share and expose the notebook of the scientist, revealing
details that aren't normally published so there is no "insider
We are interested in forming a group at UC
Davis made up of students, faculty and staff that is interested in
these ideas. The group's purpose will be to build a community for
sharing knowledge and resources and to bring together a unified voice
on Open Science ideas on our campus. The group would encompass three
- Community: To build a face-to-face community
through meetings/gatherings and to build an online community using
modern web tools.
- Tools: Sharing of tools, software and expertise.
To form a unified voice that can encourage and influence the University
to adopt policy that favors open science initiatives.
a first step we'd like to have a meeting to bring together people
familiar and new to open science ideas. We would like you to join our
email listserv to help brainstorm ideas and coordinating the logistics of the
first gathering.Join the email list
by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with this single line in the body:
sub openscience FirstName LastName
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