Advantages of open science

October 15, 2010 § Leave a comment

I recently found this youtube video extolling the benefits of open science.Clearly, the open science movement is becoming more important as the amount of information grows. The value that editorial services and journals provide are primarily in the distribution of content. However, the goal can also be achieved through modern means of communication. Validation of the work can be accomplished through integrated peer review, rather than through a blind review process. Finally, the fruits of that labor can be spread throughout and shared between more people. The key to making open science work, in our view is the integration of the funding of science with the will to change existing practices. If the funders insist of opening up research, the researchers will comply and find a way to make it work.

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