Tag Archives: open science

Building access into open – writing image description templates into our code annotations

One of the critical elements of our ongoing projects is to identify barriers to reproducible science with public data. Our teammates have previously mentioned lacking or irregular data, data collection, sampling period, and metadata as examples. But today I want … Continue reading

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Back to it!

Oh, hey you! Blog. I missed you. I’ve been busy.  Here’s, in general, what I’ve been up to, in the form of an annotated git contribution log: I’m working on getting back into a groove, which will involve some more posts … Continue reading

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Passive crowdsourcing- finding the data that people don’t know they’re creating

I have a new paper out! You can read it: Predicting plant attractiveness to pollinators with passive crowdsourcing.1 A while back, my colleague, Doug Landis, was searching the web for pictures of flowers for  a project about native plants, and noticed … Continue reading

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Why the heck aren’t research papers free?

Should all research papers be free? Um. Yeah. Obviously. Scientific knowledge doesn’t do much good if it’s all locked up, only accessible to the rich and/or privileged. When I put it that way, I never get much argument.1 In fact, the … Continue reading

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A fundamental difference of opinion

If you had told me as a child that one day, I would be an entomologist writing a scathing retort to a New England Journal of Medicine Editorial, I probably wouldn’t believe you. First, I’d be confused because I didn’t … Continue reading

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Ready, set, TEACH.

The semester starts in one week’s time. Before the break, I was furiously working, working, working to get the Open Science and Reproducible Research course at least skeletonized. This week will be all about sorting out tasks I need to get … Continue reading

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Spreading the open science love like it’s my job because it is my job.

So, this happened. Apparently, yelling into the void about data management and reproducibility is a very good way to get yourself onto a rag-tag team of open-science proto-superheroes.1 Yes, that’s right, I’m a Mozilla Science fellow, and together, baby, we’re … Continue reading

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Open science is a political issue

I opened Facebook this morning to find a friend back home had linked to an article in Maclean’s magazine:1 Here are the issues Canadians care about the most this election It was to the delight of all the confirmation-bias associated … Continue reading

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#Otherpeoplesdata don’t always look like data- a tale of soybean aphid and scouting records

One of the challenges we face in my field is that there is precious little data documenting small numbers of bugs. In agricultural entomology, especially when you’re dealing with pest insects, we worry much more about too many insects than … Continue reading

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#openscience and peer review: write it like you plan to sign it (even if you don’t)

I submitted my first big federal grant proposal last week! Yay for me!1 It’s been taking up most of my time since I got back from maternity leave, and has resulted in a small pile of half-written blog posts saved … Continue reading

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