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opensciencecccamp15 Open Science Workshop
at CCCamp15

positive examples: 
interesting resources / links for Open Science
    - (unfortunately a silo)
    - http://

topics regarding OpenScience:
    - Free hardware
    - Copyright restrictions to open science (database protection, text & data mining)
    - Open access to journal articles
    - public trials registers
    - Open Source (Software and Hardware?)
    - Free scientific software & how to contribute - building alternatives to commercial closed source applications
    - How to Contribute to specific projects (software, etc.)
    - Reproducibility and publication bias
    - how to involve early stage researchers / students (master thesises etc)
    - Open Research and publication of lab-protocolls (failed experiments)
    - Open data access
    - Transparent attribution/authorship (who did what on the paper?)
    - Patents
    - public peer reviews / open peer review 
    - Publication of grants and proposals
    - access to negative results / trials
    - "research waste"
    - citizien science

Open Access of Publications:
many researchers just publish on their own website, problem: not properly indexed, website might vanish later, proper formats enable research by machine learning tools
- missing reputation of papers published in public access journals (attribution is key)

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Legal Problems with OpenScience:
- The technologie for OpenScience is there
- There are legal problems in the EU (EU database directive offers a copyright-like protection to databases, even if they include only information that is in the public domain: The EU InfoSoc directive has a closed list of all exceptions that may be made from copyright protection. So far, there is no exception that would make it legal to copy journal articles into a database in order to perform automated analysis (text & data mining), for example to perform meta-studies. The European Commission is currently working on a reform of copyright law and the European Parliament has recently expressed its will to reduce copyright barriers for science and education, including text & data mining: (particularly point 48). In the US, text & data mining is allowed under the fair use doctrine.)

Projects in Process (supporting or related to open science)

Arguments and Problems when talking with colleagues
- shame about the own code leads to not publishing it
- money as a motvator: it would be cool if the funders require the researchers to make the data and the results open

Connect to the community:
- OKFN Open Science Mailinglists:
   - Internation
   - Or search here for local mailinglists:
     => or start you own one!
- OFKN forum -

People (I was at the workshop and want to be contacted by likeminded people)
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Paul Saary (Molecular Biotechologie, currently contributing to DNApy a free Plasmid editor (, DECT: 2621, kontakt [at]
Julia Reda @Senficon, Member of the European Parliament, working on EU copyright reform
Markus Neuschäfer / @mneuschaefer / , OKF Germany (we create a website to promote Open Science and host the working group)
Hanno Böck (freelance journalist and IT security, private interest in "metascience" topics @hanno on twitter, )
Ludwig Hoffmann(Bachelor student of physics in Leipzig,
Philipp Busch (Cosmology PhD student, MPA Garching, Masters at AIP,
Thorsten Rissom (Physicist, photovoltaics, working on a database software for scientific samples, contact me, if you are interested in this). DECT: 3993,
Lukas Großberger (DECT: 6256, lukas.grossberger [at], Cognitive Science, Darmstadt Germany, I want to actively contribute, hack, code, etc.)
David Penndorf (aka Hybr1s; PhD student philosophy of science, Siegen Germany Twitter: @hybr1s Mail:
Steve Young (theoretical physicist, affiliated with University of Texas at Austin) twitter: @fineline179 email:
Katrin Leinweber (PhD student in diatom biofilm research at Uni Konstanz)
Stephanie Hyland (computational biology/medicine/machine learning at Cornell University/MSKCC) @__hylandSL/@corcra
Bernd Rupp (computational Chemistry// Database Design ( DECT: 4323 // // ))
Maya Angelova (SW developer, interested in OpenBCI, pattern recognition, neuro/cognitive/psychological sciences,
Bastian Greshake @gedankenstuecke (bioinformatics, openSNP, 
Konrad @konradfoerstner,
Rosen Bogdanov (open science, biohacking / DIYBio Barcelona (DIYbcn), sociology of science at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) 
Ben Rupert

Kleingruppe 1 - Julia Reda - EU Kommission zur Urheberrechtsreform

EU setzt höchst mögliche Flexibilität fest. Mitgliedssdtaaten dürfen striktere Urheberregeln definieren.
-> Bisherige Richtlinie erlaubt Abweichungen vom Urheberrecht nur für nichtkommerzielle Zwecke.

Aktueller Entwurf zur Reform des Urheberrechts (Vorlage im Dezember 2015) behandelt v.a. folgende Themen/Fragen:
- Text- & Datamining ermöglichen ohne Erwerb einer urheberrechtlichen Lizenz für nichtkommerzielle Zwecke
- Was dürfen Wissenschatler*innen (vor allem in der Lehre) mit Inhalten/Publikationen machen?
- Wie lange sind Pulbikationen geschützt? Welche Ausnahmen gibt es?

Die wissenschaftliche Community soll vermehrt Lobbyarbeit machen um Einfluss auf die Kommission zu nehmen. Denkbar sind ein Manifest mit möglichst vielen Partnern (Nobelpreisträger, Institute, etc.) und Treffen mit der Kommission.
-  Sollte bis November 2015 vorgelegt werden
- bisher aktiv in der Debatte sind 2 Dachverbände der Biblitoheken (vor allem mit Interesse Bestände zu digitalisieren), Rechtswissenschaften (MPI München, Amsterdam und Strassbourg)

Smallgroup 2 - Stephanie Hyland - Attribution/Incentive Structure in Science
- there exist studies ( ) demonstrating a positive correlation between impact factor and probability of one's paper being retracted
- division of labour - scientists focusing on what they're good at - would like to be able to delegate/"outsource" parts of the research, e.g. programmers writing code so biologists can do experiments
— need to be able to accurately describe who did what in the resulting paper (one project:
- perhaps we need to rethink the way we write papers? the paper/pdf format is antiquated... why not publish as you go along?
— people are concerned about getting proper attribution, don't want to get scooped
- lots of inertia in the culture, not certain how to fix that beyond political pressure from funding agencies ("we will only fund you if you publish in open access", "we will only hire you...")
- Requirement to open Access in Baden-Württemberg:
- need to decouple quality of research and the closed source journals... want to say 'you're a good scientist if you publish in open access journals'
- incentives curently may work (or be perceived to work) against those who adhere to open science ideals (i.e. refusing to publish in high impact, closed-source journals)
- usability is an issue (you need to be a geek to use open science...)
— most people don't use LaTeX, don't know how to use repositories
— perhaps need to make these things easier to use, e.g. modify arXiv to be more tailored for humanities... avoid using LaTeX... need templates to convert from the technology people are using
- how do you pay the people who write the software to enable open science?
— Julia Reda can ask the EU for money for projects!

so what can we do?