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Future of Open Science

On 31st of May 2013 (1 PM Brussels time / CET), as part of the "Future Fridays" series of webinars on Futurium, Cameron Neylon, Advocacy Director at PLOS presents his vision of the Future of Open Science

Open Science - Reinventing Discovery for a Networked World
We seem to be faced today with a combination of great challenges and at the same time great opportunities. The challenges of managing environmental degradation and climate change, of improving health while dealing with an ageing population, and of understanding how to maintain a civil society in the face of economic and cultural challenges - of understanding ultimately where we have come from, where we are going to, and what we can, and should do about it - are serious issues. At the same time technology provides new opportunities, better communications, greater understanding, and tantalising glimpses of the potential to understand faster, solve problems more efficiently, and engage a greater part of our human resources in scholarship.
In this webinar Cameron discussed what we mean by "open" and why this concept is a powerful tool for understanding how to more effectively use the web for research, education, and communication. He discussed examples of success in applying these ideas in scientific research, the current policy environment and the changes it is undergoing and point to possibilities for the future.

Cameron Neylon is Advocacy Director for the Public Library of Science, a research biophysicist and well known agitator for opening up the process of research. He speaks regularly on issues of Open Science including Open Access publication, Open Data, and Open Source as well as the wider technical and social issues of applying the opportunities the internet brings to the practice of science. He was named as a SPARC Innovator in July 2010 for work on the Panton Principles and is a proud recipient of the Blue Obelisk for contributions to open data. He writes regularly at his blog, Science in the Open. 


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