Realtime open science on Thinklab & The horrors of data copyright

October 21, 2015

San Francisco, CA

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—Daniel Himmelstein

Sandler Neurosciences Center

Sergio

brembs' allegory of academia

  • peer review is counterproductive
    • peer review is too late
    • peer review is too rigid
    • incentives are missing
  • process is invisible and lost
    • mistakes are repeated
    • efforts are duplicated
    • science is irreproducible
  • attribution is ineffective

situation du jour

massively collaborative open science

22 reviewers, 53 discussions, 293 comments

stats from 2015-10-20

  • network of HQ open scientists
  • better planning & organization
  • greater efficiency
  • accelerated impact
  • greater recognition and brand development

Reflections after 282 days using Thinklab

founder

Jesse Spaulding

Network for drug repurposing

  • 50k nodes
    10 types
     
  • 3M edges
    27 types
     
  • 28 public resources
     
  • release network
     
  • reproducible analysis

1. copyright

limited by:

  • fair use

  • originality (excludes facts)

2. contract

agreement entered into to receive access to a resource

  • can impose restrictions beyond copyright

restrictions on data

license

gives permission and specifies restrictions for using a resource

automatically granted to "original works of authorship" giving the exclusive right to:

  • copy​​

  • distribute

  • create derivatives

1. ∅ license

3. ∅ distribute

  • MSigDB — publicly-funded project from the Broad
  • publication data supplement in Science

complications

4. standard

  • 9 resources
  • all rights reserved
  • upon contact:
    • 1 permission
    • 0 licenses added

2. unclear

  • 4 resources
  • clarification after laborious and slow permission requests
  • 11 resources
  • incompatibilities

5. government

  • 4 resources
  • public domain

Resolution after months & 5000+ word discussion: mixed approach

Recommendation:

release data as CC0

(public domain)

Realtime open science on Thinklab & The horrors of data copyright

By Daniel Himmelstein

Realtime open science on Thinklab & The horrors of data copyright

Presentation for Open Access Week 2015 – Let’s Collaborate! Boost your Citations and Visibility. Register at https://tiny.cc/letscollaborate. All original content is released under the CC0 1.0 public domain dedication.

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