At the blog Science in the open, Cameron Neylon leads an online discussion about the possible pros and cons of running an undergraduate open science program. Following from an original post where he talked about putting the combi-Ugi project into an undergraduate laboratory by taking advantage of the 'always-on' mindset of today's undergraduates, this post takes comments and suggestions. Two key issues are data reliability and funding, and one comment echoes the bigger challenge: "But, like open source software, the open source science core motor relies on the participation (even if limited) of people who have already bought into the concept."
Plus, They'll Also Be a Record of Who's Doing the Grunt Work
Apr 08, 2008