OpenWetWare's Lorrie LeJeune talks to Donna Wentworth at ScienceCommons about open research, the ins and outs of attribution, and why things like OpenWetWare exist. One reason, LeJeune says, is because it can. Another is that young researchers are more comfortable with the Internet and sharing ideas. "Of course, even wiki- and Facebook-savvy scientists don't share everything. They seem more willing to put protocols and other 'safe' materials out in front of the public eye than they are unpublished research data," she adds.
A Word About OWW
Jun 04, 2008