Open source science
Welcome to the Wikiversity Open Source Science Project.
Project description[edit | edit source]
The Open Source Science Project is a Wikiversity content development project. The goal of this project is to document existing sources of open content science. The term "open source" originated in the context of "open source software" The term "open source science" is new and is being used in several different ways. In some cases, "open source science" is used to refer to science-related resources that are available under a free content license (example). The terms Open access and open content is also used. Examples of open content science projects are Science Commons and Public Library of Science.
Department news[edit | edit source]
- 3 November 2006 - Project founded!
Learning Task[edit | edit source]
- Explore the concept of the Open Source Software KnitR and explain why the software support the development of dynamic scientific documents that evaluated a constant in stream of data.
- Explain why Open Source Science is a valuable approach to combine Open Educational Resources, Open Source and Open Data as a learning environment for Reproducible Science.
Learning materials and learning projects are located in the main Wikiversity namespace. Simply make a link to the name of the lesson (lessons are independent pages in the main namespace) and start writing!
You should also read about the Wikiversity:Learning model. Lessons should center on learning activities for Wikiversity participants. Learning materials and learning projects can be used by multiple projects. Cooperate with other departments that use the same learning resource.
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- Theory of Everything Project - research projects involving public databases for particle physics experiments.
- Topic:SkyCam - an all-sky camera for capturing images of stars and meteors.
- Friedman Lab of Evolutionary Neuroscience - contains open-source projects for you to join!
Readings[edit | edit source]
Each activity has a suggested associated background reading selection.
- Reading 1.
- Study guide:
- Wikipedia article: w:Open source movement
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Active participants[edit | edit source]
Active participants in this Learning Group The histories of Wikiversity pages indicate who the active participants are.