Submissions/Working group: Learning from the wiki community to make science more open

From Wikimania 2014 • London, United Kingdom

After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 8030
Title of the submission
Working group: Learning from the wiki community to make science more open
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
Author of the submission
Elizabeth Seiver
E-mail address
Country of origin
United States
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
PLOS Labs – Public Library of Science
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

This session will be a participation-based workshop session with several panelists (from both the wiki community and the science community) guiding the discussion. Despite advances in technology and even the trend towards Open Access publishing, scientists remain reticent to share data and collaborate openly with other scientists. In part, this is due to structural issues in academia that can incentivize scientists away from being more open. In contrast the wiki community has shown huge success in organizing large group through open systems and commons production. After a brief introduction to these problems (grants, tenure, "publish or perish", etc), we'll work together with lean design exercises covering how publishers and science professionals can better draw on the participation model of wiki community culture, such as on Wikipedia, to foster more openness.

  • Open Scholarship
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
60 minutes
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