Open Access, Open Data, Open Science, Data Sharing and Big Data are examples of buzz words that are used to describe the new opportunities and demands for sharing and reusing the results of scientific research. This symposium brought together research scientists, data scientists, publishers, funders and other interested parties to review critically current publication practices in chemistry and related sciences.
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Interview with Ian Bruno, Stuart Chalk, Martin Hicks, Carsten Kettner, Leah McEwen,
recorded at the BEILSTEIN OPEN SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM (22 – 24 May 2017).
At the end of the Beilstein-Institut’s symposium on Open Science in Chemistry, Carsten Kettner interviews the panel of Ian Bruno, Stuart Chalk, Martin Hicks and Leah McEwen on themes and perspectives for open science in chemistry that came out of the meeting. Listen to the answers on the following themes:
1) Open science and chemistry. Is it a contradiction?
2) Are chemists behind other disciplines, because for example in physics or biology, the projects are often bigger and require collaboration? In chemistry, the projects are often sufficient for one group to carry out.
3) What is the perspective for the chemistry lab of the future?
The panel, each an expert from a different area of communicating chemical science information, gave some fascinating insights on how chemistry research might move to become more open, with more collaboration, and a higher degree of digitization in the laboratory. It will be interesting to see how many of these predictions come true.
Please have a look at our other videos with some speakers and their standpoints on Open Science:
Challenges for Scientific Databases
Frédérique Lisacek: Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Geneva, Switzerland
The Open Source Chemistry Lab
Matthew Todd: The University of Sydney, Australia
Making Open Science Sustainable for Chemistry
Ian Bruno: Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, Cambridge, UK
Transfer of Metadata from the Bench to Databases
Henry Rzepa: Imperial College London, UK
Uncertainties in Chemistry
Jeremy G. Frey: University of Southampton, UK
Lee Cronin: University of Glasgow, UK
The European Open Science Cloud
Klaus Tochtermann: Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Kiel, Germany
Libraries in Transformation
Leah McEwen: Cornell University, Ithaca, USA