Open Notebook Science Claims and Logos
I have recently posted about definitions relating to Open Notebook Science. When I discuss ONS without qualification I generally refer to providing access to the entire lab notebook and associated supporting raw data in near real-time. As I explained in that post, only when these two criteria are met do you get the full benefit that anyone (human or not) can see what you have and have not done and can realistically contribute the next step in a project without having to contact the researcher (human or not) for more information.
I have also conceded that this is not necessarily an option for everyone interested in performing research more openly. Others (Dave Bacon for example) have suggested that more restrictive forms of ONS could be useful, especially when intellectual property protection is involved. Dave called this Pseudo-ONS and I have suggested Partial-ONS: both abbreviate to PONS.
This has been a tricky distinction to make quickly and the idea of logos for ONS has been kicked around. When Hope Leman asked me for an ONS logo I thought I would ask Andy Lang to create something and deal with this issue at the same time.
Inspired by the Creative Commons system, we set up an ONS claims page to link from the logos to descriptions. The options are AC (All Content) vs SC (Selected Content) and I (Immediate) vs D (Delayed).
Let us know what you think.
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