Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The Rosania Lab Open Notebook Science Wiki

I recently reported on a new collaborator who agreed to work with us in the open on modelling subcellular drug transport.

I am very pleased to report that Gus Rosania has now created an entire wiki (1CellPK) for his lab to use as an open notebook. From the home page of the wiki:

Open Notebook Science is ideally suited for community-wide collaborative research projects involving mathematical modeling and computer simulation work, as it allows researchers to document model development in a step-by-step fashion, then link model prediction to experiments that test the model, and in turn, use feedback from experiments to evolve the model. By making our laboratory notebooks public, the evolutionary process of a model can be followed in its totality by the interested reader. Researchers from laboratories around the world can now follow the progress of our research day-to-day, borrow models at various stages of development, comment or advice on model developments, discuss experiments, ask questions, provide feedback, or otherwise contribute to the progress of science in any manner possible.

How's that for a Christmas present to the Open Science community?

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At 5:47 PM, Blogger Bill Hooker said...

Of course I have to quibble. On the front page it says in bold type, "Here is how an Open Notebook Science Lab works", and goes on to describe how this particular ONS lab works. I prefer the idea that ONS is an ideal rather than a set of rules.

But of course, that IS quibbling, and this is wonderful news.

At 6:06 AM, Blogger Jean-Claude Bradley said...

Of course there are many different ways of trying to attain full transparency. I don't think Gus is trying to say that this is the only way to do it. Maybe leave a comment on the discussion page on his wiki. I'm sure he would be happy to engage in a discussion.


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