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Reproducible science is better science

‘Open’ is not an end result for research: it is a mechanism. A mechanism for improved transparency and accountability, for reproducibility and rigour, and efficiency and accelerated discovery. A new article by Marcus Munafò and colleagues presents a manifesto for reproducible research that highlights this, and contains substantial important reading on this topic. Enjoy! Abstract… Read More »

Help us, we're poor

Straight to it. Myself and Bastian Greshake have been invited to OpenCon this year. Sadly though, we were not awarded travel grants. Super sadly, we’re both poor too. As such, we’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGogo to help us get to Washington DC. All the details are on the page, including a video with… Read More »

Science: Disrupt

I was interviewed for Science Disrupt about scholarly publishing, academic reform, and the usual stuff. Enjoy! Source: Science: Disrupt The cost of knowledge is extraordinarily low and the cost of withholding knowledge is extraordinarily high By Lawrence Yolland Jon Tennant, a palaeontologist and Batman of Open Access sat down with us (over Skype) to discuss… Read More »