Whilst it is generally agreed that scientific research needs to be peer-reviewed as part of the publication, this stipulation doesn’t always extend to peer-reviewing code. We aim to build infrastructure that clearly lists not only journal policies with regards to code artefacts, but also compliance with journal policy.
I hope to create a website that allows users to easily share and view any information they and the community have on the reproducibility of papers.
We envision a platform that can help students and early-career researchers identify journals that can offer waivers or subsidies, and how to access them. We seek a platform that will reduce the APC cost barrier for students from resource-poor settings.
Teaching computers how to read articles can bridge the publication-to-knowledge gap, accelerate scientific discovery and save us time to focus on improving research culture.
As a research software engineer, I would like to develop open software that can be cited just like research papers. I would like to submit a software citation to a publication using existing open software tools, in order to make my software citable and trackable to funders and reusable by other researchers.
Current content discovery mechanisms are based on indexing services that users have a stake in but little influence over. PhraseScope will provide an intuitive discovery tool for identifying content items related to whatever research content the user happens to be currently viewing, whilst placing indexing in the hands of the user community.
It remains difficult for consumers of open data to discover, select and compare open-data repositories and platforms. A solution to collate and display this information will provide valuable data for benchmarking exercises, and ultimately help inform consumers.
We want to provide researchers with an intuitive tool to concisely formulate why a publication is interesting, who it is interesting for, and what the next step should be.
We envision a tool to improve citations from software that can be incorporated into other software to record the references used, wherein the code information from those references was applied.
We want to incentivise research software engineers and researchers who develop software to implement the simple recommendations for making software more FAIR, by making their effort and compliance more visible to the rest of the word.
Demystify and democratise academic research and the “hidden curriculum” with an open repository of grant proposals, fellowship applications, and job statements.
We envision a mutual support-driven platform for early-career researchers by early-career researchers. We believe it is time to have open conversations about bullying and harassment in academia, and that this will lead us towards a systemic change in the long term.
We aim to enable wider access and understanding by directly addressing issues with the discovery of reliable science and associated reviews or summaries. By placing the science in the context of the pandemic progression, we aim to help readers understand the role of open science in solving global problems.
We would like to take the pain out of beginning to write papers, making it easy to automatically generate the parts of a paper that can be easily scaffolded and incentivising reproducible papers by ensuring the scaffolds include well-structured data and metadata.