Last week NASA led an Open Source Science for Data Processing and Archives Workshop, announcing new initiatives to support open science. This was very exciting to be a part of — we learned about NASA’s continuing leadership in open science and presented some of our work with Openscapes. This is a brief summary, and will be updated with links to slides and recordings. At the October 14 NASA Open Source Science for Data Processing and Archives Workshop, the Science Mission Directorate shared their vision to enable transformational open science through continuous evolution of science data and computing systems for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.
FASEB DataWorks! Salon Data management and sharing are not just technical issues; they are shifts in mindset and approach. Openscapes is excited to partner with Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) in the inaugural FASEB DataWorks! Initiative. Over the last year, FASEB has been working with its community—researchers, policymakers, librarians, society leaders, and research administrators—to understand whether and how FASEB can support data management and sharing. FASEB DataWorks!
An R Markdown Chat with Alison Hill Our 3rd Openscapes Community Call featured a chat with Dr. Alison Hill, product manager for data science communication at RStudio. Alsion is a data scientist, behavioral scientist, and award-winning educator and we were thrilled to chat with her! The recording is on Openscapes YouTube. Our conversation was about why we are so enthused with R Markdown, and why we think it is so transformative for scientists.
Openscapes Newsletter #4: Better Science for Future Us Welcome to Openscapes’ fourth newsletter! If you’re interested in seeing these infrequent updates in your inbox, pleasesign up here (linked from ourget involved page). Please join us for our upcoming Community Call: An RMarkdown chat with Alison Hill. September 30, 12pm PT. Register at openscapes.org/events. Better science for future us The start of Fall is nearly here and with the season change and back to school, we are reflecting on Openscapes’ work over the Summer and where we are headed this Fall.
In July 2021 we gave a plenary at the inaugural Society for Open, Reliable, and Transparent Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (SORTEE) conference. SORTEE is a research community organization working to improve reliability and transparency through cultural and institutional changes in ecology, evolutionary biology, and related fields broadly defined. SORTEE is doing important work elevating open science within environmental science, and it was an honor to present about Openscapes at their inaugural conference.
Introducing the CS&S Champions Cohort The last Friday of June we celebrated the completion of ourCode for Science and Society (CS&S) Science Champions Cohort. This was our first open call for the Champions program, meaning that Cohort teams weren’t all part of a specific community or group that was funding the Cohort. We proposed this open call to CS&S and wanted this to be an opportunity to focus on improving how we promote and support diversity, equity, and inclusion in Openscapes, since we wanted to see who would be interested if anyone could join.
From the Openscapes Team: This is the second guest blog from Arie Dash, who is a Master’s student at Moss Landing Marine Labs and part of the Logan Lab at California State University Monterey Bay. He is studying how climate change affects rockfish gene expression and is excited to approach his thesis from an open science perspective. Arie wrote about his lab’s experience with the 10-week supercharge plan and is back to share his thoughts on participating in the CSU COAST Openscapes Champions Cohort.
A Chat with Tara Robertson Our 2nd Openscapes Community Call featured our chat with Tara Robertson, a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant working with us to improve practices in Openscapes. The recording is on Openscapes YouTube (efficiency tip reminder: in YouTube, “L” will advance by 10 seconds, “J” will go back by 10 seconds 😀) This call was meant as a way to recap a bit of our work with Tara over the last three months and share some of what we’ve learned.
Arie Dash is a first year Master’s student at Moss Landing Marine Labs and California State University, Monterey Bay. He is studying how climate change affects rockfish gene expression and is excited to approach his thesis from an open science perspective. Our Supercharge Experience: The Logan Lab The Logan Lab is the Marine Environmental Physiology Lab at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB). We are a mix of graduate and undergraduate students under the guidance of Dr.
Hello! This is Openscapes’ third newsletter. If you’re interested in seeing these infrequent updates in your inbox, pleasesign up here (linked from ourget involved page). Learning and investing in Openscapes In March and April we continued learning, developing, and investing in Openscapes, in many concrete ways, and with a lot of “firsts”. We just wrapped up our first 2-month version of the Champions Program with the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC).