Episode 22: Public Access to Federally Funded Research

Posted on 2012/01/08 by


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On episode 22, we discuss the response to two Request for
Information (RFI) that the US Office of Science and Technology Policy has
posted in order to gather feedback on how to improve Public Access to the
Data and Peer-Reviewed publications resulting from Federally Funded Research.

On today’s show our crew of hosts includes:

  • Alan Ruttemberg (special guest)
  • Cameron Neylon (special guest)
  • Marcus Hanwell
  • Luis Ibanez (moderator)

This week we have two special guests.

Alan Ruttenberg is Director of Clinical and Translational Data Exchange at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Until recently he was Principal Scientist at Creative Commons, working on the Science Commons, where he developed the Neurocommons, a large scale Semantic Web knowledge base of biological information. He co-chaired the (Web Ontology Language) OWL Working Group, and is a coordinating editor of the (Open Biological and Biomedical Ontologies) OBO Foundry, helping coordinate efforts to enable web scale data integration across the whole of biomedical science.

Cameron Neylon is a biophysicist and well known advocate of opening up the process of research. He is a co-author of the Panton Principles for open data in science, Founding Editor in Chief of Open Research Computation as well as being an academic editor for PLoS ONE. He was named as a SPARC Innovator in July 2010 and is a proud recipient of the Blue Obelisk for contributions to open data. He writes regularly at his blog, Science in the Open(http://cameronneylon.net).

Marcus Hanwell is a R&D Engineer at Kitware, where he leads the Open Chemistry project. He is involved in the development of open source, cross platform scientific visualization and analysis software. Marcus is a strong believer in open science, open data and open source and proud member of Blue Obelisk. He works on Avogadro, Titan, VTK, ParaView, CMake, KDE and several other large open source projects.

Luis Ibanez is a Technical Leader at Kitware, where he is one of the main developers of the Insight Toolkit (ITK), and the Science Director of the Open Source EHR (OSEHRA). Luis is a strong supporter of Open Source and Open Access. He teaches an Open Source Software Practices class at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) since 2007.

Intro/Outro Music:

  1. ’24 Ton Elephant’ – Kaer Trouz, based on
  2. ‘Deflated & Alone’ – The Spirit of Light.

Show Links:

  1. Kitware Blog(http://www.kitware.com/blog/home/post/220)
  2. Kaer Trouz(http://ccmixter.org/files/Kaer_Trouz/20579)
  3. The Spirit of Light(http://ccmixter.org/files/thespiritoflight/19354)
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