Accelerating Scientists’ Knowledge Turns

  • Carole Goble
  • David De Roure
  • Sean Bechhofer
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-37186-8_1

Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 348)
Cite this paper as:
Goble C., De Roure D., Bechhofer S. (2013) Accelerating Scientists’ Knowledge Turns. In: Fred A., Dietz J.L.G., Liu K., Filipe J. (eds) Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. IC3K 2011. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 348. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

A “knowledge turn” is a cycle of a process by a professional, including the learning generated by the experience, deriving more good and leading to advance. The majority of scientific advances in the public domain result from collective efforts that depend on rapid exchange and effective reuse of results. We have powerful computational instruments, such as scientific workflows, coupled with widespread online information dissemination to accelerate knowledge cycles. However, turns between researchers continue to lag. In particular method obfuscation obstructs reproducibility. The exchange of “Research Objects” rather than articles proposes a technical solution; however the obstacles are mainly social ones that require the scientific community to rethink its current value systems for scholarship, data, methods and software.

Keywords

Reproducible Research Scientific Workflow Research Object Digital Scholarship Open Science 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carole Goble
    • 1
  • David De Roure
    • 2
  • Sean Bechhofer
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceThe University of ManchesterManchesterU.K.
  2. 2.Oxford e-Research CentreUniversity of OxfordU.K.

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