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Open Science Workshop at Southampton – 31 August and 1 September 2008

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Southampton, England, United-Kingdom

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I’m aware I’ve been trailing this idea around for sometime now but its been difficult to pin down due to issues with room bookings. However I’m just going to go ahead and if we end up meeting in a local bar then so be it! If Southampton becomes too difficult I might organise to have it at RAL instead but Southampton is more convenient in many ways.

Science Blogging 2008: London will be held on August 30 at the Royal Institution and as a number of people are coming to that it seemed a good opportunity to get a few more people together to have a get together and discuss how we might move things forward.  This now turns out to be one of a series of such workshops following on from Collaborating for the future of open science, organised by Science Commons as a satellite meeting of EuroScience Open Forum in Barcelona next month, BioBarCamp/Scifoo from 5-10 August and a possible Open Science Workshop at Stanford on Monday 11 August, as well as the Open Science Workshop in Hawaii (can’t let the bioinformaticians have all the good conference sites to themselves!) at the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing.

For the Southampton meeting I would propose that we essentially look at having four themed sessions: Tools, Data standards, Policy/Funding, and Projects. Within this we adopt an unconference style where we decide who speaks based on who is there and want to present something. My ideas is essentially to meet on the Sunday evening at a local hostelry to discuss and organise the specifics of the program for Monday. On the Monday we spend the day with presentations and leave plenty of room for discussion. People can leave in the afternoon, or hang around into the evening for further discussion. We have absolutely zero, zilch, nada funding available so I will be asking for a contribution (to be finalised later but probably £10-15 each) to cover coffee/tea and lunch on the Monday.

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  • anna

    I’ll have to give my apologies now – let me know if there is anything from october onwards …
    (and isn’t that a picture of York?)

  • anna

    I’ll have to give my apologies now – let me know if there is anything from october onwards …
    (and isn’t that a picture of York?)

  • http://blog.openwetware.org/scienceintheopen Cameron Neylon

    Nope, its Southampton. Just down from the biggest shopping centre in the southwest (or so they say). Little known fact but Southampton used to have more (or at least nearly as) extensive walls than York until it was bombed in WWII

  • http://blog.openwetware.org/scienceintheopen Cameron Neylon

    Nope, its Southampton. Just down from the biggest shopping centre in the southwest (or so they say). Little known fact but Southampton used to have more (or at least nearly as) extensive walls than York until it was bombed in WWII

  • Jim Procter

    :) people have such low expectations of Soton… and oddly enough the walls haven’t been ‘reconstructed’ like the ones in York, either! That view looks back onto the outside of the walls from the medieval harbour (I don’t quite remember if you ‘d be in the water or just on the quayside, though).

    more relevantly.. I may be able to put in an appearance in Southampton around these dates..

  • Jim Procter

    :) people have such low expectations of Soton… and oddly enough the walls haven’t been ‘reconstructed’ like the ones in York, either! That view looks back onto the outside of the walls from the medieval harbour (I don’t quite remember if you ‘d be in the water or just on the quayside, though).

    more relevantly.. I may be able to put in an appearance in Southampton around these dates..

  • anna

    YAY Jimp!

  • anna

    YAY Jimp!

  • http://network.nature.com/blogs/rpg rpg

    Love to be there – it’ll help convince my faculty that paying me to go to London is a good thing. Not sure I can make Sun pm, but I’ll try, and can talk about anything.

  • http://network.nature.com/blogs/rpg rpg

    Love to be there – it’ll help convince my faculty that paying me to go to London is a good thing. Not sure I can make Sun pm, but I’ll try, and can talk about anything.

  • http://openwetware.org/wiki/User:Cameron_Neylon Cameron Neylon

    Hey Jim. Nope, you don’t need to get your feet wet – not unless you were standing there 400 years ago. Good to hear from you again and hope you can make it.

    Richard, I’ve never heard you talk but I am nonetheless convinced of the veracity of your claim.

  • http://openwetware.org/wiki/User:Cameron_Neylon Cameron Neylon

    Hey Jim. Nope, you don’t need to get your feet wet – not unless you were standing there 400 years ago. Good to hear from you again and hope you can make it.

    Richard, I’ve never heard you talk but I am nonetheless convinced of the veracity of your claim.

  • rpg

    Good man ;)

  • rpg

    Good man ;)

  • http://www.inkspotscience.com/ David Leahy

    If you go ahead with this meeting in September I would like to come down and join you if that’s ok. Let me know how it develops

  • http://www.inkspotscience.com David Leahy

    If you go ahead with this meeting in September I would like to come down and join you if that’s ok. Let me know how it develops

  • http://openwetware.org/wiki/User:Cameron_Neylon Cameron Neylon

    David, would be very good to have you on board. Will keep you in the loop as we go forward (updates likely to be on this blog for the most part)

  • http://openwetware.org/wiki/User:Cameron_Neylon Cameron Neylon

    David, would be very good to have you on board. Will keep you in the loop as we go forward (updates likely to be on this blog for the most part)

  • http://www.mendeley.com/ Victor

    Hi Cameron,

    I’d love to join the meeting in Southampton! Also, if there’s interest on your part, I’d be delighted to present Mendeley (a new research management, sharing & networking tool) in the “Tools” session.

    Perhaps you’ve already encountered it on FriendFeed or on Ricardo (Vidal)’s blog – if not: It’s a free software (Win, Mac & Linux) for managing & sharing research papers, as well as a website which lets you back up your papers online and network with colleagues. The website also aggregates research trends based on the users’ paper collections, so the idea is a bit like a “Last.fm for research” (I gave a talk on this at the ESOF in Barcelona – the short version is on our blog: http://www.mendeley.com/blog/2008/07/an-excellent-euroscience-adventure-part-ii/).

    Best,
    Victor

  • http://www.mendeley.com Victor

    Hi Cameron,

    I’d love to join the meeting in Southampton! Also, if there’s interest on your part, I’d be delighted to present Mendeley (a new research management, sharing & networking tool) in the “Tools” session.

    Perhaps you’ve already encountered it on FriendFeed or on Ricardo (Vidal)’s blog – if not: It’s a free software (Win, Mac & Linux) for managing & sharing research papers, as well as a website which lets you back up your papers online and network with colleagues. The website also aggregates research trends based on the users’ paper collections, so the idea is a bit like a “Last.fm for research” (I gave a talk on this at the ESOF in Barcelona – the short version is on our blog: http://www.mendeley.com/blog/2008/07/an-excellent-euroscience-adventure-part-ii/).

    Best,
    Victor