Last updated on: June 24th, 2022
Impact goals (where we want to be in 10-15 years):
- Foster research as a commons
- Foster a research culture that creates an improved and pluralistic understanding of our world
- Advance recognition of individual, collective, and community-driven contributions to the process of knowing
Key assumptions (what we know):
- Research is the process of gathering, documenting, and sharing information.
- The resulting knowledge/understanding can only be as good as the process.
- Science is a reflection of systems of power that privileges a dominant way of knowing.
Goals (what we want to achieve in 2-3 years):
- We want to generate visibility for every step of the research process to make science more rigorous.
- We want to generate visibility for every step of the research process to draw attention to different ways of knowing and collaboration.
- We want to bridge research done in public, private, and across research institutions to facilitate more dynamic insight.
Enablers (what we need to succeed):
- Resources to challenge power (energy, agency, time, finances, and information).
- Policy landscape (e.g., Recognition & Rewards for research careers; UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science)
- Community (amplification, awareness, networked platform, shared insights etc.)
Dependencies or risks (what may limit our success):
- Lack of resources, unbalanced community
- Tension between scale and growing responsibly
- Technology changing (think: software dependency, open source maintenance)
Outputs / activities (2022):
- Maintain ResearchEquals.com, for example:
- Reduce dependencies
- Identify and invest in key dependencies' sustainability
- Identify issues in and improve developer experience
- Identify issues in and improve user experience
- Make it overall easier to contribute to the project
- Extend ResearchEquals.com functionality
- Extend data sources that can be ingested (e.g., DataCite, ISBN, URLs
- Create community curation models (e.g., overlay journals)
- Provide collective authoring options
- Further develop and evaluate the pay-to-close model
- Season 3 of the Open Update, further establishing itself as an insightful resource in Open Science, incl. expert interviews, community developments and policy commentary
- Engage with and promote step-by-step research journeys across universities and research labs through talks and workshops
Options for 2023:
- Work with funders to promote the publication of grant proposals
- Build, test, and improve analysis and visualisations to highlight connections between modules, researchers
- Explore and support additional incentives to open access and open science
- Identify and support research that showcases step-by-step publishing
- Enlist community champions to teach and facilitate step-by-step research publishing
- Run “publishathons” for non-profits and research organisations to publish their annual transparency reports