Entries by Tag science

Oct 11, 2023

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A Manifesto for Science
A lawyer, a scientist, and a kid walk into a makerspace
Exploring the power of informal learning academies. more
Back to the Future of Data Sharing
Scientists have always shared data, just not freely, and not with *anyone* who wants the data. For the most part, scientists have shared data with their collaborators, and on occasion, with those who might especially ask them for it. But as science has become more data-intensive, and as the technologies, mainly the network speeds and computing power, to collect, manage, analyze and visualize data, have become more powerful and ubiquitous, the sharing has not kept pace. The relatively recent awareness of intellectual property rights in data have at times brought about a contrarian change — scientists applying unsuitable licenses to their content creating an unintended but significant legal hurdle. All this confusion makes it seem that the goal of seamless data sharing between those who create it and those who want it may be moving further away from our grasp. So what is one to do? more
Beyond Law
CC0 for Data
CUBE Critters
Changing Paths, Staying The Course
Changing the Culture
Citizen Engagement in Science
Data Apps
Don't make web apps, make data apps. more
Doubling down on Markdown for science
Ethics and Science
Everyone is a Mentor
Evil communications
Financial Interoperability
From Aye to Si
The Future of Science is Open
While open sharing of scientific tools, data and findings is morally and strategically good for science, it is also strategically good for countries where resources are constrained. Being able to reuse tools and data makes economic sense, and building upon existing work accelerates the development of a world-class scientific community and of scientific knowledge itself. more
Inclusive by Design
Introducing the CC Science Advisory Board
It Takes All Kinds to Make a Commons
Learning by Making, Teaching by Doing
Learning how to teach
Licensing Scientific Data
Mashing Up Technology and Law
The Net Works Effect – Open Data Day 2013
New Zealand Open Data Conference
Open But Unequal
An open ecosystem is vital for science, society and citizens
PLOS and figshare make open science publishing more open
The Philosophical Framework of Social Contracts
Reading Writings
Remembering Lee Dirks
The Role of Licensing in Science
Six issues with licenses
Social Contracts
Social Contracts in the Digital Age
A Taxonomy of Sensors
The Teeth Behind the Contract
The Deceptive Success of Copyright Licenses
The Next Big Thing
The “P” Words
The Problem With Copyright
Twenty Things I Care About
What’s in a Name
why names matter in taxonomy, and how technology can help. more
Who Owns My Data?
Ownership, legally defined as a bundle of rights in the thing that is owned, arises from some provision in either common law or in statute that gives us rights in that thing in the first place. We own land because we bought it or we inherited it from someone who bought it or either we or our ancestors laid claim to it in the absence of anyone else contesting our claim. Similarly, we own other property because we bought it we were gifted it or we inherited it. If there are competing claims to our property, our own claim is weakened until we can prove otherwise. We own statutory rights in intellectual property based on our authorship of that work with sufficient creativity. However, none of these characteristics define health data. We produce health data through the act of existing, but we don’t have any creativity in it. The only thing we have is a right to privacy that gives us the prerogative to deny the use of our data by others. The question then becomes – should we own our health data or not? and what would be implications of doing so one way or another? more