It is time to invest in communities - Open Science MOOC
flavoursofopenscience's bookmarks 2019-10-18
Each year, we devote 10s of billions of dollars to research and development around the world, but very little to support communities that underpin this endeavour. We know that people are much more powerful when working together to solve problems, yet the predominant funding strategy within academia encourages hyper-competition and ‘research silos’ that limit progress and contribute to the adoption of unhealthy research practices.
Recent technological reforms (like Web 2.0) have given science the chance to move towards a more inclusive and participatory culture. At the same time, the critical role that science needs to play in society has become clearer: creating knowledge, improving education, and improving human life; in particular, around the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Within the core of this continuous transformation, there are communities of students, researchers, librarians, citizens, and more, come together to take collective action.