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Presentation Open Access

Future of Research Communication & Collaboration

Rowan Cockett

Scientific communication today is designed around print documents and paywalled access to content. Over the last decade, the open-science movement has accelerated the use of pre-print services and data archives that are vastly improving the accessibility of scientific content. However, these systems are not designed for communicating modern scientific outputs, which encompasses much more than a “paper-centric model of the scholarly literature”.

In this presentation, we will give a background on challenges with today’s tools for research communication & collaboration, and present a vision for the future that follows the FORCE11 recommendations (Bourne et al., 2012). Specifically: (1) rethink the unit and form of scholarly publication; (2) develop tools and technologies to better support the scholarly lifecycle; and (3) add data, software, and workflows as first-class research objects.

We will discuss these recommendations in the context of (a) the ExecutableBooks community and new markup languages for scientific communication; (b) a collaborative writing tool called Curvenote that integrates with Jupyter Notebooks, and (c) new publishing tools that support networked scientific communication throughout the scholarly lifecycle.

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