Open Science Projects Collaborate on Joint Roadmap

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This is a slightly updated version of a post that first appeared on the JROST and Hypothes.is blogs. Our thanks to them for allowing us to republish here under the licensing terms of the original (JROST) post.

ORCID is delighted to be part of a group of organizations building nonprofit, open-source tools for scholarship and publication that has joined with open science researchers in a new collaboration to develop a Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools (JROST).

While open technologies and services are becoming essential in science practices, so far, there has been no holistic effort to align these tools into a coherent ecosystem that can support the scientific experience of the future. To draw this missing map, we’ve formed the Joint Roadmap as an informal group of like-minded people and organizations with shared goals. To date, the following organizations are participating: Berkeley Institute of Data Science (BIDS), bioRxiv, Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko)Crossref, Dat Project, Earth and Space Science Open Archive (EESOAr)eLifeHypothesis, Jupyter ProjectMozillaOpen Science Framework (OSF)ORCIDPublic Knowledge ProjectPublic Library of Science (PLOS)Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)Wikimedia, and Zotero, joined by researchers: Samantha Hindle and Daniel Mietchen.

Our common purpose is to deliver:

  • A vision for the toolchain or dashboard of the scientist of the future
  • A mission for what we hope to achieve and how we can work together
  • A set of user stories that together describe the problems we want to solve
  • A preliminary roadmap for how projects and services can work together

Next steps

Through workshops and other coordinated activities, the Joint Roadmap will bring together technology organizations and researchers who are actively involved in the design and production of open scholarly infrastructure. Our objectives will be to explore shared goals and outcomes, develop cross-platform user stories, and identify obvious areas of mutual collaboration. What do our future roadmaps look like and how are they compatible or divergent? What integrations should we consider? What actions or paradigms should we all support? How do we design our tools so they improve researcher effectiveness; help research be more findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable; enhance publication and discovery; and together create a whole greater than the sum of its parts?

You can start participating at any time:

We are also planning our first face-to-face workshop, tentatively scheduled for 21-22 August, 2018 in San Francisco, California.

Find out more about the Joint Roadmap and how you can join our growing community to create a more powerful future for researchers.

Please contact JROST for more information.