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William H. Dutton and Paul W. Jeffreys

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014397

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014397.001.0001

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Will e-Science Be Open Science?

Will e-Science Be Open Science?

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World Wide Research

Paul A. David

Matthijs den Besten

Ralph Schroeder

The MIT Press

This chapter examines how historical norms and practices of openness have been vital for scientific communities’ work, but have often been in tension with technical and institutional restraints on access to research tools and information. Drawing on the results of a study of practices in e-science projects in the United Kingdom, it looks at the conceptual differences and similarities between e-science and open science, and rejects the notion that the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) fosters open global research collaboration. The chapter proposes a framework on how further empirical research can be undertaken to help establish where, when, and to what extent “openness” and “e-ness” in research may be expected to advance in harmony. It also discusses the international politics of open access in e-Research and argues that “open viewing” of journal articles online at no cost to the user cannot adequately support the kind of participation in scientific research made possible by free public availability of scholarly publications. The chapter cites Neurocommons as an example of an open access platform in e-Research.

Keywords:   e-science, United Kingdom, e-Research, collaboration, open science, open access, international politics, open viewing, Neurocommons, ICTs

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