The title refers to an upcoming symposium on the topic on 22-24 May, 2017. I quote here some of the issues tabled for discussion:
- Which data do we want to save, how and why and how long?
- What really needs to be reproducible?
- Are current reporting standards being used sufficiently?
- Are the current procedures for depositing data too onerous for scientists?
- Will technology, through increasing automation, fix most of the problems?
- Is bureaucracy killing creativity in science?
- Have we got a reproducibility crisis?
- If we save and share data routinely, what is the future of the publication?
- Are funding agencies causing science to be too short term in their quest for value for money?
- Are chemists repeating too many experiments?
- What can chemistry learn from other areas and what can they learn from chemistry?
For more information, visit www.beilstein-institut.de/en/symposia/open-science. If you have your own questions, or indeed comments at this stage, do append them as a comment. I don’t know what “social media” will be used to allow people to participate (science by Twitter feed?) and whether recordings will be made, but after the event I will update here with any further interesting news.