Developing metrics, practices, and software for open source projects in community health; one goal is to identify all contributions made in this sphere and the organizations and individuals that make them; another to improve the transparency and actionability of open source tools.
Tracking and evaluating the prevalence of members from different groups in open science initiatives; outputs produced by group members; participation across disciplines and areas; citation bias in different areas; social dynamics of OS systems, e.g., role of hierarchy; and barriers to accessing digital collections.
Aiming to pilot a multi-team research initiative that utilizes many of the ICOR solutions to push the boundaries of open collaborative science. Starting with a traditionally funded project, additional support from progressive funders will permit tracking incremental costs, practices, and tools of “flipping to open.”
As more research outputs are shared, a common schema and nomenclature will improve discoverability and reproducibility, increase resuse, and enable meta-analyses. All outputs need categorization, tagging, adequate metadata, and persistent idenfitiers.