Saturday, July 14, 2007

Another Open lab book

(Via Open Reading Frame) Jeremiah Faith is given open notebook science a try and compiling some tips. He joins Rosie Redfield (microbiology) and Jean-Claude Bradley (chemistry) in exposing most of their research online and leading the way to changing the mindset towards open science.

Jeremiah Faith also has an interesting idea about using conference money to pay for advertisement. He figures that well targeted ads can get you more attention than a talk. He like the idea because it is thinking out of box but I think that the type of connection that one can create on a conference with other people is not so easy to recreate online. Also, there might not be any need to spend money on advertisement if the blogs keeps on topic and is interesting enough to get incoming links. The blog can be a good personal marketing tool.