After discussions with Cameron Neylon of Open Wetware and Kaitlin Thaney of Science Commons we’ve set up an open science mailing list:

As far as we could tell, there wasn’t a general mailing list for people interested open science. Hence the new list aims cover this gap, and to strengthen and consolidate the open science community.

We hope it will be a relatively low volume list for relevant announcements, questions and notes. We also hope to get as full as possible representation from the open science community – so please forward this to anyone you think might be interested to join!

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Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at and he tweets at @jwyg.

5 thoughts on “New Open Science Mailing List”

  1. Good idea and thanks for setting this up. The debian-science list is a list which might overlap but its goals are different since it (a) deals with free software (where free is whatever the debian people say it is:-), (b) most discussions deal with maintenance issues. However, occasionally you read there a question which is more suited to a general open science list like this one.

  2. Thanks for this David. It would be great if you could forward them details of the open science list!

  3. Hi,

    I’m not quite clear what you are aiming at with an open Science Mailing List and what your definition of ‘open science’ is – the debian list is very good as there are many issues with scientific software – be it whatever flavour of linux is being used – that warrant discussion, but open science as a term in general seems quite vague. if you are aiming at research, then I think the open science community within the myriad areas that this could be aimed at are already undertaking such discussion within the labs / groups / literature across the world. The PLoS Blogs are slightly more specific about areas etc..
    I think it might be useful if you stated some aims or areas in which you foresee discussions occurring (not wanting to be restrictive in any way as to limit the term open!!) but i feel that ‘open science’ could mean virtually anything!



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