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MyExperiment è un social network all’interno del quale è possibile cercare flussi di lavoro scientifico resi pubblici, ma anche proporre, condividere e svilupparne di nuovi, al fine di creare delle comunità e sviluppare relazioni. La presentazione illustra la visione di My Experiment sull' Open Science


  • 1. The myExperiment approach to Open Science David De Roure Carole Goble Jiten Bhagat Don Cruickshank

2. scientists Graduate Students Undergraduate Students experimentation Data, Metadata Provenance Workflows Ontologies Digital Libraries The social process of Science 2.0 Local Web Repositories Virtual Learning Environment Technical Reports Reprints Peer-Reviewed Journal & Conference Papers Preprints & Metadata Certified Experimental Results & Analyses 3. Sharing pieces of process Carole Goble and David De Roure,Curating Scientific Web Services and Workflows , EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 43, no. 5 (September/October 2008) 4. is

  • Facebook for Scientists...but different to Facebook!
  • A community social network
  • Fine control over sharing
  • A federated repository
  • A gateway to other publishing environments
  • A platform for launching workflows
  • Open source (BSD)
  • Started March 2007
  • Closed beta since July 2007
  • Open beta November 2007
  • Go towww.myexperiment.orgto access publicly available content or create an account is... myExperiment currently has 1400 registered users, 120 groups, 540 workflows, 147 files and 44 packs 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Do I want my Science associated with a medium like this? 11. is

  • User Profiles
  • Groups
  • Friends
  • Sharing
  • Tags
  • Workflows
  • Developer interface
  • Credits and Attributions
  • Fine control over privacy
  • Packs
  • Federation
  • Enactment

myExperiment Features Distinctives 12. Ownership and Attribution The most important aspect of myExperiment Designed by scientists 13. Packs

  • Packs allow you to collect different items together, like you might with a "wish list" or "shopping basket"
  • You can collect internal things (such as workflows, files and even other packs) as well as link to things outside myExperiment
  • Your packs can then be shared, tagged, discovered and discussed easily on myExperiment

14. 15. Exporting packs 16. 24/5/2007|myExperiment|Slide 17. Google Gadgets Bringing myExperiment to the iGoogle user 18. Taverna Plugin Bringing myExperiment to the Taverna user 19. Facebook 20. PREFIX rdf: PREFIX myexp: PREFIX sioc: select ?friend1 ?friend2 ?acceptedat where {?z rdf:type . ?z myexp:has-requester ?x . ?x sioc:name ?friend1 . ?z myexp:has-accepter ?y . ?y sioc:name ?friend2 . ?z myexp:accepted-at ?acceptedat } All accepted Friendships including accepted-at time Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities SPARQL endpoint 21. 22.

  • Fit in, Dont Force Change
  • Jam today and more jam tomorrow
  • Just in Time and Just Enough
  • Act Local, think Global
  • Enable Users to Add Value
  • Design for Network Effects

Six Principles of Software Design to Empower Scientists

  • Keep your Friends Close
  • Embed
  • Keep Sight of the Bigger Picture
  • Favours will be in your Favour
  • Know your users
  • Expect and Anticipate Change

De Roure, D. and Goble, C. Software Design for Empowering Scientists, IEEE Software, Volume 26, Issue 1, Jan-Feb 2009, pages 88-95. 23. e-Laboratory Lifecycle 24. Workflow Monitoring Event Logging Social Metadata Annotation Service Search User Registration Distributed Data Query Job Execution Naming and Identity Anonymisation Text MiningResearch Object Management Assembling e-Laboratories Example Core Services

  • An e-Lab is a set of components and resources
    • An open system, not a software monolith
    • Utility of components transcends their immediate application
  • We envisage an ecosystem of cooperating e-Laboratories
  • What are the e-Lab components and services?
  • What are the Research Objects?

25. Content Capture and Curation Workflows and Services Experts Social by User Community refine validate refine validate Self by Service Providers seed seed refine validate seed Automatedrefine validate seed Reuse and Symbiosis 26. Summary

  • myExperiment provides social infrastructure it facilitates sharing and enables scientists to collaborate in order to compete. Reputation and incentives.
  • myExperiment has growing community and growing content
    • Supports Taverna, Trident, UsefulChem, ...
    • Team working on Kepler, Meandre next
    • Community added WSVLAM, GWorkflowDL, ...
    • Scale makes discovery more difficult and easier!
    • Could share R, matlab, statistical models, spreadsheets
  • We are targetting how we believe research will be conducted in the future, through the assembly ofe-Laboratories which share Research Objects


  • Contact
  • David De Roure
  • Carole Goble
  • [email_address]
  • Further info
  • Thanks
  • The myGrid Family, National Centre for e-Social Science, CombeChem, Scientific Workflow Community

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