Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year from OpenScientist

Happy New Year to the OpenScientist community!

A New Year brings new excitement, and never more so than in 2011.  The field of OpenScience continued to flourish in 2010 and we hope to build on that in the future.  We expect this is the year when many years of dedicated work coalesces and begins having a real impact on our everyday lives.

Here at OpenScientist we also have many exciting plans for the new year.  Vastly increased content and updates.  Development of many tools you need to take advantage of existing opportunities.  And a new look-and-feel to make navigating all these opportunities easier.  Specifically:

  • Posts and content added three or more days a week.
  • Updates on opportunities previously discussed on the site.
  • Increased use of social media and web-based platforms to spread the word of OpenScience.
  • Enhanced web site functionality to provide a more exciting and useful experience.
  • One-stop access to resources needed to work on the projects we discuss.
It has been our goal over the last few years to bring our years of experience to promote the field and enable everyday people to make meaningful contributions to scientific advancement.  We hope these opportunities excite you too and that you'll join us on our journey through 2011 and beyond!

Finally, to cap off 2010 the right way (and as a teaser for 2011), check out the following article in about new Federal government efforts to take advantage of our nation's inventiveness and scientific curiousity:

Hopefully this gives you as many ideas as it gives us as we plan to talk about it much more in the near future.  So once again, Happy New Year!

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