On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 1:13 PM, Slf <finke...@gmail.com
> chi open science people, please speak up. I'm only speaking from my own
> personal perspective with a narrow knowledge of your interests.
> As I recall, another active member is interested in psychological and
> biophysical-electrical interaction.
I'm interested in cognitive psychology and perhaps cognitive
neuroscience, but I have no background in neuroscience.
I'm skeptical that I can conduct novel research in cognitive
psychology without having mentors, which I don't, so I've been
focusing on finding open source projects where open science and
psychology intersect. There's an framework being developed called the
open science framework that is akin to a "github for scientists" which
is in beta and in use by a reproducibility project. It is laudable and
I've been waiting for the author to push his src up to his github
account. That might happen sometime this month. He's defending his
dissertation this month, and once that is done, he'll have more time
to spend on curating the code.
While waiting for that, I've been focused on promoting python to
people. Some friends and I ran a python workshop for beginners, and
we'll be doing another one.
Python education and open science overlap in a project called software
carpentry, which teaches scientists about best practices in software
engineering. I've been following their blog, and hope to be able to
volunteer time or code to it.
That's how I've been allocating my free time in the area of open science.
I haven't attended as many of the open science meetups as I have in
the past because my interests are someone different than everyone
else's, and it also seemed that no one needed unskilled labor to help
with any projects.