Visually Enforced

a blog by Gaston Sanchez

Promoting Open Science

Posted on June 11, 2016

This week (June 7-10) I was able to fulfill a promise made long ago to my dearest friend and colleague Dr. Lucas Lopez Segovia: to visit the Division of Ciencias Basicas (DACB) at the Universidad Juarez Autonoma de Tabasco (UJAT).

Academically speaking, the purpose of this trip was two-fold: to give a workshop on dynamic documents with R (and related packages), and to be the guest speaker for the monthly seminar organized at the DACB.

Context of my talk

Open science is the movement to make scientific research, data and dissemination accessible to all levels of an inquiring society, amateur or professional.


You can check the slides of my talk here

Here’s a list with some recommendations to keep in mind if we really want the seed of Open Science to find fertile soil:

  • First things first: you have to adopt it!
  • Teach it to our students
  • Make sharing and openning a habit
  • Submit to Open Access journals
  • Support publication in Open Access Journals
  • Review for Open Access Journals
  • Request code and data when reviewing
  • Give professors promotions based on open-shared work
  • Support publication in Open Access Journals
  • Ask for evidence when hiring
  • Consider Open Science practices when hiring, referencing, and promotion

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