Open Science : Crowding the Scientific Research !


L’Open Science prend un nouveau tournant et révolutionne la recherche scientifique. Jusqu’ici, il s’agissait de faciliter l’accès aux résultats de recherche. Récemment, certaines initiatives ont fait évoluer jusqu’au processus de création de savoir, le rendant ouvert et collaboratif. Cette session explorera les moyens permettant de réinviter le processus d’invention à travers trois projets scientifiques ouverts majeurs (OpenWorms, Zooniverse, ElabFTW).      

Stéphane Ribas, Inria

Stéphane is working on developing approaches to “build and sustain Open Source Communities”. He helps research & development teams at Inria to organise and foster the creation of open communities (Poppy Humanoid, QualipSo, AspireRFID, OpenVibe, Sofa, MMGTools, etc.). He wrote a book about his experience on that topic ( He is also one of the main organizers of the fOSSa conference (fOSSa = Free Open Source Software for Academia = where many of the trends about open source is adressed.


Les 3 interventions :

Zooniverse : Open the science, really !

Chris Lintott, University of Oxford

OpenWorm : engineering an open source digital organism simulation platform

Matteo Cantarelli, OpenWorm Foundation

CLE / : The new electronic notebook, modular & open source !

Nicolas Carpi, Institut Curie CNRS/UMR144 & Luc Saccavini, Inria

TALK 1 – Zooniverse : Open the science, really !

Chris Lintott, University of Oxford

Chris Lintott is a professor of astrophysics at the University of Oxford, where he is also a research fellow at New College. As Principal Investigator of the Zooniverse, he leads a team who run the world’s most successful citizen science projects, allowing more than a million people to discover plangets, transcribe ancient papyri or explore the Serengeti. A passionate advocate of the public understanding of science, he is best known as co-presenter of the BBC’s long running Sky at Night program.

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TALK 2 – OpenWorm : engineering an open source digital organism simulation platform

This talk will explore how OpenWorm is building an open-source simulation of a digital microscopic roundworm. The project has developed a variety of models, tools and platforms aimed at simulating the worm while coordinating an international open science community of 60+ people in the process.

Matteo Cantarelli, OpenWorm Foundation

Matteo Cantarelli is co-founder of OpenWorm, an open science project to digitally reconstruct a whole organism. He worked for many years in the software industry as engineer, designing and building large-scale software platforms and co-patented technologies. He is CTO of MetaCell, a systems biology informatics company. Matteo worked as Principal Research Associate with the Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology at the University College of London to build Open Source Brain, a Wellcome Trust funded platform to share and develop computational models of neurons and networks. He received his Master in Systems Engineering from the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan and his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Cagliari.


 TALK 3 – CLE / : The new electronic notebook, modular & open source !

eLabFTW is a free and open source electronic lab notebook for researchers. Hundreds of labs around the world are already using it to log their experiments and organize their data in a much better way than before. Its flexibility allows any kind of lab to use it. It is also very user friendly and tries to not get in your way. eLabFTW will be deployed fully in Institut Curie (~80 teams) in the next months, and INRIA will work on it, too.

Nicolas Carpi, Institut Curie CNRS/UMR144

After obtaining diplomas in biochemistry and biology, Nicolas joined the lab of Matthieu Piel at Institut Curie and worked on cell division, micropatterning and cell migration. Unsatisfied with the current solutions for storing experimental metadata, he decided to write his own solution. He now has the role of a lab manager in the team, and keeps developing eLabFTW and participates in the open source / open science communities.



 Special LUNCH !! DIY Meeting in Salle Lausanne from 13h till 14h.

From November 15th to November 18th some members of the DiDIY Project will be in Paris, to attend the 2016 Open Source Summit. We would REALLY like to use those days also to meet as many people interested in Digital DIY as possible, including, but not limited to: makers, teachers, local public administrators, artists and NGOs. We’d like to discuss together the challenges and opportunities that DiDIY brings to society, the same ones we just summarized in some short fact sheets, or in these DiDIY legal challenges and our blog. We are open to all possibilities, from public meetings, to private visits in your premises, or just having some beers together while discussing the real impacts of Digital DIY on society. Please meet us at POSS 2016 in the Research theme (fOSSa) between 12.30PM and 2PM to talk about that, share, and build together.

Marco Fioretti is a freelance writer, popularizer, activist and teacher. His field is open digital standards, Free Software, digital technologies and the impacts of all these things on education, ethics, civil rights, environmental issues and, in general, everyday life. That’s why the slogan of his website is: “your civil rights and the quality of your life depend on how software is used AROUND you.”

He discovered the Free Software world in the mid 90’s, because he used UNIX in his daily work and he wanted to try something similar at home. Almost immediately, however, he became much more interested in the ethical side of Free Software rather than in the coding, and in all its implications for civil rights, politics, education, and social development.

These days, his main activities are writing, teaching and participation to several projects in all the fields above. Occasionally he also work freelance as English to Italian translator. In earlier life, he was an ASIC and FPGA designer, and sometimes still go back to that world.

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