A Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools

Collaboration wants to create a coherent map of the open ecosystem.

A collaboration between researchers and developers of open source tools for scholarship and publication sets out to develop a Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools – or JROST. 

Why is JROST needed?

Open technologies and services are essential in science practices and there is a growing number of technologies and services targeting scholarly production, publishing, dissemination and collaboration. However there has not been a unified effort by the actors to compare notes and identify areas of cooperation and integration.

JROST wants to create a ‘coherent ecosystem’ of the tools that can be used to support scientists.  The partners in the initiative are looking to create a vision for the toolchain/dashboard of the scientist of the future. 

Next steps

The Joint Roadmap will use workshops and other activities to bring together researchers and tech organisations actively involved in the design and production of open scholarly infrastructure. They will explore shared goals and outcomes, develop cross-platform user stories, and identify obvious areas of mutual collaboration. 

You can read more about the project here, and participate here.

The participating organisations are Berkeley Institute of Data Science (BIDS), bioRxiv, Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko), Crossref, Dat Project, Earth and Space Science Open Archive (EESOAr), eLife, Hypothesis, Jupyter Project, Mozilla, Open Science Framework (OSF), ORCID, Public Knowledge Project, Public Library of Science (PLOS), Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Wikimedia, Zotero.