Commit 76eb1a6e authored by m_goet09's avatar m_goet09

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<title>About the project</title>
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body {
padding-top: 50px;
<nav class="navbar navbar-inverse navbar-fixed-top">
<div class="container">
<div class="navbar-header">
<button type="button" class="navbar-toggle collapsed" data-toggle="collapse" data-target="#navbar" aria-expanded="false" aria-controls="navbar">
<span class="sr-only">Toggle navigation</span>
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<a class="navbar-brand">About the project</a>
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<ul class="nav navbar-nav">
<a href="index.html">Geocontainer Badges</a>
<div class="container">
<h1> About the project </h1>
<h2>The topic</h2>
<p>The goal of this project is to produce Geobadges for Reproducible Research, this means creating badges that help in making research reproducible.
The badges should e.g. explain the reproducibility of any research, for example to check if the research is peer-reviewed, licensed, executable etc.
To improve the reproducibility in computational geosciences, the research project Opening Reproducible Research (o2r, http://o2r,info ) develops a
new solution to package all components of research called executable research compendia (ERC). The task in this study project is to create a badge ecosystem for ERC.
For ERC to become a real game changer in computational geosciences, they must be integrated into existing platforms for managing research data, code, and
publications. For ERC to thrive (to be accepted by researchers and funding agencies), they must provide licensing information for all parts of a compendium:
software, (geospatial) data, and text. This project analysed how to aggregate the licensing information available in ERC metadata into badges with a particular
eye on specifics of geospatial data.</p>
<h2>Why badges?</h2>
<p>Nowadays, we get into contact with badges nearly everyday, e.g in software development communities (see <a href="" target="_blank"></a>) and digital learning (see <a href="" target="_blank"></a>)
Badges provide a concise, recognizable yet useful piece of information, such as the build state or the number of downloads.
<h2>Predefined tasks</h2>
<li>What are the most important information to put into (static, interactive) the badges?</li>
<li>Which (open, closed) platforms would profit from the badges and how can badges be integrated seamlessly for users? Which of them are most relevant for geospatial research?</li>
<li>What kind of interactivity could be integrated into badges?</li>
<li>How can spatio-temporal information be conveyed effectively via badges?</li>
<li>How can badge publication be automated (e.g. added to GitHub repos or to Tweets)?</li>
<li>How do badges work with the differen ERC levels and the publication process?</li>
Major challenges:
<li>developing algorithms to aggregate complex information (e.g. spatio-temporal extent, licenses) into badge-ready information</li>
<li>working with real-world applications in different programming languages</li>
<li>extend the approach into closed systems (e.g. Mendeley, ScienceDirect, PLOS, Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic Search)</li>
<h1>The Team</h1>
<p>This study project was realized at the Institute of Geoinformatics (ifgi) at the University of Münster under the supervision of Daniel Nüst during the winter term 2016/17. </br>
The participants of the project team are: </br>
Antonia van Eek, Clara Rendel, Lasse Einfeldt, Laura Meierkort, Marlena Götza, Salman Khalid, Shahzeib Tariq Jaswal, Nimrod Gavish, Matthias Mohr, Daniel Nüst
<h1>Gitlab Link</h1>
<a href="" target="_blank">Here </a>you can find the link to the Gitlab repository with the code of the project. </br>
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<a class="navbar-brand">Geocontainer Badges</a>
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<a href="about.html">About the project</a>
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