Sunday, August 25, 2019

Will this time be different?

I had the pleasure of seeing and hearing Sanjay speak these words live in early July at the closing of the SIPS conference in Rotterdam. I really hope those words are heeded. Simply tightening up some methods without addressing the social inequality that afflicts our science (as is the case with so many sciences) is insufficient. If the only people who benefit are those who just happen to keep paying membership dues, we've failed. Open science is intersectional and is a social movement. Anything short of that will be a failure. I hope that I do not find myself in a decade asking the same question that a good friend of mine once asked over three decades ago in his zine, Pressure: "So, where's the change?"

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