Three days left to vote on Open Science Breakthrough 2009
Two weeks ago, I invited suggestions as to what may have been the breakthrough of the year in open science. On the basis of the candidates that came up (plus a few that I had on my own list), a poll was then set up for everyone to vote their preferences amongst the following candidates (presented in random order):
- Personal genome Project launched
- Climate Gate leads mass media to discuss Open Data
- CC0 officially released
- Springer buys BioMed Central
- American Chemical Society announces move to "online only"
- Genome 10k Project launched
- Polymath Project launched
- Royal Society of Chemistry acquires ChemSpider
- Nature Communications launched
- MIT adopts campus-wide Open Access mandate
- Article-level metrics replace Journal Impact Factor at PLoS
- Other (please specify at http://ff.im/cidKG )
The poll did not contain links, so these were added above. As a general trend, all of the candidates seem to be about scientific infrastructure (mainly for articles and data), few of them directly related to novel scientific findings.
The poll will remain open until 7pm UTC on Dec 16.