OpenWetWare:Steering committee/Meeting - May 2008

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Review of April to do list

  • Action hours: Let's try to roll out action hour again but with a clearer idea of what we want to get out of it.
  • Recruitment and personal connections: Everyone who attended May meeting invite will invite 1 new person to attend the June meeting
  • Social Networking: Working with social networking companies... What feature is missing on OWW that any of these companies can offer? What tools do scientists need to be part of a social network? The hope is that they'll provide more collaboration between users.

Action item: John to look into Social Text.

  • user-friendly OWW Statistics: Look at MyExperiment ( for ideas?
  • make a list of "fun things new users can do" as well as a list of people to contact (Jason)
  • Viral marketing for Lab Notebook

Action items: Ricardo to do some connecting out in the blogosphere Action items: Lorrie to come up with a blog posting schedule on OWW (to highlight new features on the site or other items of interest

Presentation of Research Cycle

Action item: Committee members please add your ideas and comments, either via the talk page or via direct editing.

Action item: Lorrie to do a blog post highlighting the research cycle with the diagrams

Steering committee

New name: OpenWetWare community Town Hall, Wednesdays at noon.

How do we invigorate? have different chairs?

Barry: instead of one chairr, have 2?

Invite people to rejoin the SC?

New name: OpenWetWare community Town Hall, Wednesdays at noon.

Antoon talked about my experiment and how their users exachnage and use things and use attribution to promote open science. How do people download things? Social Network and Workflow context. How do people retrieve protocols? Compare and contrast with OWW.

Bill to follow up with Antoon.

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