1. Summary

Open Science is a movement on transforming scientific research to a more "open" activity. Transformation is planned in several areas, and it is expected that scientific research is going to be more reliable, more participatory, and more fair activity. The present scientific research, however, is highly complex and sophisiticated system, and transformation may be blocked by people who support the present system. Moreover, a claim that transformation will bring about better sceintific research has limited evidences and may be considered as hypothesis. The present scientific research, nevertheless, may have difficulty in the future in relation to the society, and open science is attracting growing interest as a solution to problems.

2. Activities

Open science is a "movement" to change the way of conducting scentific reseach, and this involves various types of activities. The following is a summary of my actitivies about open science.

First, as an example of project-based activity, I served as the leader of "Open Science Special Interest Group (Study Group)" at DIAS Project with several motivated members. A brief summary is available at promoting open science in DIAS. DIAS also started the assignment of DOI to research data on April 2017.

Second, as an exapmle of community-based activity, I participated in Data DOI Feasibility Study Project at Japan Link Center as the representative of DIAS project. DIAS started the assignment of DOI to research data in April 2017. In addition, Mahalo Button was released in July 2021.

Furthermore, to promote open science in the humanities, we started Center for Open Data in the Humanities, Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems from April 2016, with the aim of introducing the new methodology of research into the humanities through open data, transdisciplinary collaboration, and so on.

3. Blog

5. References (Complete List)

  1. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Progress Report of DIAS Project", Japan Link Center Public Meeting (Second), 2015-2 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  2. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "The Current Status of Open Science and the Prospect of Infrastructure for Earth Environmental Data", 110th Seminar Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, 2015-5 (Invited) (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  3. Asanobu KITAMOTO, Akiyuki KAWASAKI, Hiroko KINUTANI, Katsunori TAMAKAWA, Ryosuke SHIBASAKI, Masaru KITSUREGAWA, "Data Integration and Analysis System (DIAS): Data sharing for solving societal issues on earth environment", Joho Kanri, Vol. 58, No. 6, pp. 413-421, doi:10.1241/johokanri.58.413, 2015-9 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  4. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Convergence to Open Science - Formation of a Community to Foster Shared Perception from Different Dreams -", Open Science Data Promotion Workshop, 2015-9 (Invited) (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  5. Asanobu KITAMOTO, Akiyuki KAWASAKI, Hiroko KINUTANI, Katsunori TAMAKAWA, Ryosuke SHIBASAKI, Masaru KITSUREGAWA, "Data Integration and Analysis System (DIAS): Data sharing for solving societal issues on earth environment", Joho Kanri, Vol. 58, No. 6, pp. 413-421, doi:10.1241/johokanri.58.413, 2015-9 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  6. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "‘Shoulders of Giants’ and Data Citation", The Open Science Core Project FS Kick-off Meeting, 2015-10 (Invited) (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  7. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Design of Research Infrastructure and Utilization of Research Data for Breaking through 'Research Barriers'", The Second SPARC Japan Seminar 2015, 2015-10 (Invited) (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  8. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Dilemma in Open Science - Incentive in Scientific Communities and Motivation Toward Eventual Openness -", Second Open Science Data Promotion Workshop, 2015-12 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  9. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Advancing Open Data in the Actual Scene of Research", ROIS Symposium "Opening Research Data in the Context of Open Science", 2016-2 (Panel) (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  10. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Basic Knowledge about Research Data and Open Science", Forum on Research Data and Open Science, 2016-3 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  11. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Curation and open science in "Digital Typhoon": Issues toward a sustainable data platform", Joho Kanri, Vol. 59, No. 5, pp. 293-304, doi:10.1241/johokanri.59.293, 2016-8 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  12. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Recent Trend in Open Science and its Impact on the Informatics Discipline", Technical Report of Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers (IEICE), Vol. 116, No. 259, pp. 1-6, 2016-10 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  13. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Open Science and Sustainability - Sustainable Platform Crucial to Data-Driven Science", 2nd Open Science Workshop for Reinforcing International Competitiveness of Hokkaido University, 2016-11 (Invited) (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  14. Asanobu KITAMOTO, Kazuaki YAMAMOTO, "Construction of trans-disciplinary data platform that explores open data in the humanities", Proceedings of IPSJ SIG Computers and the Humanities Symposium 2016, pp. 117-124, 2016-12 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ] [ Paper ]
  15. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Expectation and Challenges to Data Curation: From Natural Science to Humanities", Library Science Symposium "Open Data and Digital Humanities", 2017-1 (Invited) (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  16. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Deep learning and open science – extreme speed-up of scientific research triggers shifts toward friction-less information distribution", The Third SPARC Japan Seminar 2016, 2017-2 (Invited) (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  17. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "What it means about assigning DOI to research data -our experiences in DIAS-", Scientific Informatics Group and WDS Domestic Symposium, 2017-3 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  18. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Putting Old Content into New Platform - A Full Story about the Release of "Dataset of Edo Cooking Recipes" from Cookpad", Daigaku no Toshokan, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 48-49, 2017-4 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  19. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Co-creation in digital humanities and the trend of open science", Technical Report of Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), Vol. 2017-CH-114, No. 10, pp. 1-7, 2017-5 (Invited) (Panel) (in Japanese) [ Abstract ] [ Paper ]
  20. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Humanities Research Toward Openness - Challenges of Center for Open Data in the Humanities (CODH)", Report Kasama, No. 62, pp. 16-18, 2017-5 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  21. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Introduction to DOI - The usage of ID for open research infrastructure", 3rd CODH Seminar - Usage of DOI for Humanities - Assignment of DOI for Scholarly Resources such as Research Data and Museum Collections -, doi:10.20676/00000010, 2017-5 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  22. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Putting Old Content into New Platform - A Full Story about the Release of "Dataset of Edo Cooking Recipes" from Cookpad", 25th Daitoken Open College (DOC) "Experiencing Linked Open Data", 2017-6 (Invited) (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  23. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Librarians and Curators in Digital Archive - Lessons from Releasing Edo Cooking Recipe on Cookpad", Bulletin of the Japan Special Libraries Association, No. 284, pp. 34-38, 2017-7 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  24. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "DIAS and Open Science - Global Trends and DIAS's Directions Focusing on the Utilization of DOI", First DIAS Open Science Seminar, 2017-7 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  25. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "The Whole Picture of Identifier Systems with a Special Focus on DOI", 1st CODH Tutorial, doi:10.20676/00000320, 2017-8 (Invited) (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  26. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "FAIRness for Citizens: Workflow and Platform for Open Data with a Case Study on Edo Cooking Recipes", Seventh Annual Conference of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities (JADH2017), pp. 14-16, 2017-9 [ Abstract ]
  27. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Digital Archive and Research Data: Perspectives on Usage in Humanities", “Digital Archive” meets “Research Data” Symposium - Challenges of Librarians and Archivists Toward Data Preservation and Usage, 2017-11 (Invited) (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  28. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Data Integration and Analysis System (DIAS)", 5th CODH Seminar / Second DIAS Open Science Seminar / First Meeting of RDUF SIG "Construction of Network among Domain Repositories in Japan": Trustworthy Data Repositories - Forum for Sharing Practical Information about CoreTrustSeal Certification -, 2017-12 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  29. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Open Science beyond Barriers between Natural Science and Humanities", 19th Informatics Symposium "Aiming at Open Science - Informatics of Society and Environment, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, 2018-2 (Invited) (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  30. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Toward an appropriate division of roles among producers, distributors and consumers of open data", Jichi Chosa-kai Newsletter, Vol. 15, pp. 12-15, 2018-3 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  31. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "DIAS and Open Science", DIAS Community Forum 2018 "Data Producer Session", 2018-3 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  32. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Chapter 1-II "Open science and open data", Chapter 1-IV "Data-driven research in humanities"", Infrastructure for Data-Driven Society, Research Organization of Information and Systems (Eds.), pp. 4-12,33-38, National Diet Library, ISBN 978-4-87582-815-0, 2018-3 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  33. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Open Science and AI -How Open Science Changes AI Research?", National Diet Library Policy Seminar, 2018-6 (Invited) (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  34. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Toward digital and open humanities research", Japan Open Science Summit 2018, doi:10.20676/00000336, 2018-6 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  35. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Mahalo project: a lightweight solution for connecting data creators and users with pay-back and pay-forward incentives", Japan Open Science Summit 2018, 2018-6 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  36. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Data repository service and trustworthiness (CoreTrustSeal) in research data management", Japan Open Science Summit 2018, 2018-6 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  37. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "From Data to Action - A Model of Users and Applications for Professional Open Data", Workshop on Science and Data - Searching for the Future of Open Science and Data-Driven Science, 2018-9 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  38. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "AI and Data Science - Machine Learning as Digital Catalyst for Data Curation", International Workshop on Data Science - Present & Future of Open Data & Open Science –, pp. 50-52, 2018-11 [ Abstract ]
  39. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Desire and Open Science - Virtuous Cycle of Open Data and the Clash of Values", I-URIC Frontier Colloquium 2018, 2018-12 (Invited) (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  40. Asanobu KITAMOTO, Hiroko KINUTANI, "Japan Data Repository Network (JDARN): Community-based activities for improving the trustworthiness of data repositories", Abstracts of Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) Meeting 2019, No. MGI31-02, 2019-5 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  41. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Introduction of Japan Data Repository Network (JDARN)", Japan Open Science Summit 2019, 2019-5 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  42. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "X-Informatics: Change of scientific research by the Fourth Paradigm and the development of data-intensive science", The Journal of Information Science and Technology Association, Vol. 71, No. 6, pp. 240-246, doi:10.18919/jkg.71.6_240, 2021-6 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  43. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "To Make the Impact of Research Data Measurable - Data Citation and the Mahalo Project -", Japan Open Science Summit 2021, 2021-6 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]
  44. Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Introduction of the Mahalo Button and the Case Study of the DIAS Project", Symposium of Research Data utilization Forum, 2021-11 (in Japanese) [ Abstract ]