Haves and have nots must find a better way: the case for open scientific hardware

Maia Chagas, André (2018) Haves and have nots must find a better way: the case for open scientific hardware. PLOS Biology, 16 (9). a3000014 1-8. ISSN 1545-7885

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Many efforts are making science more open and accessible; they are mostly concentrated on issues that appear before and after experiments are performed: open access journals, open databases, and many other tools to increase reproducibility of science and access to information. However, these initiatives do not promote access to scientific equipment necessary for experiments. Mostly due to monetary constraints, equipment availability has always been uneven around the globe, affecting predominantly low-income countries and institutions. Here, a case is made for the use of free open source hardware in research and education, including countries and institutions where funds were never the biggest problem.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Open Science, Open Source Hardware
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Neuroscience
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General) > Q0179.9 Research
Depositing User: Andre Maia Chagas
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2020 08:22
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2020 08:32
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/88279

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