1K Challenge Winners Announced

At the recent Beyond the PDF2 conference, attendees (both physical and virtual) were invited to submit their idea for the "1K Challenge": What would you do with 1K that would significantly advance scholarly communication that does not involve building a new software tool?

Congratulations on our 1K Challenge winners!  We are pleased to award 4 1K Challenge Awards to advance the mission of FORCE11, thanks to generous support by the Moore Foundation.  Thanks for everyone's participation!  The winners are:

We are establishing a project space for each of these projects in FORCE11 so everyone can see the results!


1)  The Amsterdam Manifesto on Data Citation Principles (Mercè Crosas, Todd Carpenter, Christine Borgman and David Shotton)

We apply to the Force11 1K Challenge for funds to provide the manpower and resources to set up and manage a web site on which to post the new Amsterdam Manifesto for Data Citation NEW SITE:  http://www.force11.org/AmsterdamManifesto.  

(https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ON0yy2_jT2VxL_Cdm03HgMSNnN1A6VzvDQrTi577-ig/edit) developed during the Beyond the PDF 2 Conference.

The Amsterdam Manifesto web site should be linked to from the Force11 site, or could even be a new section within the Force11 site, if that is more cost effective.**** 

The site will have the following features:

1) A page displaying the manifesto (based on the example provided by the Panton Principles - http://pantonprinciples.org/).

2) A page permitting individuals to sign / endorse the manifesto (see http://pantonprinciples.org/endorse/).

3) A page for comments, where visitors can add references to other relevant information or additional suggestions for data citation (see http://pantonprinciples.org/comment/).

We would also like to ask Force11 to help us in reaching out to publishers, scholars and relevant organizations by announcing the creation of this web site and encouraging the endorsement of the Amsterdam Manifesto.

***Note:  This page has already been created and promoted through FORCE11

2)  Starting at Ground Zero (Melissa Haendel)

I would reward in 50$ disbursements 15 graduate students/post docs for attending two sessions in the library. The first session would include a 1 hour summary of the beyond the pdf2, highlighting aspects of the data-research cycle in which there are issues surrounding research reproducibility and scholarly communication of findings. Extra money here would go towards distribution of key materials and food/coffee and any extra would be spent on more participants. The second session would be a 1hr hands on session with Library staff, where the participants would be asked to bring a yet-to-be published data set and/or publication. During this session, we would do the following: (1) Determine which aspects of the data require standardized metadata for sufficient reporting and reproducibility, e.g. perform data review; (2) Determine if there is a public repository would the data be relevant and develop workflow to deposit it there; (3) Teach information management strategies - referencing uniquely key aspects of the data or research context, version control, and linking methods and conclusions to these uniquely referenced and versioned aspects of the data; (4) Determine requirements for libraries to develop training materials and services to aid researchers in the production of reproducible science and quality data, especially as it pertains to communication of research findings. Overall goal is to learn how to promote interaction between information scientists and research scientists, and to improve research reproducibility.


3)  Open Scholar Foundation (Tobias Kuhn)

I would set up a simple "Open Scholar Foundation" with a website, where researchers can submit proofs that they are "open scholars" by showing that they make their papers, data, metadata, protocols, source code, lab notes, etc. openly available. These requests are briefly reviewed, and if approved, the applicant officially becomes an "Open Scholar" and is entitled to show a banner "Certified Open Scholar 2013" on his/her website, presentation slides, etc. Additionally, there could be annual competitions to elect the "Open Scholar of the Year".


4)  Academic authoring/workflow(Stian Håklev)

Stian Håklev ‏@houshuang 20 Mar:  Hackfest to create tools/workflows/documentation on using Scholarly Markdown+Git for academic authoring/collab #1k #btpdf2 @CameronNeylon

Stian Håklev ‏@houshuang 20 Mar:  Haven't talked much about authoring tools/workflows here. Anyone excited about scholarly Markdown? http://blogs.plos.org/mfenner/2012/12/13/a-call-for-scholarly-markdown/ … #btpdf2 @mfenner

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This could generate a lot of public visibility and awarenes

This might give us the data we need on how we make sharing data more attractive than sharing toothbrushes.

where is open google scholar?:) it'll cost more, but to $1K could be enough to start?:)


Yes, dissemination is important, and from my experiences in academia, free food goes a long way in getting grad student's interest. This will actually work to get some data into the hopper.


I wanted to vote for a bunch of these...good ideas!

I have voted for (Europe)PubMedCentral as I think it has great potential. It already solves the discovery problem and is creating a linkout mechanism (e.g. to this project if funded).

And since I am on the project and advisory boards of EuropePMC I can help push it.

Lots of good ideas, but this the one idea that could start a culture shift.

Sorry all.  I had set the close date to the 21st but that apparently triggered at midlight last night.  Voting has been extended.

Sorry about that.  Apparently when you select the 21st as an end date, it triggers at midnight.  Voting has been extended through tomorrow.