Take a look a our ongoing projects,
OIS events and our workshop activities.
Our second CRIS project is currently in preparation. In this project, we aim to crowdsource research questions within the clinical context of traumatology. With the help of our project partner, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology, we hope to gain new insights into the field and crowdsource a myriad of research questions drawn from expert knowledge that has not yet been addressed by research.
We are currently setting up a collaboration project with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Human Rights.
With this project, the OIS Center will assist the LBI Human Rights in applying OIS methods to a project on worldwide torture.
Together with our LOIS I participants and faculty members, we are currently working on a collaborative writing effort to investigate Open Innovation in Science practices.
This project is taking new avenues in collaborative writing by using new tools and forms of cooperation in writing up research articles.
To improve knowledge about Open Science tools and methods, the OIS Center organised an Open Science workshop on the 20th of September.
This Workshop was directed towards researchers, librarians and research managers to give an overview about state of the art methods and tools. The workshop was organised by the OIS Center, Open Access Austria, Austrian Transition to Open Access and Open Knowledge Austria.
Involving the crowd into research processes is one major goal of the OIS Center. For this, including the crowd into data analysis through gamification approach can speed up research. Our colleagues from Cornell University and the Human Computation Institute have developed a great game called stallcatchers using a virtual microscope to detect tiny blood clots in the brain vessels (on a brain scan). By playing this game, everyone can accelerate Alzheimers research.
On World Alzheimer's Day, 21 September 2017, the OIS Center organized the first Austrian Catchathon event to help fight Alzheimer's disease. On this day, 84 catchers from ten different Teams distributed across Austria played stallcatchers for 1 hour and produced 5 1/2 days of research output.
Find a comprehensive blogpost on how Austria broke the record for maximum hourly annotations here.