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- 1. The Influence and Impact of Web 2.0 on e-Research Infrastructure, Applications and Users Applications Day
- De Roure, D. and Goble, C. (2007) myExperiment A Web 2.0 Virtual Research Environment. In:International Workshop on Virtual Research Environments and Collaborative Work Environments , May 2007, Edinburgh, UK.
...revisited Or... 3. 4. 1. The Long Tail
- Our target users are the large number of scientists conducting the routine processes of science on a daily basis.
- Through sharing we have the potential to enable smart scientists to be smarter and propagate their smartness, in turn enabling other scientists to become better and conduct better science.
- myExperiment currently has1640 registered users, 138 groups, 651 workflows, 170 files and 50 packs
- Lots of unique IP visits!
- Total viewings: 85168Most viewed: 2934Total downloads: 68525 Most downloaded: 3524
- We share process
- There is evidence in papers and talks that people are finding and using workflows to achieve new scientific results
5. 2. Data is the Next Intel Inside
- myExperiment understands that scientists are focused on data, not software or one particular workflow engine.
- Furthermore, workflows themselves are the data of myExperiment and provide its unique value.
- Taverna 1, GWorkflowDL, Taverna 2 beta, Chemistry Plan, Trident (Package), Trident (XOML), WSVLAM
- Packs are our new Intel Inside?
6. 3. Users Add Value
- myExperiment makes it easy to find workflows and is designed to make it useful and straightforward to share workflows and add workflows to the pool.
- To succeed we draw on the insights into the incentive models of scientists gained through experience with Taverna.
- Largest public workflow collection
- BUT Upload incentive has long return on investment
- Paul Fisher gets support requests not credit!
- We are prepared to pay expert curators
- Quality triage imminent
7. 4. Network Effects by Default
- myExperiment aggregates user data as a side-effect of using the VRE.
- The ability to execute workflows from myExperiment, and the integration of tools such as Taverna with myExperiment, further enable us to achieve increased value through usage.
- Google works!
- Privacy restricts recommendation
- Biocatalogue takes this forward
8. 5. Some Rights Reserved
- myExperiment users require protection as well as sharing, but the environment is designed for maximum ease of sharing to achieve collective benefits workflows are "hackable" and "remixable".
- Initiatives such as Science Commons provide a useful context for this.
- Compare with OpenWetWare
- E-Lab lifecycle...
9. 6. The Perpetual Beta
- myExperiment is an online service indeed a collection of online services and is continually evolving in response to its users.
- To support this, the project commenced with developers being embedded in the user community.
- Through day-to-day contact between designers and researchers, design is both inspired and validated.
- Daily dev meetings, weekly management meetings, monthly hackfests & team meetings with guests
- Test servers (virtualised)
- Friends and family, champions
10. 7. Cooperate, Don't Control
- myExperiment is a network of cooperating data services with simple interfaces which make it easy to work with content.
- It both provides services and reuses the service of others. It aims to support lightweight programming models so that it can easily be part of loosely coupled systems.
- Its not a lightweight set of components
- Nor is Facebook!
11. HTML For Developers mySQL Search Engine reviews ratings groups friendships tags Enactor files workflows ` RDF Store SPARQL endpoint Managed REST API facebook iGoogle android XML API config profiles packs credits 12. 8. Software Above the Level of a Single Device
- The current model of Taverna running on the scientists desktop PC or laptop is evolving into myExperiment being available through a variety of interfaces and supporting workflow execution.
- Interfaces for iGoogle, Facebook and Android
- Fit in, Dont Force Change
- Jam today and more jam tomorrow
- Just in Time and Just Enough
- Act Local, think Global
- Enable Users to Add Value
- Design for Network Effects
Six Principles of Software Design to Empower Scientists
- Keep your Friends Close
- Keep Sight of the Bigger Picture
- Favours will be in your Favour
- Know your users
- Expect and Anticipate Change
De Roure, D. and Goble, C. (2009) Six Principles of Software Design to Empower Scientists. IEEE Software vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 88-95, Jan/Feb 2009. 15.
- Scientists do share also see OpenWetWare
- Looking at upload incentives
- Web2 Principles worked
- Privacy, credit, attribution, licensing really matter
- We have chosen a software platform that enables us to spend more time with the users in development and provide agile response in operation
- Next: controlled vocabularies, navigation of results, repository integration, recommendations, ...
- We want to explode myExperiment into an e-Lab what are the components, services and research objects?
- Contributions of the National Centre for e-Social Science have been crucial
Closing remarks 16.
- David De Roure
- Carole Goble
- Further info
- The myGrid Consortium National Centre for e-Social Science