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Photo: Center for Open Science, 2014
Presented by Center for Open Science
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time indoors
Location online
Appropriate for kids no
Teaching materials no


Required Gear:

Access to the Internet and an ability to locate scientific journal articles


OSF SciNet


Crowdsourcing the Scientific Citation Network
OSF SciNet uses the open source Citelet extension to crowdsource

Problem: Scientific citations are frequently constrained by terms-of-use or within proprietary systems making it difficult to see connections in the literature.

Solution: OSF SciNet uses the open source Citelet extension to crowdsource a free, open, and comprehensive metadata dataset of scientific citations and corresponding references to unlock the citation network.

Impact: The dataset generated through this project will make it easier to see the connections in the scientific literature and to promote open science.




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