OR10 Keynote Speaker Information
David De Roure to Give Keynote Speech at OR10
Repositories and Linked Open Data: the view from myExperiment
David De Roure is a Professor of e-Research in the Oxford e-Research Centre. His research draws on Web 2.0, Semantic Web, workflow and scripting technologies to support digital research across all disciplines.
Closely involved in the UK e-Science programme, he pioneered the Semantic Grid initiative, is an advocate of Science 2.0 and is the National Strategic Director for e-Social Science. He directs the myExperiment social website for scientists which has demonstrated the principles of codesign and the importance of sharing methods as well as data. Previously based in University of Southampton, David has had leading roles in the Web, hypertext and Grid communities, and is a 'champion' of the Web Science Trust.
While some repositories are focused on data, the myExperiment project has demonstrated the value in sharing the methods that are used to process that data - sharing know-how and building new capabilities through the community. Evolving usage of the website provides glimpses of the future behaviour of researchers and an exploration of what researchers might be sharing in the future instead of papers. This exploration of social sharing and ad hoc reuse has taken the project into the world of scholarly research objects, linked data and what might be described as "Linked Open Methods". We now see researchers beginning to share new methods that operate at this next level of research.