Simbios Dissemination Wiki Contents
- Dissemination Ideas
Software Tools and Development Ideas (Google Summer of Code Ideas)
- Dissemination opportunities through science officers
- Dissemination newsletter (monthly/quarterly)
- Creation of or contribution to blogs
Promotion of Software, Models, and Data
- Post success stories and examples of SimTK Core and other software - possibly set up wiki so people can post projects or set up ability to link to related simtk.org projects
- Competitive analysis: track benchmarks, e.g., for SimTK Core on speed or OpenMM, and post
Articles for trade journals to promote software(Computing in Science and Engineering(http://www.computer.org/portal/site/cise/), joint publication between IEEE Computer Society and American Institute of Physics (Jan/Feb ’09 issue on reproducible research))
- Tap into national organizations to increase awareness of software
- Some kind of challege involving use of molecular trajectories
- Some kind of challenge involving use of SimTK Core or just Simbody
- Have user workshop overlap with developers workshop (idea from ROSETTA)
Specific OpenSim ideas: videos/tutorials on interfacing with Matlab, overview of code, non-gait examples; how to manage plug-ins?
- For developer workshops, provide organized structure (e.g., via wiki - see NA-MIC site) so that people know ahead of time what types of projects others are working on and how they overlap to encourage synergy. Also helps to identify key team members who can assist with specific projects.
- Other potential uses for SimTK Core? Vascular interventions? Devices? (Steve Pieper's suggestions).
- Decrease barrier to get started with the software. Consider that people are used to different programming languages (C++, Python, etc.). Provide tutorials aimed at the beginner.
- Book or comprehensive manual on SimTK Core components (Simbody, OpenMM, ...)
Promote Awareness of Simbios and Research
- Add entries for Simbios and our resources on other websites, such as Wikepedia, Koders, ROAR?,...
- RSS feeds
- Blog, possibly link to researchblogging.org
- Videos on Simbios research for posting on Simbios website and Youtube, scivee, etc.
- Participate in Google Summer of Code -- Google provides stipend for a student to work with open source code on a specific project
- Provide incentive for faculty to acknowledge Simbios in publications - press release or other advertisement of work?
Provide something similar to Palumbi's microdocs/Short Attention Span Science Theater (www.stanford.edu/group/microdocs)
- Track and promote Simbios seminar videos
- Use of podcasts
- Use of webex/online video conference for Simbios events
Movies & images repository on Simtk.org
- Add VMD plug-ins on Simtk.org
- Track and use info on how users navigate simtk.org (where do they enter the site, etc.)
- Increase links to Simtk.org via collaborator and Simbios faculty websites
- Add keywords to Simtk.org webpages to increase hits
- user ratings and reviews for simtk.org projects (see NITRC or Olo on sourceforge)
- Reach out/publicize simtk.org to CS researchers who have a need for biological and experimental data
Link from other sites that list open-source software: Koders, OpenScience Project (openscience.org)
- Palo Alto Research Center's Augmented Social Cognition Group works on Web 2.0 and how computational can help organize user-generated content and metadata - perhaps have ideas on improving Simtk.org?
- Tap into national organizations to expand BCR subscribers
- Distribute BCR to other Bioengineering departments
- Distribute BCR to key NIH/NSF/etc. centers.
- Reorganize archives by BCR article type, e.g., Under The Hood?
- Update pdfs so that Google search results return more meaningful titles
- Move to a more on-line format? (Web 2.0?)
Seek Out Collaborations
Revive the forums to bring CS and biology people together (is this still useful?) - look into Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (www.msri.org) at Berkeley
- Involving industry in workshops -- idea from ROSETTA: Have a developers' workshop once a year where all participating schools meet to figure out what goes into the next release. Hotel and airfare are paid for using licensing fees paid by industry and is a means of redistributing fees to all participants.
- SAB suggestion: form strategic partnerships with P41, CTSA or NCBC, etc.
- Partner with educational efforts, e.g., Concord Consortium with their Molecular Workbench
- Add ontology and biositemap capabilities to Simbiome