Protocol Labs Research is excited to announce that we will be participating in the MetaScience 2021 conference: a global virtual conference spanning two weekends, 16-18 September and 23-25 September, to connect the study of science across disciplines, methodologies, and regions. PL Research has organized a symposium about the role of tools in accelerating scientific discovery to take place on 18/19 September.
There is an ongoing debate as to whether the pace of scientific discovery is slowing. It may be that the increasing complexity of research at the scientific frontier creates a perception of decelerating scientific progress. Our panel will present and discuss the argument that our tools and incentive systems must be re-engineered to match the complexity of the scientific questions we face.
We’ll introduce and discuss some current implementations of:
- Tools for discovering and mapping the knowledge frontier
- Tools for sharing the current position of the knowledge frontier in a discipline or suite of disciplines
- and tools for supporting, managing, and incentivizing research at the knowledge frontier
Our symposium includes researchers from academic institutions, not-for-profit research organizations, and industry R&D labs:
Joel Chan of the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies will present tools for creating, navigating, and sharing composable modules of provenanced scientific evidence.
Karola Kirsanow will present some lessons we’ve learned at Protocol Labs Research about technological roadmapping as a tool for incentive alignment and managing information flows.
The talks will be short — about 5 minutes — and we expect to have a lively discussion afterward. We hope that you will join us at the event!