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some links to projects/tools related to "open science". add to this by forking and pull-requesting.

in a similar vein to awesome-awesomeness.

computation environments

  • IPython Notebook (evolving into Jupyter): A browser-based notebook with support for code, rich text, mathematical expressions, inline plots and other rich media.
  • Sage Math Cloud: Provides Sage, Python, and other environments for computing on the cloud; also provides terminal access and git commands for cloning repositories.
  • Maxima: A computer algebra system developed in Lisp for (symbolic) mathematical computations.


  • Steps towards annotating and peer-reviewing the Web.

document writing

  • Authorea: Backed by Pandoc and Git for collaborative document writing.
  • ShareLaTeX: Online collaborative LaTeX editor
  • WriteLaTeX: Online collaborative LaTeX editor


data management

  • Academic Torrents: Publish large datasets as torrents.
  • Dat-Data: Dat is an open source project that provides a streaming interface between every file format and data storage backend.


  • Code as a Research Object: Assign a DOI to your code and make it citable.
  • Figshare: Platform for making research artefacts uploadable and citable.
  • Reproduced papers: Collection of links to various researchers reproducing particular papers.
  • Zenodo: Platform to host versions of code that can be cited; can be linked to GitHub.

project management

  • GitHub: (Naturally.)
  • Open science framework: Collect together various sources (GitHub, DropBox, etc) into one spot.
  • Trello and Libreboard (open source self-hosted alternative): Keep track of to-do items in various lists of lists; keep track of figures, comments, questions, issues, etc.


journals/preprint servers

  • ArXiv: e-Print archive
  • ECCC: The Electronic Colloquium on Computational Complexity - new papers in TCS.
  • SciRate: Front for the arXiv, with voting and comments and accounts.


community wikis

  • Complexity Zoo: Definitions of complexity classes in theoreticaly computer science.
  • Mozilla Science Lab Forum
  • nLab: A wiki-lab for collaborative work on Mathematics, Physics and Philosophy — especially from the n-point of view: insofar as these subjects are usefully treated with tools and notions of category theory or higher category theory.


operating systems

  • Debian Science: Debian

    operating system has many science related packages for different scientific blends and tastes.