The concept of
distributed means that
In order to achieve that we should develop an organization for that. This organization should have business processes, organizational structure, tools, and other organizational components. The possibility of such an organization is no concern - we have already seen and used some of the products developed by virtual organizations within open source community. The concern is about the validity of Research results from "open" collaborators having no or little or different Research training.
tools, the following capabilities should be supported:
The Project is much smaller if a limited group of researchers using the crowd as intelligent augmentation module, where the crowd would run a big number of simple experiments, no projects can be initiated from the crowd, the crowd is merely able to send suggestions to the Researchers.
questions that need to be addressed to make all these possible. What kind of projects are we designing? While open Distributed Science is extremely desirable, there are concerns about whether it is possible. Can scientists design, assess, and manage "grassroot" projects that would benefit longevity Research? This is probably the fundamental question that would define Open Distributed Science. If yes, every Scientists is asked to name and shortly describe a few.