B – A modern scientific infrastructure

Brembs B. What should a modern scientific structure look like? The Winnower 2015; 2:e143497.72726
(doi: 10.15200/winn.143497.72726)  

A fully functional infrastructure could collect data from each scientist with regard to their productivity (data, code, publications, reviews), popularity (downloads, media presence, citations, recommendations), teaching (hours, topics, teaching material) or service (committees, administration, development). What is required is an integrated, federated and centralized backbone infrastructure, into which such functionalities can be incorporated as plug-ins (or ‘apps’).