John Wilbanks, executive director of the Science Commons, and his colleagues are now focusing on access to the literature, obtaining materials, and sharing data. Science Commons recently introduced a set of tools to allow authors greater control over papers published in scientific journals.
This week, they have launched the Neurocommons project, an open-source research platform for brain studies. This system uses text-mining tools and analysis software to annotate millions of neurology papers, so that researchers worldwide can find relevant information in a matter of minutes. Other sciences will follow. Wilbanks spoke with Popular Science magazine about his vision for open access science.