Lab requires EVERYONE to keep a science blog

Dave sez, "Open science is one of those cool concepts that asks whether scientific discovery is enhanced if the lines of dialogue (particularly via the web) are more free. Now, you've got great projects like the Public Library of Science, but I recently came across a lab in my neck of the woods that makes it a requirement for lab members to maintain a publicly viewable blog - basically where experiments and data, good and bad, useless and useful are actively discussed.

Anyway, I had a chance to chat with Dr. Rosie Redfield (an evolutionary biology at the University of British Columbia who has this blogging lab policy), and it was interesting to note the types of things blogging (in this format) can do for science communication generally."


(Thanks, Dave!)