The products of this research are open hardware scientific instrumentation designs and an OER electronic textbook for teaching instrumental methods in chemistry. The intent is for these products to be used by other instructors of analytical chemistry.Student data will include demographics and responses to quantitative and qualitative instruments developed and/or utilized throughout the project duration. These data will be used to measure the efficacy of the aforementioned products when deployed in a learning environment.Advisory group data will include formative and summative reports. These reports will be used to evaluate project progress.
Applicable data and metadata standards:
Where applicable, data and content will be stored using plain text (ASCII or reStructuredText). Graphical data and content will be stored in standard image formats and will include descriptions of collection and analysis procedures.
Access and sharing policies:
Products (hardware designs and electronic textbook) will be made publicly available with a permissive license. Research data will be stored on laboratory computers and backed up using cloud services maintained by the institution (Microsoft OneDrive). Similarly, Microsoft Teams will be utilized for data sharing between mentor and students. All raw data concerning individual students will be held confidential. Advisory group data will be shared with the principal investigator and made available to others as needed.
Re-Use, distribution and derivatization policies:
Results will be published in standard peer-reviewed journals. Where possible, open-access options will be utilized to ensure the widest possible dissemination of results. Additionally, scholarly publications will be submitted to the NSF Public Access Repository. Students will have the opportunity to present their contributions to projects at conferences. Hardware designs and the electronic textbook, due to permissive licensing, will allow for derivatization and incorporation into other products.
Reports and publications will be deposited in the SUNY Brockport web-based institutional public repository (Digital Commons). Raw data will be stored in the PIs laboratory and be made available upon request. Electronic textbook content, hardware instructions and documentation, and all relevant software will be stored publicly on Github.com, which utilizes a distributed version control system.