Open Science Songs: Do you hear the people sing

December 3, 2018 – 12:05 am

By popular demand, I’m publishing the parody lyrics I wrote (and performed this week, with the help of my first-year honors class). The challenge, set by students, was to create a musical presentation about open science/open data as part of our discussion on social justice in the STEM fields. Also see “Sign This Publishing Plan,” the other song performed that day.

Do you hear the people sing? (to the tune of the Les Miserables song of the same name)

Context: In 2015, the NSF came out with a public access policy. This song is set… shortly before that. 

[Taxpayer:]
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the song of angry men?
It is the music of the people
Who have funded you again!

All the work that we support
After the process for review
Within a year of the report
We should see it too

[NSF officer:]
Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Disseminating research
Will ensure prosperity

[Open science advocate:]
Then join in the fight
That will give it the right to be free!

[All:]
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the song of angry men?
It is the music of the people
Who have funded you again!

All the work that we support
After the process for review
Within a year of the report
We should see it too

[Open science advocate:]
Will you advocate to Congress
So our banner may advance?
If the NSF commits to this,
We have a happy chance

To open your work will
Become a requirement of grants

[All:]
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the song of angry men?
It is the music of the people
Who have funded you again!

All the work that we support
After the process for review
Within a year of the report
We should see it too

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