Proposal: Open Science
I have recently moved from being an experimental biophysicist to working on "research data services" in an academic library. For this SE site to gain broader audience, I am wondering if the topic could be tweaked, such as:
Open Research: to include all fields of research, not just STEM. Despite differences between, say, mechanical engineering and political science, there are many common advantages to open availability of research products. However, it's uncertain whether this would make much of an impact on the popularity of this proposal, since funding agencies in STEM are leading the push for open research.
Reproducible Research (or Research Reproducibility)--Open Science and Reproducibility go hand in hand. However, "reproducibility" may put the focus more clearly on the technical and development aspects as opposed to the philosophical / policy aspects. Policy questions (e.g., "is open access a public right?") may indeed belong better in academia.se. In contrast, a question such as, "is there a virtual machine hosting service that would allow me to preserve and share my workflow?" would be more appropriate outside of academia.se. That's just one example of what I envision of hundreds of "research data management / sharing / publishing" types of questions that could be asked--and for all fields, not just science.