h-index i-index g-index … these are used for academic promotions, award selections, while flawed, these are indexes that are used to measure our academic contributions.
Part of advancing open science is developing a metric that can quickly convey how researchers participate in open science. I was looking over: https://www.open-science-conference.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Open-Science-Conf_Panel_full-set.pdf
I see 4 areas that could be included… data, software, publishing, engagement, but maybe there are more that are web-scrapable?
Data - author of any open datasets at public repositories?
Journals - % publications open access
Software - github id? active? open license?
Engagement - medium / twitter / discourse posts?
I know something like this would be very difficult to design, but it seems like many of the right minds are in the room to start a discussion, perhaps bring in the authors of this talk, and discuss how something might be formulated?