Open and Shut?: Achieving the BOAI Vision: Possible Actions for Realization

“A great deal of water has passed under the bridge since 2002, but as 2017 draws to an end what should the stakeholders of scholarly communication be doing now to fully realise the vision outlined at the Budapest meeting?…Today I am publishing the response I received from Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor/ Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library and affiliate faculty in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.”

Nine post-Harvey research projects receive funding from Rice

“The Harvey Memories Project [about the 2017 Hurrican Harvey] will launch and maintain a state-of-the-art, open-access digital repository to collect, preserve and publish community-contributed memories of the storm in multiple formats, such as photos documenting storm preparations, audio and video recordings of the storm in progress and survivors’ narratives….”

Can secondary publication rights be compulsory? | Press releases in detail | Press releases | Current announcements | News and media | University | University of Konstanz

“The administrative court in Mannheim seeks clarification on the question of whether the legal norm of the Landeshochschulgesetz (state law on higher education) underlying the University of Konstanz regulations is in conformity with the German constitution.”

Can secondary publication rights be compulsory? | Press releases in detail | Press releases | Current announcements | News and media | University | University of Konstanz

“The administrative court in Mannheim seeks clarification on the question of whether the legal norm of the Landeshochschulgesetz (state law on higher education) underlying the University of Konstanz regulations is in conformity with the German constitution.”

The right to share in Open Access

“It can be difficult for researchers to understand what are their author rights, what articles they can archive in Open Access… Fortunately, political decisions are taken across Europe to strongly authorize free dissemination of knowledge. In Belgium, Wallonia-Brussels Federation has presented a decree in order to authorize the Open Access deposit of publicly funded research. Moreover, the federal government plans to propose a bill in this regard in 2018. The preliminary draft decree defining an Open access policy for publicly funded scientific publications in Wallonia-Brussels Federation (FWB) has passed second reading by the FWB government. This preliminary draft decree proposed by the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Media Jean-Claude Marcourt is intended to allow scientific publications of publicly funded research to be freely shared and disseminated. This takes place in the context of the Open Science movement promoted by the FWB.”

The right to share in Open Access

“It can be difficult for researchers to understand what are their author rights, what articles they can archive in Open Access… Fortunately, political decisions are taken across Europe to strongly authorize free dissemination of knowledge. In Belgium, Wallonia-Brussels Federation has presented a decree in order to authorize the Open Access deposit of publicly funded research. Moreover, the federal government plans to propose a bill in this regard in 2018. The preliminary draft decree defining an Open access policy for publicly funded scientific publications in Wallonia-Brussels Federation (FWB) has passed second reading by the FWB government. This preliminary draft decree proposed by the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Media Jean-Claude Marcourt is intended to allow scientific publications of publicly funded research to be freely shared and disseminated. This takes place in the context of the Open Science movement promoted by the FWB.”

Ent­scheid­ung zum ver­pflicht­end­en Zweit­­ver­­öffent­­lichung­s­recht noch nicht be­kannt (Decision on mandatory secondary publication is not yet known)

From Google’s English:

“17 university lecturers from the University of Konstanz had been sued. The decision on the statutes of 10 December 2015, which obliges the scientists of the University of Konstanz to exercise their so-called “right to secondary publication”, will be sent in writing. From the remarks of the court is a template to the BVerfG in Karlsruhe. The Verwaltungsgerichtshof has expressed doubts that § 44 (6) LHG, on which the statutes are based, is covered by the legislative competence of the Land Baden-Württemberg. Incidentally, the Administrative Court did not raise any doubts about the content of the statutes. The University of Konstanz will continue to inform the public about the progress of the procedure.”

 

 

Ent­scheid­ung zum ver­pflicht­end­en Zweit­­ver­­öffent­­lichung­s­recht noch nicht be­kannt (Decision on mandatory secondary publication is not yet known)

From Google’s English:

“17 university lecturers from the University of Konstanz had been sued. The decision on the statutes of 10 December 2015, which obliges the scientists of the University of Konstanz to exercise their so-called “right to secondary publication”, will be sent in writing. From the remarks of the court is a template to the BVerfG in Karlsruhe. The Verwaltungsgerichtshof has expressed doubts that § 44 (6) LHG, on which the statutes are based, is covered by the legislative competence of the Land Baden-Württemberg. Incidentally, the Administrative Court did not raise any doubts about the content of the statutes. The University of Konstanz will continue to inform the public about the progress of the procedure.”

 

 

Laura and John Arnold Foundation contributes funding to launch Vivli, the Center for Global Clinical Research Data – Vivli

“Vivli, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit, has received $2 million from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to build a first-of-its-kind data sharing platform for clinical trial research. The innovative platform will include a data repository, analysis tools and a dynamic search engine. It will provide transparency and access to clinical research data from around the globe, break data out of existing silos, and accelerate scientific discovery to improve human health.”