Modelling Overlay Peer Review Processes with Linked Data Notifications

In November 2017, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) published a report outlining the technologies and behaviours of the Next Generation Repository (NGR). In the report, the NGR Working Group argues that repositories must take their place in a resource-centric network, where the individual resources (metadata and actual content) within the repositories are interconnected on the Web both with each other and, more importantly with resource-oriented networked services. These links between resources and overlay services can bring many new opportunities for broadening the scope of the services offered by repositories and 3rd party initiatives. The emphasis on moving to a fully resource-centric paradigm presented in the vision for the Next Generation Repository offers an opportunity to exploit what programmers call “pass by reference” – a notion which underlies the fundamental function of the Web.

One specific use case related to this vision is the linking of repository resources with services providing commentary, annotation and peer reviews; a use case that is currently being considered by several different initiatives in the scholarly communications landscape. The wide distribution of resources (typified by articles) in repositories, coupled with the growing interest in overlay journals, introduces the possibility of adopting an asynchronous notification paradigm to achieve interoperability between repositories and peer review systems….”

Open Consultation for the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

“This document sets the draft general framework for future strategic research, development and innovation (RDI) activities to be further defined in the context of the candidate EOSC European Partnership1 proposed under the Horizon Europe Programme. • It uses elements of the candidate Partnership document proposed by the EOSC governing bodies as well as further work by the Executive Board, in order to develop, by October 2020, a first full version of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for EOSC. • With the consultation launched on 20 July, the EOSC governing bodies are seeking the views and contributions of different stakeholders on the content of this document through the accompanying questionnaire. The consultation will remain open until 31 August 2020. • The feedback obtained in the consultation process will serve as input for the SRIA. The draft SRIA will be presented at the EOSC Governance Board meeting on 1 October 2020….”

Open consultation for the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda | EOSCSecretariat

“Welcome to the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) Open Consultation page.

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is the envisioned federation of research (data) infrastructures that will enable the Web of FAIR Data and Services, help researchers to perform Open Science, and open up and exploit their data, publications and code.

The Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) provides general guidelines to help develop the work programmes for EOSC in Horizon Europe. The SRIA is open for public consultation until 31 August 2020, involving stakeholders from inside and outside the EOSC Community. Research infrastructures, universities, researchers, industry, national and international initiatives, policymakers, citizen scientists are all invited to take part in this collective effort across countries and disciplines.

The consultation takes the form of an online questionnaire (below) where respondents can give their views on topics such as EOSC’s guiding principles, action areas and priorities. This includes information relating to rewarding Open Science practices and skills; standards, tools and services to find, access and reuse results; and shared and federated infrastructures to enable open sharing of scientific results.

Before completing the consultation questionnaire below, respondents are advised to first read the SRIA consultation document which sets out a general framework and provides key information. The questionnaire refers directly to the consultation document.

Complete the online questionnaire below and help shape the content of the Agenda….”

Consultation for EOSC Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda open until 31 August – ERA Portal Austria

“The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) recently launched an open consultation on its Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda (SRIA) which will provide general guidelines to help develop the work programmes for EOSC in Horizon Europe. Stakeholders from inside and outside the EOSC Community,  Research infrastructures, universities, researchers, industry, national and international initiatives, policymakers, citizen scientists are all invited to take part in this collective effort across countries and disciplines.

The consultation takes the form of an online questionnaire (below) where respondents can give their views on topics such as EOSC’s guiding principles, action areas and priorities. This includes information relating to rewarding Open Science practices and skills; standards, tools and services to find, access and reuse results; and shared and federated infrastructures to enable open sharing of scientific results….”

M3.5 Draft Description of FAIRsFAIR’s Transition Support Programme for Repositories | Zenodo

“FAIRsFAIR is working to better define good practice for repositories through our involvement in certification efforts that enable FAIR data. This draft document describes a proposed programme of support which will help repositories to adopt these emerging good practices. There is a focus on supporting FAIR data provision, improved handling and integration of metadata, and an increased emphasis on data stewardship to ensure data remains FAIR in the long term.

This brief description outlines some of the actions that can help repositories on their journey towards better alignment with the FAIR data principles and the support that FAIRSFAIR could provide. Please help us to shape the work FAIRsFAIR will do over the remainder of the project to develop and provide support for repositories of all types. We eagerly look for your feedback on:

the recommended actions – do these reflect your repository mission and aims? Have we missed something? 

the support that FAIRsFAIR could provide – are some of the suggested support areas more helpful for your repository than others? Is there anything missing? 

Please share your feedback with us by August 21, 2020 by adding comments to the working version using ‘Suggesting’ mode. From the feedback we receive, FAIRsFAIR will prioritise its activities to develop guidance and provide support. The prioritised plan will be shared in the final version of the support programme in October 2020 (D3.5 Transition Support Programme for Repositories). 

The working version for public comment is available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VXgrZZi23KrahihQ5Fp_Ym4IJ79FNKCWoridTzXlHOc/edit?usp=sharing  …”

FAIRsFAIR’s Transition Support Programme for Repositories | FAIRsFAIR

“Are you looking to make your repository content more findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR)? We have published a Draft Description of FAIRsFAIR’s Transition Support Programme for Repositories and your contributions are invited.

FAIRsFAIR is working to better define good practice for repositories through our involvement in certification efforts that enable FAIR data. We have now drafted a proposed programme of transition support to help repositories adopt these emerging good practices. There is a focus on supporting FAIR data provision, improving the handling and integration of metadata, and increasing the emphasis on data stewardship to ensure data remains FAIR in the long term. 

Please help us to shape the work we will do over the remainder of the project to develop and provide support for repositories of all types. In particular we are looking for your feedback on:

the recommended actions – do these reflect your repository mission and aims? Have we missed something?

the support that FAIRsFAIR could provide – are some of the suggested support areas more helpful for your repository than others? Is there anything missing?…”

Open Science Beyond Open Access: For and with communities, A step towards the decolonization of knowledge | Zenodo

“UNESCO is launching international consultations aimed at developing a Recommendation on Open Science for adoption by member states in 2021. Its Recommendation will include a common definition, a shared set of values, and proposals for action.

At the invitation of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, this paper aims to contribute to the consultation process by answering questions such as:

• Why and how should science be “open”? For and with whom?
• Is it simply a matter of making scientific articles and data fully available to researchers around the world at the time of publication, so they do not miss important results that could contribute to or accelerate their work?
• Could this openness also enable citizens around the world to contribute to science with their capacities and expertise, such as through citizen science or participatory action research projects?
• Does science that is truly open include a plurality of ways of knowing, including those of Indigenous cultures, Global South cultures, and other excluded, marginalized groups in the Global North?

The paper has four sections: “Open Science and the pandemic” introduces and explores different forms of openness during a crisis where science suddenly seems essential to the well-being of all. The next three sections explain the main dimensions of three forms of scientific openness: openness to publications and data, openness to society, and openness to excluded knowledges2 and epistemologies3. We conclude with policy considerations….”