Breaking down publication to share the full story of your research

“Are traditional research articles still meeting researchers’ communication needs? Over the past decade, Open Science and the rise in digital publications together have facilitated a more agile ecosystem of research-sharing. For researchers, that means: faster pathways to sharing their discoveries; greater transparency of assessment which helps increase reliability and public trust; and more opportunities for collaborations that accelerate advancements in the field.

With increased options for sharing and evaluating science, we’re looking at ways to segment the research-sharing lifecycle to fit the research process. How do we share important, urgent discoveries earlier, without compromising quality? What other essential products of research can we be more transparent about?…”

Peer Review in Service of Open Science

“When we think about Open Science, sharing a diverse array of research products—such as data, code, methods, reagents—immediately comes to mind. More fundamentally, Open Science is about the entire process of conducting and communicating science according to long-established norms. Openness is at the heart of scientific enterprise. Scientists adopt open practices to allow collaboration and critical scrutiny, so that knowledge can be validated and built upon for the common good. The publishing process should be a central element ensuring that these norms are maintained. 

We’ve considered how our submission and peer-review processes at PLOS can be improved upon to facilitate Open Science: we have made several changes over the past year and a half and we continue to explore new possibilities. …”

Blockchain / Web3 Open Science Ecosystem – HackMD

“This pad’s goal is to map the projects that are developing new systems for open science using blockchain, specially the projects that are helping to improve science at any point of its workflow.

We aim to put those projects in contact, so new collaborations can emerge. The projects consists of different legal, structural, etc. phases – listing here is not an endorsement….”

Blockchain / Web3 Open Science Ecosystem – HackMD

“This pad’s goal is to map the projects that are developing new systems for open science using blockchain, specially the projects that are helping to improve science at any point of its workflow.

We aim to put those projects in contact, so new collaborations can emerge. The projects consists of different legal, structural, etc. phases – listing here is not an endorsement….”

Atlas of open science and research in Finland 2019 : Evaluation of openness in the activities of higher education institutions, research institutes, research-funding organisations, Finnish academic and cultural institutes abroad and learned societies and academies. Final report

“This evaluation of the openness of Finnish research organisations, research-funding organisations, academic and cultural institutes abroad and learned societies and academies was completed by the Ministry of Education and Culture to assess the openness of operational cultures and to evaluate progress for the organisations evaluated in previous years. This evaluation covers the activities of Finnish higher education institutions, research institutes, research-funding organisations, the Academic and Cultural Institutes abroad and Learned Societies and Academies in 2019.

This evaluation examines the key indicators chosen to assess the performance on openness. Key indicators are used to provide some insights on the competences and capacity of the research system in supporting progress towards openness. Barriers and development needs are discussed, with suggestions for improvement….”

Atlas of open science and research in Finland 2019 : Evaluation of openness in the activities of higher education institutions, research institutes, research-funding organisations, Finnish academic and cultural institutes abroad and learned societies and academies. Final report

“This evaluation of the openness of Finnish research organisations, research-funding organisations, academic and cultural institutes abroad and learned societies and academies was completed by the Ministry of Education and Culture to assess the openness of operational cultures and to evaluate progress for the organisations evaluated in previous years. This evaluation covers the activities of Finnish higher education institutions, research institutes, research-funding organisations, the Academic and Cultural Institutes abroad and Learned Societies and Academies in 2019.

This evaluation examines the key indicators chosen to assess the performance on openness. Key indicators are used to provide some insights on the competences and capacity of the research system in supporting progress towards openness. Barriers and development needs are discussed, with suggestions for improvement….”

How Open Source Software Contributors Are Accelerating Biomedicine

“Each day, hundreds of thousands of scientists use open source software to advance biology and medicine, from studying cells in a microscope image to understanding how genes behave in healthy cells. Open source software underpins much of modern scientific research — providing reproducibility, transparency, and opportunities for collaboration. The impact of these tools is on par with some of the most cited papers in science in terms of reuse and adoption, yet even the most widely-used research software often lacks dedicated funding.

Our Essential Open Source Software for Science (EOSS) program was created to support these efforts — from software maintenance to growth, development, and community engagement for open source tools that are critical to science. We asked nine grantees from the first cycle of the EOSS program what drives them to create tools and how their commitment to open source moves science forward….”

Open Science: How to Publish Successfully in an Open Research World Tickets, Thu 6 Feb 2020 at 15:30 | Eventbrite

“You are welcome to attend the workshop and/or the reception. Please register now for free so we know how to prepare and so we can arrange catering for the reception. Reception starts at 17:00.

This 90-minute workshop and reception is perfect for researchers at any career stage with an interest in learning more about open practices and academic publishing.

The workshop will include active discussion and presentations, designed to inspire informed and robust choices when you conduct, publish, and share your research.

You’ll leave the workshop with insights into how to publish successfully whilst adopting open research practices….”

The first SHARE Open Science Award | Open Access | University of Groningen Library | University of Groningen

“One of the highlights of the day was the presentation of the first SHARE Open Science Award. With this initiative, SHARE wants to stimulate the shift to more openness and transparency in science. Its first two winners were PhD students Stefania Barzeva and Yoram Kunkels, from the Interdisciplinary Center Psychopathology and Emotion Regulation (ICPE). They received the award for integrating Open Science principles in their work, such as pre-registration, sharing of data sets and publishing in Open Access journals. Both early career researchers are also advocates of Open Science in their networks and active members of the recently founded Open Science Community Groningen (OSCG)….”

On the way towards Open Science: first Israeli national workshop – OpenAIRE Blog

“The event was organized by the Iseraeli OpenAIRE NOAD Dr. Simcha Meir along with the libraries and information system department of BIU. With around 180 attendees, mainly librarians and researchers from all universities, and also a large number of colleges, representatives from various funding organizations: the Planning and Budgeting Committee (PBC), who is responsible for funding the Israeli system of higher education, was along with the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), the largest funding agency in Israel, and the Ministry of Science, with whom discussions on how to create an open science policy are ongoing, were some of the funding organizations that attended….”