An online tool to determine Plan S aligned publishing venues: an invitation to tender.

cOAlition S members are seeking to procure a “journal checker tool” to enable their researchers to identify publishing venues which offer a route to comply with the Plan S Principles. We envision a simple web interface that will provide an author with concise information regarding their ability to publish in a journal while complying with Plan S.

The user should be able to type in the name of their preferred journal, pick their institution, choose their funder, and easily see if that journal enables compliance with their funder’s OA policy and if so, via which route.

The focus of the tool is to provide an answer as to whether the journal:

• Offers a route to compliance, as set out in the Implementation Guidance of Plan S

• Offers a CC BY option to all researchers working under a Plan S policy

• Allows the author to retain copyright

cOAlition S invites qualified providers to develop a Plan S Journal Checker tool | Plan S

“cOAlition S publishes today, 7 February 2020, an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the development and maintenance of a Journal Checker Tool. This tool will support researchers who receive funding from cOAlition S members to identify publishing venues (journals or platforms) that enable compliance with Plan S. We require the Journal Checker Tool to be available for use from November 2020.

To ensure there is no further delay to the implementation of Plan S, cOAlition S is adopting an iterative approach to determining publishing venues aligned to Plan S. This is in recognition that some elements of the Plan S Implementation Guidance are yet to be fully implemented (such as price transparency). Therefore, the initial focus will be on identifying publishing venues that meet the following Plan S requirements:

a) Offer a route to compliance, as set out in Implementation of Plan S b) Offer a CC-BY option to all researchers working under a Plan S policy c)  Allow the author to retain copyright….”

The power of open data to transform and engage communities: a call for ideas – Knight Foundation

“But this is just the tip of the iceberg. The power of data — especially “open” data, made available by government and, in some cases, private companies — also extends to the possibility of better informing and engaging residents, encouraging them to participate in more civically-focused activities.

It’s in this context that Knight Foundation is issuing an open call for ideas that advance the concept of open data and civic engagement to encourage a new set of transformative approaches for using, understanding and taking action with public data. Selected recipients can earn a share of up to $1 million in funding for their ideas and projects….”

Bassel Khartabil Fellowship

“This unique and life-changing fellowship promotes the values important to Bassel’s work and life: open culture, radical sharing, free knowledge, remix, collaboration, courage, optimism, and humanity.

The fellow is expected to lead projects or initiatives that will catalyze free culture, particularly in societies vulnerable to attacks on freedom of expression and free access to knowledge. Special consideration will be given to applicants operating within closed societies, under adverse circumstances, and in developing economies where other forms of support are scarce….”

Call for tenders: Open Research Europe — The European Commission Open Research Publishing Platform, Deadline: 09/09/2019

ender reference number
RTD/2019/OP/006

Title
Open Research Europe — The European Commission Open Research Publishing Platform

Description
The present call for tender concerns the setting up of a publishing platform for scientific articles as a service for Horizon 2020 beneficiaries. The platform will provide an open access publishing venue without cost to the beneficiaries of Horizon 2020. The platform will manage the entire publication process, from submission to publication, post-publication curation and preservation, of original articles stemming from Horizon 2020 funding and will implement an open peer-review system. It will also host pre-prints. Published articles and hosted preprints will be openly available to all researchers and citizens. Tenderers are called to customize an existing publishing infrastructure solution to the requirements of the European Commission, to develop processes and policies to run the platform as a service, to engage in communication activities for the Platform and to run the service and publish articles in the Platform. The tender is for a framework contract with a duration of 4 years.

Contract type
Services

Procedure type
Open procedure

Status
Open

Published on TED

Submission Method
Electronic

Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
Framework agreement

Address of the buyer profile: (URL)
ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?pg=tenders-open

ACRL Offers Scholarly Communications Research Grants – ACRL Insider

ACRL is allocating $30,000 in the 2020 fiscal year to offer grants of up to $5,000 each for new research in areas suggested by ACRL’s new research agenda Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future (freely available for PDF download or purchase in print). This program is one of several developed by ACRL’s Research and Scholarly Environment Committee (ReSEC) to support our strategic goal that the academic and research library workforce accelerates the transition to more open and equitable systems of scholarship….”

ORION Call for Novel Co-creation Initiatives | ORION Open Science

“The ORION project is launching a funding call for novel co-creation initiatives to open up research in life sciences and biomedicine. This call will provide funding of up to 100,000€ for a project that brings together a variety of different participants from across a range of sectors to co-create a new project or product based around life sciences research….

Projects should follow Open Science and RRI [Responsible Research & Innovation] principles….”

ORION Call for Novel Co-creation Initiatives | ORION Open Science

“The ORION project is launching a funding call for novel co-creation initiatives to open up research in life sciences and biomedicine. This call will provide funding of up to 100,000€ for a project that brings together a variety of different participants from across a range of sectors to co-create a new project or product based around life sciences research….

Projects should follow Open Science and RRI [Responsible Research & Innovation] principles….”

Open Innovation in OpenAIRE: a programme with Open Challenges and exciting opportunities for Stakeholders

OpenAIRE is happy to announce its programme for Open Innovation!

OpenAIRE is looking for dynamic innovators to create fresh new business ideas! The objective of the Open Innovation Programme is to attract new stakeholders to address three identified challenges in OpenAIRE collaboratively:

  1. Next Generation Repositories
  2. Build value-added data products for OpenAIRE
  3. Enhance the current services of OpenAIRE…”