DEADLINE APPROACHNG, 1 OCTOBER: Applications for CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science, San José, Costa Rica, 2-13 December 2019 – CODATA

“This school provides early career researchers (at MSc-level to 3 years after their PhD) from the Latin American Region with the necessary set of foundational data science skills to enable them to analyse their data in an efficient and effective manner for the 21st century.

Description:

The material covered here is fundamental to all areas of data science and hence open to researchers and professionals from all disciplines that deal with significant amounts of data. The goal is to provide a practical introduction to these topics with extensive labs and seminars….”

Call for Proposals – The Library’s Role in Supporting Open Educational Resources | Amigos Library Services

“As the cost of textbooks and other educational materials are exponentially increasing, many institutions of higher education and PK-12 schools are adopting open educational resources (OER) as alternatives for their students. Libraries are starting to see OER as part of a trickle-down effect. More and more librarians are now being tasked with supporting faculty, students, and other members of their communities with the adoption of OER.

Join us on December 4, 2019 for an Amigos Library Services online conference, The Library’s Role in Supporting Open Educational Resources, where we will explore the roles libraries of all types play in supporting open educational resources.

Amigos Library Services is now accepting presentation proposals for this conference. …”

PLOS, Center for Open Science, and Flu Lab collaborate to Open Influenza Research | The Official PLOS Blog

“The Flu Lab, the Center for Open Science (COS) and PLOS have announced a three-pronged collaboration to open influenza research and help tackle this perennial and massive threat to global health. PLOS ONE is publishing peer-reviewed research arising from a call for proposals funded and coordinated by the Flu Lab and COS. This will form part of a special collection, alongside commentaries and perspectives published by PLOS Biology and PLOS Pathogens.

The focus of these three prongs is emptying, and publishing, the “file drawer” of influenza research and doubling down on ensuring verification and reproducibility of this research, two notions that should never be in question for such a potentially devastating health risk. At PLOS we know that all science—including negative outcomes—informs the scientific record and this initiative will reduce the time and resources needed by current and future researchers to further advance the field….”

Opening Influenza Research

“Reproducible evidence is a signature strength of science, yet replications and negative results rarely appear in journals because cultural incentives emphasize novelty over verification (Nosek, Spies, & Motyl, 2012). These behaviors must be addressed and amended in all areas of research, and especially as they relate to findings that can dramatically improve public health and education.

 

The Public Library of Science (PLOS), the Center for Open Science (COS), and Flu Lab are collaborating to bypass these detrimental incentives and to encourage the availability of all findings that contribute to the influenza body of knowledge. 

Through the Opening Influenza Research project, we invite the influenza research community to “empty the file drawers” and contribute to a thorough aggregation of open and accessible findings….”

Opening Influenza Research

“Reproducible evidence is a signature strength of science, yet replications and negative results rarely appear in journals because cultural incentives emphasize novelty over verification (Nosek, Spies, & Motyl, 2012). These behaviors must be addressed and amended in all areas of research, and especially as they relate to findings that can dramatically improve public health and education.

 

The Public Library of Science (PLOS), the Center for Open Science (COS), and Flu Lab are collaborating to bypass these detrimental incentives and to encourage the availability of all findings that contribute to the influenza body of knowledge. 

Through the Opening Influenza Research project, we invite the influenza research community to “empty the file drawers” and contribute to a thorough aggregation of open and accessible findings….”

Call for Poster Presentations and Speakers | International Open Science Conference

“We invite you to submit project presentations and other contributions covering topics including (but not limited to):

Recent innovations to support open science practices and their application and acceptance in scientific communities
Empirical studies and use cases about the scientific benefit of open science practices and their impact in society
Best practices dealing with open science education and science communication to the broad public…”

Open Access Conference 2019 | Conferences | San Jose State University

The widening gap between research output in the Global North and South is arguably an extension of historical structural power when colonial capitals were centers of knowledge production and poorer colonized countries were providers of data. In recent times, the escalating costs of subscription-based scholarly communication and copyright barriers have deepened the crisis because scholars in the Global South often can’t afford access to expensive journals that publish the most cutting edge research by the best scholars in the Global North. Moreover, APCs or article processing charges required for Open Access publishing pose a monetary challenge owing to currency conversion rates. So, scholars in the Global South are limited and sometimes excluded from research and scholarly communications.

For whom is the research made accessible? How is the research made accessible? What should scholars do? Why should they do it? How will scholars find Open Access research? How can librarians work with scholars both in the Global South and North? 

In our upcoming conference, we invite proposals for panel presentations, workshops, lightning talks, and roundtable discussions. …”

Call for papers: Open Science, visibility and dissemination of academic output

Open science is an approach to scientific research based on collaboration, on openness and transparency at each stage of the research process (including, data collection, peer review, dissemination, evaluation, etc.) and on the enhancement of its accessibility to society. Open science represents a radical transformation of the way in which scientific research is conducted and of its system of evaluation, in short, open science constitutes a genuine paradigmatic shift with respect to the prevailing system (Anglada & Abadal, 2018).

At the beginning of the 2000s, initiatives were first undertaken taken in relation to such practices as open access, open educational resources (OER), open data (both administrative – open government data – and research – scientific data), open peer review, citizen science and new metrics, in addition to other practices that showed a specific awareness of openness in such areas as publication, data collection and the review process. However, each of these elements has tended to follow its own path of implementation and evolution, largely in isolation of the other elements. For this reason, the concept of open science seeks to take this general movement one step further and to broaden the perspective on how research works by integrating all these elements in a global and strategic vision of how we can face the challenges posed by science.

The European Commission has, unquestionably, taken the lead in promoting this new model and in placing it firmly on the global agenda with the publication, in the first place of, the concept paper “Digital Science in Horizon 2020” (2013), followed most notably by its recommendations on access to and preservation of scientific information (European Commission, 2018) and the creation of its open science portal (European Commission, 2019) which brings together in one site news, events and documents related to open science.

Academics and practitioners, therefore, are encouraged to send original research papers for publication in the next issue of Hipertext.net ….”

Call for papers – Challenges in the Scholarly Publishing Cycle 2019 | Research Information

Organised by Research Information magazine in partnership with London Info International, our 2019 conference will provide librarians and information professionals with an invaluable insight into best practice for delivering the open research agenda.

With funders placing an increasing emphasis on open research, librarians are faced with the challenge of changing entrenched practices among researchers – particularly around the submission stage. 

At CISPC 2019, which will be held on Wednesday 20 November – once again at the glorious London Art House – we will be bringing together speakers from around the world that have addressed this challenge head-on, and who will share their experiences and expertise with fellow scholarly communication professionals. The website for the event will be live imminently.

Conference themes:

  • Convincing academics to share research;
  • Tackling the administrative overhead of open research submissions;
  • How technology tools can help smooth submission and searchability; and
  • Publishing ‘work in progress’ vs the wait for completed research articles….”