Open Science and Your Research – Mon 14 Oct 2019

“Open Science concepts and tools have the potential to transform the current scientific system for the greater good of all, but what does it mean for you? How can you and your work benefit from the Open Science movement? Welcome to a workshop run by ORION Open Science.

This workshop will establish what Open Science is and why it is needed. There will be an overview of the main areas of Open Science: Open Access, Open Data, Public Engagement. Dr Kevin Kunzmann will share his experiences of Open Science and why he believes in the movement. In addition, there will be some practical tips on changes researchers can make towards Open Science, the potential career benefits of Open Science, and information on what resources the ORION project can provide. The session is suitable for those with very little or basic knowledge of open science….”

Cambridge University signs San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment | University of Cambridge

“The University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Press today announce that they have signed up to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), a set of recommendations agreed in 2012 that seek to ensure that the quality and impact of research outputs are “measured accurately and evaluated wisely”. …”

A Fast-Track Route to Open Access | Unlocking Research

“By simply knowing what sort of manuscript has been uploaded much of the decision and archiving process can be automated. …

Agents therefore need only make one decision: identify the file version. …

Since launching Fast Track the average time to process a manuscript is 1-2 minutes. …”

A Fast-Track Route to Open Access | Unlocking Research

“By simply knowing what sort of manuscript has been uploaded much of the decision and archiving process can be automated. …

Agents therefore need only make one decision: identify the file version. …

Since launching Fast Track the average time to process a manuscript is 1-2 minutes. …”

In reversal, Cambridge University Press restores articles after China censorship row – The Washington Post

“Cambridge University Press reversed course Monday after facing a major backlash from academics over its decision to bow to Chinese government demands to censor an important academic journal.

The British-based publisher announced Friday it had removed 300 articles and book reviews from a version of the China Quarterly website available in China at the request of the government. But on Monday, it rescinded that decision after outrage from the international academic community….”

The Open Research Pilot project | Open Research: Adventures from the front line

“The Open Research Pilot project is a two year experiment where researchers at Cambridge University are trying to work as openly as possible. The project is a collaboration with the Wellcome Trust Open Research team and the exchange of experiences and ideas is helping both sides of the collaboration….

The researchers, Wellcome Trust and Cambridge open research teams met for a kick off meeting on 27 January 2017 to officially start the two-year project. Each research group was appointed a facilitator – a dedicated member of the Cambridge open research team to support researchers throughout the project. Research groups will meet with their facilitators on a monthly basis in order to discuss shareable research outputs and to decide on best ways to disseminate them. Every six months all project members will meet to discuss barriers to sharing outputs that have been identified through the pilot and to assess the progress of the Project.

One of the main goals of the project is to learn what the barriers and incentives are for open research and to share these findings with others interested in the subject to inform policy development. Therefore, we will be regularly publishing blog posts with case studies describing what we have discovered while working together. There will also be an update from each research group every six months….”

Manager of Institutional Repository

“The University of Cambridge is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced individual to work within the Office of Scholarly Communication as the Manager of Institutional Repository. The funding landscape in the UK now requires that the outputs of funded research, such as research articles, conference proceedings and supporting research data are made publicly available. The University’s DSpace repository houses the wide range of research outputs of the University, ranging from published articles and conference papers, through to datasets, theses, videos and molecules.

The post holder will work within the growing and friendly Office of Scholarly Communication at the University Library. He/she will manage the digital content of the institutional repository and provide assistance to end users, including advice relating to third party copyright issues. He/she will be also responsible for reviewing and where necessary, modifying, the structure of digital collections in the repository, as well as the organisation of various types of research outputs stored in the repository. The role holder will participate in the ongoing upgrades and integration of the repository within existing and future Library and University systems. This will involve consideration of workflows that increase efficiency and provide a positive experience for the users. The Manager of Institutional Repository will stay abreast of developments in discipline-specific and generic metadata standards, and technological advancements in digital curation and preservation….”