Research Data Adviser (Fixed Term) – Job Opportunities – University of Cambridge

“The University of Cambridge is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to work within the Office of Scholarly Communication (OSC) as the Research Data Adviser. The funding landscape in the UK now requires that research data originating from publicly-funded research is made publicly available. The University of Cambridge has an institutional repository to house these datasets: www.repository.cam.ac.uk. To ensure efficient engagement with the Open Data agenda, the Office of Scholarly Communication delivers numerous advocacy and training events across the University of Cambridge….”

Outreach and Engagement Coordinator (Fixed Term) – Job Opportunities – University of Cambridge

“The University of Cambridge is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to work within the Office of Scholarly Communication (OSC) as the Outreach and Engagement Coordinator. 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. To ensure efficient engagement with the “open” agenda, the Office of Scholarly Communication delivers numerous advocacy and training events across the University of Cambridge. Additionally, the Office needs to adapt an efficient communication strategy to ensure that all University members are aware of funders’ requirements and support available at the University of Cambridge….”

Impact of Social Sciences – SAGE Open five years on: Lessons learned and future thoughts on open access in humanities and social sciences.

“SAGE Open is celebrating its 5th birthday. When SAGE Publishing launched SAGE Open in 2010, the humanities and social sciences were still grappling with how to approach open access (OA). Through its mega-journal, well over 1000 articles have now been published OA, and it is one of SAGE’s most-used journals. Dave Ross looks back at the journal’s growth and lessons learned.”

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Assistant/Associate Librarian

“Initial duties include promoting the University’s institutional repository; planning, implementing, and assessing FGCU’s [Florida Gulf Coast University’s] scholarly communications program; partnering with FGCU faculty and staff to collect, describe, and make accessible the university’s intellectual assets; providing outreach and consultations on depositing content, publishing options, author rights, copyright, and Open Access; developing tools, guides, web resources, and services; creating metadata for institutional repository and digital collections; engaging in service and scholarship; participating in assessment and continuous improvement of operations and services; and helping to shape department policy, goals, and procedures….”

Latest Article Alert from Archives of Public Health

The following new article has just been published in Archives of Public Health

Research
Iodine in commercial edible iodized salts and assessment of iodine exposure in Sri Lanka
Vithanage M, Herath I, Achinthya S, Bandara T, Weerasundara L, Mayakaduwa S, Jayawardhana Y, Kumarathilaka P
Archives of Public Health 2016, 74:21 (30 May 2016)
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Council of the European Union | Draft Council conclusions on the transition towards an Open Science system – Adoption

“The Dutch Presidency considers Open Science as one of its top priorities in the R&I domain. In this context, the Presidency has proposed draft Council conclusions on the issue.” The doc presents 16 conclusions on the value of OA and open science, with hints that the EU will soon adopt a policy making all EU-funded research OA by default by 2020.

 

Latest Article Alert from BMC Health Services Research

The following new article has just been published in BMC Health Services Research

Research article
Perspectives of frontline health workers on Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme before and after community engagement interventions
Alhassan R, Nketiah-Amponsah E, Spieker N, Arhinful D, Rinke de Wit T
BMC Health Services Research 2016, 16:192 (28 May 2016)
Abstract

Thanks to L. Kelly Fitzpatrick for updating the OAD list of OA by the numbers

“If you need a quick one-stop shop for key numbers on the current state of OA, consult this list. Help your fellow researchers and advocates by updating numbers already listed and adding new numbers not already there.”

http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/OA_by_the_numbers