“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….”
“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….”
“OpenArchive is a free, open-source mobile application dedicated to maintaining the privacy, provenance, and preservation of your media. It enables you to add metadata and Creative Commons licensing to your audiovisual media and then send it to the Internet Archive over Tor; offering more agency over your media, while protecting civil liberties, and increasing interoperability for those who want to find and reuse/remix it in the future.
OpenArchive is developed in partnership with the Internet Archive, StoryMaker, Scal.io, and Guardian Project. The project was founded by Natalie Cadranel with generous support from the Knight Foundation’s Prototype Fund.
Includes support for Orbot: Tor for Android to improve security and reduce surveillance of our users
Learn more at https://open-archive.net
OpenArchive is free and open-source software licensed under the GNU General Public License…”
“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.”
“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….”
The following new article has just been published in Archives of Public Health
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)
“All scientific articles in Europe must be freely accessible as of 2020. EU member states want to achieve optimal reuse of research data.”
“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.
The following new article has just been published in BMC Health Services Research
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)
“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.”