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News on Open Science and Science 2.0 (Newsletter April 2019)

Around the Research Alliance and it’s partners   Open Practices IN Education (OPINE): Research Symposium The symposium OPINE is directed at researchers who work on Open Research Practices or Open Research Resources, or any related questions. It takes place from 14-15 November 2019 in Frankfurt/Main. Participants are invited to present ongoing and future projects, and […]


Loners, Pathfinders, or Explorers? How are the Humanities Progressing in Open Science?

Image: Barcamp Open Science, organized by the Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science and hosted by Wikimedia Deutschland, 18 March, 2019, Berlin. Ralf Rebmann, CC BY 4.0 license. There is an ever-increasing number of people who are interested in — or practice — Open Science or Open Scholarship. Whatever it means to us individually, we all …

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Open Science in Canada: Grassroots Effort and a National Approach

we were talking with Mark Leggott and Portia Taylor A strong commitment of different stakeholders and a national approach fuel the transition to open science in Canada. In our interview Mark Leggott, Executive Director of Research Data Canada and manager of CANARIE’s RDM funding program, and Portia Taylor, Senior Policy Analyst in International Affairs, Security and Justice with the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada and formerly part of Canada’s Open Government team, tell us about the core elements of this approach, concrete actions, challenges and their learnings. What are the core elements of your national approach to foster open data […]


DiscussionPaper „Future Skills”: Why New Skills Require New Strategies

by Birgit Fingerle In March 2019, the Stifterverband and McKinsey published the discussion paper “Future Skills: Strategic Potentials for Universities” (link in German). It deals with the need for future-oriented skills such as complex data analysis or collaborative work. It is not just about the education of students, but also about the continuing education of more than 2.4 million currently employed people, who should learn key skills such as agile working, digital learning or collaboration techniques. How this need can be addressed by universities and how strongly universities and companies rely on each other in the qualification of future skills […]


News on Open Science and Science 2.0 (Newsletter March/April 2019)

Around the Research Alliance and it’s partners Barcamp Open Science: Shaping the Open Science idea together Exchanging ideas, sharing experiences, talking about Open Science. The Barcamp Open Science is the ideal opportunity for this. On 18 March it took place for the fifth time and showed the huge need for an exchange on Open Science […]


Open Science Conference 2019: The Recommendations are Being Implemented Now

by Susanne Melchior and Dr Guido Scherp In the past few years, the Open Science Conference was strongly characterised by developments in science policy. The topics discussed included the uptake of Open Science at the European level, the resulting efforts to create the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and the FAIR principles in the context of Open Data. The focus has since moved in the direction of Open Science practice. At the Open Science Conference 2019, which was held in Berlin this year on 19 and 20 March, the presentations and posters were almost all practical examples. The event is […]


Open Science Top Ten Tools – All Open Source!

A list of general purpose tools for researchers compiled by Generation R which can be used with no additional learning other than standard user interface familiarity. There will be an advanced ‘Data Scientists 4 All’ Top Ten coming soon 🙂 This top ten index is part of GenRs theme Integrating Open Science Learning into Higher Education (Jan/Mar 2019). The tools …

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Hinter den Kulissen eines DFG-Forschungsprojekts – wie macht man 5 Millionen wissenschaftliche Open-Access-Abbildungen nutzbar und arbeitet dabei mit der Wikimedia-Community zusammen?

Wissenschaftliche Artikel sind bisher eine wenig genutzte Quelle, um Bilder zu finden, die man anderswo nachnutzen kann. Das Projekt NOA will das ändern. Bisher wurden mehrere Millionen Bilder aus frei verfügbaren wissenschaftlichen Artikeln eingesammelt und mit Text-Data-Mining-Methoden beschrieben, sodass man nach den Bildern suchen kann. Aber wie kommen sie nun zu Wikimedia Commons, damit sie langfristig für viele Menschen zur Verfügung stehen? Gehören überhaupt alle Bilder auf Wikimedia Commons? Hier beschreiben wir, warum das gar nicht so einfach ist, was unsere Überlegungen dazu waren und wie wir die Herausforderungen lösen. Weiterlesen …