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International Open Access Week 2019 unter dem Motto „Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge!“

von Constanze Beringer und Ulrike Ostrzinski Jedes Jahr im Oktober findet die International Open Access Week statt. Weltweit organisieren Bibliotheken und andere Wissenschaftseinrichtungen Aktionen, um auf das Thema Open Access aufmerksam zu machen. In diesem Jahr lautet das Motto „Open … Weiterlesen


Open science infiltrates the engine room of research: ZBW panel at the German Economic Association annual conference 2019

The annual conference of the specialist economics association “Verein für Socialpolitik” took place this year from 22. – 25. September 2019 at the University of Leipzig. Under the conference theme “30 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall” close to 800 researchers came together to discuss the economic effects of German unity as well as a whole host of other specialist themes.


Open science infiltrates the engine room of research: ZBW panel at the German Economic Association annual conference 2019

by Olaf Siegert The ZBW was also represented in the conference programme at this year’s annual conference of the German Economic Association (22 – 25 September 2019 at the University of Leipzig), specifically with a panel on the topic of “Open Science as a leitmotif for economics?”. The panel discussion was chaired by Willi Scholz as chair of the theme Open Science, in its various facets, accompanied by four representatives of the research community: Ulrich Fritsche ( University of Hamburg), among other roles co-editor of the open access, open peer review journal Economics Joachim Gassen (Humboldt University of Berlin), among […]


Guidelines: Electronic Lab Notebooks in Research Data Management

An electronic lab notebook ideally represents one component within an entire system of tools for research data management and is able to drive forward open science via the transparent documentation of experiments and the publication of data. What examples of best practice are there? And what needs to be taken into account when introducing them? An ELN Guide, recently published by ZB MED, gives comprehensive support.


Guidelines: Electronic Lab Notebooks in Research Data Management

we were talking with Beatrix Adam and Birte Lindstädt Introducing an electronic lab notebook (ELN) often represents the initial spark that prompts people to reflect on their research data management and take further steps. We spoke with research data experts Beatrix Adam and Birte Lindstädt from the ZB MED, who have recently published the ELN Guide “Electronic lab notebooks in the context of Research Data Management and good scientific practice – a guide for life sciences” (“Elektronische Laborbücher im Kontext von Forschungsdatenmanagement und guter wissenschaftlicher Praxis – ein Wegweiser für die Lebenswissenschaften” – link in German language); it discusses the […]


Open Access in Finland: How an Open Repository becomes a Full Service Open Publishing Platform

by Tiina Tolonen and Minna Marjamaa To foster open access in Finland, universities have decided to join forces and develop a full service platform for open publishing. Tiina Tolonen and Minna Marjamaa of the AMKIT Consortium AMKIT-Konsortium outline the case of 25 Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland for us. European Union and National requirements for open access – how to achieve it? By the year 2020 one rule of Horizon 2020 must be followed: Open access is mandatory either through a repository or directly by publishing in open access to peer-reviewed publications. Depositing in a repository is mandatory either […]


Open Access in Finland: How an Open Repository becomes a Full Service Open Publishing Platform

Universities across Europe are tackling the same open science challenges with constantly diminishing resources. The need for improved open publishing services is obvious if the universities are to meet the ambitions of the European Union to publish 100% openly by the year 2020. Sometimes making a game plan might seem a too big objective for small universities. In Finland the problem was solved by a joint approach by 25 Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS). Joining forces has already created good results.