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Making Connections: An Interview with Kerstin Göpfrich of Ring-a-Scientist

Image: Ring-a-Scientist lab videoconference in progress. Courtesy Ring-a-Scientist Cite as: DOI 10.25815/vdf3-nc44 Göpfrich, Kerstin. Worthington, Simon. ‘Making Connections: An Interview with Kerstin Göpfrich of Ring-a-Scientist’, 2019. https://doi.org/10.25815/vdf3-nc44. GenR’s editor-in-chief Simon Worthington talks with co-founder Kerstin Göpfrich of Ring-a-Scientist about how the platform for connecting scientists with school students via videoconferencing was started. The Ring-a-Scientist platform …

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A Book Review — Citizen Science: Co-optation Instead of Cooperation?

Bastian Greshake Tzovaras reviews the book Citizen Science Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy from the university open access press, UCL Press. Greshake Tzovaras highlights the Ten Principles of Citizen Science and opens up questions about how to progress deeper participation and decision making by the public. Citizen science, the active participation of the …

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

Around the research alliance and it’s partners New research alliance project: Involvement of societal actors in the planning phase of large research projects The research alliance partners Museum für Naturkunde (Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science), the Leibniz Institute for the Pedagogy of Science and Mathematics (IPN), and GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the […]


Inconecss 2019 – eine Zusammenfassung

Anfang Mai  hat die ZBW (Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft) zur Inconecss (International Conference on Economics and Business Information) eingeladen. Wie schon 2016 war Berlin als Veranstaltungsort gewählt worden. Über 100 Wirtschafts- und Informationswissenschaftler aus 33 Nationen folgten der Einladung und tauschten sich an zwei Tagen zum Themengebiet Digitale Transformation aus. Weiterlesen …


Guidelines: How to implement Open Peer Review and foster its adoption

interview with Dr Tony Ross-Hellauer In February 2019 the “Guidelines for Open Peer Review Implementation” were published by Tony Ross-Hellauer and Edit Görögh. The publication came up as a result of a workshop held in London about one year ago within the OpenUP EU project. Around 15 publishing industry experts as well as peer review researchers took part. The results of an online survey previously conducted on attitudes towards open peer review amongst academic editors, authors, reviewers and publishers for the OpenAIRE2020 project were also taken into account. The guidelines are made for publishers and for editors. They help to […]


Horizon Report 2019: How new Technologies lead to a Redesign of Learning and Teaching

by Birgit Fingerle The Educause Horizon Report 2019 Higher Education Edition was published at the end of April 2019. Although the report’s name was slightly changed, its format has in large parts remained the same as in former editions: forecasting trends, challenges and developments in technology with impacts in higher education. But this time an additional section called “Fail or Scale” was introduced to reexamine previous panel forecasts and why some of them have not occurred or occurred yet as forecasted. Either way, a lot of the reports subjects were already addressed in the report’s 2018 edition, sometimes with a […]


Open Participatory Research — Four Challenges for Opening Science Beyond Scientific Institutions

Image: Do-It-Together Science Bus, 2017, Waag (BY-NC-SA), https://waag.org/nl/project/do-it-together-science-bus Theme: Community Science Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Reddit Share via Email Claudia Göbel proposes a framework of examination for how Citizen Science and other types of participatory research should form a more prominent part of the much needed cultural change in knowledge institutions. …

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Start der Veranstaltungsreihe DIGITALER SALON: Fake in Science – Schummeln in der Wissenschaft mit Peter Onneken

Spannend, informativ und kritisch – ein Auftakt nach Maß! Der Beginn unserer neuen Veranstaltungsreihe Digitaler Salon, die wir in Kooperation mit dem Technik-Salon am 11.04.2019 gestartet haben, war ein großer Erfolg. Weiterlesen …


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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