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Software Sustainability within Research Infrastructures – EURISE Workshop

Following the common workshop on “Software Sustainability: Quality and Re-Use” in 2017, the collaborating infrastructures CESSDA, CLARIN and DARIAH have established the European Research Infrastructure Software Engineers‘ Network (EURISE Network). The Network organised its follow-up workshop on “Software Sustainability within Research Infrastructures” on 12-13 March 2019 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The event provided a platform […]


Barcamp Open Science 2019: Supporting Community Building for Open Science

The Barcamp Open Science take place in Berlin, 18 March, 2019. https://www.open-science-conference.eu/barcamp/ Generation Research – Barcamp session suggestion https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/oscibar2019_session_proposals We would like to find out what you would like to see happen for ‘community building’ from the Research Alliance Open Science, for your indivdual community, too further the ‘open movement’, or ‘science done right’?: Say …

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From Science 2.0 to Open Science: Strategic realignment and renaming of the Research Alliance

The Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0 was founded in 2012 with the aim of investigating how participatory tools and platforms on the Internet affect research and publication processes – initially with a strong focus on social media. Numerous projects and studies have been carried out under a main focus on “New working habits”, “Technology development” […]


Will Education Become More Open?

Fig 1. The interplay of open science and open education Open science practitioners embrace the ideas of sharing and communicating their research and interests as well as collaborating with like-minded peers, i.e., practicing co-science (McKiernan et al. 2016) such as on the Open Science MOOC1 platform. If they admit to those goals regarding their research, …

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Practice Report Open Science: These tools promote collaboration

we were talking with Lukas Galke Tools for digital collaboration are central to open science. But the variety of available tools is hard to oversee; building a suitable portfolio is complex. In our interview, Lukas Galke gives an insight into his project practice and explains criteria for selecting suitable tools. He is a research associate in the project “Q-Aktiv” (link in German) at the ZBW. The project analyses the dynamics of the science and innovation system and looks at research questions such as: How do existing science and technology sectors merge? Or: Which fusion of disciplines and technologies can be […]


Teaching Impact is Key to Make Science Socially Relevant

Image: CC0, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge_transfer#/media/File:Knowledge_transfer.svg By: Benedikt Fecher, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society; Nataliia Sokolovska, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society; Marcel Hebing, Impact Distillery & Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Funders and policy makers increasingly demand that science has societal impact. This becomes apparent in national debates (e.g., …

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

Around the Research Alliance and it’s partners Open Science Conference: Tickets available You can still register for our Open Science Conference in Berlin. It is dedicated to the Open Science movement and provides a unique forum for researchers, librarians, practitioners, infrastructure providers, policy makers, and other important stakeholders to discuss the latest and future developments […]



Next Generation Researchers and Open Science in the University

Image: Riesenspatz Infoillustration (http://riesenspatz.de) für Wikimedia Deutschland – Riesenspatz Infoillustration (http://riesenspatz.de) CC BY-SA 4.0 @OpenSciFellows | Thanks to Sarah Behrens, Wikimedia DE, Alumna Caroline Fischer (University of Potsdam) and Fellow Rima-Maria Rahal (Tilburg University). How can we spread Open Science principles to the next generation of researchers? One way is to practice Open Scholarship already …

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ORION Project: Opening up Research in Life Sciences and Biomedicine

we ware talking with Dr Michela Bertero and Dr Luiza Bengtsson ORION is a 4-year project (from May 2017 to April 2021) which will explore how organizations in life sciences and biomedicine can open up the way they fund, organize and do research. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Science with and for Society (SWAFS) Work Programme. Nine institutions take part in ORION which is coordinated by the Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain. We asked Dr Michela Bertero and Dr Luiza Bengtsson about the project’s goals, actions and learnings […]