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Planning a Community Science (AKA Citizen Science) Research Project

The dossier is designed as a conclusion of the initial cluster of articles for the Generation Research theme ‘Post-Digital Community Science‘ which ran over May/June 2019 and is accompanied by a collaboratively built ‘Community Science Index’

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GO CHANGE Workshop: How ‘Yes, but…’ can be changed into a FAIR scientific culture

we were talking with Ines Drefs The GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office organizes workshops on a regular basis for the FAIR community. Ines Drefs, the international speaker at the GO FAIR office in Hamburg, talks in the following interview about the outcomes of the GO CHANGE workshop held in Frankfurt am Main on 19 June 2019.       What was the objective of the GO CHANGE workshop? We had three specific objectives. Lately a lot of universities and research centres have opened what are known as competence centres, the purpose of which is to support researchers in […]


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

Around the research alliance and it’s partners Barcamp Open Science & Open Science Conference: Save the date! The dates for our annual Open Science Conference and the Barcamp Open Science 2020 are set. Both will happen in Berlin as usual. Mark your calendar! Barcamp Open Science: 10 March 2020, #oscibar Open Science Conference: 11-12 March […]


Exhibition Open UP! How digitisation is transforming science

by Birgit Fingerle and Dr Doreen Siegfried As digitisation gathers pace, libraries are being transformed into the first point of reference for a knowledge-based society. And yet, this is not a change with which the public automatically identifies; many people still think of libraries as analogue places for printed material. It is because of this gulf in understanding that scientific infrastructure service providers often have to go to considerable lengths to explain their current profile. If they are to successfully communicate their relevance, they will have to ensure that their various stakeholder groups fully understand the digital transformation of libraries. […]


Open Science and Climate Change: A GenR Theme

Image: Brisbane School Strike, 2018. Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0), School Strike – https://www.flickr.com/photos/160136040@N02/ | File https://www.flickr.com/photos/160136040@N02/46065128672/ Twitter hashtag #OSCC Time is of the essence when it comes to climate change and many look to Open Science to speed up research and innovation to respond to the challenges faced. The aim of this special …

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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 […]