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

Around the research alliance and it’s partners ellow Program Open Science: Kick-off Event Wikimedia’s Fellow Program Open Science enters its fourth year. In September fellows and mentors will meet for the first time in Berlin to get to know each other and plan their work for the next eight months. Wikimedia is hosting a public […]

Review: How the Economic Impacts of Open Science are being measured

by Birgit Fingerle Among the reasons for fostering open science are its potential economic benefits. But does open science really lead to economic benefits? An article examining “The Economic Impacts of Open Science: A Rapid Evidence Assessment” was published on 1 July 2019. It researches the economic impacts of open science and their contextual factors by systematically reviewing existing studies. The result: evidence is patchy and diverse. One of the reasons is that using the outputs of open science does not often leave an obvious trace, especially outside of the academic context. So, it is often necessary to conduct interviews […]

Digitisation of Higher Education: Systemic Framework Conditions and influencing Political Factors

by Birgit Fingerle The HoF work report „Disruption oder Evolution? Systemische Rahmenbedingungen der Digitalisierung in der Hochschulbildung“ (PDF in German language) („Disruption or Evolution? Systemic Framework Conditions for Digitisation in Higher Education“) of the Institute for Higher Education Research (HoF) at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (prepared on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research) was published at the end of June 2019. The report deals with the digitisation of education at universities. Since research at universities is not the subject of the report, research-related topics such as open data and open science are not considered. In contrast, […]

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

Around the research alliance and it’s partners The SprintCon On 21 October the SprintCon, the 1st convention for communities who create open books and knowledge resources will take place at TIBLeibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology. It is the pre-conference of the Twenty-First International Conference on Grey Literature (GL21). The aim of this event […]

DH-Kolloquium an der BBAW, 2.8.2019: U. Wuttke/J. Klar: How FAR is FAIR?

Im Rahmen des DH-Kolloquiums an der BBAW möchten wir Sie herzlich zum nächsten Termin am Freitag, den 2. August 2019, 17 Uhr s.t. bis 19 Uhr (Konferenzraum 1), einladen: Dr. Ulrike Wuttke (Fachbereich Informationswissenschaften, RDMO, Fachhochschule Potsdam) und Dr. Jochen Klar (Berater und Softwareentwickler, RDMO) How FAR is FAIR? Der öffentliche Zugang zu geisteswissenschaftlichen Forschungsdaten […]

Interview: Open Access Preprints boost Article Citations and Mentions

we were talking with Nicholas Fraser In a recently published study (PDF) a team of researchers of ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences analysed if preprints are associated with increased citations and sharings of journal articles. Nicholas Fraser, postdoctoral researcher at ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, explains their findings to us. What was the topic of your recently published research on preprints? Our new study was undertaken as part of the “OASE” project, where we are aiming to understand how open access to scientific publications influences their impact, […]

GenR Notebook Launch

📖 Welcome to the ‘Notebook’ community news from open science & scholarship. On the Notebook you’ll find brief notes, say 128 word long notes: meetups, calls, publications, data, mooc classes, webinars, curriculum, cool tools, and announcements from the GenR büro… Call for contributions! If you would like to post to the Notebook send in your …

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Blockchain and Timestamping Posts

⛓️ GenR has started to use the blockchain timestamp with the new plugin for WordPress from the Netherlands based outfit Wordproof. It is a free to use service only released this June 2019 at the Berlin hosted WordPress Camp EU #WCEU.  The purpose of the timestamp is to prove the date of publishing by placing a …

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