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Open Climate Knowledge: 100% OA for Climate Change 📖 / 🌍

Peter Murray-Rust launched the openNotebook resource at last week’s #eLifeSprint2019*. openNotebook is a framework for data mining, searching, and reusing research publications. Below he walks through the steps of how to use the framework in the context of climate change and opening up research to the public. Peter Murray-Rust, GenR and the Open Science Lab at TIB have initiated an open research collaboration Open Climate Knowledge to address the question of how to improve on the low rates of open access publishing related to climate change. Together we want to change this. Firstly by establishing better stats on OA rates and secondly, by coming up with a plan and recommendations for an accelerated transition to 100% OA for climate change.

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Open Climate

An open collaboration between Peter Murray-Rust and GenR with an invitation to the wider open science community. Open Climate text is by GenR editor Simon Worthington.

Question: If climate change related research publishing is at <30% how can it be made 100% open access ASAP?!

Invitation: Get involved, remote participation welcome! eLife are holding an innovation sprint in Cambridge, UK (and online), on 4-5th September 2019, where Peter Murray-Rust is leading a sprint contribution to create an ‘open annotated corpus of open access climate research publishing’. See: https://github.com/petermr/climate.

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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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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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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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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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Open Science Top Ten Tools – All Open Source!

A list of general purpose tools for researchers compiled by Generation R which can be used with no additional learning other than standard user interface familiarity. There will be an advanced ‘Data Scientists 4 All’ Top Ten coming soon 🙂 This top ten index is part of GenRs theme Integrating Open Science Learning into Higher Education (Jan/Mar 2019). The tools …

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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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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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