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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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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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Jupyter Notebooks in Higher Education

Image: Illustration from A Personal Computer for Children of All Ages. ACM, Boston, Alan Kay, 1972. http://www.vpri.org/pdf/hc_pers_comp_for_children.pdf. Thanks to Dr. Andreas Wagner for his contribution and all the pointer from de-RSE email list members. Jupyter Notebooks are a way in which you can write and execute code in the browser. This is a small and …

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