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Guidelines: Electronic Lab Notebooks in Research Data Management

An electronic lab notebook ideally represents one component within an entire system of tools for research data management and is able to drive forward open science via the transparent documentation of experiments and the publication of data. What examples of best practice are there? And what needs to be taken into account when introducing them? An ELN Guide, recently published by ZB MED, gives comprehensive support.


Guidelines: Electronic Lab Notebooks in Research Data Management

we were talking with Beatrix Adam and Birte Lindstädt Introducing an electronic lab notebook (ELN) often represents the initial spark that prompts people to reflect on their research data management and take further steps. We spoke with research data experts Beatrix Adam and Birte Lindstädt from the ZB MED, who have recently published the ELN Guide “Electronic lab notebooks in the context of Research Data Management and good scientific practice – a guide for life sciences” (“Elektronische Laborbücher im Kontext von Forschungsdatenmanagement und guter wissenschaftlicher Praxis – ein Wegweiser für die Lebenswissenschaften” – link in German language); it discusses the […]


Legal Compendium on Open Science: Guideline answers Legal Questions

by Stefanie Porath-Walsh The Hamburg Open Science programme has had a guideline, “Legal Issues in Open Science” (link in German language, „Rechtsfragen bei Open Science“), being prepared. Implementing open science poses major practical challenges to academic authors. In particular when it comes to licences, author contracts, data protection law or liability, there is often uncertainty. With this compendium, the Hamburg Open Science Programme aims to provide practical support for practitioners of open science and to help remove existing obstacles on the way to greater transparency in science. Hamburg Open Science was able to win the copyright and data protection experts […]


Legal Compendium on Open Science: Guideline answers Legal Questions

Practicing open science poses a variety of challenges to researchers. These include legal issues. What rights does one need to be permitted to publish documents under an open access licence? Is it legal to post preprints on the Internet? What about image rights? A new guideline provides information on important legal issues in connection with open science.


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 […]


Anleitung für Open Science: Wie Universitäten die Umsetzung in der Praxis fördern

Indiana University Bloomington Auf der erst kürzlich gelaunchten Seite Open Scholarship @ IU Bloomington werden – unterteilt in die drei Kategorien “Open Access“, “Open Data” und “Open Journals” – sehr übersichtlich Informationen bereitgestellt, um Angehörige der Indiana University Bloomington beim Umsetzen der Open Science-Prinzipien in die Praxis zu unterstützen. Eingebunden ist dabei unter anderem die Universitätsbibliothek mit ihrem Scholarly Communication Department. Neben der Unterstützung bei der Erstellung von Forschungsdatenmanagementplänen besteht die Möglichkeit, Beratungstermine zu vereinbaren. Arizona State Universityy ist die entsprechende Seite der Arizona State University Library. Hier wird besonderer Wert darauf gelegt zu vermitteln, was Open Science ist und […]


Open Science: Twitter-Guidelines für mehr Sichtbarkeit im Social Web

Was bedeutet Sichtbarkeit in einem sozialen Netzwerk und wie können Wirtschaftswissenschaftler/innen sie erreichen? So lauteten die Forschungsfragen, die in einem Projekt des Forschungsverbunds Science 2.0. untersucht wurden. Das Ergebnis: Guidelines, die Forschende beim Einsatz von Twitter für ihre Arbeit unterstützen. Herauszufinden, wie sich Sichtbarkeit in einem sozialen Netzwerk messen lässt und wie  Wirtschaftswissenschaftlerinnen Sichtbarkeit im…