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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 […]

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 in Canada: Grassroots Effort and a National Approach

we were talking with Mark Leggott and Portia Taylor A strong commitment of different stakeholders and a national approach fuel the transition to open science in Canada. In our interview Mark Leggott, Executive Director of Research Data Canada and manager of CANARIE’s RDM funding program, and Portia Taylor, Senior Policy Analyst in International Affairs, Security and Justice with the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada and formerly part of Canada’s Open Government team, tell us about the core elements of this approach, concrete actions, challenges and their learnings. What are the core elements of your national approach to foster open data […]

FAIR Data: Many paths lead to the EOSC

we were talking with Prof Dr Heike Neuroth Prof Dr Heike Neuroth is Deputy Chairwoman of RDA Germany and a member of the GO FAIR steering committee. In the interview, she shares her assessment of promoting FAIR Data and Open Science.   Ms. Neuroth, on the basis of your many years of experience in the scientific field, how, in your opinion, can good scientific practices be promoted with regard to research data management? Germany seems to be already quite well set up to me. There are currently a number of funding programmes both at the German Research Foundation (DFG) and […]

New open science reports: How to put EOSC and FAIR into practice

by Birgit Fingerle Two recently published reports contain lots of information on putting open science into practice in Europe. Both expert groups and their reports complement each other. On the one hand, will FAIR support the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). On the other hand will the federation of data infrastructure and the application of standards enable the discovery and interoperability of data. The first one is the final report and recommendations of the Commission 2nd High Level Expert Group on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC): “Prompting an EOSC in practice”. Report: “Prompting an EOSC in practice” The Commission […]

European Open Science Cloud: How libraries can spring into action

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is to be established as a central infrastructure for open science in Europe. It is therefore important for libraries and other infrastructure institutions to know what role they can play in this context and how they can already become involved in the course of development. The development of the EOSC is flanked by projects such as EOSCpilot. Ilaria Fava and Valentina Cavalli report on the opportunities for libraries to participate and how they can promote open science. What are the goals of the EOSCpilot project? The EOSCpilot is a two-year EC project to support […]

Open Science Conference 2018: Going into practice!

Open Science is being put into practice. However, this should not be taken for granted; there are still a few challenges to overcome. At the curtain-raiser of this year’s Open Science Conference, Dr Georg Schütte, State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), emphasised that the Open Science community will have to be strategic, fast and relevant enough to drive the issue forward. As part of his opening speech on the second day, Professor Dr-Ing. Matthias Kleiner, President of the Leibniz Association, pointed out firstly that Open Science could serve to restore the trust of the civil […]

Open Science umsetzen: Forschungsdatenprojekte der ZBW

Forschungsdaten stellen gegenwärtig im Rahmen des digitalen Wandels das zentrale Thema der deutschen Wissenschaftspolitik dar. So fordert der Rat für Informationsinfrastrukturen niedrigschwellige Services für Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler, vernetzte Infrastrukturen für Forschungsdaten und Forschung zu den sich wandelnden Realitäten im Wissenschaftssystem. Services für Wirtschaftsforschende Seit 2014 bietet die ZBW einen Wegweiser zu Forschungsdaten in den Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften an, der insbesondere für den Nachwuchs unter den Wirtschaftswissenschaftlerinnen und –wissenschaftlern für den Umgang mit Forschungsdaten hilfreich ist und bereits über 6.000 Downloads verzeichnet: “Auffinden. Zitieren. Dokumentieren”. Um die Bedürfnisse von Ökonomen unter anderem in Bezug auf die Arbeit mit Forschungsdaten stets im […]

Open Data: Wie beeinflusst die Persönlichkeit das Teilen von Forschungsdaten?

Das Teilen von Forschungsdaten beinhaltet ein großes Potential für den wissenschaftlichen Fortschritt. Zugleich wird Open Data von Forscherinnen und Forschern noch wenig praktiziert, weil es für sie oft ein soziales Dilemma bedeutet. Nur wenn Forscherinnen und Forscher bereitwillig ihre Forschungsdaten teilen, kann sich Open Data jedoch durchsetzen. Ob sie dazu bereit sind, hängt zum Teil von ihrer Persönlichkeit ab. Welchen Einfluss die Persönlichkeit hat, wurde in einer bundesweiten fachübergreifenden Studie mit 1.564 Probandinnen und Probanden im Rahmen des Leibniz-Forschungsverbundes Science 2.0 untersucht. Projektpartner waren die ZBW – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft, das DIW Berlin, das Alexander-von-Humboldt-Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft (HIIG) und […]