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The 2019/20 Barometer for the Academic World: New Insights for Open Science?

What is the state of science in Germany these days? The Barometer for the Acadamic World has been dedicated to answering this since 2010, examining areas such as Open Data, Open Access, Peer Review and the question of how trustworthy scientific knowledge actually still is. We took a look at how much Open Science is in the current report.

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The sum and its parts: The benefits of combining data from different surveys

Post 1 in the series “Adventures in ex-post harmonization” Ex-post harmonization – combining data from different surveys – requires quite some effort. In this post, we explore the many reasons why it is still worth it. All benefits discussed here apply equally to large scale and smaller ex-post harmonization efforts.


Neue Ansätze für das Forschungsdatenmanagement: Domain-Data-Protokolle für die empirische Bildungsforschung

Was zeichnet ein exzellentes Forschungsdatenmanagement in der empirischen Bildungsforschung aus? Eine adäquate Dokumentation, eine rechtssichere Datenerhebung und –verarbeitung, eine hohe Datenqualität, die Nachvollziehbarkeit der Datengenese oder die Bereitstellung der Daten zur Nachnutzung durch Dritte? What distinguishes excellent research data management in empirical educational research? Adequate documentation, legally compliant data collection


Open Science Strategy: TU Delft aims at the pole position for the open era

The TU Delft has recently released its open science strategy and has expressed the ambition to be a frontrunner in this area. We take a look at the topics and the management approach it has chosen in order to prepare its staff and students for research and education in the open era.


Open Science Strategy: TU Delft aims at the pole position for the open era

The TU Delft has recently released its open science strategy and has expressed the ambition to be a frontrunner in this area. We take a look at the topics and the management approach it has chosen in order to prepare its staff and students for research and education in the open era.


An Open Energy System Modeling Community

The Open Energy Modelling Initiative (shortened to openmod) is an online and offline umbrella community devoted to promoting open energy system modeling and analysis. While there are no restrictions on application area, the bulk of funded research is directed toward questions involving public policy. As of late‑2019, the openmod has about 600 participants on its mailing list, with most of them being full‑time researchers or analysts.

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Discussion paper: New indicators for Open Science and Open Innovation

Established indicators for research and innovation processes do not sufficiently capture the nuances of open science and open innovation. As a result, their opportunities and risks often remain obscure. A new discussion paper therefore makes proposals for the expansion of existing indicators and the development of new ones. We looked at possible innovations in the field of open science.


Blockchain: How it could make research more open and transparent

by Birgit Fingerle The study “Blockchain in Higher Education – Fundamentals – Potentials – Boundaries” (Study in German language „Blockchain in der Hochschulbildung – Grundlagen – Potenziale – Grenzen“) of the Stifterverband was compiled on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, and published in July 2019. It continues the EU study published at the end of 2017 “Blockchain in Education” focussing on the German higher education system. The individual chapters explore the technological and design fundamentals of blockchain technology and the technical, economic and societal added values of its use, such as its potential contribution to lowering […]


Blockchain: How it could make research more open and transparent

Blockchains are credited with bringing great benefits for economics and society. This also applies to the higher education sector. A recently published study explores blockchain in higher education. We took a closer look at which application scenarios seem to be particularly interesting in relation to promoting open science.


Open Science in Research Projects: Library supports from Grant Proposal to Final Report

we were talking with Romain Féret The University of Lille has set up a service supporting researchers (Link in French language; short service description in English language) with their research projects from the beginning. We talked to Romain Féret who is in charge of open access and research data management at the library of the University of Lille. Your library has set up a special open science service dedicated to research projects. What are the service’s goals? The first goal of our service is to increase the quality of our researchers’ grant proposals and to improve their projects’ feasibility. It […]