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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 […]


Open Access in Finland: How an Open Repository becomes a Full Service Open Publishing Platform

by Tiina Tolonen and Minna Marjamaa To foster open access in Finland, universities have decided to join forces and develop a full service platform for open publishing. Tiina Tolonen and Minna Marjamaa of the AMKIT Consortium AMKIT-Konsortium outline the case of 25 Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland for us. European Union and National requirements for open access – how to achieve it? By the year 2020 one rule of Horizon 2020 must be followed: Open access is mandatory either through a repository or directly by publishing in open access to peer-reviewed publications. Depositing in a repository is mandatory either […]


Open Access in Finland: How an Open Repository becomes a Full Service Open Publishing Platform

Universities across Europe are tackling the same open science challenges with constantly diminishing resources. The need for improved open publishing services is obvious if the universities are to meet the ambitions of the European Union to publish 100% openly by the year 2020. Sometimes making a game plan might seem a too big objective for small universities. In Finland the problem was solved by a joint approach by 25 Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS). Joining forces has already created good results.