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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 […]


Exhibition Open UP! How digitisation is transforming science

by Birgit Fingerle and Dr Doreen Siegfried As digitisation gathers pace, libraries are being transformed into the first point of reference for a knowledge-based society. And yet, this is not a change with which the public automatically identifies; many people still think of libraries as analogue places for printed material. It is because of this gulf in understanding that scientific infrastructure service providers often have to go to considerable lengths to explain their current profile. If they are to successfully communicate their relevance, they will have to ensure that their various stakeholder groups fully understand the digital transformation of libraries. […]


Practice Report Open Science: These tools promote collaboration

we were talking with Lukas Galke Tools for digital collaboration are central to open science. But the variety of available tools is hard to oversee; building a suitable portfolio is complex. In our interview, Lukas Galke gives an insight into his project practice and explains criteria for selecting suitable tools. He is a research associate in the project “Q-Aktiv” (link in German) at the ZBW. The project analyses the dynamics of the science and innovation system and looks at research questions such as: How do existing science and technology sectors merge? Or: Which fusion of disciplines and technologies can be […]


Impact School 2018: Training for Transfer and Social Impact

The Impact School is a training format that provides researchers with knowledge and skills for research transfer in the 21st century. The second Impact School: Science Transfer in the 21st Century, after the opening in 2017 took place in Berlin from 17 – 19 September 2018. It was organised within the context of the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0 by Impact Distillery (mStats DS GmbH), Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society(HIIG), German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. We talked to Dr Benedict Fecher and Dr Marcel Hebing, who developed […]


Podcasts: Potential for science and further education

Podcasts are series of audio files which are made available free of charge. These can be improvised or produced using a script; with respect to topic and length they can vary widely or can be clearly delimited. Quelle: Quelle: “obs/dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH/nextMediaHamburg” Podcasts are enjoying growing popularity, particularly for the purposes of entertainment (54 percent listen to such podcasts or would be open to doing so) and science and further education (49 percent), as a study undertaken by nextMedia.Hamburg (link in German) demonstrates. The most popular formats are primarily reports (listened to by 62 percent), news (45 percent), interviews […]


Generation R: Forming Open Scientists and Shaping Science Systems

Generation R is a new editorial platform based on themes, blogposts and learning resources. We asked its editor, Simon Worthington, to answer our questions concerning its scope and organization. Why Generation R? Digital transformation is affecting academia on so many levels and so quickly that there is a need to find ways to help scientists and scholars to cope with the pace of change. Generation R’s role is to help people make use of these open science changes, and to facilitate scientists getting involved in shaping the future of these new open science systems and tools. Generation R is an […]


Barcamp Open Science: We need to talk!

Given that open science is a hot topic of conversation, is it also being put into practice? Open science has unfortunately not yet completely caught on, and the oft discussed cultural change is taking time. Often there is a lack of knowledge and orientation in the complex world of open science. That is why it is important to approach researchers, facilitate an exchange about practices and answer their questions. This was the focus of the fourth Barcamp Open Science, organised by the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0 and held at Wikimedia as it was last year. Launched as a pre-event […]


Impact School 2017: Wissenschaftlicher Impact außerhalb der Wissenschaft

Impact ist ein immanenter Faktor im Wissenschaftssystem, der meist auf der Messung von Zitationen basiert. Ein hoher Impact kann sich positiv auf die Aufstiegschancen im kompetitiven Karrieresystem der Wissenschaft auswirken. Daher ist es ein natürliches Bestreben von Forschenden, den wissenschaftlichen Impact zu optimieren und beispielsweise in entsprechenden Journals mit einem hohen Impact Factor (IF) zu publizieren. Impact außerhalb der Wissenschaft Befinden sich Forschende in ihrem Denken an Impact zu sehr in einer wissenschaftlichen Blase? Impact von Forschung kann auch außerhalb des Wissenschaftssystems stattfinden. Forschungsergebnisse können beispielsweise im Sinne von Open Science für eine breitere Öffentlichkeit zugänglich gemacht werden, direkt durch […]


Forschungstools: Von A wie Altmetrics, B wie Bench Work, bis C wie Collaboration

Research Stash Vor kurzem erschien mit Research Stash eine neue Toolsammlung für Forschungstools. Research Stash ist eine kuratierte Übersicht von Tools zur Unterstützung von Forschenden aus den MINT-Fächern. Die Tools, jeweils mit einer kurzen Beschreibung versehen, sind untergliedert in acht Kategorien zu finden: „Presentation“, „Altmetrics“, „Literature Mining“, „Publish“, „Writing“, „Bench Work“, „Collaboration“ und „Social Networking“. Ein Teil der aufgeführten Tools sind sicherlich auch für Forschende aus anderen Fachgebieten interessant. Vorschläge für weitere Tools können hinzugefügt werden.   Digital Tools for Researchers Bereits seit längerer Zeit gibt es Digital Tools for Researchers, eine umfangreiche Liste mit vielfältigen Forschungstools. Die Tools sind […]