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News on Open Science and Science 2.0 (Newsletter July 2019)

Around the research alliance and it’s partners The SprintCon On 21 October the SprintCon, the 1st convention for communities who create open books and knowledge resources will take place at TIBLeibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology. It is the pre-conference of the Twenty-First International Conference on Grey Literature (GL21). The aim of this event […]


DH-Kolloquium an der BBAW, 2.8.2019: U. Wuttke/J. Klar: How FAR is FAIR?

Im Rahmen des DH-Kolloquiums an der BBAW möchten wir Sie herzlich zum nächsten Termin am Freitag, den 2. August 2019, 17 Uhr s.t. bis 19 Uhr (Konferenzraum 1), einladen: Dr. Ulrike Wuttke (Fachbereich Informationswissenschaften, RDMO, Fachhochschule Potsdam) und Dr. Jochen Klar (Berater und Softwareentwickler, RDMO) How FAR is FAIR? Der öffentliche Zugang zu geisteswissenschaftlichen Forschungsdaten […]


Interview: Open Access Preprints boost Article Citations and Mentions

we were talking with Nicholas Fraser In a recently published study (PDF) a team of researchers of ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences analysed if preprints are associated with increased citations and sharings of journal articles. Nicholas Fraser, postdoctoral researcher at ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, explains their findings to us. What was the topic of your recently published research on preprints? Our new study was undertaken as part of the “OASE” project, where we are aiming to understand how open access to scientific publications influences their impact, […]


GenR Notebook Launch

📖 Welcome to the ‘Notebook’ community news from open science & scholarship. On the Notebook you’ll find brief notes, say 128 word long notes: meetups, calls, publications, data, mooc classes, webinars, curriculum, cool tools, and announcements from the GenR büro… Call for contributions! If you would like to post to the Notebook send in your …

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Blockchain and Timestamping Posts

⛓️ GenR has started to use the blockchain timestamp with the new plugin for WordPress from the Netherlands based outfit Wordproof. It is a free to use service only released this June 2019 at the Berlin hosted WordPress Camp EU #WCEU.  The purpose of the timestamp is to prove the date of publishing by placing a …

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Open Science & Climate Change Resources: A Collaborative Index

The index is part of the GenR theme ‘Open Science and Climate Change‘ for which there are two areas of inquiry: firstly, technologies and innovations for a renewable energy future, and; secondly, monitoring and understanding the environment and the effects of climate change. Join us over at the open pad on the CryptPad platform and …

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Planning a Community Science (AKA Citizen Science) Research Project

The dossier is designed as a conclusion of the initial cluster of articles for the Generation Research theme ‘Post-Digital Community Science‘ which ran over May/June 2019 and is accompanied by a collaboratively built ‘Community Science Index’

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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 […]