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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.


Modeling Low Carbon Energy Futures for the United States

A new project will create an Open Energy Outlook for the United States to complement the US Annual Energy Outlook, which produces modeled projections of domestic energy markets. The Open Energy Outlook will utilize an open source energy system optimization model to examine US technology and policy pathways for deep decarbonization. Energy models provide a self-consistent framework to evaluate the effects of technology innovation, shifts in fuel prices, and new energy and climate policies. The focus on open source code and data is intended to foster community involvement in the effort, allow researchers to interrogate the model and reproduce published results, and engender trust within the broader community of modelers, analysts, and decision makers. The project has been funded by the Sloan Foundation.

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Open Science, Collaboration and Participation in Energy System Research

Open Energy Modelling has been built up as a research community over the last ten years aiming to bring transparency to the field using an array of Open Science methods for the planning of energy systems. The role of collaboration in the research cycle used by scientists in this engineering community is now an established Open Science practice. Similar practices of collaboration and participation outside of academia involving the public are still in their infancy. Harnessing public participation in energy planning and policy development is likely change as the energy sector is undergoing rapid changes due to its large contribution to greenhouse gases and the consequent demands for transparency and innovation to tackle climate change.

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Open-Access-Informationen für alle – bundesweites Projekt open-access.network

Im jetzt gestarteten Projekt open-access.network erstellen und betreiben sechs Partner, darunter die TIB, ein bundesweites Informationsangebot für Wissenschaftler*innen und weitere Akteure der Open-Access-Community. Die TIB übernimmt wichtige Aufgaben bei der Erstellung von Informations- und Lehrmaterialien, bei der Konzeption und Durchführung von Online-Schulungen, bei der Erforschung von Open-Access-Lücken und beim Betrieb eines zentralen Diskussionsforums.


Announcing New GenR Themes and Changes to Theme Scheduling

GenR is changing how it runs theme and having them ongoing as well as opening up to the Open Science community for theme suggestions. New themes that are already allocated for 2019/20 are ‘Innovation: The Open Science Dividend’ and ‘A Publishing Utopia’.

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Open Access Roadshow: Open and connected for everyone!

“Open and connected for everyone!” With this slogan, the Schleswig-Holstein university libraries invited participants to the launch event for the first Open Access Roadshow at the University of Kiel, on 11 November 2019. The diversity of the topics ranged from open science policy strategies through to specific practical examples.


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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