News on Science 2.0 and Open Science (Newsletter June 2017)

 Latest News from the Research Alliance:



  • EU-Projekt MOVING presents Use Cases
    In the project MOVING (TraininG towards a society of data-saVvy inforMation prOfessionals to enable open leadership Innovation) the two Use Cases under observation have been defined and presented for the first time to 70 participants of the 10th International Summer School “Education & Technology” ( in Indonesia. The project MOVING aims to provide a platform that allows users across all social areas to become familiar with tools needed to search for, manage, and master digital information. The first use case addresses the continuous training of employees in enterprises, the second looks at young researchers such as PhD candidates and master students.


  • Survey on usage of Open Science in university education
    The team of the project “Open Science in Teaching” carried out a survey on the usage of Open Science in university education. Based on a sample of 210 returned questionnaires, they looked at the feedback given by professors, teachers and research asistants on five main themes of Open Science. These themes covered the materials used in courses (in particular Open Educational Resources (OER)), the awareness of OER, usage and development and the usage of collaborative tools in courses. Two thirds of respondents did not use OER in their classes, mostly because they do not know of any good OER for their disciplines. Filesharing platforms and institutional learning platforms are the most widely used tools for teaching, mainly for delivering learning materials. However, 50 per cent of those respondents who use OER in their classes, create and share OER which is an encouraging trend.The survey was designed on the basis of a checklist which was developed in a workshop during the OER-Camp 2016 and was presented in a poster session at the Open Science Conference.


Further news from alliance partners:

  • L3S: New project “DESIR – DARIAH ERIC Sustainability Refined” started
    DARIA is a pan-european initiative and infrastructure to support researchers from the arts and humanities in using digital tools and methods. The Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action DESIR – DARIAH ERIC Sustainability Refined aims to enhance the usage and awareness of DARIAH and its services and tools within the humanities research community and contributing thus to the sustainability of digital research infrastructures in the humanities.  L3S Research Center is a technical partner in DESIR and will contribute with its expertise in information retrieval, knowledge discovery, collaborative knowledge management, and open science. The goal is to develop web-based services for entity-centric search and scholarly content management and integrate them into the DARIAH infrastructure.



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