Latest News from the Research Alliance:
- Research Alliance receives additional funding
Within a funding line of the Leibniz Association 200,000 Euros of additional funds have been granted over four years to the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. The funding started on June 1, 2016.
The measures include (1) the further development of international events discussing Science 2.0 and Open Science, (2) networks for excellent and internationally renowned researchers, and (3) supporting the knowledge transfer of Science 2.0 practices into the corresponding scientific disciplines.
- High Level Expert Group on Altmetrics
Prof. Isabella Peters has been appointed by the European Commission as one of six members of the High Level “Expert Group on Altmetrics”. This group of experts has been set up by the European Commission’s Directorate-General Research and Innovation to propose suggestions for an alternative system of evaluating scientific work apart from quantitative citation-based impact factors and towards responsible metrics. Prof. Peters, whose key areas of work are Social Media and User-generated Content, Altmetrics and Science 2.0, is a researcher at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and professor for Web Science at the University of Kiel.
- General meeting of Leibniz Research Alliances on November 23, 2016 in Berlin
This year’s general meeting will take place on November 23 in Berlin as part of the annual conference of the Leibniz Association.
- Save the Date: Barcamp Open Science on March 20, 2017 in Berlin
The next barcamp will take place shortly before the Open Science Conference (see below) on March 20, 2017. This time we will be guests at Wikimedia and will discuss several issues concerning Open Science, especially focusing Open Educational Ressources (OER).
- Save the Date: Open Science Conference 2017 on March 21 to 22 in Berlin
The Open Science Conference 2017 is the 4th international conference of the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. It is a continuation and development of the former Science 2.0 Conference and has just been renamed. It is dedicated to the Open Science movement and provides a unique forum where researchers, librarians, practitioners, politicians, and other important stakeholders can discuss and exchange their ideas and experiences.
Upcoming Events related to Science 2.0 and Open Science:
- International Open Access Week 2016 | worldwide: October 24 -30, 2016
- Open Data Science Conference ODSC WEST | Santa Clara (USA): November 4-6,2016
- Bildungsforschung 2020 | Berlin (Germany): November 16-17, 2016
- Next steps for Open Access and Open Data research policy | London (UK): November 22, 2016
- Helmholtz Open Science Workshop: „Zugang zu und Nachnutzung von wissenschaftlicher Software” | Dresden (Germany): November 22-23, 2016
- OpenCon 2016: Advancing Openness in Research and Education | Berlin (Germany), November 24 – 26, 2016
- Conference on Philosophy and History of Open Science | Helsinki (Finland), November 30 – December 1, 2016
- HBP Student Conference | Innsbruck (Austria), February 8 – 10, 2017
- OR2017 Conference —International Conference of the German Operations Research Society, September 6-8, 2017
- Carroll, C. (2016). The number behind the number: suggesting a truer measure of academic impact. LSE Impact Blog.
- Farías Pelcastre, I., González Correa, F. (2016). The current system of knowledge dissemination isn’t working and Sci-Hub is merely a symptom of the problem. LSE Impact Blog.
- Fecher, B & Wagner, G. (2016). A research symbiont. Science, 351(6280), 1405-1406.
- Jahn, N., Tullney, M. A study of institutional spending on open access publication fees in Germany. PeerJ 4:e2323
- McKiernan, E., Bourne, P. E., Brown, C.T., Buck, S. & Kenall, A. (2016). How open science helps researchers succeed. eLife 2016;5:e16800
- Milani, E. (2016). SciHashtag: Twitter Hashtags for Scientists. Public Understanding of Science
- Mudditt, A. (2016). Peer Review in the Humanities and Social Sciences: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It? The Scholarly Kitchen.
- Ottaviani, J. (2016). The Post-Embargo Open Access Citation Advantage: It Exists (Probably), It’s Modest (Usually), and the Rich Get Richer (of Course).
- Scherp, A., Pscheida, D., Wiese, M., Nishioka, C., Köhler, T., Maas, A., Collyda, C., Mezaris, V. (2016). MOVING: Training Towards a Society of Data-savvy Information Professionals.
Interesting calls for …
- …proposals | Open Repositories 2017 Conference (Deadline: November 30, 2016)
- …submissions | 2016 State of the Commons (Deadline: October 31, 2016)