News on Science 2.0 and Open Science (Newsletter November 2018)

News on Science 2.0 and Open Science (Newsletter November 2018)

Around the research alliance and it’s partners


Impact School 2018: Training for Transfer and Social Impact

How does research transfer work in the 21st century? How can scientific results be harnessed for politics, economy, media and society? ZBW MediaTalk interviewed the creators of our Impact School 2018, Dr Benedikt Fecher and Dr Marcel Hebing. The Impact School took place in September and passed on helpful knowledge to scientists and provided practical training for opening up science to society.

Call for Abstracts: Conference on the Management of Research Data

The Service Centre eSciences   of the University of Trier and ZPID – Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information is calling  for abstracts for a conference on the management of research data. This conference aims at all persons who are actively involved in the design of research data management structures (RDM) and concepts at universities and non-university research institutions.

Submission Deadline: 15 December 2018

How to Book Sprint, in Sixteen Steps

The “Open Science Training Handbook” is a result of a book sprint happening in February at TIB Hannover. In this blogpost Helene Brinken and Lambert Heller are providing a “How-To” Guide for organizing book sprints as an open method of co-working.

Exploring digital spheres – a new podcast by HIIG

In the new podcast “Exploring digital spheres” you will get to know HIIG researchers from diverse disciplines. They talk about how our digital society works and what the future might look like. Every other episode, the researchers will enter into a dialogue with other digital mavericks!

GenR- Latest Blogposts

Be an author for GenR! Next GenR theme: Socializing Infrastructures #infraQ

What has drawn many people to the cause of Open Science is the idea of ‘universal access to knowledge’ using the technologies of computing and digital networks to enable human knowledge to be in free circulation. At GenR we want to ask a number of questions about the ‘how’ to transition of current scholarly systems to meet this inspiring idea of knowledge being freely available for all.

If you want to contribute an article on this topic please contact our editor Simon Worthington.

 An Interview with de-RSE: Supporting Researchers Using Software

A GenR Interview with members of the German Association of Research Software Engineers. The association is being formally constituted on 26th November and will provide a new support network for the wider software community. Highlights are a summer 2019 conference in Potsdam, and a fellowship program.

Research or Perish! The Decentralized Web and Open Research

In this blogpost Simon Worthington reports from the FORCE11 2018 Montreal Conference. A lot of the attendees have been drawn down the rabbit-hole of Open Science R&D by the usual question and corresponding response. Why is the scholarly system so broken? Let’s just fix it.

What Can Open Science Learn and Use from DECODE’s Blockchain Urbanism Research and Tech Stack?

The EU Horizon 2020 funded DECODE research project has been developing a technical infrastructure to ensure smart and safe cities. The motivation of the research behind it: real world implementation by all types of service providers using Privacy by Design principles. The question for Open Science and scholarly communications is how these principles and technologies can be transferred from urbanism to academia.

An Interview with Sarven Capadisli, Dokieli-Developer, on Autonomous Linked Research

Dokieli is a browser based, decentralized publishing software, designed on the principles of empowerment, individual autonomy, decentralized and interoperable applications, universal access, and a social Web. GenR sat down with Sarven Capadisli, its’ developer and talked about the idea behind it.

Open Science in General

NFDI4Life is presenting itself with a position paper

NFDI4Life  will provide data resources, as well as data management infrastructure and services for the life sciences in general, with special focus on the factors mentioned above. NFDI4Life will also engage in further research based on the produced data (called “data science”) and especially, in new method, standard, quality and process development for research data management and life science data digitalization.

Reaction of Researchers to Plan S: Too Far, Too Risky

Researchers from around Europe have written an Open Letter to the European Commission following the announcement of Plan S. They view the draft version as going too far, being unfair for the scientists involved and too risky for science in general. According to them Plan S has far-reaching consequences, takes insufficient care of the desires and wishes of the individual scientists and creates a range of unworkable and undesirable situations.

Advancing FAIR Data in Earth, Space, and Environmental Science

The Enabling FAIR Data project has brought together a broad spectrum of earth, space, and environmental science leaders to ensure that data are findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable. They mobilized a community of more than 300 cross-sector leaders to improve data handling across the ESES.

Peer Review: The Worst Way to Judge Research, Except for All the Others

In this New York Times article Aaron Caroll is looking at the weaknesses of Peer Review. He highlights some of the common aspects as e.g. biased peer review and overworked/underpaid reviewers. Consequently, he is proposing some ideas to improve the current system.

Open Repositories: Call for Proposals

The 14th International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2019, will be held on 10-13 June 2019 in Hamburg, Germany. The organizers are pleased to invite you to contribute to the program. This year’s conference theme is: All the user needs. Proposals are welcome on the overall user-centered theme, but also on other theoretical, practical, organizational, or administrative topics related to digital repositories.

Submission Deadline: 9 January 2019

LIBER 2019 Call for Papers: Research Libraries for Society

Call for papers for the next LIBER Conference 26-28 June 2019. In this time of information overload, ‘fake news’, ever-growing possibilities of digital scholarship, and worldwide developments in Open Science, library support is needed more than ever. This role of research libraries is the focus of the next LIBER Annual Conference.

Submission Deadline: 14 January 2019

Podcast: The Psychology of Open Access

The topic of the current episode of the Open Science Talk is: What are the main factors for not choosing OA-publications, and how could institutions and policymakers better understand the choice of the researcher? Their guest is organizational psychologist and PhD candidate Lars Moksness at the Tromsø School of Business and Economics at UIT – the Arctic University.

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