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

Around the research alliance and it’s partners

Registration for the MOVING MOOC is open!

MOVING is organizing a MOOC on “Science 2.0 and open research methods”. In the MOOC young scholars will learn to use web-based social technologies and online communities not just as objects of study, but also as way of conducting research: to build networks, discuss findings, and collaborate with scholars across disciplinary, cultural, and geographical boundaries. Participants of the MOOC will learn how the use of social technologies together with movements like Creative Commons offer entirely new ways to publish, share, discuss, and reproduce scientific findings and data.
The MOOC starts 12 November, 2018 on the MOVING platform. For more information watch this short video: and follow the MOOC organizers on Twitter @MoMoSci20.

GESIS Panel User Conference

The first GESIS Panel User Conference will take place from 11-12 March 2019 in Mannheim. The goal is to bring together researchers from various disciplines to discuss their work with the GESIS Panel data and foster international collaborations. Do you use data from the GESIS Panel – exclusively or in conjunction with other data? Then, submit your abstract or a full paper by 1 November, 2018.

 GenR – Latest Blogposts

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

How Blockchain Enables Self-governance by Scientists

DEIP is a decentralized research platform governed by scientists. What mechanisms enable its self-governance and how does it work? Alex Shkor, blockchain architect and founder of the DEIP platform takes us through the thinking that has gone into the development of the DEIP model.

Solid: Personal Data Management through Linked Data

In this blogpost Ruben Verborgh describes how he introduced Solid, a decentralized web framework, based on Web standards and linked data.  Read on and dip into the developer framework for building your own Solid apps.

Open Science in General

Kick- start for the German GO FAIR community: Second workshop reveals potential for synergies

Using the motto ‘GO BUILD – GO TRAIN – GO CHANGE’, Germany’s second workshop for the GO FAIR initiative was held in Berlin on 19/09/2018. It was organized by the Hamburg team from the international GO FAIR support and coordination office. ZBW MediaTalk asked Monika Linne, the national advisor of the GO FAIR office, to briefly outline what the workshop was about.

Young Academies Release Statement in Response to ‘Plan S’ on Open Access of Scientific Output

Publicly funded research output should neither be hidden behind paywalls nor be a ‘pay-to-publish’ game. This is one of the core points of the Position Statement ‘Opportunities and Challenges for Implementing Plan S – The View of Young Academies’, which is the result of discussions among several European young academies and the Global Young Academy (GYA).

Open access book publishing should be community-focused and aim to let diversity thrive, not be driven by a free market paradigm

The whole reasoning around open access for books is now aligned to a commercial agenda, where authors invest in openness with the prospect of greater downloads, citations, and impact in return. Marcel Knöchelmann argues that the free market paradigm is particularly ill-suited to humanities and social sciences book publishing and its many diverse scholarly communities.

Issues in the Interpretation of “Altmetrics” Digital Traces: A Review

Researchers leave traces of their behavior during many stages of their research process. With scholarship moving online, we can now access various types of altmetrics digital traces such as reading, organizing, sharing, and discussing scientific papers, thus develop a more holistic story about researchers and their work. However, a lack of in-depth interpretation of altmetrics digital traces is observed. This paper focuses on reviewing some of the existing altmetrics research, with a particular emphasis on the issues that need to be taken into consideration in the interpretation of altmetrics digital traces.

Secure services for sensitive data in research

Research often involves the use of personal data as a basis for the scientific analysis. However, a particular challenge in this area is to use these data resources without violating privacy. And for that we need secure digital infrastructures, compliant with both national and European regulations. An overview of secure data services offered through EOSC-hub is given by Abdulrahman Azab, Francesca Iozzi, and Antti Pursula.

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