The Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) on Research Integrity, which forms the basis of this report, was carried out between July 2018 and June 2019 by a dedicated Policy Support Facility (PSF) panel consisting of four independent experts and twelve countries.
Webinar: Getting Up to Speed on Repository Discovery Services
Having trouble keeping track of the increasing number of discovery services? Want to learn more about how they work, who are their main users, and how to ensure your repository content is visible in these services? You are invited to participate in a webinar that will feature three of these discovery services.
Open Science, Open Data and Open Scholarship: European Policies to Make Science Fit for the 21st Century
Open science will make science more efficient, reliable and responsive to societal challenges. The European Commission has sought to advance Open Science policy from its inception in a holistic and integrated way, covering all aspects of the research cycle from scientific discovery and review to sharing knowledge, publishing and outreach.
The Value of Preregistration for Psychological Science: A Conceptual Analysis
The question whether the practice of preregistration is valuable depends on your philosophy of science. Daniel Lakens provides a conceptual analysis of the value of preregistration for psychological science from an error statistical philosophy.
Recognizing the world's most influential researchers of the past decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.
Quality over Quantity: How the Dutch Research Council is Giving Researchers the Opportunity to Showcase Diverse Types of Talent
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) is piloting a narrative CV format in the Veni scheme, its major funding instrument for early career researchers. The format advances showcasing diverse types of talent and encourages assessment of quality rather than quantity.
Early Coauthorship with Top Scientists Predicts Success in Academic Careers
By examining publication records of scientists from four disciplines, the authors show that coauthoring a paper with a top-cited scientist early in one's career predicts lasting increases in career success, especially for researchers affiliated with less prestigious institutions.
Mapping the Publishing Challenges for an Open Access University Press
Managing a New University Press (NUP) is often a one-person operation and, with limits on time and resources, efficiency and effectiveness are key to having a successful production process and providing a high level of author, editor and reader services. This article looks at the challenges faced by open access (OA) university presses throughout the publishing journey and considers ways in which these challenges can be addressed. In particular, the article focuses on six key stages throughout the lifecycle of an open access publication: commissioning; review; production; discoverability; marketing; analytics. Approached from the point of view of the University of Huddersfield Press, this article also draws on discussions and experiences of other NUPs from community-led forums and events. By highlighting the issues faced, and the potential solutions to them, this research recognises the need for a tailored and formalised production workflow within NUPs and also provides guidance how to begin implementing possible solutions.
Graduate Students Protest Trump Labor Board's Proposal to Exempt Them from Definition of "Employee"
Graduate students said their schools would have no reason to bargain with them over wages, health care and other compensation items if they aren't considered employees under the National Labor Relations Act.
Accelerating Scholarly Communication: The Transformative Role of Preprints
Study explores the place of preprints in the research lifecycle from the points of view of researchers, research performing organisations, research funding organisations and preprint servers/service providers.
The study of science itself is a growing field of research. Also known as meta-science or the science of science, it involves studying the processes and decisions that shape the evolution of scientific research. This collection of articles highlights the breadth of meta-research with articles on topics as diverse as gender bias in peer review, statistical power in clinical trials and the readability of the scientific literature.
Sorry, Wrong Number: Statistical Benchmark Comes Under Fire
Earlier this fall Dr. Scott Solomon presented the results of a huge heart drug study to an audience of fellow cardiologists in Paris. The presented number 0.059 caused gasps as the audience was looking for something under 0.05.