Ask for Evidence is a public campaign that holds powerful figures, companies, organisations and public bodies to account. It helps people challenge claims in news stories, adverts and policies and ask for the evidence behind them. It’s making sure a discussion on the evidence happens when it really matters. Becoming an ambassador is an opportunity to encourage others in your region to Ask for Evidence by giving talks, running activities and talking with community groups about issues that matter to them.
Counting is Not Enough - How Plain Language Statements Could Improve Research Assessment
Academic hiring and promotion committees and funding bodies often use publication lists as a shortcut to assessing the quality of applications.In order to avoid bias towards prestigious titles, plain language statements should become a standard feature of academic assessment.
Advance knowledge in service of equitable and open scholarship is the mission of the Center for Research on Equitable and Open Scholarship. CREOS seeks evidence about the best ways disparate communities can participate in scholarship with minimal bias or barriers.
February 11 was the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This year, it was marked by a joint statement celebrating women’s achievements in science from Europe’s eight EIROforum laboratories.
Accurately Analysing Diversity in Research - Digital Science
This article by Dr Hélène Draux, Research Data Scientist at Digital Science, and Dr Suze Kundu, Head of Public Engagement at Digital Science takes note of 11th February, the annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
The Game is Changing: How Two Years of Trump Has Energized the Science Community
Two years into the Trump administration the damage done to science is significant but it would have been far worse without thousands of scientists and their allies calling out attacks on science and detailing the consequences of these attacks for public health and safety.
We first announced plans to investigate identifiers for grants in 2017 and are almost ready to violate the first rule of grant identifiers which is “they probably should not be called grant identifiers”.
As a community of 140 organisations who are committed to the advancement of open access publishing and who represent the majority of the of the OA journal output in the DOAJ*, OASPA is of course very supportive of the intentions of Plan S, as we commented previously at the beginning of October.
To help us better understand and meet the needs of our current and future users, we invite you to complete this survey of what you know about ORCID, whether - and if so, how - you currently use ORCID and your experiences of doing so, what’s working and what isn’t, and more.
FOSTER/OpenAIRE Moderated Course on Open Access to Publications in Horizon 2020
Are you participating in a H2020 funded project? Would you like to know more on how to comply with the H2020 Open Access mandate? Join in this moderated FOSTER/OpenAIRE Course on Open Access to Publications in Horizon 2020.
OPERAS Declaration on the Plan S Implementation Guidance
OPERAS, the European research infrastructure dedicated to open scholarly communication in the Social Sciences and Humanities, provides its recommendations to the guidance document on the implementation of Plan S.
Feedback to Coalition S on Plan S Implementation Guidelines
An argument that Coalition members should favour, both in words and via their spending decisions, community-controlled, no-author-fee journals over commercially owned journals charging APCs, in order to give due consideration to the non-commercial elements of the scholarly publishing ecosystem.