Data sharing and COVID-19- the pandemic is changing the way scientists work and talk to each other. The Early Career Researchers advisory board at Wellcome Open Research discuss how COVID-19 is changing science.
Survey Launches to Better Scope Open Infrastructure in Europe
In collaboration with SPARC Europe, a survey to map Open Access (OA) and Open Science (OS) infrastructure across Europe was launched. The aim is to establish a core understanding of Europe's current field of Open resources and gain insight into their usage, durability, and adherence to core open principles and standards.
Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser to Join UK Research and Innovation As New Chief Executive
Business Secretary Alok Sharma has announced that Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser DBE FRS will join UK Research and Innovation as its new Chief Executive. She will succeed Sir Mark Walport who announced in September last year that he would retire in 2020. Professor Leyser will start her new role on Monday June 29.
If you are an early career scientist looking for ways to get involved with advocacy, or a faculty member who wants to engage your students in the role of science in democracy, the Science for Public Good Fund is for you.
Spike Mutation Pipeline Reveals the Emergence of a More Transmissible Form of SARS-CoV-2
We have developed an analysis pipeline to facilitate real-time mutation tracking in SARS-CoV-2, focusing initially on the Spike (S) protein because it mediates infection of human cells and is the target of most vaccine strategies and antibody-based therapeutics.
The John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science recognises the work of individuals who promote science and evidence, advancing the public discussion around difficult topics despite challenges or hostility.
Methods & Proposal for Metadata Guiding Principles for Scholarly Communications
This article describes an international community-based effort to create metadata guiding principles for adopting and using richer metadata and advancing its application in scholarly communications. These principles can facilitate the dissemination, discoverability and use/reuse of many types of research and scholarly outputs. While much work remains to be done, these principles serve as a starting point for the evolution of processes that span communities including publishers, researchers, scholars, authors and other creators, librarians, curators, custodians, and consumers of scholarly works.These aspirational Metadata 2020 Principles are designed to encompass the needs of our entire community while ensuring thoughtful, purposeful, and reusable metadata resources. They provide a framework for all of us to be good metadata citizens. They also provide a foundation for considering related work from Metadata 2020 and must be interpreted within the legal and practical context in which we operate. They are intended to guide the broadest possible cross-section of our community in improving research communications, publishing, and discoverability.