Libraries Lend Books, and Must Continue to Lend Books: Internet Archive Responds to Lawsuit
According to the Internet Archive every digital learner’s access to library books is at stake due to a lawsuit brought by four commercial publishers. That is why they are standing up to defend the rights of hundreds of libraries that are using Controlled Digital Lending.
Open Consultation for the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda
The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is the envisioned federation of research (data) infrastructures that will enable the Web of FAIR Data and Services, help researchers to perform Open Science, and open up and exploit their data, publications and code.
Cross-Sectoral Mobility Funding and the Challenge of Immersion: The Case of SSH
Cross-sectoral mobility funding requires recipients to change their environment and often some aspects of their research. There is a need to understand the impact on the researchers' experiences as knowledge producers within such programs, as part of the broader potential and significance of cross-sectoral mobility funding.
University Vs. Research Institute? The Dual Pillars of German Science Production, 1950-2010
The world's third largest producer of scientific research, Germany, is the origin of the research university and the independent, extra-university research institute. Its dual-pillar research policy differentiates these organizational forms functionally: universities specialize in advanced research-based teaching; institutes specialize intensely on research. This article discusses the future utility of the dual-pillar policy.
"The 2020s Will Be the Decade of the Humanities and Social Sciences", Says New British Academy President
The British Academy today announces that Professor Julia Black, Strategic Director of Innovation and Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, will be its 31st President, succeeding the historian Professor Sir David Cannadine.
Help Us Get to Know the Open Access Journals and Platforms That Are Free of Charge for Readers and Authors
We are pleased to invite you to fill in a survey dedicated to gaining in-depth understanding of open access journals that don’t charge author-fees, often known as the “diamond model”; journals that are free to both readers and authors. In addition, we are launching a crowdsourcing effort to list diamond journals not yet covered in major databases like DOAJ.
COAlition S Response to the ERC Scientific Council's Statement on Open Access and Plan S
cOAlition S has taken note that the ERC Scientific Council wishes to pursue their joint efforts towards Open Access in a more independent way. The European Commission, who directs the Horizon Europe Framework Programme, continues to support cOAlition S and Plan S.
Research Budget Still Uncertain, As Leaders Push Talks into Fourth Day
As EU budget negotiations entered a fourth day in Brussels, the amount of funding that will be available for research and innovation is still unknown - but advocates mounted an online campaign to defend it.
Leaders Agree on Slimmed-down €80.9B for Horizon Europe
EU leaders agreed on a pared-back budget of €80.9 billion for the Horizon Europe research programme, in the fifth day of a marathon summit to debate the EU's long-term budget and a post-pandemic economic recovery plan. The final figure - a big blow to research advocates - is significantly lower than a proposes €94.4 billion put forward by the European Commission in May, as the budget for the R&D programme has been cut multiple times throughout the summit.
cOAlition S has developed a Rights Retention Strategy to give researchers supported by a cOAlition S Organisation the freedom to publish in their journal of choice, including subscription journals, whilst remaining fully compliant with Plan S.
University Associations Renew Call for Higher R&D Budget
University associations have renewed a call for a higher budget for EU research and innovation and for academic exchange programmes, after the latest budget draft by EU Council president Charles Michel proposed a €5 billion cut from Horizon Europe.
COAlition S Develops "Rights Retention Strategy" to Safeguard Researchers' Intellectual Ownership Rights and Suppress Unreasonable Embargo Periods
Publishers commonly require authors to sign exclusive publishing agreements which restrict what authors can do with their research findings, including making articles Open Access in line with their funders’ requirements. To address this problem, cOAlition S has developed a Rights Retention Strategy, which will empower their funded researchers to publish in their journal of choice, including subscription journals, and provide Open Access in compliance with Plan S.