Digitisation of Higher Education: Systemic Framework Conditions and Influencing Political Factors
Which factors have a strong systemic influence on the digitisation of higher education? Which can be influenced politically? In a new work report dealing with the systemic framework conditions for digitisation in higher education, we look at areas of action related to open science and discuss the extent to which future scenarios such as “disruption" can endanger university locations.
Reproducible Research and GIScience: an Evaluation Using AGILE Conference Papers
We reviewed current recommendations for reproducible research and translated them into criteria for assessing the reproducibility of articles in the field of geographic information science (GIScience). Results from the author feedback indicate that although authors support the concept of performing reproducible research, the incentives for doing this in practice are too small. Therefore, we propose concrete actions for individual researchers and the GIScience conference series to improve transparency and reproducibility.
Scientists Join the Global Climate Strike - March For Science
Over the last year, millions of school climate strikers have been leaving their classrooms every Friday. Young people have woken up much of the world, and now they are asking for everyone else to join them in action.
Making decisions before conducting analyses requires practice. Respecting both what was planned and what actually happened requires good judgment and humility in making claims. With the accelerating adoption of preregistration, we now face the challenge of figuring out how to use this methodology to its fullest potential.
A Landscape Analysis of Open Source Publishing Tools and Platforms catalogs and analyzes all available open-source software for publishing and warns that open publishing must grapple with the dual challenges of siloed development and organization of the community-owned ecosystem
Medicine Ignored Women's Health for Years - That's Finally Changing
For decades, the medical field has dismissed female health concerns. Women have been told that they’re imagining signs of heart attacks and other life-threatening ailments and had few resources devoted to researching their medical problems, but, at last, that seems to be changing.
The Odds Are Stacked Against Black, Latino Students Going to Grad School. Here Are Some Solutions
A handful of universities are trying to help more black and Hispanic students get into and through graduate school, where they enroll in disproportionately low numbers. This is a problem not only for the students, but for the schools themselves and for employers who need workers with graduate educations.
A Literature Review of Scholarly Communications Metadata
The purpose of this literature review is to identify the challenges, opportunities, and gaps in knowledge with regard to the use of metadata in scholarly communications. This paper compiles and interprets literature in sections based on the professional groups, or stakeholders, within scholarly communications metadata: researchers, funders, publishers, librarians, service providers, and data curators.