$100M Health Initiative Aims to Democratize Data Science
Together with partners, the Rockefeller Foundation is working to improve access to data science tools for frontline health workers to prevent 6 million maternal and child deaths in 10 countries by 2030.
Research on Research Institute Launches to Enable More Strategic, Open, Diverse, and Inclusive Research
Announcing the launch of the Research on Research Institute (RoRI), an international consortium of research funders, academic institutions, and technologists working to champion the latest approaches to research on research.
Choices Made Now Are Critical for the Future of Our Ocean and Cryosphere - IPCC
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report highlights the urgency of prioritizing timely, ambitious and coordinated action to address unprecedented and enduring changes in the ocean and cryosphere.
The Science Europe Briefing Paper identifies the key issues at stake in implementing a policy of Open Access to academic books, and outlines recommendations for different stakeholder groups to facilitate and accelerate such a policy.
Project: Adopting Open Science Practices: Researcher Perspectives on Incentives and Disincentives: A Symposium
An ad hoc planning committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will organize a public symposium in conjunction with the September 2019 meeting of the Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science. The symposium will explore current barriers to adopting open science practices and how they might be addressed.
Turning Science into Business is About Recognising Opportunity
Scientists need to work more closely with entrepreneurs and financiers to ensure groundbreaking research in Europe can be turned into successful business opportunities, according to the recently appointed chair of the European Innovation Council's pilot advisory board.
Landmark 'United in Science' Report Informs Climate Action Summit
The world's leading climate science organizations have joined forces to produce a landmark new report for the United Nations Climate Action Summit, underlining the glaring - and growing gaps - between agreed targets to tackle global warming and the actual reality.
The Bibsam Consortium in Sweden signed a new tranformative Read & Publish agreement with academic publisher Springer Nature. It covers rights to publish in over 1,800 hybrid journals at no extra cost for the author as well as reading rights for over 2,100 journals since 1997.
The Top 10 FAIR Data & Software Global Sprint was held online over the course of two-days (29-30 November 2018), where participants from around the world were invited to develop brief guides (stand alone, self paced training materials), called "Things", that can be used by the research community to understand FAIR in different contexts as well as some initial steps to consider.
Bulgaria's Mariya Gabriel Picked to Run Horizon Europe
The incoming president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, nominated Bulgaria's Mariya Gabriel to take charge of research, innovation and education, but has scotched research from the name of the brief for the first time, relabelling it the 'Innovation and Youth' portfolio.
The release in September 2018 of Plan S has led many small and society publishers to examine their business models, and in particular ways to transform their journals from hybrids into pure Open Access (OA) titles. This paper explores one means by which a society publisher might transform.
An Intimate Insight on Psychopathy and a Novel Hermeneutic Psychological Science
This paper is rather a profound hermeneutic enunciation putting into question our present understanding of psychopathy. It further articulates, in complement, a novel theoretical and methodological conceptualisation for a hermeneutic psychological science.
Chief Scientist Investigating NOAA's Backing of Trump over Experts on Dorian
The acting chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) is investigating whether the agency's response to President Trump's claims about Hurricane Dorian constituted a violation of policies and ethics.
Legal Compendium on Open Science: Guideline Answers Legal Questions
With this compendium, the Hamburg Open Science Programme aims to provide practical support for practitioners of open science and to help remove existing obstacles on the way to greater transparency in science.