Significant Economic Benefits? Enhancing the Impact of Open Science for Knowledge Users
In this post it is discussed how open research can lead to economic benefits. The author suggests that future open research policies should focus on developing research discovery, translation and the capacity for research utilisation outside of the academy.
RDA and COAR Collaborate to Progress Research Data Management Internationally
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) are pleased to announce an agreement to work together to strengthen and expand capacities for research data management within the international data repository community.
Many of the Deadliest Cancers Receive the Least Amount of Research Funding
Many of the deadliest or most common cancers get the least amount of nonprofit research funding, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study that examined cancer research funding from nonprofit organizations.
The publication of our first two Registered Reports marks a major milestone for Nature Human Behaviour. These studies demonstrate what many researchers know, but is often hidden from the published literature: confirmatory research doesn't always confirm the authors' hypotheses.
Thousands of Universities Join Wave of Climate Emergency Declarations
The climate emergency movement is heading to school. Global higher education networks tying together more than 7000 universities and colleges from across the globe declared a climate emergency and published a three-point plan to confront the escalating environmental crisis.
Establishing, Developing, and Sustaining a Community of Data Champions
While research data support units now exist in many universities, these are typically not able to provide discipline-specific expertise or resources. This article focuses on the Data Champion Programme at the University of Cambridge, which empowers discipline-specific expertise already embedded within each unit to advocate for good RDM and to deliver support locally.
Article postulates that a clear definition of use and reuse is needed to establish better metrics for a comprehensive scholarly record of individuals, institutions, organizations, etc. Hence, this article presents a first definition of reuse of research data.
Plan S: LIBER Calls on Libraries to Share Successes & Challenges On the Road to Compliance - LIBER
LIBER appreciates the latest guidance, which matches its strategic goal of making Open Access the main form of scholarly communication by 2020. At the same time, it recognises the complexities and challenges faced by research libraries to implement publishing or update services to follow Plan S.
How to Start Preparing Your Journals for Plan S: A Guide for Publishers Using Scholastica
In the coming months, Scholastica will be introducing product improvements to help journals comply with the Plan S guidelines. In this post, we overview steps journals using Scholastica's open access publishing platform can take to start preparing for Plan S.
Governing the Scholarly Commons: the Radical Open Access Collective - Samuel Moore
The Radical Open Access Collective (ROAC) is a community of 60+ not-for-profit presses, journals and other open access projects. One of the aims of the collective is to legitimise scholar-led publishing as an important alternative model for open access.