Recommendations for a National Open Science Strategy in Austria
A look at international activities on Open Science reveals a broad spectrum from individual institutional policies to national action plans. The present Recommendations for a National Open Science Strategy in Austria are based on these international initiatives and present practical considerations for their coordinated implementation with regard to strategic developments in research, technology and innovation (RTI) in Austria until 2030. The recommendation paper was developed from 2018 to 2020 by the OANA working group "Open Science Strategy" and published for the first time in spring 2020 for a public consultation. The now available final version of the recommendation document, which contains feedback and comments from the consultation, is intended to provide an impetus for further discussion and implementation of Open Science in Austria and serves as a contribution and basis for a potential national Open Science Strategy in Austria. The document builds on the diverse expertise of the authors (academia, administration, library and archive, information technology, science policy, funding system, etc.) and reflects their personal experiences and opinions.
Backlist to the Future: a New Business Model for University Presses and Open-Access Books
The author is engaged in a project that seeks to convert publishers to business models that will allow them to publish their books openly, without using unaffordable book processing charges (which authors hate and which will not scale). As of today, the first press to take the leap: the Central European University Press can be announced. The model is called “Opening the Future”.
How the world's greatest public health organization was brought to its knees by a virus, the president and the capitulation of its own leaders, causing damage that could last much longer than the coronavirus.
Open Conversation About OA Books. Live session on October 20th
The Open Access Tracking Project (OATP), initiated in 2009, is a crowd-sourced social-tagging project that runs on open-source software. It captures news and comment on open access (OA) to research in every academic field and region of the world.
In academia, decisions on promotions are influenced by the citation impact of the works published by the candidates. The authors examine whether the journal impact factor rank could be replaced with the relative citation ratio, an article-level measure of citation impact developed by the National Institutes of Health.
Prestigious Medical Journal Calls for US Leadership to Be Voted out over COVID-19 Failure
In an unprecedented move, the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday published an editorial written by its editors condemning the Trump administration for its response to the Covid-19 pandemic - and calling for the current leadership in the United States to be voted out of office.
For three days this event brings together teachers, students, university management and other stakeholders from universities, politics and society. It will create a virtual space for exchange on higher education.
As the rush intensifies to find ways to treat and manage COVID-19, one thing is clear: researchers, along with their counterparts in industry and the health services, need unrestricted access to the research literature.
New Global Lab Network Will Compare COVID-19 Vaccines Head-to-head
A major non-profit health emergencies group has set up a global laboratory network to assess data from potential COVID-19 vaccines, allowing scientists and drugmakers to compare them and speed up selection of the most effective shots.
The COVID-19 syndemic is entering its most dangerous phase. There is a mounting breakdown of trust. Not only between politicians and the public. But also among politicians and publics with science and scientists. This breach of faith with science is far more threatening.
FAQs on Protecting Yourself from Aerosol Transmission
FAQs on Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 Aerosol Transmission Shortcut to this page: https://tinyurl.com/FAQ-aerosols Version: 1.78, 1-Oct-2020 Click here to jump over the scientific & historical details and go straight to the recommendations, Click here for automatic translation into many la...