How the Entire Scientific Community Can Confront Gender Bias in the Workplace
Evidence overwhelmingly shows structural barriers to women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, and suggests that the onus cannot be on women alone to confront the gender bias in our community. Here, I share my experience as a scientist and a woman who has collected data during more than ten years of scientific training about how best to navigate the academic maze of biases and barriers.
OpenUP Hub is an open, dynamic and collaborative knowledge environment that systematically captures, organizes and categorizes research outcomes, best practices, tools and guidelines. Explore the given material about opening up the review-dissemination-assessment phases of the research lifecycle and practices to support the transition to a more open and gender sensitive research environment.
OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2018
The OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2018 is the twelfth edition in a series that biennially reviews key trends in science, technology and innovation (STI) policy in OECD countries and a number of major partner economies.
The European Open Science Cloud is Officially Launched
The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is officially launched. The inauguration marks the conclusion of a long process, demonstrates the importance of EOSC for the advancement of research in Europe and introduces the new EOSC Portal.
We Scientists 2035 Workshop Day - with Jacques Dubochet | 7 Feb 2019 | Veranstaltung | Naturwissenschaften Schweiz
Do you work in a scientific research institution? Are you frustrated with aspects of current research culture, such as the pressure to "publish or perish", the reproducibility crisis, climbing the academic ladder and persistent gender biases? Do you want to shape the culture that you work in? Join us on the 7th of February, 2019 at the University of Lausanne for an afternoon of "We Scientists 2035 Workshops". Let's make small changes today for a better research culture tomorrow!
Reference Implementation for Open Scientometric Indicators
Within the project "Reference implementation for Open Scientometric Indicators" (ROSI), new assessments and visualizations of conventional and alternative metrics (altmetrics) will be developed and their effect on researchers will be investigated. For this purpose, a reference implementation based on the open source research information system VIVO will be developed in which various metrics are combined with data from different openly licensed sources. In order to develop the requirements of the target groups, surveys are going to be conducted to investigate the effect of scientometric indicators on scientist's and their expectations regarding those indicators. The objectives of the project are firstly to evaluate the scientometric needs and concerns of the target groups, and secondly to implement a usable reference implementation of a toolset that reflects the results of the study and that enables transparent, license-free, flexibly adaptable analysis of the output of researchers, contributors and organisations.
Change - Challenging Gender (In)Equality in Science and Research
The main aim of CHANGE is it to support research performing organisations (RPOs) to design and implement gender equality plans. This will be achieved by involving key actors, called Transfer Agents (TAs), within each organisation who will together with the core consortium partners transmit co-produced gender equality knowledge inside their institutions.
The "Game of Open Access" is a board game developed by staff from Computing & Library Services at the University of Huddersfield. The aim is to to engage researchers with the key concepts and tools required to meet Open Access mandates. Through the use of playful learning, it aims to develop an understanding of the role of Open Access through the initial idea for an article to its acceptance for publication.
In its most recent publication, Education International examines the publishing giant Elsevier, whose success on the market is based on ethically questionable practices which endanger the transmission of knowledge and its condition as a public good.
Science Communication Is Not an End in Itself: (Dis)Assembling the Science Festival
Much science communication research focuses on how science is represented and how science communication products are consumed. This article instead explores the production of a set of science communication projects, arguing that actor-network theory (ANT) can be one possible tool for such research.
Academic training, where senior scientists transfer their knowledge and skills to junior scientists through apprenticeship, plays a crucial role in the development of scientists. This study focuses on two aspects of academic training, autonomy and exploration.
Open Letter on Plan S to the European Commission and Research Funders
The Young Academy of Sweden agrees that results from publicly funded science should be open and accessible, but needs a predictable system for dissemination of scientific findings, a system which remains robust over time and which has acceptance within the science community.
In her Crossref LIVE18 Keynote speech this week, Coko's Kristen Ratan questioned the sense of the industry's continuing resignation to being locked in to costly, print-based, outdated workflows and technologies (some of which are now owned by competitor publishers). "Publishers are mired in print p
This webinar provides a viewpoint on open science and publishing from the perspective of researchers and those involved in outreach and policy for research communication at institutions and on the European Open Science Policy Platform. What is open science for them, how does it relate to open access and publishing, and what role do they and publishers have in the shift towards open science?
Why (almost) Everything We Know About Citations is Wrong: Evidence from Authors
Although citations and related metrics like the H-index are widely used in academia to evaluate research and allocate resources, the referencing decisions on which they are based are poorly understood. This paper investigates whether authors reference works that influenced them most or those they believe the readers will value most.