Towards a Community-endorsed Data Stewardship Profession
Data stewardship encompasses all of the various tasks and responsibilities that relate to research data management throughout the entire research lifecycle. It has been discussed at the 14th RDA Plenary in Helsinki by research, industry and policy experts.
Quality over Quantity: How the Dutch Research Council is Giving Researchers the Opportunity to Showcase Diverse Types of Talent
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) is piloting a narrative CV format in the Veni scheme, its major funding instrument for early career researchers. The format advances showcasing diverse types of talent and encourages assessment of quality rather than quantity.
Reproductions of Public Domain Works Should Remain in the Public Domain - Creative Commons
If the work is in the public domain, no copyright licenses should be applied and in the case of CC licenses which are designed to only operate where copyright exists, the application of a CC license is ineffective.
The Value of Preregistration for Psychological Science: A Conceptual Analysis
The question whether the practice of preregistration is valuable depends on your philosophy of science. Daniel Lakens provides a conceptual analysis of the value of preregistration for psychological science from an error statistical philosophy.
Recognizing the world's most influential researchers of the past decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.
The Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) on Research Integrity, which forms the basis of this report, was carried out between July 2018 and June 2019 by a dedicated Policy Support Facility (PSF) panel consisting of four independent experts and twelve countries.
Graduate Students Protest Trump Labor Board's Proposal to Exempt Them from Definition of "Employee"
Graduate students said their schools would have no reason to bargain with them over wages, health care and other compensation items if they aren't considered employees under the National Labor Relations Act.
A Turning Point is a Time for Reflection - Crossref
Crossref strives for balance. Different people have always wanted different things from us and, since our founding, we have brought together diverse organizations to have discussions-sometimes contentious-to agree on how to help make scholarly communications better. Being inclusive can mean slow progress, but we've been able to advance by being flexible, fair, and forward-thinking. We have been helped by the fact that Crossref's founding organizations defined a clear purpose in our original certificate of incorporation, which reads:
Increasing Gender Diversity in the STEM Research Workforce
In this article, potentially high-impact policy changesare outlined that build upon existing mechanisms for research funding and governance and that can be rapidly implemented to counteract barriers facing women in science. These approaches must be coupled to vigorous and continuous outcomes-based monitoring, so that the most successful strategies can be disseminated and widely implemented.