Survey Launches to Better Scope Open Infrastructure in Europe
In collaboration with SPARC Europe, a survey to map Open Access (OA) and Open Science (OS) infrastructure across Europe was launched. The aim is to establish a core understanding of Europe's current field of Open resources and gain insight into their usage, durability, and adherence to core open principles and standards.
AmeliCA Celebrates Invest in Open Infrastructure Birth
Open Knowledge for Latin America and the Global south (AmeliCA) is pleased to be part of this initiative that furthers an open, scalable, long-lasting scientific infrastructure that seeks to spread its benefits worldwide.
SPARC Landscape Analysis - The Changing Academic Publishing Industry
This landscape analysis studies the growing trend of commercial acquisition of critical research infrastructure. It intends to provide a comprehensive look at the current players in this arena, their strategies and potential actions. They conclude that key stakeholders such as libraries must be able to prioritize their own infrastructure funding.
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Kristen Ratan questioned the sense of the industry's continuing resignation to being locked in to costly, print-based, outdated workflows and technologies (some of which are now owned by competitor publishers).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
Are Research Infrastructures the Answer to All Our Problems?
Embracing a global view of EU research infrastructures could boost science diplomacy and break down walls put up by divisive politics. But new rules on cooperation and more funding are needed to deliver the vision.
U.S. Legislators Back Larger Facilities Budget for NSF
Spending bills would boost construction account without cutting research grants, marking the second year that lawmakers have rejected President Donald Trump’s plans for the agency, which called for deep cuts in 2018 and flat funding in 2019.
What was Missing in Australia's $1.9 Billion Infrastructure Announcement
It’s not hard to get excited over money that will support imaging of the Earth, or the Atlas of Living Australia. But important as these projects are, there’s a whole set of infrastructure that rarely gets mentioned or noticed: “soft” infrastructure. These are the services, policies or practices that keep academic research working and, now, open.
The European Commission (EC) is currently working on an implementation plan and a roadmap for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), which should then be adopted on 28 May. EOSC should offer 1.7 million European researchers and 70 million professionals in science and technology a virtual environment with open seamless services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data, across borders and scientific disciplines.