The future European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) can be the answer to societal challenges as they emerge. The goal of EOSC is to open up all scientific data and publications and combine the results to drive new discoveries and tackle key societal challenges.
The public call for rapid sharing of research data relevant to the COVID-19 outbreak is driving an unprecedented surge in (unrefereed) preprints. To help pinpoint the most important research, Nature launched Outbreak Science Rapid PREreview, an open-source platform for rapid review of preprints related to emerging outbreaks.
Of Mythical Beasts and Zero-Embargo Mandates | Advancing Discovery | Springer Nature
Last year, everyone in U.S. academic publishing had strong opinions about a mythical beast that all had heard about but none had actually seen: a rumored Executive Order from the White House Office of Science and Technology that would mandate immediate public availability of research results by federally-funded authors.
The Roadmap for Open Science is a part of Canada's 2018-2020 National Action Plan on Open Government. It outlines next steps that should be taken to make federal science open to all, while respecting privacy, security, ethical considerations and appropriate intellectual property protection.
Open science should be boosted in 2020 as the number of journals with research data policies increases as a result of collective action by publishers, who are being encouraged to adopt a new common framework for journal data policies.
UNESCO Launches a Global Consultation to Develop a Standard-setting Instrument on Open Science
In the context of pressing planetary and socio-economic challenges, sustainable and innovative solutions must be supported by an efficient, transparent and vibrant scientific effort - not only stemming from the scientific community, but from the whole society. Go directly to the questionnaire.
"TOP Factor" Rates Journals on Transparency, Openness
A new tool, created by the advocacy organization Center for Open Science, seeks to change editorial practices. Journals are scored based on ten different criteria, including availability of data and policies on preregistration.
Open Science Maturity: Universities in Finland in the Leading Position
Finland has already achieved considerable milestones in fostering an open science culture on a national level. A recently published evaluation highlights best practices in Finland, barriers and ideas to remove them.
'We're Opening Everything': Scientists Share Coronavirus Data in Unprecedented Way to Contain, Treat Disease
Normally, science is highly competitive and secretive, with universities and private sector companies patenting knowledge, scientific journals putting research behind paywalls and all research peer-reviewed before the data is released. But for the moment those barriers have fallen as scientists share research and work together to battle this coronavirus epidemic.
New System Will Measure Journals' Research Transparency
A new ranking system for academic journals measuring their commitment to research transparency will be launched next month - providing what many believe will be a useful alternative to journal impact scores.
Atlas of Open Science and Research in Finland 2019 Published
This evaluation of Finnish research organisations, research-funding organisations, academic and cultural institutes abroad and learned societies and academies examines the key indicators chosen to assess the performance on openness. Key indicators are used to provide some insights on the competences and capacity of the research system in supporting progress towards openness. Barriers and development needs are discussed, with suggestions for improvement.
Researchers are at the very heart of the EOSC. So, what do our researchers say one year after the launch of the initiative? How do they think will they benefit from the EOSC? What are and what can be their roles? Let's see what physicist Toma Susi has to say.