From 101 Innovations to a Roadmap for Collaboration
Last month, I participated virtually in the Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools (JROST) workshop as 86 individuals from 58 different organizations gathered in Berkeley on August 27-28 to explore the growing category of open source scholarly workflow tools, to…
58 Organizations Gather to Workshop a Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools
86 people from 58 different organizations gathered in Berkeley, CA and remotely to attend the first workshop convened by the Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools, to develop a common vision, user stories, and roadmap to support open science research workflows, and better coordinate work across the community of open science projects.
The Serbian Government has adopted a national policy mandating open access (OA) to all publications resulting from publicly-funded research in Serbia. The policy, titled the Open Science Platform, was introduced by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (MESTD), the main funder for research in Serbia, in July 2018. EIFL welcomes the adoption of the policy, which makes a major contribution to improving visibility and discoverability of Serbian research outputs.
In this controversial opinion piece, German science expert Stefan Hornbostel argues that some transparency is good for science - but too much can backfire, reducing the efficiency and quality of research and eroding public trust.
Coko Foundation is constructing an open source technology framework with separate components that can be assembled and reassembled to support a wide range of use cases. All code is open source under an MIT license.
Elsevier Serves the Global Research Community to Deliver Open Science
Dr. Jon Tennant’s June 29 article in The Guardian Online, "Elsevier are corrupting open science in Europe," raises fundamental questions about open science, and is coupled with misinformation about Elsevier’s role. Both deserve a response.
Scholarly Publishing Is Broken. Here’s How to Fix It
Imagine using version control to track the process of research in real time. Peer review becomes a community-governed process, where the quality of engagement becomes the hallmark of individual reputations. All research outputs can be published and credited with not an 'impact factor' in sight.