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.
OpenUP Hub - OpenUP Blog Competition for Early Career Researchers and Students
Early career researcher or student? Tell us your ideas for the future of review, dissemination or assessment in research and win a scholarship to attend the OpenUP Final Conference in Brussels, September 5th and 6th 2018, and present your ideas!
How Persistent Identifiers Can Save Scientists Time
Persistent identifiers (PIDs) provide unique keys for people, places, and things, which supports the research process by facilitating search, discovery, recognition, and collaboration. This article reviews the main PIDs used in research (DOIs, ORCIDs, ...), as well as demonstrating how they are being used, and how, in combination, they can increase trust in research and the research infrastructure.