Welcome to the Open Science MOOC! The Open Science MOOC, which stands for massively open online community, is a project based around people. It is a peer-to-peer community of practice, based around sharing of knowledge and ideas, learning new skills, and using these things to develop as individuals, so that research communities can grow as […]
The latest species to be added to the oviraptorosaur family tree is Gobiraptor minutus, described by scientists this week. This absolutely adorable new species is known from a juvenile specimen, and the reconstruction below by Do Yoon Kim reveals just how cute this little proto-thief could be. Source: Mongolian proto-thief dinosaur had egg-crushing jaws | […]
Plan S is about Open Access. But Open Science is so much more and includes other aspects, like Open Data, Open Source, Open Standards. But like Publications have hijacked knowledge dissemination (think research assessment), we risk that Open Access is hijacking the Open Science ambition. If you find Open Science more important than Open Access, […]
For some time now, many of us having been deeply unimpressed with the fact that Elsevier, one of the chief opponents to the progress of Open Science, will be helping to monitor the future of Open Science in Europe. Metaphors about foxes and hen-houses have been flying everywhere. We have launched several initiatives to try […]
After more than a year of work, the Open Scholarship Strategy document has been published in full.
The document aims to find agreements for a broad, international strategy for the implementation of open scholarship that meets the needs of different national and regional communities, that works globally.
I have to share this awesome announcement of AmeliCA, a new strategy towards achieving Open Access from Latin America. This is a strong new plan, set on bold principles, and from my perspective makes Plan S look relatively weak. Perhaps the biggest implication that I can gather from this post is the clear prioritising of […]
This is adapted from our “recent” paper in F1000 Research, entitled “A multi-disciplinary perspective on emergent and future innovations in peer review.” Due to its rather monstrous length, I’ll be posting chunks of the text here in sequence over the next few weeks/months to help disseminate it in more easily digestible bites. Enjoy! This section outlines […]
Today, I’m super excited to announce a great new video released for the Open Science MOOC! This introductory video is designed to expose the human element behind open source software – something which often comes across in a very technical way. This video will answer a key question: Why is Open Source Software important for […]
Following the latest update on Elsevier this morning, I just want to draw your attention to another cool post. This one is called Keeping Up With… Antitrust and Competition Law, by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), who are part of the American Library Association. It provides a really useful overview of the […]
As regular readers here might know, me and Elsevier are not the greatest friends. Last year saw a lot of activism against them, and other scholarly publishers, as a great threat to democratic access to knowledge and the future of [open] science. One of the major points of tension was around Elsevier and their role […]