Plan S and the Open Science Community

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, […]

Science Research: Decentralization and Blockchain – Impakter

Another great post by Dr. Aleksandra Sokolowska. Excerpt: Imagine what would happen if universities established a decentralized network of higher education institutions protecting the legacy of humankind and maintaining the quality of it directly, not via services of monopolistic middlemen. – The governmental funding could be invested into replication studies and could give jobs to […]

Palaeontology and Open Science roundup: December, 2018

Welcome to your usual roundup of interesting stuff that happened in the last month from the worlds of Open Science and Palaeontology! Enjoy, and let me know if I’ve missed anything out. Previous time. Palaeontology News Averianov and Efimov: The oldest titanosaurian sauropod of the Northern Hemisphere. Silvestro et al: Closing the gap between palaeontological and neontological speciation […]