So, 2020 has been off to an interesting start. The “OpenCon saga” pretty much crippled me professionally. I have spent the last 5 months in isolation mode to recover physically and emotionally from that. Thankfully, while this rather vicious and intentional attempt to harm me was quite successful, it also provided me with a brilliant […]
I have never been in Open Science for the money. I was also never trained in marketing, which is why I have now made my latest book, The [R]evolution of Open Science, available online for free. In epub and pdf formats, as well as on Amazon still for less than $3 if you want a […]
Finally, a project that has been in the works for around 2 years is now online! What started just from a simple idea exploded into this project, and I am grateful to have worked with some beautiful minds on crafting this together. Here it is, “A tale of two ‘opens’: intersections between Free and Open […]
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.
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 […]
Today the Open Science MOOC hit 300 enrolled participants for the pilot module on open source and open research software. We’ve also started handing out the first certificates, which is a fantastic achievement for the community. Congratulations to everyone involved – this is a great start to the project! Don’t forget that you can help […]
Welcome to your usual weekly roundup of interesting stuff that happened in the last week! Enjoy, and let me know if I’ve missed anything out. Previous week. Palaeontology News Lessner et al: New insights into Late Triassic dinosauromorph-bearing assemblages from Texas using apomorphy-based identifications. Xu et al: A new Middle Jurassic diplodocoid suggests an earlier dispersal and […]