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News on Science 2.0 and Open Science (Newsletter July 2018)

Around the research Alliance and its partners Strategy Process of the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0 The Leibniz Research Alliance has initiated a strategy process. Representatives of the member institutions participated in a two day workshop from 11 – 12 June in Hamburg to develop some impulses for the future of the research alliance. Goal […]


OSPP-REC: Towards the European Open Science Agenda

The Open Science Policy Platform The mandate of the Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP), which has been running for two years now, is to advise the Commission on how to further develop and practically implement open science policy, to radically improve the quality and impact of European science, support policy formulation and implementation, and to offer best practices for open science. As a stakeholder driven advisory board, representing European universities, research organisations, academies, publishers, funding organisations, libraries, young researchers, open science platforms, and citizen scientists, the OSPP aims at giving advice to the Commission as well as directly to the […]


Generation R: Forming Open Scientists and Shaping Science Systems

Generation R is a new editorial platform based on themes, blogposts and learning resources. We asked its editor, Simon Worthington, to answer our questions concerning its scope and organization. Why Generation R? Digital transformation is affecting academia on so many levels and so quickly that there is a need to find ways to help scientists and scholars to cope with the pace of change. Generation R’s role is to help people make use of these open science changes, and to facilitate scientists getting involved in shaping the future of these new open science systems and tools. Generation R is an […]


Impact School: Science Transfer in the 21st century, September 17th–19th, 2018, Berlin

  The Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0 invites you to apply for our „Impact School: Science Transfer in the 21st century“. The impact school is a three-days training programme tailored to up-and-coming researchers that want to learn the skills to maximize their research impact. It responds to the development that in times of digitization, ever-shorter […]


Promoting OER: How to create an open textbook

Dr Maximilian Heimstädt University is working in a team on a textbook dealing with the topic of “Organising Openness” as an open educational resource (OER). In this interview, he introduces the book project “Organizing Openness: Concepts and Cases” and reports on his experiences and research findings. Who is the OER textbook “Organizing Openness: Concepts and Cases” intended for and which topics are dealt with? Our university textbook deals with questions relating to open organisations and organising openness. At the heart of the textbook are six chapters on the theoretical “concepts” of openness and six chapters on empirical phenomena “cases”. We […]