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Open Science: Interesting Conferences & Events for 2019

by Birgit Fingerle Conferences and other events can be good opportunities to stay up to date in open science and related subjects and also to do networking. We have selected a list of events in 2019 and are looking forward for your hints about even more events. JANUARY 2019 25.01. – 27.01., Mannheim (Germany) Open Social Science Conference 2019 Topic: Practicing New Standards in Transparency and Reproducibility 28.01. – 29.01., Luzern (Switzerland) Luzern Open LearningDays.ch Topic: Open Learning 29.01. – 31.01., Karlsruhe (Germany) LEARNTEC Topic: Digital Learning FEBRUARY 2019 05.02. – 06.02., Berlin (Germany) Open Science Days 2019 Topic: Research […]


Redistributing the Future: An Interview with MOVING MOOC Makers Sabine Barthold and Franziska Günther

Sabine and Franziska explore how they see MOVING MOOC, alongside other open science initiatives, as contributing to closing the research skills gap between what open science has on offer for the future of research and what is being delivered for students and young researchers in universities now — with the aim to providing a ‘safe …

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Integrating Open Science Learning into Higher Education: A GenR Theme – Jan/Feb ’19

The Open Science learning theme will take two approaches to the question of how to integrate Open Science practices into higher education. The first, will be to examine ways for students to get on board — using Open Science methods, using open source tools, or being made aware of how to get ‘more’ credit and attribution. …

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Digital Trends 2019: Which issues are going to be important this year?

by Birgit Fingerle In 2019, artificial intelligence will continue to be one of the most significant issues in technology; it will also play a greater role in the entertainment industry. „AI Entertainment“ means, amongst other things, assistance from artificial intelligence in producing music and films. The use of artificial intelligence in education is also going to pick up pace in 2019: Using this technology, content can be better adjusted to the learner’s background, for example. In this context, questions concerning the ethics of AI (“ethical AI”) are growing in importance. Once more, blockchain is one of the technology trends of […]


Workshop – How to make the most of your publications in the humanities? Discover evolving trends in open access

Am 21. Januar 2019 organisieren FOSTER und DARIAH-EU den Workshop „How to make the most of your publications in the humanities? Discover evolving trends in open access“ im Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum in Berlin. In dem Workshop wird es um domänenspezifische Open Science Praktiken in den Geisteswissenschaften gehen. Ziel ist es, ein Bild von der sich verändernden Landschaft […]


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

Around the research alliance and it’s partners   Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0: General Assembly On 28 November the alliance partners came together in Berlin for the annual general assembly. Two new members, the German Institute for Adult Education – Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning and the impact distillery, joined our alliance which now consists […]


Making a ‘Pre-Publishing’ Research Workflow Open Source

Being open & transparent saves time & improves research Image: Before – After. ‘Being open & transparent saves time & improves research: The Grackle Project’ and ‘Making a ‘Pre-Publishing’ Research Workflow Open Source’ modification of slide 25 from keynote presentation from the 13th Munin Conference (Tromsø, Norway) by Dr. Corina Logan, “We won’t be… ‘Bullied into Bad Science’”, …

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Open Science Movement: How “HackYourPhD” fosters Open Science in France and Abroad

we were talking with Guillaume Dumas, Célya Gruson-Daniel and Matthieu Le Chanjour “HackYourPhD” is a worldwide open science community. We asked its co-founders, Guillaume Dumas and Célya Gruson-Daniel, and its secretary, Matthieu Le Chanjour, about “HackYourPhD’s” mission, its actions and benefits. What is “HackYourPhD”? What is your mission and what actions do you take? “HackYourPhD” is a worldwide community setup around the question of “open science” since 2012. We also have created a legal association in France. Our “HackYourPhD” manifesto sums it up: “We believe it is important to show that new ways of doing research exist, and can only […]


New open science reports: How to put EOSC and FAIR into practice

by Birgit Fingerle Two recently published reports contain lots of information on putting open science into practice in Europe. Both expert groups and their reports complement each other. On the one hand, will FAIR support the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). On the other hand will the federation of data infrastructure and the application of standards enable the discovery and interoperability of data. The first one is the final report and recommendations of the Commission 2nd High Level Expert Group on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC): “Prompting an EOSC in practice”. Report: “Prompting an EOSC in practice” The Commission […]


Illuminating Dark Knowledge

Image: LA at Night, Wikimedia, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/75/LA_at_night.jpg  Without being able to build on top of existing — search tools and indexes — innovation in search engines is being held back and letting down researchers and the public. The Open Access and Open Science movement that have worked hard to make free hundreds of thousands of publications, but at …

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