Latest News from the Research Alliance:
- Barcamp Open Science: #oscibar2017 takes Open Science into practice
On 20 March, the Alliance hosted the Barcamp Open Science which traditionally takes place on the day before the Open Science Conference as a pre-event. Experts and curious newcomers met on the premises of Wikimedia to discuss questions such as: “How can Open Science practices be establish broadly?” and “What is the role that Open Educational resources can play?”
- Open Science Conference: Open Science – An idea turns into a worldwide movement
On 21 and 22 March, 220 participants from 34 countries met in Berlin for the Open Science Conference. This year’s focus was on research data and research data infrastructures such as the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), and on Open Educational Resources (OER) as an aspect of Open Science. Alternative methods for the evaluation of scientific output were also under discussion. The keen interest taken in Open Science and the Open Science Conference shows that the idea “Open Science” has become a worldwide movement for researchers across all disciplines.
- EU-Projekt MOVING presents Use Cases
In the project MOVING (TraininG towards a society of data-saVvy inforMation prOfessionals to enable open leadership Innovation) the two Use Cases under observation have been defined and presented for the first time to 70 participants of the 10th International Summer School “Education & Technology” (http://event.uny.ac.id/vocedu-school) in Indonesia. The project MOVING aims to provide a platform that allows users across all social areas to become familiar with tools needed to search for, manage, and master digital information. The first use case addresses the continuous training of employees in enterprises, the second looks at young researchers such as PhD candidates and master students.
- http://moving-project.eu/index.php/use-cases/ (Use Cases)
- Survey on usage of Open Science in university education
The team of the project “Open Science in Teaching” carried out a survey on the usage of Open Science in university education. Based on a sample of 210 returned questionnaires, they looked at the feedback given by professors, teachers and research asistants on five main themes of Open Science. These themes covered the materials used in courses (in particular Open Educational Resources (OER)), the awareness of OER, usage and development and the usage of collaborative tools in courses. Two thirds of respondents did not use OER in their classes, mostly because they do not know of any good OER for their disciplines. Filesharing platforms and institutional learning platforms are the most widely used tools for teaching, mainly for delivering learning materials. However, 50 per cent of those respondents who use OER in their classes, create and share OER which is an encouraging trend.The survey was designed on the basis of a checklist which was developed in a workshop during the OER-Camp 2016 and was presented in a poster session at the Open Science Conference.
http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.400518 (Dataset of the survey)
http://www.leibniz-science20.de/forschung/projekte/laufende-projekte/open-science-in-higher-education/ (Project description)
Further news from alliance partners:
- L3S: New project “DESIR – DARIAH ERIC Sustainability Refined” started
DARIA is a pan-european initiative and infrastructure to support researchers from the arts and humanities in using digital tools and methods. The Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action DESIR – DARIAH ERIC Sustainability Refined aims to enhance the usage and awareness of DARIAH and its services and tools within the humanities research community and contributing thus to the sustainability of digital research infrastructures in the humanities. L3S Research Center is a technical partner in DESIR and will contribute with its expertise in information retrieval, knowledge discovery, collaborative knowledge management, and open science. The goal is to develop web-based services for entity-centric search and scholarly content management and integrate them into the DARIAH infrastructure.
- Wikimedia: “Fellow Programme Free Knowledge”
In 2016, Wikimedia Deutschland initiated the “Fellow Programme Free Knowledge” in cooperation with the Stifterverband (Association of German Foundations) in order to foster the opening of research and teaching in terms of Open Science. It aims to support young scientists in opening up their own research. The programme addresses young scientists from all disciplines who wish to open up their own research and teaching and make it available for re-use. It supports fellows for six months and consists of four modules: qualification, mentoring, financial support, and visibility and networking.The first stage of the programme started in May 2016 with proposals for ten fellowships. Between September 2016 and February 2017, the fellows implemented their open research projects with the support of their mentors. All project members met in Berlin at the end of March to present the results of their projects and to discuss their experiences with Open Science.
- https://wikimedia.de/wiki/BildungWissenschaftKultur/Fellowprogramm (German)
- https://blog.wikimedia.de/2017/03/21/transparenz-statt-ruhm-und-ehre-nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen-zu-risiken-und-chancen-von-open-science/ (German)
- https://blog.wikimedia.de/2017/06/09/wissenschaft-offen-gestalten-das-fellow-programm-freies-wissen-geht-in-die-zweite-programmrunde-jetzt-fuer-ein-stipendium-bewerben/ (German)
Upcoming Events related to Science 2.0 and Open Science:
- Helmholtz / LIBER Open Science Webinar, June 20, 2017
- OAI 10 – The CERN – UNIGE Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication, Geneva, Switzerland, June 21-23, 2017
- Open Repositories 2017, Brisbane, Australia, June 26-30, 2017
- Fachtagung “Hochschulen im digitalen Zeitalter” des BMBF, July 3-4, 2017, Berlin, Germany
- The International Symposium on Open Data and Innovation: Vision and Practice, July 12-15 (Saturday), 2017, Beijing, China
- DeLFI UND GMW 2017, Chemnitz, Germany, September 5-8, 2017
- Open Science Fair 2017, Athens, Greece, September 6-8, 2017
- Open-Access-Tage 2017, Dresden, Germany, September 11-13, 2017
- European Summer School for Scientometrcis (ESSS) 2017, Berlin, Germany, September 17-22, 2017
- Open Data Science Conference / ODSC Europe , London, UK, October 13-14, 2017
- Open Science Days 2017, Berlin, Germany, October 16-17, 2017
- Open Data Science Conference / ODSC West, San Francisco, USA, November 2-4, 2017
- Lizenzangaben und Rechtedokumentationen im Dialog – Datenflüsse nachhaltig gestalten, Frankfurt, Germany, November 7, 2017
- Barcamp Open Science, Berlin, Germany, March 12, 2018
- Open Science Conference, Berlin, Germany, March 13-14, 2018
- Open Knowledge Festival 2018, May 3-6, 2018, Thessaloniki, Greece
- Wagner, G. G., Mueller-Langer, F., Harhoff, D., Fecher B. (Januar 2017). The Economics of Replication. Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 17-03. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2908716
- J, Carrara, W., Vollers, H (März 2017). Analytical Report 5: Barriers in working with Open Data. European Data Portal
- Wilsdon, J., Bar-Ilan, J., Frodeman, R., Lex, E., Isabella, P., Wouters, P (20 March 2017). Next-generation metrics: Responsible metrics and evaluation for open science.
- Irene V. Pasquetto, Bernadette M. Randles, Christine L. Borgman (22. März 2017). On the Reuse of Scientific Data. Data Science Journal
- Bosman, J., Kramer, B (27. März 2017). Defining Open Science Definitions. https://im2punt0.wordpress.com/2017/03/27/defining-open-science-definitions/
- Johnston, D. J. (04. April 2017). Open Access Policies and Academic Freedom: Understanding and Addressing Conflicts. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.
- Fecher, B., Peters, I., Friesike, S., Wagner, G. G. (10. April 2017). Rather than simply moving from “paying to read” to “paying to publish”, it’s time for a European Open Access Platform. LSE Impact Blog.
- Spellman, B., Gilbert, E., Corker, K. Open Science (April 18, 2017): What, Why, and How. PsyArXiv
- Fingerle, B. (24. April 2017). Citizen Science: Interview with Dr Katrin Vohland about advantages, barriers and development of citizen-oriented research. ZBW MediaTalk Blog.
- DFG-Stellungnahme zur Replizierbarkeit von Forschungsergebnissen (25. April 2017).
- Fava, I. (28. April 2017). I4OC: the new initiative for openly accessible citations. OpenAIRE Blog.
- Hastings, C (1. Mai 2017). Are replication studies unwelcome? Frontiers Blog.
Interesting calls for …
- Fellowships für Innovationen in der Hochschullehre (Deadline 14. Juli 2017)
- Bekanntmachung BMBF: Richtlinie zur Förderung der “Quantitativen Wissenschaftsforschung” (Deadline 19. Juli 2017)
- Bekanntmachung BMBF: Förderrichtlinie des freien Informationsflusses in der Wissenschaft – Open Access (Deadline 31. Juli 2017)
- EU Call “Science with and for society” (H2020-SWAFS-2016-17) / Topic : “Putting Open Science into action” (SwafS-10-2017, Deadline August 30, 2017)