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ORION Project: Opening up Research in Life Sciences and Biomedicine

we ware talking with Dr Michela Bertero and Dr Luiza Bengtsson ORION is a 4-year project (from May 2017 to April 2021) which will explore how organizations in life sciences and biomedicine can open up the way they fund, organize and do research. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Science with and for Society (SWAFS) Work Programme. Nine institutions take part in ORION which is coordinated by the Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain. We asked Dr Michela Bertero and Dr Luiza Bengtsson about the project’s goals, actions and learnings […]


Jupyter Notebooks in Higher Education

Image: Illustration from A Personal Computer for Children of All Ages. ACM, Boston, Alan Kay, 1972. http://www.vpri.org/pdf/hc_pers_comp_for_children.pdf. Thanks to Dr. Andreas Wagner for his contribution and all the pointer from de-RSE email list members. Jupyter Notebooks are a way in which you can write and execute code in the browser. This is a small and …

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Open Access an der TIB: Rückblick 2018

Im Jahr 2018 ist an der TIB einiges in Sachen Open Access passiert. Unsere Angebote wurden ausgebaut und verstärkt nachgefragt. In diesem Beitrag ziehen wir Bilanz und geben einen kurzen Überblick über unsere wichtigsten Aktivitäten, gefolgt von einem Ausblick auf das Jahr 2019. Weiterlesen …


Top 10 FAIR Data & Software Things

Christopher Erdmann, Natasha Simons, Reid Otsuji, Stephanie Labou, Ryan Johnson, Guilherme Castelao, Bia Villas Boas, et al. “Top 10 FAIR Data & Software Things”. February 1, 2019. doi:10.5281/zenodo.2555498. A two-day worldwide sprint held on 29-30 November 2018 to develop domain-relevant guides on FAIR. By Chris Erdmann and Natasha Simons At CarpentryCon 2018, Bérénice Batut and Katrin Leinweber led an …

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Open Definition 2.1 nun in deutscher Übersetzung

Open Source, Open Access, Open Data, Open Research Knowledge Graph, Open Science – viele Aktivitäten und Themenfelder der TIB beziehen sich auf den Begriff der Offenheit. Was genau dieses “Open” bedeutet, wird seit einigen Jahrzehnten heiß diskutiert. Im wissenschaftlichen Bereich haben sich dabei einige Definitionen weitere Verbreitung gefunden als andere. Eine der zentralen Definitionen ist zweifelsohne die Open Definition oder Offen-Definition. Weiterlesen …


Neue Studie des Stifterverbandes: Was gewinnen wir durch Open Science und Open Innovation?

by Birgit Fingerle The study“What do we gain through Open Science and Open Innovation? – The concept of strategic openness and its relevance to Germany” was published at the end of January 2019. It was developed as part of the Initiative for Open Science and Innovation by The Stifterverband, and was conducted in cooperation with the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society and winnovation consulting gmbh. The study shows that Germany has a huge amount of catching up to do in comparison with other European countries and […]


Imagine a Research Future Defined by Open Values: Introducing the Open Science MOOC

Image: UN Sustainable Development Goals https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/ The world of research is not working as well as it could be. On all sides we see issues with reproducibility, questionable research practices, barriers and walls, wasteful research, and flawed incentive and reward systems. If we want research to be more effective in helping to solve the problems …

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FAIR Data: Many paths lead to the EOSC

we were talking with Prof Dr Heike Neuroth Prof Dr Heike Neuroth is Deputy Chairwoman of RDA Germany and a member of the GO FAIR steering committee. In the interview, she shares her assessment of promoting FAIR Data and Open Science.   Ms. Neuroth, on the basis of your many years of experience in the scientific field, how, in your opinion, can good scientific practices be promoted with regard to research data management? Germany seems to be already quite well set up to me. There are currently a number of funding programmes both at the German Research Foundation (DFG) and […]


News on Science 2.0 and Open Science (Newsletter January 2019)

Around the Research Alliance and it’s partners Open Science Conference 2019: Registration open! The registration for our 6th Open Science Conference is possible now. It is dedicated to the Open Science movement and provides a unique forum for researchers, librarians, practitioners, infrastructure providers, policy makers, and other important stakeholders to discuss the latest and future […]


EURISE Workshop „Software Sustainability within Research Infrastructures“

  Die drei ERICs CESSDA, CLARIN und DARIAH laden für den 12. und 13. März 2019 zum EURISE Workshop unter dem Motto „Software Sustainability within Research Infrastructures“ nach Utrecht (Niederlande) ein. Themen werden unter anderem “Developer Guidelines und Best Practices”; “Software Quality Measures und Assessment”; “Infrastructure Service Management”; “Infrastructure Security”; “Business Models und Sustainability” sein. […]