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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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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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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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An Interview with de-RSE: Supporting Researchers Using Software

An interview by GenR with members of the newly forming German association of Research Software Engineers – de-RSE. The association is being formally constituted in late November 2018 (next week 26th Nov., Berlin) and will provide a new support network for the wider software community. Highlights being a summer 2018 conference in Potsdam

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Socializing Infrastructures #infraQA

GenR theme asking questions about ‘how’ to transition to Open Science infrastructures. What can researchers make use of and how to get involved in shaping their future. Covering: software as infrastructure, governance, tools, methodologies, pedagogy, knowledge, & institutions.

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Research or Perish! The Decentralized Web and Open Research. A Report from the FORCE11 2018 Montreal Conference

Image: FORCE11 2018 Montreal Conference, group photo I attended the FORCE11 annual conference—an event with a very broad coverage of scholarly communications—with a mission in mind. This mission was to see what decentralized web (DWeb) research projects had matured to a level to be reusable in the working context of a scholars. Most DWeb systems and …

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What Can Open Science Learn and Use From DECODE’s Blockchain Urbanism Research and Tech Stack?

DECODE – DEcentralized Citizen Owned Data Ecosystem In the context of contemporary urban development the growth of Smart Cities through—IoT, the sharing-economy such as AirBnB, digital services and platform from the private sector like Uber, or from municipal provision as in metro transport—there is a need for personal data privacy and for a level playing …

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An Interview with Sarven Capadisli, Dokieli-Developer, on Autonomous Linked Research

Image: By Malvika Sharan @MalvikaSharan Twitter https://twitter.com/MalvikaSharan/status/1043084660522270722  A rare breed of open Web researcher, testing assumptions about publishing and academic freedom by creating the demonstrative software ‘dokieli‘. A browser based, decentralized publishing software, designed on the principles of—empowerment, individual autonomy, decentralized and interoperable applications, universal access, and a social Web. And why the experiment “This …

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GenR Themes Survey

The survey is now closed 7 Nov 2018. Thank you for your contributions. At GenR we’re thinking about how best to help researchers develop their Open Science practice and how people can be supported by institutions in developing these new skills. A short survey has been put together to help select the next theme for …

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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 […]