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Will Education Become More Open?

Fig 1. The interplay of open science and open education Open science practitioners embrace the ideas of sharing and communicating their research and interests as well as collaborating with like-minded peers, i.e., practicing co-science (McKiernan et al. 2016) such as on the Open Science MOOC1 platform. If they admit to those goals regarding their research, …

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Teaching Impact is Key to Make Science Socially Relevant

Image: CC0, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge_transfer#/media/File:Knowledge_transfer.svg By: Benedikt Fecher, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society; Nataliia Sokolovska, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society; Marcel Hebing, Impact Distillery & Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Funders and policy makers increasingly demand that science has societal impact. This becomes apparent in national debates (e.g., …

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Next Generation Researchers and Open Science in the University

Image: Riesenspatz Infoillustration (http://riesenspatz.de) für Wikimedia Deutschland – Riesenspatz Infoillustration (http://riesenspatz.de) CC BY-SA 4.0 @OpenSciFellows | Thanks to Sarah Behrens, Wikimedia DE, Alumna Caroline Fischer (University of Potsdam) and Fellow Rima-Maria Rahal (Tilburg University). How can we spread Open Science principles to the next generation of researchers? One way is to practice Open Scholarship already …

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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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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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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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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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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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