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

News on Science 2.0 and Open Science (Newsletter November 2018) Around the research alliance and it’s partners   Impact School 2018: Training for Transfer and Social Impact How does research transfer work in the 21st century? How can scientific results be harnessed for politics, economy, media and society? ZBW MediaTalk interviewed the creators of our […]


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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Impact School 2018: Training for Transfer and Social Impact

The Impact School is a training format that provides researchers with knowledge and skills for research transfer in the 21st century. The second Impact School: Science Transfer in the 21st Century, after the opening in 2017 took place in Berlin from 17 – 19 September 2018. It was organised within the context of the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0 by Impact Distillery (mStats DS GmbH), Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society(HIIG), German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. We talked to Dr Benedict Fecher and Dr Marcel Hebing, who developed […]