Horizon Report 2018: Adapting higher education to the future of work

The new NMC Horizon Report 2018 Higher Education Edition was published by Educause on 16 August 2018. Thus, the publisher is new but the structure of the report remains the same as within its former editions. The report on higher education is divided into three categories: trends accelerating technology adoption, challenges impeding technology adoption and important technological developments in Higher Education. There are six topics assigned to each of these categories. The categories are being subdivided according to different levels of difficulty or according to short, mid or long-term horizon. In our blog post we highlight the report’s topics that […]

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

Around the research Alliance and it’s partners   How Science is benefiting from Social Media In her article for “Forschung und Lehre” (article only available in German), Professor Isabella Peters reports on the development of the internet from of a static mass medium to a participatory space. This development has a huge impact on scientific […]

Practice of Research Data Management: Findings from an IFLA Project on Data Curators

In a project of the IFLA section “Library Theory and Research” (LTR) the profession of data curators was analyzed. Dr Anna Maria Tammaro and Dr Krystyna Matusiak answered our interview questions to tell us about the project findings. What was the aim of the study? The project of the IFLA section Library Theory and Research (LTR), entitled “Data curator: who is s/he?”, aimed to identify the roles, responsibilities, activities, and concerns of practicing data curators around the world. The main objectives of the project were: To prepare a vocabulary (a list of terms in hierarchical structure) and possibly an ontology, […]

Jenseits von #FakeScience: Wie wir falsche Gewissheiten in der Wissenschaftskommunikation überwinden können

Unter dem Hashtag #FakeScience wird derzeit diskutiert, ob betrügerische Zeitschriftenverlage dabei sind, das Vertrauen in die Wissenschaft zu zerstören. Tatsächlich jedoch haben die altbekannten „Predatory Publisher“ nie die beschworene Vertrauenskrise ausgelöst – sondern sind vielmehr ein Randphänomen eines veralteten, ohnehin problematischen Verständnisses der Bewertung von Forschungsleistungen. Mit seit vielen Jahren etablierten Ansätzen wie Preprints und insbesondere Open Peer Review ließe sich die Gesamtsituation verbessern und zugleich den „Predatory Journals“ der Markt entziehen. Weiterlesen …

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

Around the research Alliance and its partners Strategy Process of the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0 The Leibniz Research Alliance has initiated a strategy process. Representatives of the member institutions participated in a two day workshop from 11 – 12 June in Hamburg to develop some impulses for the future of the research alliance. Goal […]

OSPP-REC: Towards the European Open Science Agenda

The Open Science Policy Platform The mandate of the Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP), which has been running for two years now, is to advise the Commission on how to further develop and practically implement open science policy, to radically improve the quality and impact of European science, support policy formulation and implementation, and to offer best practices for open science. As a stakeholder driven advisory board, representing European universities, research organisations, academies, publishers, funding organisations, libraries, young researchers, open science platforms, and citizen scientists, the OSPP aims at giving advice to the Commission as well as directly to the […]

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 […]

Impact School: Science Transfer in the 21st century, 17. – 19. September, 2018, Berlin

    Der Leibniz-Forschungsverbund Science 2.0 lädt Sie herzlich ein, sich für die „Impact School: Science Transfer in the 21st century“ zu bewerben. Die “Impact School” besteht aus einem dreitägigen Training speziell gerichtet an Nachwuchsforschende, die die Fähigkeit erlernen wollen, den Impact ihrer eigenen Forschung zu maximieren. Sie reagiert damit auf die Entwicklung, das in […]

Promoting OER: How to create an open textbook

Dr Maximilian Heimstädt University is working in a team on a textbook dealing with the topic of “Organising Openness” as an open educational resource (OER). In this interview, he introduces the book project “Organizing Openness: Concepts and Cases” and reports on his experiences and research findings. Who is the OER textbook “Organizing Openness: Concepts and Cases” intended for and which topics are dealt with? Our university textbook deals with questions relating to open organisations and organising openness. At the heart of the textbook are six chapters on the theoretical “concepts” of openness and six chapters on empirical phenomena “cases”. We […]