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European Open Science Cloud: How libraries can spring into action

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is to be established as a central infrastructure for open science in Europe. It is therefore important for libraries and other infrastructure institutions to know what role they can play in this context and how they can already become involved in the course of development. The development of the EOSC is flanked by projects such as EOSCpilot. Ilaria Fava and Valentina Cavalli report on the opportunities for libraries to participate and how they can promote open science. What are the goals of the EOSCpilot project? The EOSCpilot is a two-year EC project to support […]


Barcamp Open Science: We need to talk!

Given that open science is a hot topic of conversation, is it also being put into practice? Open science has unfortunately not yet completely caught on, and the oft discussed cultural change is taking time. Often there is a lack of knowledge and orientation in the complex world of open science. That is why it is important to approach researchers, facilitate an exchange about practices and answer their questions. This was the focus of the fourth Barcamp Open Science, organised by the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0 and held at Wikimedia as it was last year. Launched as a pre-event […]


Sharing and discovering science methods: Open Science platform protocols.io

The platform protocols.io is an open access platform for sharing and discovering up-to-date science methods. The CEO and co-founder Lenny Teytelman shares his experiences. Did a repository similar to protocols.io exist before? The quest for up-to-date research methods resource is at least several decades old. In 1999, Chris Yoo and co-founders started bioprotocol.com with a million-dollar venture capital investment. Unfortunately, that was just before the dot-com bubble burst and the investors liquidated the company. A few years later, researchers created OpenWetWare which is a predecessor to protocols.io, but was also ahead of its time and too hard for non-computational researchers […]


Studie: Digitale Wissenschaftskommunikation innerhalb der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft

Im Jahre 2014 hat der Leibniz-Forschungsverbund Science 2.0 bereits eine Studie zu “Social Media innerhalb der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft” durchgeführt, in der gezeigt wurde, dass soziale Medien durchaus in den jeweiligen Einrichtungen der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft angekommen sind und insbesondere zur Außendarstellung genutzt werden. 2016 wurde diese Studie wiederholt, um zum einen den Status Quo mit 2014 zu vergleichen und zum anderen den Schwerpunkt insbesondere etwas breiter auf digitale Wissenschaftskommunikation allgemein und nicht nur auf soziale Medien zu legen. Daher ist die 2016er Studie als Ergänzungsstudie zu 2014 zu sehen und nicht als reine Wiederholungsstudie. Befragt wurden 88 Leibniz-Einrichtungen, von denen 59 an der […]