Sharing Clinical Research Data: Workshop Summary (2013)

"Pharmaceutical companies, academic researchers, and government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health all possess large quantities of clinical research data. If these data were shared more widely within and across sectors, the resulting research advances derived from data pooling and analysis could...

Microsoft looks to ‘do for data sharing what open source did for code’ | ZDNet

"As Microsoft seeks to make data-sharing across companies easier and more pervasive, company officials have seen areas where roadblocks can occur. Prevalent among these are the lack of consistent, standardized data-sharing terms and licensing agreements. On July 23, the company took a first potential step toward remedying this gap. Microsoft...

The State of Data Sharing at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

"The potential for machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other tools to address some of the most complex challenges, to promote discovery, and to augment the possibilities of applied human intelligence has become increasingly accepted.1 And yet, the difficulty of the journey of creating value from data is underestimated when the...

Vision 2020

A new year, a new decade. Since our founding in 2009, DataCite has collaborated closely with the research community to expand our services, increase our membership, and promote an open culture of data sharing. As a global leader in the field of research data, we embrace the opportunity to further...

[Open letter from U.S. PIRG to Donald Trump]

"Ensuring immediate access to the latest, cutting-edge research provides critical knowledge that we as students should be able to learn while and school and continue to access throughout our careers. Our education should be based on the latest, groundbreaking information and we should get access right away, not just when...

ACM Signs New Open Access Agreements with Four Leading Universities | MIT Libraries News

"ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, entered into transformative open access agreements with several of its largest institutional customers, including the University of California (UC), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Iowa State University (ISU). The agreements, which run for three-year terms beginning January 1, 2020,...

OpenUCLA Affordable Course Materials Initiative Award | UCLA Library

"The UCLA Library is excited to announce the OpenUCLA Affordable Course Materials Initiative Award Call for Applications. Two OpenUCLA ACMI awards, in the amount of $5,000 each, will be awarded to the successful proposals that result in the development and release of an Open Educational Resource (OER), to be made...

Data Sharing | Harvard Biomedical Data Management

"Research benefits: Find your own data years after you finish a project Enable others to replicate your work Enable others to conduct new analyses using your data Incentives: Data citation is becoming a standard across publishers, and standardized data repositories generate a data citation when you deposit your data. Thus, sharing your...

OSF | Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology Wiki

"The Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology is a collaboration between Science Exchange and the Center for Open Science, and is independently replicating a subset of experimental results from a number of high-profile papers in the field of cancer biology published between 2010-2012 using the Science Exchange network of expert scientific labs...." Source: OSF | Reproducibility Project:...

Your OER Experience with the Bookstore

"DOERS3 is a collaborative open to public higher education systems and state-wide/province-wide organizations that are supporting large-scale, state-wide/province-wide Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives and committed to advancing innovation in OER. As part of our efforts, we are exploring ways to strengthen the partnership between the bookstore and our local OER...

Style guide for an Open Access publishing workflow for academic books

The present style guide has been created as result of the research project Open-Access-Hochschulverlag ( Open Access University Press) at Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Germany. The project was to develop a sustainable and adoptable workflow, which enables universities to ... Read More Source: Style guide for an Open Access...

Airplane Boarding: The Fastest Way to Get on Your Way

What's the fastest way to load passengers on an airplane? The post Airplane Boarding: The Fastest Way to Get on Your Way appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen. Source: Airplane Boarding: The Fastest Way to Get on Your Way

Career Employees Allege EPA Leaders Silenced Them on Key Deregulation Effort – Government Executive

"The Environmental Protection Agency suppressed the work of its career employees and dismissed legitimate science in taking a key deregulatory action, dozens of former and current employees have alleged. The employees are asking investigators to discipline the top officials responsible.  The complaint, issued by the nonprofit advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental...

Tocker Open Education Librarian (Assistant Librarian)

"UT [University of Texas] Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, service-oriented, and highly motivated individual to serve as the Tocker Open Education Librarian. This position will build on existing work and relationships to lead the planning, implementation, and assessment of the UT Austin open education program. This position will coordinate the...

In serving big company interests, copyright is in crisis / Boing Boing

"Copyright's primary approach is to give creators monopolies over their works, in the hopes that they can use these as leverage in overmatched battles with corporate interests. But monopolies have a tendency to accumulate, piling up in the vaults of big companies, who use these government-backed exclusive rights to dominate...

Meta-analysis templates and materials

"We make practical recommendations for applying open science practices to meta-analyses in psychology. Each step of the meta-analysis is accompanied by a template and brief video tutorial (see below)...." Source: Meta-analysis templates and materials

Access for patients – and other ways to get Elsevier articles without a subscription

"We’re updating our list of free and low-cost article access programs, including patient/caregiver access.... We want to call attention to the way patients and their caregivers can access information for free. With our Patient Access Program, they can receive medical or healthcare related research papers by emailing patientaccess@elsevier.com. This email is constantly...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: CUNY Commons Anniversary Edition!

Hello, members of the CUNYverse! Did you know that the CUNY Academic Commons was officially opened after presenting it at the CUNY IT Conference in December 2009? Which means this year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Commons! To celebrate, we are asking for you guys, our community members, to...

The ground-breaking subscribe-to-open pilot – Berghahn Open Anthro – will flip thirteen anthropology journals to open access in 2020

"Hailed as the largest concerted disciplinary journals flip to open access since SCOAP3, Berghahn Books will take the step of publishing thirteen core anthropology journals as open access starting with their 2020 volumes under the subscribe-to-open model (S2O)...." Source: The ground-breaking subscribe-to-open pilot – Berghahn Open Anthro – will flip thirteen...

With your help ensure vital Open Science/Scholarship infrastructure remains open and free

With your help ensure vital Open Science/Scholarship infrastructure remains open and free Last month, SCOSS, a crowd-funding style initiative intent on helping secure the services that comprise our vital Open Science / Scholarship infrastructure, launched our second funding cycle. For this funding round, SCOSS thoroughly vetted four services that we are...