The ideal model, if you ask me | Openjournals.nl

“We invited a number of (lead) editors to tell us about their journals and the reasons why they chose to work with Openjournals.nl. Sible Andringa, editor-in-chief of the Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics, kicks off. He feels that the journal has become more attractive to authors since switching to Openjournals and he explains why his editors quit working with a traditional publisher.

Sible Andringa: ‘The journal Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics (DuJAL) has been around for a long time. It started as the Journal of Applied Linguistics in Articles. The first volume was published in-house in 1976. From the beginning, the journal was published by the Dutch Association of Applied Linguistics Anéla (see www.anela.nl). In 2012, it was decided to change its name. The journal was renamed Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics and it has since been published by  John Benjamins. In January 2021, the journal moved to Openjournals….

With Openjournals, you can choose to offer all that together: pre- and post-prints are not necessary, and all data and instruments can be co-published. The ideal model, if you ask me. We can now also think about all kinds of new forms of publishing, such as publishing conference posters and the like. Those conversations we can now have, because we know it is possible and allowed by the publisher. We find that we have become more attractive to authors now that we are open access and publish on an ongoing basis.  There are not huge numbers of submissions right away, but a steady stream of good quality.”

Head, Research Support

“The support offered by university libraries for researchers has radically changed in the last 20 years. Whereas the previous focus was developing and contextualising a library collection, research support is now just as much about sharing the output of the university with the wider world, and providing the expertise to make that happen. University libraries are no longer just collectors, but also publishers

The role of Head of Research Support at TU Delft Library reflects this. The Head will manage a team of 8, managing their work, encouraging their development and ensuring excellent, engaged performance.

In terms of content, the team head has the four following areas of responsibility. In each of these areas, the head will be expected to create a strategic vision and, with the team, develop the policies and tactics needed to implement this vision.  

Directing the TU Delft Open publishing press, working closely with the Senior Publication Officer
Ensuring the provision of high-quality advice to the TU Delft research community on publication strategies and tactics, and helping drive forward the Open Access agenda locally, nationally and internationally
In collaboration with the Collections Manager, overseeing the development of the library collection of journals, ebooks, databases and other scholarly publications
Using in-depth research analytics to identify important patterns and trends in research and publication at TU Delft….”

Adviseur Open Access met hart voor open science (0,8 fte) – Werken bij de Universiteit Utrecht – Universiteit Utrecht

From Google’s English:  “Utrecht University Library is looking for a new colleague who advises researchers on Open Access external linkto publish. Are you someone who combines organizational talent with a heart for open science external link? Can you put yourself in the perspective of the academic researcher? If you like to give a face to the ambitious goals of Utrecht University (UU) together with your dedicated team members, we would like to meet you!?

 

Scientific education and research are in a state of flux, including at UU. Open science and the ever-increasing digitization are crucial in this respect. UU has the ambition to be a pioneer in the field of open science and, among other things, to move towards 100% Open Access publications as quickly as possible.  

The University Library contributes to UU’s strategic agenda: with an open mind, open attitude and open science, the university is working on the solutions of tomorrow. In addition to access to scientific literature, we offer advice, training, workshops and support to support scientific education and research in all faculties. We work result-oriented. You have a lot of freedom in organizing and shaping your work in collaboration with your colleagues and the team.”

NARCIS > Decommissioning NARCIS Portal

“DANS will decommission the NARCIS Portal. This means that from January, all content related to projects, persons and organisations on the NARCIS website will be frozen. And on March 1, this website will be taken offline.

The mission of DANS is to promote the reuse of research data and thus improve the quality of science. To this end, it is important to further strengthen the role of DANS as a national centre of expertise and repository for research data. In this way, we offer scientists the opportunity to sustainably store research data and make them easily findable and accessible.

In response to the changing demand for research information and increasing international cooperation, new (inter)national solutions and services are also increasingly emerging. For example, there are several alternatives to the NARCIS service at national, European and international level….”

All I want for Christmas is Open Science – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

“There is growing attention for Open Science, but many steps still have to be made. With this meeting we aim to turn our Christmas wish into concrete ideas which can be applied to the current educational system of the Life Sciences.

‘All I want for Christmas is Open Science’ will be an evening to discuss the practices of Open Science, and to gather the voice of students to make these practices become an actual part of the curricula. Open Science is an active process, which needs to be actively learned. So what better place there is than a university?

As Biomedical Sciences students at VU Amsterdam we think Open Science is only minimally encountered in the study program. Indeed, if Open Science should become the norm in how to perform science (as has been documented by minister Dijkgraaf in the policy agreement 2022) we have to start at the universities, because students are the future scientists. This meeting is initiated by student for students as a call for action and to shape the curricula the way it fits our needs.

This evening focuses on the Life Sciences, but everyone is welcome – teachers, researchers, and students from all faculties – to create an as open as possible discussion and gather suggestions from various points of view….”

Job: Programme Leader Citizen Science / Societal Engagement (end of play: Jan 07, 2023) | NWO

English translation via gTranslate, original posting at: https://www.nwo.nl/vacatures/programmaleider-citizen-science/societal-engagement

Do you have a passion for Open Science? Are you that ambitious connector and director with a clear vision of how Citizen Science and Public Engagement will lead to a more open, inclusive and participatory scientific practice? Then this vacancy at NWO is for you.

Minister Dijkgraaf recently announced extra investments so that Open Science really becomes the standard in scientific research in the coming years. NWO has been asked to coordinate this by setting up a temporary Open Science directing body, following the example of other directing bodies at NWO, such as SIA and NRO. A budget of € 20 million per year is available for this for the next 10 years. The coordinating body will work closely with universities, medical centres, universities of applied sciences and service organizations such as SURF, DANS, 4TUdata and the university libraries.

Making data, publications and other research products openly available alone is not enough to realize the transition to Open Science. Citizen Science and Societal Engagement contribute to making the research process itself more open, inclusive and participatory by involving social partners, including citizens. As a Citizen Science / Societal Engagement program leader, you have an important role in realizing that more open, inclusive and participatory scientific practice in which citizens and social parties are also part of the scientific process. You are the connector, director and inspirer in this area. You have a clear vision of the importance and needs of Citizen Science and Societal Engagement. You are the pivot in the web of the Dutch community or you can demonstrate that you can quickly acquire that position. You organize meetings and contribute to the development of policy and subsidy instruments so that Citizen Science and Societal Engagement become even more firmly anchored in the Dutch research landscape in the coming years.  

 

In practice it means that you:

are responsible for the development of a Citizen Science / Societal Engagement program line along the lines of the ambitions formulated in the NPOS;
together with your colleagues, translate these ambitions into funding instruments and organize them in such a way that applicants (institutions and researchers) are challenged to make innovative proposals;
acts as community manager of the wider community in the field of Citizen Science / Societal Engagement, contributes to activities to connect parties and stimulate cooperation, eg by organizing meetings or workshops;
closely monitors developments in the field of Citizen Science / Societal Engagement, identifies new developments and places them on the agenda;
act as secretary in the project proposal review process;
are responsible for the further development, implementation and evaluation of NWO policy in the field of Citizen Science / Societal Engagement in line with the strategic principles of NWO, and ensure coordination within NWO;
builds and maintains a relevant (inter)national network with organizations in this field.

You bring this

demonstrable experience and affinity with the broader Open Science agenda and a real drive to make Open Science the norm;
several years of work experience in the implementation and development of science policy, preferably in the field of Citizen Science / Societal Engagement;
an infectious enthusiasm for the potential of Citizen Science / Societal Engagement to make the scientific process more open, inclusive and participatory;
a convincing vision of the position of Citizen Science / Societal Engagement within the broader Open Science agenda and what is needed to promote that development in the Netherlands;
excellently able to organize, inspire and enthuse the community;
attention to and insight into (in)formal relationships, positions and interests within and outside NWO and the capacity to respond adequately to these;
an independent work attitude in which you also function well in a team, with a sense of proportion;
good communication skills, both orally and in writing in Dutch and English;
experience in maintaining contacts and cooperation in science and with representative national organizations such as UNL, NFU, SURF, KNAW; 
knowledge of grant processes at NWO or other financiers or the willingness to develop them;
a completed academic education.

You recognize yourself in the core values ??of NWO: involved, reliable, connecting and groundbreaking. 

This is where you come to work

The Open Science governing body is in the starting blocks and currently consists of a quartermaster/director and 2 policy officers. In the coming year, th

Job: Program leader FAIR / Open data (end of play: Jan 07, 2023) | NWO

Translation via gTranslate, original posting: https://www.nwo.nl/vacatures/programmaleider-fair/open-data

Do you have a passion for Open Science? Are you that ambitious connector and director and do you want to actively contribute to Open Science so that FAIR / open research data really become the norm in the coming years? Then this vacancy at NWO is for you. Apply and become part of our team!

Minister Dijkgraaf recently announced extra investments so that Open Science really becomes the standard in scientific research in the coming years. NWO has been asked to coordinate this by setting up a temporary Open Science directing body, following the example of other directing bodies at NWO, such as SIA and NRO. A budget of € 20 million per year is available for this for the next 10 years. The coordinating body will work closely with universities, medical centres, universities of applied sciences and service organizations such as SURF, DANS, 4TUdata and the university libraries.

Although much has happened in recent years to implement open / FAIR sharing of data, there are still major challenges. These are largely cultural in nature: the awareness and adoption by researchers of FAIR practices through training and information and the great need to support this through well-trained data stewards. There are also major technical challenges in making research data interoperable and reusable. Involvement of science is essential in this, as is the connection with international developments, including the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). As a FAIR / Open data program leader, you have an important role in driving these developments. You have an overview of the complex Dutch data landscape and a vision of how it should develop. You know how to connect and inspire organizations. In addition, you have an eye for the different data cultures between disciplines and you are demonstrably capable of working with respect for those differences on the development of policies, tools and practices to promote open and FAIR research data in the Netherlands.

 

In practice it means that you:

are responsible for the development of an open / FAIR research data program line along the lines of the ambitions formulated in the NPOS;
together with your colleagues, translate these ambitions into funding instruments and organize them in such a way that applicants (institutions and researchers) are challenged to make innovative proposals;
acts as the community manager of the Dutch Open / FAIR data community, contributes to activities to connect parties and stimulate collaboration, eg by organizing meetings or workshops;
closely monitors developments in the field of Open / FAIR data, identifies new developments and places them on the agenda;
act as secretary in the project proposal review process;
are responsible for the further development, implementation and evaluation of NWO’s FAIR data policy in line with NWO’s strategic principles, and ensure coordination within NWO and with external parties;
builds and maintains the international network with organizations in this field, including fellow funding councils , the European Commission and relevant infrastructures in this field.

You bring this

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demonstrable experience and affinity with the broader Open Science agenda and a real drive to make Open Science the norm;
several years of work experience in the specific field of Open / FAIR data, for example at one of the Dutch service providers in this field;
a convincing vision of the future of the FAIR data landscape in the Netherlands and beyond;
a relevant national and international network and good reputation in the FAIR data community;
excellently capable of inspiring, connecting and enthusing that community;
attention to and insight into (in)formal relationships, positions and interests within and outside NWO and the capacity to respond adequately to these;
an independent work attitude in which you also function well in a team, with a sense of proportion;
good communication skills, both orally and in writing in Dutch and English;
experience in maintaining contacts and cooperation in science and with representative national organizations such as UNL, NFU, SURF, KNAW. 
knowledge of grant processes at NWO or other financiers or the willingness to develop them;
a completed academic education. 

You recognize yourself in the core values ??of NWO: involved, reliable, connecting and groundbreaking. 

This is where you come to work

The Open Science governing body is in the starting blocks and currently consists of a quartermaster/director and 2 policy officers. In the coming year, this team will further expand to a team of a maximum of 10 employees (program leaders, program employees and support staff)

Job: Programme leader Open Scholarly Communication (end of play: Jan 07, 2023) | NWO

Do you have a passion for Open Science? Are you that ambitious connector and director and do you want to actively contribute to making Open Access and Open Science truly the norm in the coming years? Then this vacancy at NWO is for you. Apply and become part of our team!

Minister Dijkgraaf recently announced extra investments so that Open Science really becomes the standard in scientific research in the coming years. NWO has been asked to coordinate this by setting up a temporary Open Science directing body, following the example of other directing bodies at NWO, such as SIA and NRO. A budget of € 20 million per year is available for this for the next 10 years. The coordinating body will work closely with universities, medical centres, universities of applied sciences and service organizations such as SURF, DANS, 4TUdata and the university libraries.

Now that the goal of 100% Open Access to scientific articles in the Netherlands is within reach, new challenges are emerging. How do we extend Open Access to other publication types? How do we arrive at more transparent, cost-effective and equitable publication models in which the academic community is less dependent on market parties? And: how do we ensure that all that contentnot only Open Access but also actually accessible to the wider society? As a program leader, you have an important role in stimulating these innovations. You are the connector, director and inspirer in this area. You have a clear vision on the development of the scientific communication system. You have a good reputation in the Dutch Open Access community or can demonstrably build it up quickly. You are actively committed to continuing to work with that community, libraries and other organizations to renew that landscape towards a more open system of scientific publishing and thus to the full transition to Open Science.

 

In practice it means that you:

are responsible for the development of a program line “towards open scholarly communication” along the lines of the ambitions formulated in the NPOS;
together with your colleagues, translate these ambitions into funding instruments and organize them in such a way that applicants (institutions and researchers) are challenged to make innovative proposals;
acts as the community manager of the wider Dutch community in the field, contributes to activities to connect parties and stimulate cooperation, eg by organizing meetings or workshops;
keeps a close eye on developments in the field of Open Access, identifies new developments and puts them on the agenda;
act as secretary in the project proposal review process;
are responsible for the further development, implementation and evaluation of the Open Access policy of NWO in line with the strategic principles of NWO, and ensure coordination within NWO and with external parties;
builds and maintains the international network with organizations in this field, including fellow funding councils , the European Commission, libraries, publishers and relevant Open Science infrastructures.

You bring this

demonstrable experience and affinity with the broader Open Science agenda and a real drive to make Open Science the norm;
several years of work experience in the specific field of Open Access at a scientific institution or publisher;
a convincing vision of the future of the academic publishing landscape;
a relevant national and international network in the Open Access community;
excellently capable of inspiring, connecting and enthusing that community;
attention to and insight into (in)formal relationships, positions and interests within and outside NWO and the capacity to respond adequately to these;
an independent work attitude in which you also function well in a team, with a sense of proportion;
good communication skills, both orally and in writing in Dutch and English;
experience in maintaining contacts and cooperation in science and with representative national organizations such as UNL, UKB, NFU, SURF, KNAW;
knowledge of grant processes at NWO or other financiers or the willingness to develop them;
a completed academic education. 

You recognize yourself in the core values ??of NWO: involved, reliable, connecting and groundbreaking. 

This is where you come to work

The Open Science governing body is in the starting blocks and currently consists of a quartermaster/director and 2 policy officers. In the coming year, this team will further expand to a team of a maximum of 10 employees (program leaders, program employees and support staff). We are working towards an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and ambitious team that has the drive to accelerate the transition to Open Science and really make it the norm. As the steering body, we will work closely with all organizations active in the field of Open Science in the Netherlands. As

Miljoenen voor onderzoek naar Open Science – UMC Utrecht

From Google’s English:  “An international research team led by UMC Utrecht has received a European Horizon grant of 2 million euros. With this, the team will conduct research into Open Science, the movement that strives for more openness in scientific research. The question the researchers want to answer is: how effective are existing Open Science measures?”

Building an Open Knowledge Base | SURF Communities

“Earlier in the year we wrote about the idea of an Open Knowledge Base (OKB) for the Netherlands. There’s been quite a lot of activity since then….

Once gathered as a data graph, new connections can be inferred from the collected statements from the different Dutch universities.

Two use cases have been proposed by the group to demonstrate the added value of a national approach

1. Disambiguation: link instances of the same author, institution, or publication with different names – and distinguish between instances of unique authors, institutions, or publications with similar names.

2. ‘Single version of the truth’: provides a holistic view of research-related metadata in a consistent and non-redundant form, eliminating discrepancies between institutional versions 

Together, these two use cases provide a more reliable and complete foundation, upon which we can develop the PID graph….”

“I want to make it as easy as possible for the researcher” – News – Utrecht University

“This year, International Open Access Week takes place between 24 and 30 October. During this week all kinds of activities are organised to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research. An excellent opportunity to ask Jan de Boer a number of questions. Jan is a member of the Utrecht University Library Publishing Support team, and in this role he is a source of information related to questions in the field of open access and open science. He also works as a subject librarian for the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences….”

OpenCon Library Community Call on Using Data to Manage, Monitor, and Evaluate OA Publishing Services

“Data plays a key role in managing, monitoring, and evaluating open access publishing services. With a growing number of agreements, pressure on budget, funder requirements and other challenges, consortia and libraries need to find solutions to get grip on data and to make optimal use of it. The Dutch consortium UKB, worldwide frontrunner in open access and transformative agreements, developed a datahub that contains publication output, journal and contract information since 2018. The datahub is used to monitor current publishing contracts, trend analyses, portfolio management and to audit data that publisher provide for contract negotiations. In 2022 the consortium started to also collect information about funders, used licenses and article processing charges. Arjan Schalken, program manager UKB and responsible for developing and managing the datahub, will share insights in both added value and challenges. Arjan also reflects on the importance of initiatives like OAswitchboard to standardise metadata and connect platforms from publishers, consortia and institutions to support automation and scalability.”

 

Temporary stop free of charge Open Access publishing Springer ’22 – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

“The 2022 maximum for free of charge open access publishing in Springer Nature journals is expected to be reached early November.

Since 2015, corresponding authors affiliated with Dutch Universities, University Medical Centres and the KNAW institutes can publish Open Access in many Springer Nature journals without costs. The number of free open access articles under this consortium deal is limited to 2,080 per year. In 2022, this maximum number is expected to be reached in the beginning of November….”