“Optional Data Curation Feature Use by Harvard Dataverse Repository Users” by Ceilyn Boyd

Abstract:  Objective: Investigate how different groups of depositors vary in their use of optional data curation features that provide support for FAIR research data in the Harvard Dataverse repository.

Methods: A numerical score based upon the presence or absence of characteristics associated with the use of optional features was assigned to each of the 29,295 datasets deposited in Harvard Dataverse between 2007 and 2019. Statistical analyses were performed to investigate patterns of optional feature use amongst different groups of depositors and their relationship to other dataset characteristics.

Results: Members of groups make greater use of Harvard Dataverse’s optional features than individual researchers. Datasets that undergo a data curation review before submission to Harvard Dataverse, are associated with a publication, or contain restricted files also make greater use of optional features.

Conclusions: Individual researchers might benefit from increased outreach and improved documentation about the benefits and use of optional features to improve their datasets’ level of curation beyond the FAIR-informed support that the Harvard Dataverse repository provides by default. Platform designers, developers, and managers may also use the numerical scoring approach to explore how different user groups use optional application features.

Home | COAR Asia OA Meeting 2021: Innovation, Growth and Sustainability of Open Scholarship in Asia (Oct 25-27, 2021) | SMU Libraries

The virtual 6th meeting of COAR Asia OA will be held 25-27 October 2021. The meeting will discuss the latest trends in open access and open scholarship, with community updates from Asia. Topics include open access infrastructure, open educational resources, open peer review, research data repositories, and tools built on open data. The meeting will be a venue for information exchange between Asian communities.

Programme: https://library.smu.edu.sg/asiaoa2021#programme

Job: Senior Manager: Digital Equity (Deadline: August 15, 2021) | Wellcome

Technology is not neutral. Who builds it, what it does, how it’s made and how people using and affected by it are involved are central to making sure the benefits of digital technology in science and health are experienced equitably.

The Senior Manager: Digital Equity is responsible for the Data for Science and Health (DSH) team’s work to improve the inclusivity and reach of data science and digital tools. They’ll do this by leading a team to understand, engage with and support communities relevant to data science that advances the strategies of Wellcome’s Health Challenges of Infectious Disease, Mental Health and Climate Change and the broad base of Discovery Research. 

They will be part of the DSH senior management team and act as the main interface with other managers in Wellcome’s Research Programmes department on matters related to digital equity.  

Main Responsibilities:

Lead and manage a team of multi-disciplinary experts to set, support and advance a common agenda for advancing digital equity in science and health by understanding, engaging with and supporting relevant communities  These communities include: data subjects: patients and people about whom data are captured; data collectors: healthcare professionals and scientists involved in capturing data and data users: researchers; research software engineers and data scientists.  

Manage the interface between the Digital Equity team and other teams in Research Programmes: generously sharing expertise and developing productive relationships, a mutual understanding of priorities and shared objectives aligned with the strategies of the Health Challenges and Discovery Research. 

Oversee delivery of the Understanding Patient Data Program and Wellcome’s Data Prizes.

Oversee and prioritise allocation of the team’s time and budget to advance the shared objectives of the Research Programmes team. 

Draw on appropriate expertise and data from across physical, biological, social sciences, humanities, industry and other funders to develop a strategic view of the landscape of communities relevant to digital equity issues in Wellcome’s strategy, and act on opportunities.   

Oversee the funding of projects and programs through effective design and execution of mechanisms in including RfPs, contracts, competitions, funding calls and discretionary awards, with hands-on work shaping and reviewing material as needed. 

Convene a data science community of practice in Wellcome to build capacity and support professional development around the effective funding and use of data science to advance Wellcome’s mission and create mutual visibility around and common approaches to key areas of work on digital technology and policy. 

Advocate for Wellcome and the role of trustworthy data science in achieving the organisation’s strategy at national and international levels, identifying and pursuing opportunities for the DSH team to provide leadership and influence decision making.  

Build, manage, lead and motivate an integrated, inclusive and flexible team, ensuring that people with the right range of skills and experience are recruited and retained, and that their skills and professional capabilities are maximised. 

Play an active leadership role in the Data for Science and Health senior management team. 

Set and monitor quarterly Objectives and Key Results for the DSH team  

Be the owner of the risk and control environment for your area and be accountable for the quality of you and your team’s outputs 

Skills and Experience:

Good knowledge of the current state of and trends in digital technologies in science and health research and practice internationally.

Demonstrable understanding of issues relating to uses of scientific and health-relevant data and building trustworthy digital systems around them.  

Experience of designing and interpreting public attitudes and engagement work. 

Experience building, leading and managing teams with a culture of mutual trust, psychological safety and effective delivery against clear objectives. 

Experience designing and delivering complex programs of work in large organisations 

Experience / knowledge of working with and running projects with universities, funders and other relevant scientific and research organisations and communities?? 

If you are interested in the role, please make sure when submitting your application, you attach your CV and complete the questionnaire form.

Salary: circa £84,000.00

Contract Type:  Permanent

Advert closing date: 15th August

Job: Technology Lead (Deadline: Aug 01, 2021) | Wellcome

The Data for Science and Health (DSH) team is looking to recruit two Technology Leads. This team will develop, shape and execute projects related to digital technology which advance the strategies of Wellcome’s Health Challenges and Discovery Research. 

The Technology Lead will be responsible for:

Taking an entrepreneurial approach to developing, evaluating and executing projects related to digital tools which advance and cut across the objectives of Wellcome’s Health Challenges (HC) and Discovery Research (DR) strategies. 

Drawing on appropriate expertise and data from across physical, biological and social sciences, humanities, industry and other funders to develop a strategic view of the digital technology landscape relevant to Wellcome,   

Working with the Senior Manager, Digital Technology to develop productive relationships with other teams in Research Programmes by generously sharing expertise and developing a mutual understanding of priorities and shared objectives.  

Supporting digital tools funding across Research Programmes by helping to set and support common approaches, providing expert technical advice to other teams and working with the DSH team to develop a portfolio view of digital technologies across Wellcome’s current funding and pipeline.  

Being an effective funder of digital technology projects through efficient design and execution of landscaping projects, RfPs, contracts, funding calls and discretionary awards with hands-on work shaping and reviewing technical material as needed. 

Matrix management of one or more team members to support the delivery of DSH’s objectives 

Be the owner of the risk and control environment for your area and be accountable for the quality of you and your team’s outputs 

Contributing to the creation and development of a diverse and inclusive culture across the organisation, collaborating across departments. 

Experience & Skills:

Good knowledge of the current state of and trends in digital technologies in science and health research and practice 

Training in a quantitative, computational discipline with a high-level understanding of, the data and software systems used and being developed in science and health. 

Specific knowledge of or training in of one or more of Wellcome’s Health Challenges (climate and health, infectious disease, mental health) or training in clinical, biological, or physical science highly desirable. 

Experience of working with health relevant or scientific data in a technical capacity.  

Experience delivering complex work against agreed objectives in large organisations 

Experience / knowledge of working with and running projects with universities, funders and other relevant scientific and research organisations and communities?? 

If you are interested in the role, please make sure when submitting your application, you attach your CV and complete the questionnaire form

Salary: circa £68,000

Contract Type: Permanent

Advert closing date:  1st of August

Job: Technology Manager (Deadline: Aug 01, 2021) | Wellcome

The Data for Science and Health team is looking to recruit two Technology Managers. This team is responsible for, shaping and executing projects related to digital technology which advance the strategies of Wellcome’s Health Challenges and Discovery Research. 

The Technology Manager will be responsible for:

Taking an entrepreneurial approach to evaluating and executing projects related to digital tools which advance and cut across the objectives of Wellcome’s Health Challenges (HC) and Discovery Research (DR) strategies. 

Drawing on appropriate expertise and data from across physical, biological and social sciences, humanities, industry and other funders to develop a strategic view of the digital technology landscape relevant to Wellcome,   

Working with the Senior Manager, Digital Technology and Technology Leads to develop productive relationships with other teams in Research Programs.

Supporting digital tools funding across Research Programs by helping to set and support common approaches, providing expert technical advice to other teams and working with the DSH team to develop a portfolio view of digital technologies across Wellcome’s current funding and pipeline.  

Be an effective funder of digital technology projects through efficient design and execution of landscaping projects, RfPs, contracts, funding calls and discretionary awards with hands-on work shaping and reviewing technical material as needed. 

Matrix management of one or more team members to aid in the delivery of DSH’s objectives 

Be the owner of the risk and control environment for your area and be accountable for the quality of you and your team’s outputs 

Contributing to the creation and development of a diverse and inclusive culture across the organisation, and departments. 

Exercising cost control and manage expenditure to work within the agreed operating budget 

Ensuring adherence to our compliance policies.?? 

Skills and Experience:  

Good knowledge of the current state of and trends in digital technologies in science and health research and practice 

Training in a quantitative, computational discipline with a high-level knowledge of, the data and software systems used and being developed in science and health. 

Specific knowledge of or training in of one or more of Wellcome’s Health Challenges (climate and health, infectious disease, mental health) or training in clinical, biological, or physical science highly desirable. 

Experience of working with health relevant or scientific data in a technical capacity.  

 If you are interested in the role, please make sure when submitting your application, you attach your CV and complete the questionnaire form

Salary: circa £59,000

Contract Type: Permanent

Advert closing date: 1st of August

Current market rates for scholarly publishing services

Abstract:  For decades, the supra-inflation increase of subscription prices for scholarly journals has concerned scholarly institutions. After years of fruitless efforts to solve this “serials crisis”, open access has been proposed as the latest potential solution. However, also the prices for open access publishing are high and are rising well beyond inflation. What has been missing from the public discussion so far is a quantitative approach to determine the actual costs of efficiently publishing a scholarly article using state-of-the-art technologies, such that informed decisions can be made as to appropriate price levels. Here we provide a granular, step-by-step calculation of the costs associated with publishing primary research articles, from submission, through peer-review, to publication, indexing and archiving. We find that these costs range from less than US$200 per article in modern, large scale publishing platforms using post-publication peer-review, to about US$1,000 per article in prestigious journals with rejection rates exceeding 90%. The publication costs for a representative scholarly article today come to lie at around US$400. These results appear uncontroversial as they not only match previous data using different methodologies, but also conform to the costs that many publishers have openly or privately shared. We discuss the numerous additional non-publication items that make up the difference between these publication costs and final price at the more expensive, legacy publishers.

 

Roundtable of Experts on Data Citation | SSHOPENCLOUD

“On May 20th 2021, SSHOC hosted a Roundtable of Experts for Data Citation, to stimulate discussion on data citation in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH). The session was led by CNRS and had around 30 participants, including invited speakers from UGOE, CLARIN, CNR/ISTI, the Turing Institute, the Observatory of Paris – PSL Research University, Vienna – RDA data citation WG, OpenAIRE and CODATA. 

This event followed the discussions that began during a joint event between SSHOC, FREYA, and EOSC-hub – “Realising the European Open Science Cloud” – in November. The session was focused on data citation, and different approaches and experiences related to data citation were discussed by speakers from SSHOC and beyond.

After an inventory of SSH citation practices, we began developing a prototype to implement what we called “FAIR SSH Data Citation’’. Based on that work, we drafted a first set of recommendations about data citation, adapted to the specific needs of SSH. For these discussions we invited experts from known organizations (e.g. RDA, OpenAire, CODATA, Turing Institute, Observatory of Paris) in order to hear their thoughts and feedback on the work of our task as well as data citation in the SSH in general….”

Speculative Annotation Invites Public to Interact with Digitized Collections at the Library of Congress | Library of Congress

“Students, educators and learners of all ages are invited to interact with select items in the Library’s collections with the launch of Speculative Annotation, the latest experiment from LC Labs.

Created by artist and 2021 Innovator in Residence Courtney McClellan, Speculative Annotation is an open-source dynamic web application and public art project. The app presents a unique mini collection of free-to-use items from the Library for students, teachers and learners to annotate through captions, drawings and other types of mark-making. As a special feature for Speculative Annotation users, the app includes a collection of informative, engaging annotations from Library experts and resources on the Library’s website….”

Stories of Open: Opening Peer Review through Narrative Inquiry – ACRL Insider

“ACRL announces the publication of Stories of Open: Opening Peer Review through Narrative Inquiry by Emily Ford, book number 76 in ACRL’s Publications in Librarianship series, which examines the methods and processes of peer review as well as the stories of those who have been through it. Stories of Open is the first book to go through the Publications in Librarianship open peer review process. …”

News – Knowledge Exchange Newsletter July 2021 – News – Knowledge Exchange

he July 2021 Knowledge Exchange newsletter is out now!

This newsletter summarises our latest work and updates on new activities since our previous newsletter in December 2020. It includes details on our ongoing work on the Openness Profile as well as early findings from our Publishing Reproducible Research Outputs work and details of scoping a new activity around PID Risks and Trust.

Opening the Future welcomes newest library supporter, Portland State University | OtF News

CEU Press and COPIM are pleased to announce that the library at Portland State University (PSU) is the latest subscriber member to Opening the Future (OtF). Founded in 1946, PSU in Oregon grew into a diverse public research university and now has 26,000 students and more than 200 degree programs in subjects ranging from Accounting to World History.

PSU is one of the first libraries to choose an ‘OA Supporter Membership’ with OtF. Some institutions may not wish to sign up to one of our book packages, or may not be able to, but they still want to support the Open Access mission and monographs that CEU Press publishes. For these institutions we created the OA Supporter Membership. With this choice there are no backlist books to incorporate into the library’s catalogue but their membership fee allows CEU Press to make new books open in ways that do not burden authors without research grants to pay book processing charges. 

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Collection: Open Education | Pressbooks Directory

The Pressbooks directory is designed to help people quickly find desired resources, no matter whether they are looking for a specific book or multiple resources spanning one or more topics. You can use faceted search/filtering, full-text search, and various sorting and display options to help you find what you’re looking for.

This particular collection focuses on the topic of Open Education.