DataWorks! Challenge | HeroX

“Share your story of how you reused or shared data to further your biological and/or biomedical research effort and get recognized!…

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are championing a bold vision of data sharing and reuse. The DataWorks! Prize fuels this vision with an annual challenge that showcases the benefits of research data management while recognizing and rewarding teams whose research demonstrates the power of data sharing or reuse practices to advance scientific discovery and human health. We are seeking new and innovative approaches to data sharing and reuse in the fields of biological and biomedical research. 

To incentivize effective practices and increase community engagement around data sharing and reuse, the 2022 DataWorks! Prize will distribute up to 12 monetary team awards. Submissions will undergo a two-stage review process, with final awards selected by a judging panel of NIH officials. The NIH will recognize winning teams with a cash prize, and winners will share their stories in a DataWorks! Prize symposium.”

DORA Community Engagement Grants: Supporting Academic Assessment Reform | DORA

“DORA sought to fund ideas to advance assessment reform at academic institutions at any stage of readiness. Projects could be targeted to any level within an academic institution, including (but not limited to) reform efforts at the graduate program, department, library, or institution level, and should address one or more key aspects of education, planning, implementing, training, iteratively improving, and scaling policies and practices. More than 55 ideas were submitted from individuals and teams in 29 countries! After careful review, members of the Steering Committee selected 10 proposals to support….”

Call for Open Science Awards › Open Science Festival

“The 2022 Open Science Awards focus on societal engagement. Do you have an example of how you have engaged with society and/or societal partners as part of your research process(es) that you want to share to inspire others?

Please submit your use case by 3 June 2022 by completing this form and saving it as a PDF. Next you can upload your PDF to Easychair.

The Open Science Awards recognise and reward researchers or research students who have used Open Science to make their research more accessible, transparent or reproducible. This year the focus is on Societal Engagement, one of the key pillars of Open Science. The call is open to all researchers and PhD students from Dutch universities/ universities of applied sciences and research institutes. …”

Nomination of Open Access India for WSIS Prize Contest

“For creating awareness among the graduate students, early career researchers, professors, research managers and the policy makers on opening up of the access to the publicly funded research in India, ‘Open Access India,‘ a community of practice advocating Open Access, Open data, Open education in India has been formed.

The community members believe that Open Access would increase the availability and accessibility of the public funded research outputs, and the Open Data, the government data or the public funded research data when freely available to the public would help in the development of new knowledge and tools for the public good. And the Open Education resources would help in affordability of education.

Anyone who have interests in Open Access, Open Data and Open Education are invited to join the community and take forward the open access movement in India by participating in the discussions/initiatives which would influence the policy makers, managers, researchers, scholarly societies to adopt Open Access policy for their research outputs.”

Knowledge Unlatched Presents Open Access Heroes 2022

Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the international initiative for Open Access (OA), is pleased to announce OA Heroes 2022, highlighting the countries, institutions, publishers, disciplines and scholarly titles seeing the most usage worldwide. The number of total user interactions (including downloads and views) for KU titles has grown year on year by 16 percent and now stands at a total of 16.2 million. On average, each title unlatched through KU gets 5,450 user interactions.

Ouvrir la Science – Remise des prix science ouverte du logiciel libre de la recherche

From Google’s English:  “For the first year, the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation is awarding the Open Science Prizes for Free Research Software. Ten software developed by French teams are rewarded for their contribution to the advancement of scientific knowledge.

As part of the second National Plan for Open Science, the open science prizes for free research software highlight projects and research teams working on the development and dissemination of free software and contributing to the construction of a common good of prime importance. Their objective is to recognize the important contribution made by the production of free software and to draw the attention of the scientific community to exceptional or very promising achievements, which can serve as a model for the next generations of researchers and engineers. The prizes were awarded on the decision of a jury of experts chaired by Daniel Le Berre (Lens Computer Science Research Center, University of Artois-CNRS)….”

2022 Open Scholarship Awards | Electronic Textual Cultures Lab

Sponsored by the Canadian Social Knowledge Institute and its partners

For 2022, we are pleased to be able to award 2 Open Scholarship Awards and 2 Emerging Open Scholarship Awards, as well as a number of honourable mentions in each category.

Open Scholarship Awards (2022), for open scholarship carried out by scholars, librarians, citizen scholars, research professionals, and administrators.

Awards:

Electronic Literature Lab (ELL) Team (Washington State U), The NEXT
Martin Paul Eve (Birkbeck, U London), Open Library of Humanities

Honourable Mentions:

Rebecca Frost Davis (St. Edwards U), Matthew K. Gold (CUNY), and Katherine D. Harris (San Jose State U), Curating Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities
Sridhar Gutam (ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research), Open Access India
Mary Chapman, Jean Lee Cole, Joey Takeda, and Sydney Lines (U British Columbia), The Winnifred Eaton Archive

Emerging Open Scholarship Awards (2022), for open scholarship carried out by undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early stage professionals.

Awards:

Davis McKenzie (Toxw oxw [Becoming Clear] Communications), contribution to As I Remember It: Teachings (??ms t???w) from the Life of a Sliammon Elder
Ananya Pujary, Khushi Gupta, and Muskaan Pal (FLAME U), The Indian Community Cookbook Project

Honourable Mentions:

Yohanna Joseph Waliya (U Calabar) and Alexander Boyd (U Central Florida), Multilingual African Electronic Literature Database & African Diasporic Electronic Literature Database
Ceyda Elgul, Fatih Asan, Eyup Tugay Bahar, Belemir Topcuoglu, Aynur Erzenoglu (Bo?aziçi U), Lives in Turkish
Sylvia Fernández-Quintanilla (U Kansas), Huellas Incómodas / Uncomfortable Footprints

Open scholarship incorporates open access, open data, open education, and other related movements that have the potential to make scholarly work more efficient, more accessible, and more usable by those within and beyond the academy. By engaging with open practices for academic work, open scholarship shares that work more broadly and more publicly.

OpenCitations receives the Open Publishing Award in Open Data | OpenCitations blog

“We are proud and humbled to count the Open Publishing Award in Open Data among the acknowledgements so far received by OpenCitations. Despite the term “award”, the Open Publishing Awards, in fact, don’t aim to proclaim winners, but rather to “shake the hands” of some projects which seem to be following (and tracing) a right path towards a more open knowledge. All the projects awarded help by defining more concretely what “open”means, and at the same time their example encourages awareness on the variety of the open publishing projects, and a reflection about the common values and goals that gather so many different people, institutions and organizations.”

FAIR Data Fund Autumn Call 2021:Meet the grantees  – 4TU.ResearchData

“The FAIR Data Fund offers researchers a budget (up to €3.500) to cover the costs of making their data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR data principles). Researchers from TU Delft, TU/Eindhoven and the University of Twente are eligible to apply for the fund.”

Here are the eight winners for Fall 2021.

Winners of Open Publishing Awards 2021Announced

The intention of the awards is to bring stories to you about the amazing diversity of open projects that exist today in publishing. If you tweet, blog, or you are a reporter or researcher we hope that you will join us and use your tools to explore and amplify each of these amazing stories about open publishing to the world.

Paul Ginsparg – Einstein Foundation Berlin

“Paul Ginsparg is Professor of Physics and Information Science at Cornell University, USA. In 1991, he created the arXiv (“The Archive”), a document server for preprints, on which scientific findings are published without review and paywall restrictions. Preprint servers are online archives for scholarly publications which allow the scientific community to discuss and compare research findings immediately, transparently, openly, and globally. They also allow researchers to share original data, computer simulations, and other information. arXiv.org has set the standard for a number of these platforms in almost every scientific field. Today, the portal holds almost two million scientific articles from the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering, systems science, and economics. Paul Ginsparg has been the driving force behind developing and maintaining the arXiv, pioneering the use of new technologies in automated quality control.”

 

Einstein Foundation to present the inaugural €500,000 Award for Promoting Quality in Research

“The Einstein Foundation Berlin is honoring the American physicist Paul Ginsparg and the Center for Open Science with the inaugural Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research. Paul Ginsparg is the founder of the preprint server arXiv.org, the first platform to exchange scientific discoveries among scientists immediately, openly and globally without review- and paywall restrictions….”

The Center for Open Science receives the Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research

“The Center for Open Science (COS) has been selected as the inaugural institutional recipient of the Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research.

The award “aims to provide recognition and publicity for outstanding efforts that enhance the rigor, reliability, robustness, and transparency of research in the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities, and stimulate awareness and activities fostering research quality among scientists, institutions, funders, and politicians.”

COS is a nonprofit culture change organization founded in 2013 with the mission to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of research. COS takes a systems approach to supporting research culture change. COS builds and maintains a free, open source infrastructure for all disciplines of research, called the Open Science Framework (OSF), that enables the adoption of open practices across the research lifecycle. OSF flexibly integrates with other tools and services to make it efficient for researchers to plan, conduct, report on, and discover research within their current workflows. COS collaborates with grassroots organizations that support training and changing communities’ norms toward openness and integrity and provides solutions that empower communities to customize and promote open practices from within. COS works with funders, publishers, societies, and universities to shift incentives and policies to foster culture change toward rigor and transparency. Finally, COS investigates the state of research practices and evaluates the effectiveness of culture change initiatives. These interdependent activities incorporate a theory of change to create sustainable improvements to science as a social system.

The Einstein Foundation’s jury offered its official statement about the institutional award winner: “The Center for Open Science (COS) catalyzes global research culture change via a unique integrated behavior change model. By offering the Open Science Framework (OSF), collaborating with grassroots communities to grow engagement, advocating with stakeholders to adopt new policies and incentives, and evaluating effectiveness, COS helps to make open science the default. The Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines, launched by COS in 2015, and supported by over 5,000 signatories, along with all of the major publishers, have initiated an overdue transformation in the publishing culture.”…”