Charting a path in Open Science towards diversity, equity, and inclusion

“Our definition of Open is one that invites all researchers to contribute, learn from, and build on scientific discoveries, no matter where you are in the world.

Listen to our Co-Editors-in-Chief’s discuss diversity, equity and inclusion in Open Science from the field of Global Public Health…”

Watch the Webinar ? · Open Knowledge Institutions : Reinventing Universities

Recently, Open Knowledge Institutions was published openly by the MIT Press. Uniquely, this title went through a radically collaborative and transparent publication process, from its original drafting through the facilitation of the Book Sprints team, to its open review period as the inaugural title in the MIT Press’s Works in Progress program, to its open publication both on PubPub and on MIT Press Direct.

Our webinar “An Open Process for Open Knowledge,” hosted virtually on September 8, 2021 sought to explore this process with those involved. We discussed the benefits of and considerations around engaging in such an open process and how this connects to the subject matter of the book itself. Below is a recording of the event.

Research Science Network

“We publicize key results of recent research articles, with visual content easy to understand rapidly. Save time in understanding science…

– We are a start-up that is being supported and developed at Harvard Innovation labs since 2020?

– We provide [open access] videos of less than 8 minutes that emphasize key elements of recently published research articles?

– We are innovating the way to receive recent research findings in a concise and fast manner?

– Our visual content includes interviews of authors who summarize their findings and give their point of view regarding their study?

– Our videos feature the authors name, their affiliated institution, and their journal ”

OE Global 21: connecting OER to Open Science – YouTube

“Last year UNESCO launched a draft Recommendation on Open Science. Comparing this recommendation with the OER Recommendation, they have a large resemblance. In the Recommendation, OER is considered as one of the elements comprising Open Science, next to a.o. Open Data and Open Access. However, in daily practice in Dutch institutions of Higher Education we observe that implementation to adopt outcome of both Open Science (more specifically Open Access and Open Data) and Open Education (more specifically OER) are often separated.

In this video, we inform you about our activities and intermediate results to connect the two. We also invite participants of the OE Global conference (25-30 September 2021) to share their efforts, results and discuss ideas to approach the two forms of openness in a more integrated way….”

Diosi Project Trailer – YouTube

“The DIOSI project proposes a full cycle concept on doctoral education, from the development of a new joint doctoral educational programme, through the provision of training on Open Science and Open Innovation & Entrepreneurship for doctoral candidates and early career researchers (DCs and ECRs), to the measurement of impact of such training, by creating an impact and graduate tracking framework.”

Webinar on Open Access Resources and Research Integrity | Assam Don Bosco University Library | YouTube

“National Webinar on “Open Access Resources and Research Integrity” is organised by the Central Library, Assam Don Bosco University, India on 10th August, 2021.

Date: 10th August, 2021 Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Resource Persons: 1. Dr. Priya Rai, Deputy Librarian & In-Charge (Library), National Law University, New Delhi 2. Dr. Akash Singh, Asst. Librarian, National Law University, New Delhi…”

Discover the EOSC Portal | YouTube

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is an ecosystem federating research data infrastructures, interlinking FAIR data and interoperable services to support Open Science in Europe and beyond.

The European Commission launched this long-term initiative to develop a trusted, virtual, federated environment, enabling almost 2 million European researchers to seamlessly store, share, process and re-use FAIR research digital objects across borders and scientific disciplines, thanks to an integrated Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure.

The EOSC Portal is a gateway to information and resources in EOSC. It is an evolving platform, co-developed by key European organisations with the support of the European Commission, EU Member States and Associated Countries.

The EOSC Portal Marketplace is the user interface, allowing researchers to find and access quality services for Open Science. Browse the Catalogue and exploit multidisciplinary resources for research from leading European organisations
The Providers Portal enables organisations to register as service providers and onboard their resources into the EOSC Portal
The EOSC Portal content component offers an overview of the EOSC community, the latest news, upcoming events, as well as training materials for the Portal

Browse the EOSC Portal and take this opportunity to shape your trusted digital space for research

Introducing Octopus – YouTube

“Dr Alexandra Freeman gives an overview of Octopus, A new way to publish your research that’s fast, free and fair.

Octopus focuses on recording primary research. It is not based on papers allowing users to publish smaller types of outputs instantly within a new structure, whether it is a hypothesis, a method, data, an analysis or a peer review …”

Why CDL Now? Digital Libraries Past, Present, and Future : Chris Freeland : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

“Libraries have historically been trusted hubs to equalize access to credible information, a crucial role that they should continue to fill in the digital age. However, as more information is born-digital, digitized, or digital-first, libraries must build new policy, legal and public understandings about how advances in technology impact our preservation, community, and collection development practices.


This panel brought together legal scholars Ariel Katz (University of Toronto) and Argyri Panezi (IE University Madrid/Stanford University) to discuss their work on library digital exhaustion and public service roles for digital libraries. They were joined by Lisa Radha Weaver, Director of Collections and Program Development at Hamilton Public Library, who discussed how library services have been transformed by digital delivery and innovation and Kyle Courtney of Library Futures/Harvard University, a lawyer/librarian who wrote the influential Statement on Controlled Digital Lending, signed by over 50 institutions. The panel was moderated by Lila Bailey of Internet Archive….”