MAG replacement update: meet OpenAlex! – OurResearch blog

“Last month, we announced that we’re launching a replacement for Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG) this December–just before MAG itself will be discontinued.  We’ve heard from a lot of current MAG users since then. All of them have offered their support and encouragement (which we really appreciate), and all have also all been curious to learn more. So: here’s more! It’s a snapshot of what we know right now.  As the project progresses, we’ll have more details to share, keeping everyone as up-to-date as we can….”

G7 Research Compact

As Open Societies with democratic values we believe in academic freedom. The freedom to pursue intellectual enquiry and to innovate allows us to make progress on shared issues and drive forward the frontiers of knowledge and discovery for the benefit of the entire world. We recognise that research and innovation are fundamentally global endeavours. Nations, citizens,  institutions,  and  businesses  have  made  huge  strides  forward,  not  otherwise possible, through open research collaboration across borders. Working together we will use our position as leading science nations to collaborate on global challenges, increase the transparency and integrity of research, and facilitate data free flow with trust to drive innovation and advance knowledge.



Research on Research Institute Launches to Enable More Strategic, Open, Diverse, And Inclusive Research

“We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the Research on Research Institute (RoRI) – an international consortium of research funders, academic institutions, and technologists working to champion the latest approaches to research on research.

Co-founded by the Wellcome Trust, the universities of Sheffield and Leiden, and Digital Science, the RoRI consortium will undertake transformative and translational research on research (also known as meta-research, science of science or meta-science). By analysing research systems and experimenting with decision and evaluation data, tools and frameworks, we aim to advance more strategic, open, diverse and inclusive research….”

Project Manager (Open Research) (Fixed Term) – Job Opportunities – University of Cambridge

Cambridge University Libraries is seeking to appoint a project manager who will work across functional areas of the University Libraries at Cambridge and the wider University (notably the Research Office), to manage the successful implementation of Plan S (a new set of research funder requirements for Open Access) and work to operationalise the University’s position on Open Research.

The ideal candidate would have knowledge of the research life-cycle and issues pertaining to Open Research and be able to demonstrate significant experience of project management experience and of facilitating cross-functional teams to deliver projects.

Applicants should be educated to degree level or be able to demonstrate equivalent attainment through experience and either be a PRINCE 2 Practitioner or possess an equivalent qualification or have equivalent demonstrable experience across a number of different initiatives. Experience of working in HE/not-for-profit sectors is desirable.

Applicants should have an aptitude for working in a fast-changing environment where the rapid development of knowledge and skills is required, and the ability to communicate and be persuasive across a variety of outlooks, aims and objectives.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Patricia Killiard, Deputy Director – Academic Services,

The closing date for applications is Friday 13 September 2019.

Interviews are expected to take place the week commencing 23 September 2019.

Please quote reference VE20255 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.