NUI Galway Open Scholarship Week 2022, April 11-12, 2022

Our annual NUI Galway Open Scholarship Week is now in its fourth year! #OSW2022 is an exciting and innovative event that will bring together researchers, academics, educators, policymakers and students to highlight and showcase what Open Scholarship is and how it can be achieved, to work together towards creating knowledge that is open and accessible to all. Events will target several elements of Open Scholarship, including Open Data, Open Access, Open Education and Citizen Science.

OSW 2022 is organised by the NUI Galway Library in partnership with the Open Scholarship Community Galway (OSCG). OSW 2022 also welcomes the contributions of our partners at the Atlantic Technological University. The programme is put together by our Organising Committee of volunteers.

Open Scholarship is all about collaboration and lowering barriers to research and learning. Everyone is welcome! All events on 11 April will be virtual while on 12th April we have a mix of online and in person sessions. All events are free!


Royal Society Open Science welcomes PCI Registered Reports | Royal Society

“Royal Society Open Science has been in the vanguard of efforts to expand the availability of Registered Reports as a journal article type. The journal began offering Registered Reports in 2015 (not long after the journal itself launched in 2014), and in 2018 we launched a modified version of the format to more easily accommodate Replication studies, as part of our Accountable Replication Policy. Now, in April 2021, we take our next step in promoting Registered Reports (RRs) by welcoming the submission of Stage 2 Registered Reports that have been reviewed and recommended by the Peer Community In (PCI) Registered Reports platform.

PCI Registered Reports is a non-profit, non-commercial platform that coordinates the peer review of Registered Report preprints. Once the submissions are accepted following peer review (or in PCI terms “recommended”), the completed Stage 2 Registered Report is posted at the preprint server where the preprint is hosted, and the peer reviews and recommendation of the preprint are posted at the PCI RR website. Following the completion of peer review, authors have the option to publish their articles in a growing list of “PCI RR-friendly” journals that have committed to accepting PCI Registered Report recommendations without further peer review. …”