“SciLake is a Horizon Europe project that aims to introduce and establish the concept of the scientific lake, a research ecosystem where scientific knowledge is contextualised, connected, interoperable, and accessible overcoming challenges related to the heterogeneity and large interconnectivity of the underlying data….”

Optica Publishing Group announces the launch of Optica Open | News Releases | Optica

“Optica Publishing Group (formerly OSA) launched Optica Open today, a new preprint server dedicated to advancing optics and photonics around the globe. Preprints are publicly available, preliminary scholarly articles posted ahead of formal peer review and publication in a journal. Authors can conveniently transmit their Optica Open preprint submissions to an Optica Publishing Group journal or their journal submissions to the preprint server, a first for the optics and photonics community. The Optica Open site is now open for submissions.

Harnessing Figshare’s preprint server capabilities, Optica Open helps authors achieve their open science goals and establish priority of their latest research results. All posted preprints will receive a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), are citable and will be indexed by Google Scholar and Crossref. As with other preprint servers, articles posted to Optica Open are not peer reviewed, although authors may benefit from receiving feedback from their peers. Submissions are screened by subject-matter experts to ensure general relevance to optics and photonics and compliance with the basic submission requirements, including a plagiarism check with iThenticate….”

Browse Data Sharing Requirements by Federal Agency

“This is a community resource for tracking, comparing, and understanding current U.S. federal funder research data sharing policies. Originally completed by SPARC & Johns Hopkins University Libraries in 2016, the content of this resource was updated by RDAP and SPARC in 2021….”

Researchers at participating CRKN member institutions can now publish free open access in select CSP journals | Canadian Research Knowledge Network

CRKN and Canadian Science Publishing (CSP) are pleased to announce a new transformative open access publishing agreement that offers unlimited open access publishing in five CSP journals, and a 25 per cent discount on article processing charges (APCs) in 14 additional CSP journals, for corresponding authors from participating CRKN member institutions.

[Open letter to US FDA and NIH]

“I write regarding concerns about the lack of compliance by medical product sponsors with requirements to report certain clinical trial results information to the database. The law requires that certain clinical trial sponsors report results to to expand the knowledge base, support additional research, and provide important safety and efficacy information to health care providers and researchers. These important goals depend on adequate compliance with applicable requirements and appropriate enforcement.”

US congress committee calls for tougher action on trial sponsors who fail to meet reporting deadlines | The BMJ

“A US congress committee has criticised the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) for taking “only modest compliance action” against clinical trial sponsors who have not published results.1

Under US law, clinical trial sponsors are required to submit their results within one year of the completion date. Research looking at compliance in recent years found, however, that over 5000 trials were in “violation of applicable reporting requirements,”2 while over half (37 of 72) of reviewed trials that were funded by the NIH had failed to comply with applicable reporting requirements.3

The US Congressional Committee on Energy and Commerce has written to ask why the FDA and NIH have failed to sanction trial sponsors who break reporting rules….”

German universities still wary of EU push to reform research assessment | Science|Business

“The European Commission is making a big push to reform research assessment, but Germany’s university leaders are not convinced the call for change from above is the right way to deliver it.

While the German Rector’s Conference sees value in rethinking how research is assessed in Europe, it believes the debate is not independent enough. “The agreement itself was designed and conceptualised along the policy lines of the EU Commission and, at its core, is basically the result of a top-down process,” says Walter Rosenthal, the Rectors’ Conference vice president for research, academic career paths and transfer.

The reform process was kicked off by the European Commission in the beginning of 2022, as part of moves to create a single European Research Area (ERA).

With research becoming more impact-driven, multidisciplinary and open, the aim is to align research assessment with these changes, moving away from metrics such as the number of papers published and the number of times these are cited, to a broader set of achievements reflecting the wider impact of research….”

Thirty New OA Journals Go Online in Georgia is an open access multidisciplinary publishing platform for Georgian academic journals run by EIFL’s partner in Georgia, the Georgian Integrated Library Information System Consortium (GILISC), and ‘Ivane Javakhishvili’ Tbilisi State University (TSU) National Science Library of Georgia. 

Open Research Week 2023 Open Research Week 2023- Open Research – University of Liverpool

“9 events over 4 days covering many aspects of open research, including publishing in data journals, promoting open research in smaller institutions, measuring openness, reward and recognition. Celebrating its 5th year, we also look at the future of open, with an opening keynote from Dr Ross Mounce, Director of Open Access at the Arcadia Fund and a closing keynote from Ashley Farley Programme Officer The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation….”

Open science, closed doors: The perils and potential of open science for research in practice | Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Cambridge Core

This paper advocates for the value of open science in many areas of research. However, after briefly reviewing the fundamental principles underlying open science practices and their use and justification, the paper identifies four incompatibilities between those principles and scientific progress through applied research. The incompatibilities concern barriers to sharing and disclosure, limitations and deficiencies of overidentifying with hypothetico-deductive methods of inference, the paradox of replication efforts resulting in less robust findings, and changes to the professional research and publication culture such that it will narrow in favor of a specific style of research. Seven recommendations are presented to maximize the value of open science while minimizing its adverse effects on the advancement of science in practice.

Open Scholarship Award Ceremony | Library

“Established in 2016, the University of Ottawa Library Open Scholarship Award recognizes faculty members and instructional staff who demonstrate excellence in supporting and practicing open scholarship. Open scholarship encompasses all aspects of open access, open data and open educational resources in both teaching and research….”

UKRI funding compliant models for small and society publishers

Under the new UKRI open access policy, all peer-reviewed research and review articles that acknowledge funding from UKRI or any of its councils submitted after 1 April 2022 need to be published open access (OA) immediately, without embargo, under a CC-BY licence, either by the publisher making the final Version of Record (VoR)1 OA, or by allowing authors to self-archive the Version of Record (VoR) or the Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM)2 in a repository. Although publishing an article OA in a hybrid journal is compliant with UKRI’s OA policy, UKRI will not cover the payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for hybrid journals, unless the journal is included in a Transitional Agreement with the author’s affiliated institution, or if it meets the sector’s criteria for transformative journals. UK institutions, working through Jisc support several strategies to transition subscription, paywalled content to OA. We aim to provide equitable and tailored paths to transition for smaller, not for profit publishers so that all authors have ubiquitous access to compliant routes to publish and provide a rapid transition to OA. At the same time funds are limited and must support the broadest choice for authors and return the best value from public money. This document sets out a series of options through which small and learned society publishers can offer models that are compliant with UKRI’s funding policy. The models are summarised in the table below and it is likely that more models will emerge throughout the transition. 

Chefs de Cuisine: Perspectives from Publishing’s Top Table — Steven Inchcoombe

Robert Harington talks to Steven Inchcoombe, Chief Publishing Officer for Springer Nature in this new series of perspectives from some of Publishing’s leaders across the non-profit and profit sectors of our industry.

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Scanning 3D: Cultural Heritage Preservation, Access and Revitalization

Glowing greenish 2-dimensional view of statues of human figures in a 3-dimensional scan of the interior of in the Hypogeum of the Volumnis in Perugia, Italy.3D view of the Tablinum in the Hypogeum of the Volumnis, Perugia, Italy by CyArk, via Wikimedia Commons is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

On 7 February 2023, Creative Commons will host a panel discussion on 3D scanning, preservation, access and revitalization of cultural heritage. As 3D technologies advance and cultural heritage institutions around the world seek better ways to enable people to engage with their collections, we also see cultural artifacts threatened by global climate change, armed conflict, and economic instability. At CC, we see building the “3D” commons in this complex moment as an essential activity in enabling a brighter future for all and solving the world’s most pressing challenges. How can 3D technologies and practices support what we call better sharing: sharing that is contextual, inclusive, just, equitable, reciprocal, and sustainable?

With experts, we’ll explore the many considerations around 3D scanning as it relates to cultural heritage preservation, revitalization, access and better sharing, as well as the impact on the public domain. Panelists will address:

  • the importance of open access to scans of cultural artifacts
  • the legal issues that can challenge access to 3D scans
  • policy implications of open licensing 3D scans
  • cultural and equity considerations around the origins of objects scanned
  • how museums, artists and organizations put 3D scanning and sharing into practice

CC’s Director of Learning and Training, Jennryn Wetzler, will moderate an expert panel with:

As UNESCO’s Memory of the World program enters its fourth decade, questions at the intersection of preservation, access, copyright and new technologies are now more topical than ever. Join us to hear from experts and participate in the conversation!

Date: 7 February 2023 Time: 3:30–5:00pm UTC [see the time in your timezone]

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