The OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) has published its study on Open Science carried out as a part of the activities of the OECD’s Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP). Entitled ‘Making Open Science a Reality’ the study gives an overview of the progress made by OECD countries in making publicly funded research openly accessible. Individual country notes have also been made available to support the findings.
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An overview of practical, free, online resources and tools that you can begin using today to incorporate research data management into your practice of librarianship. 23 Things: Libraries for Research Data was presented on August 17 at the International Federation of Library Associations' annual conference in Cape Town, South Africa, in a session that was jointly sponsored by the RDA.
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) rises to the challenge of changing global data practices by providing concrete solutions to address some of today’s many, many data challenges. Two years since its launch RDA has already published tangible outputs aiming to achieve seamless interoperability, trust, and ultimately to provide growth & employment opportunities by making data re-use less expensive.
After several months of discussion, consultation, drafting and re-drafting, The Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age was officially launched in Brussels, at a special event held at the offices of Science Europe on 6 May 2015.The Declaration is openly accessible to all and accepting signatures from individuals and organisations who wish to support its principles.
The report contains the ALLEA E-Humanities working group's recommendations regarding key requirements to ensure continued growth and excellence in the Digital Humanities for the EU. The 3 Key Recommendations are Take a long-term view, Encourage openness and Support your People.
Science 2.0 is a new approach to science that uses information-sharing and collaboration made possible by network technologies. This consultation sought to gather the opinions of a broad sample of interested parties from across the EU research landscape. It aimed to better understand the potential impact of Science 2.0 and the desirability of policy action.
This study of more than 100 currently existing data journals describes the approaches they promote for data set description, availability, citation, quality, and open access and it identifies ways to expand and strengthen the data journals approach as a means to promote data set access and exploitation.
Information and communication technology (ICT) advances in research infrastructures are continuously changing the way research and scientific communication are performed.
The traditional paradigm of research publishing by articles cannot cope with the increasing demands of immediate access and effective reuse of research results.
The e-IRG White Paper 2014 provides advice, best practices and recommendations to the proposers for the next ESFRI Roadmap on questions related to e-Infrastructure needs. Nevertheless the White Paper provides useful information for all e-IRG stakeholders, containing an overview of existing European e-Infrastructures and related services.
Whilst most researchers appreciate the benefits of sharing research data, on an individual basis they may be reluctant to share their own data.
The "Showing the Seed" study, commissioned by Knowledge Exchange, has gathered evidence, examples and opinions on current and future incentives for research data sharing from the researcher’s point of view, in order to provide recommendations for policy and practice development on how best to incentivise data access and reuse.