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The why and how of sharing data and code at The American Naturalist

We’ve been working with The American Naturalist for almost six months, and recently took the opportunity to contribute to a document laying out the how’s and why’s of their data and code policy. The piece itself is available here – it covers five different areas: The value of Data and Code archiving Problems with the …

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G7 leaders in Carbis Bay

G7 meeting accord re-iterates commitment to Open Research Data

The recently released Carbis Bay G7 Summit Communiqué contained some impressively strong language around open data. The below is from the text of the main Communiqué itself: “…we endorse the G7 Compact on Research Collaboration and its commitment to: support policies, legal frameworks and programmes to promote research collaboration; promote sharing of research data; explore …

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Should reviewers be paid? Catch the debate at the R2R conference

The Researcher2Reader conference has been running annually since 2016 and in recent years has featured a debate about a contentious topic in scholarly publishing. Previous years have debated “Sci-Hub is doing more good than harm to scholarly communication“(2019) and “The venue of its publication tells us nothing useful about the quality of a paper” (2020). …

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DataSeer to speak at CHORUS Forum on ‘Research Data to Content’

On January 21, from 11:00AM – 1:30 PM EST, stakeholders from across the scholarly communications ecosystem, including funders, societies, publishers, and academic institutions will gather online for the free Chorus Forum on the challenges and opportunities around connecting research data to content. Registration is now open. Tim Vines, Project Lead for DataSeer – a tool …

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DataSeer & how to decide what research data gets shared

The ‘how’ of sharing research data is codified by the FAIR principles, but deciding ‘what’ should be shared is much less settled. I recently wrote a post for the Scholarly Kitchen about the ‘What’ question, and argued that research articles should be our focal unit of research. A consensus on this would allow researchers, funders, …

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