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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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DataSeer shortlisted for 2020 ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing

DataSeer has been shortlisted for the ALPSP’s 2020 Award for Innovation. This prestigious prize recognizes new products that combine both excellence in innovation and value to their communities, particularly those that also demonstrate long term viability. The award is in its sixth year, and previous winners include Kudos, Publons, Code Ocean, and scite.ai. Here’s the …

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Coko receives Sloan Foundation grant to build DataSeer: a missing piece in the data sharing puzzle

There are widespread efforts to promote data sharing in research, and most of these focus on making the datasets associated with an individual research article publicly available in a reliable repository. An increasing number of publishers, funders and institutions have data sharing policies that recommend or mandate that the data from an article be made …

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