OSR190 Preprints and Open Peer Review #oscibar [EN]

This is another episode from our coverage of the Barcamp Open Science. In this episode Konrad talked with Simon Worthington (GenR) and Bartosz Radomski (ScienceOpen) about their session on the role of preprints and open peer review systems (and their logical coupling).

OSR189 OER to MOOCs – Teaching Openness #oscibar [EN]

This is another episode from our coverage of the Barcamp Open Science. In this episode Bernd talked to Julien Colomb and Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra about their session on how to bring Open Educational Resources to MOOCs and foster the learning of communities about openness.

OSR187 Open Data Impact Award #oscibar [EN]

This is another episode from our coverage of the Barcamp Open Science. In this episode Bernd talked to Anne Held from innOSCI (an initiative from Stifterverband) about their plans to launch the Open Data Impact Award, to incentivise scientists to publish their data openly. Link to the session pad.

OSR186 COVID-19 Biohackathon [EN]

With the current situation around the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are several initiatives pushing forward to help finding solutions to successfully fight the virus. The global bioinformatics community is pushing its own efforts and organized the virtual COVID-19 Biohackathon. Starting today, contributors are invited to virtually work together on multiple topics and share their results openly via Github.

“The goal of COVID-19-BH20 is to create a cohesive effort and work on tooling for COVID-19 analysis. The biohackathon will lead to more readily accessible data, protocols, detection kits, protein predictions etc. We will also push for policy change where it comes to non-public or hard to access data because we are facing such challenges!”

Konrad had the chance to talk to one of the organizers, Leyla Jael Garcia-Castro, about the idea and implementation of this endeavor. Enjoy!