At the Open Science Conference’s poster session, Martyn Rittman (Editor at MDPI Open Access Publishers and director of preprints.org) presented a poster about his research on preprint servers. He was so kind to share his insights with us in a short interview.
As you have recognized, Open Science Radio was attending this year’s Barcamp Open Science as well as the Open Science Conference. This episode is a wrap-up together with Guido Scherp, one of the organizers (you’ll know him by now). Guido is providing his impressions from the two events, we share ours and discuss a few things in general, as well as a few of the talks in more detail (this year we caught a few quotes).
DFG-funded research usually is provided with a (nationwide) negotiated license called Allianz-Lizenz which contains special Open-Access regulations that allows the OA publication of research results after a certain embargo period. However, experience shows that the authors (or their instiutional representatives) hardly ever make use of these Open Access rights, often due the related required efforts. The DeepGreen project aims to make the transformation to Open Access repositories easy to use on a technical level and automatic (if possible). At this poster session Julia Goltz from the Cooperative Network of Berlin and Brandenburg Libraries (KOBV) provides some insight to the project.
As reproducibility becomes more and more important, one of the main challenges is to support it by making it easier and more accessible. Starting in the domain of geosciences, the DFG-funded project Opening Reproducible Research aims to improve the access to research results that are published over the Internet, and seeks to simplify their reuse in the form of a research compendium. At this poster session Markus Konkol from the Institute of Geoinformatics at WWU Münster provides some insight to the project.
One of the important issues in an institutional setting nowadays is, to guarantee reproducibility and quality control during the research process and across the entire data lifecycle. The DFG-funded project CONQUAIRE – Continuous Quality Control for Research Data to Ensure Reproducibility focuses exactly on these tasks. At this poster session Vidya Ayer from the Semantic Computing Group at Bielefeld University provides a short introduction to the project and its main aspects.
Tony Ross-Hellauer is the OpenAIRE2020 Scientific Manager at Göttingen State and University Library (University of Göttingen). In its mission to further Open Science, OpenAIRE has investigated those models of peer review that are counted as “Open Peer Review” (OPR). A first step was to collect, categorize, analyze and evaluate the manifold definitions of the concept of Open Peer Review. At this poster session Tony reported about this phase and its outcomes.