One of the aspects that continuously pops up in our discussions is the research infrastructure. Hence, it was about time that we make it a topic of its own and we’re glad that we could win Peter Kraker as a guest for this topic. Peter is well-known in the Open Science communicator, as a researcher but also as the founder and chairman of Open Knowledge Maps, a web-service that provides a visual interface for the exploration of scientific topics through publications. In addition, he is active in several organizations and initiatives dealing with research infrastructure and research data management, such as GO FAIR. With the launch of Google’s dataset search service last year he started the Don’t leave it to Google! campaign. In this episode we’re talking about the campaign, the overarching concept of research architectures and the Open Knowledge Maps as a specific example.
This is a short interview episode from the poster session at the Open Science Conference 2019. In this episode Konrad talked to Ivo Grigorov (@OAforClimate) from the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) at the Technical University of Denmark. Igor is a grant officer and presented a talk as well as a poster on the topic of Change Culture, A Research Grant at a Time, focusing in whether Open Science practices should be used in proposal design and application writing for research grants.
If you’ve been listening to us for a while you have probably already heard about Felix Schönbrodt, as we have mentioned him in a number of episodes talking about projects he was involved in and a number of talks, e.g. his lighting talk at the 2016 Barcamp Science 2.0 or his recent talk at the Open Science Conference 2018. Felix is a principal investigator for Psychological Methods and Assessment at the Department of Psychology, and moreover, he is an absolute Open Science enthusiast.
As we mentioned in our wrap-up episode for this year’s Barcamp Open Science and Open Science Conference, we found Felix’s conference talk really insightful, so it is our pleasure to provide it to you with kind permission from Felix and hope that you find it equally enlightening and motivating.
If you wanna closely follow his presentation including his slides, please use the video embedded into the blogpost for this episode or his slides linked in they the Open Science Conference programme.
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Academic publishing that is. And actually not only in Denmark. Even though open access publishing has picked up quite a bit over the last years, academic publishing today is still rather dominated by legacy publishers who mainly play their old game without much signs of changing and adapting to current technological and scientific developments. In fact, many of them are not even showing much willingness to consider changing. A lot of the recent studies and arguments point out that a complete transition to open access publishing potentially yields many positive social effects for the academic system and society as a whole, and even might achieved quite substantial savings. We had the great opportunity to talk Björn Brembs about these points, the obstacles, the necessary steps and a vision of how a publishing infrastructure could look like.
We apologize for the less optimal audio quality and hope you’re still enjoying the conversation. Have fun!
As last year, Konrad visited the WikiCite 2017 event that seeks out „…to design a central bibliographic repository, as well as tools and strategies to improve information quality and verifiability in Wikimedia projects.“ This year he took the opportunity to do a couple of interviews with participants.
This interview is with Carly Strasser. Carly is a marine scientist by education and and an open science advocate currently working for the Moore Foundation. In this interview she provides us with a bit of background about the Moore’s Foundation interest in WikiCite, open citations and open science in general. Enjoy!