Last week, Longo and Drazen published a frantic editorial in the New England Journal of Medicing
on academic data sharing, implying that researchers that use data from other researcher are "research parasites". The journal replied:
We want to clarify, given recent concern about our policy, that the Journal is committed to data sharing in the setting of clinical trials. As stated in the Institute of Medicine report from the committee1 on which I served and the recent editorial by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE),2 we believe there is a moral obligation to the people who volunteer to participate in these trials to ensure that their data are widely and responsibly used.
Today Cendari (Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure) has been launched. It is featured as a "powerful toolkit for digital historical research".
Wiki4R will create an innovative virtual research environment (VRE) for Open Science at scale, engaging both professional researchers and citizen data scientists in new and potentially transformative forms of collaboration.
This looks great! Why Open Research is an educational resource for researchers to learn about the benefits of sharing their work. It is well designed and we just yesterday talked about the fact that something like this would be useful.
Here is a blog post that provides a bit of a background to the project.
Hackmann and Boulton on challenges for science and how to react
Good news: Representatives from the Austrian research organizations presented a plan for full open access by 2025.
A blogpost with a short summary of this year's iKNOW conference.
All six editors and all 31 editorial board members of Lingua, one of the top journals in linguistics, last week resigned to protest Elsevier's policies on pricing and its refusal to convert the journal to an open-access publication that would be free online.
This might be the beginning of an interesting trend …
- Here is a piece on the issue from Wired
- And here is a piece in German from Uli Herb
Last week Sascha and Sönke wrote an article for the German Huffpo on the plagiarism in German Ph.D. theses. (The text is in German).
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Oldie but a goldie. Goerge Johnson on why one scientist becomes famous and another not.
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Kratz and Strasser on what could foster data sharing.