FOSTER seminar ‘Embracing Data Management – Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice’ June 4th 2015, Brussels

June 29, 2015
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The Flemish Interuniversity Council, VLIR, organized a Foster workshop on Open Science and Research Data Management. The conference lived up to its name covering a wide variety of topics on Open Data and Data Management, ranging from policies and legal aspects to case studies, researcher’s experiences and useful applications. After a general introduction, in which […]

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FP7 post-grant Open Access publishing funds pilot

June 25, 2015
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With Open Access publishing on the rise, new business models emerge.  Some journals choose to charge the author a fee to cover publishing costs. Although not all Open Access Journals ask an Article Processing Charge (APC), researchers may have to pay for the publication of their article. Because articles are often published after the research […]

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New open access policy @ University of Antwerp

October 31, 2014
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Researchers are mandated to deposit at least the final author version, which will be available in open access if possible. More information on the website of the University of Antwerp

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Publishers, where is the added value?

October 29, 2014
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Originally posted on Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week:
It’s nearly two years since Alexander Brown wrote Open access: why academic publishers still add value for the Guardian, in which he listed ways that he feels publishers make a contribution. I wrote a lengthy comment in response — long enough that it got truncated at 5000 characters and…

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Boo(s)tCamp Open Science – KU Leuven 24 October

October 9, 2014
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Boost Your Research – Go Open! Open Science, just another buzz word to you? Most probably not. You do know about Open Access (either through your funder or through your institution). And you surely have heard about Open Science (think the Human Genome Project, Digital Humanities, NASA Earth Exchange and many others). To introduce you […]

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International Council for Science endorses open access to scientific record; cautions against misuse of metrics

September 8, 2014
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ICSU, of which Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium is a member, endorsed open access principles and provided key recommendations guarding against the misuse of metrics in the evaluation of research performance. Read their press release

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OpenAIRE-COAR 2014 Conference

May 26, 2014
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On May 21- 22 , we attended the OpenAIRE – COAR conference “Open Access Movement to Reality: Putting the Pieces Together” in Athens. If you want to know what was discussed, there is an excellent blogpost by Agro-Know, and it can be found here: OpenAIRE-COAR 2014 Conference.

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