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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Open Access : yes you can!

April 21, 2014
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Over at Occam’s Typewriter, Stephen Curry has written an excellent post about what researchers can do to take part in the push for Open Access. “For researchers who have never dipped a toe into the debates on open access that surge across the blogosphere it is all too easy to imagine that they need not get […]

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Must read: “The State of Open Access “

March 25, 2014
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At the closing of his excellent interview series “The State of Open Access”, Richard Poynder answers a series of questions himself. The resulting interview is an thorough and nuanced overview of the current state of OA. It’s a long read, but – as is always the case on this blog – well worth the effort. […]

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Developing an effective market for open access article processing charges | Wellcome Trust

March 12, 2014
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Developing an effective market for open access article processing charges | Wellcome Trust.

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FOSTER and PASTEUR4OA: two new European OA projects

February 23, 2014
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Last week, two new European projects focusing on Open Access: FOSTER and PASTEUR40A had their kick-off meeting.  . Both projects have a significant and representative list of partners, and I am sure that you’ll recognize a lot of them.    FOSTER, (FACILITATE OPEN SCIENCE TRAINING FOR EUROPEAN RESEARCH) will focus on the organizations of trainings […]

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