EORI Bulletin

14/10/2020

EORI keeps an eye on changes in the fields of Open Science, FAIR data principles, and others, and directs any interested parties to important updates:

  • Briefly to say, we’ve rebranded from Edinburgh Open Science Initiative to EO Research I. This way, we’re inclusive of all Open Research practices, not just those exclusive to science. 
  • Ever thought it was strange that some article databases (E.g. Web of science) list a different number of citations compared to other (E.g. Scopus)? This paper looked at ~3 million citations across 6 databases and compared coverage of them; Google Scholar covered the most, but using all of them can capture ~95%. Underscores the importance of using multiple databases if possible when searching, to not miss data which is already in the public domain but not necessarily picked up on.
  • The Netherlands is hosting an online Open Science festival in Feb 11th 2021, with the programme being announced Oct 15th. There should be lots on offer, and an exciting session. Worth having a look at!
  • This is a free (2hr) workshop on using R to improve workflow for reproducible data science, run on Nov 10th by Dr Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel in the School of Mathematics at Edinburgh. It’s set to be a great, short, introduction to reproducibility with handling data, and I’d encourage everyone to sign up if available. 

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