The Edinburgh Open Science Initiative keeps an eye on changes in the fields of Open Science, FAIR data principles, and others, and directs any interested parties to important updates. This issue, we’d like to highlight:

  •  There’s a perception that Trump may issue an Executive Order mandating immediate open access of federally funded research. Supporting this, The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has launched a related public request for information. If so, this would rapidly, significantly, shift research outputs from the US into open science.
  • Interesting and easy to read article about the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines launched by the Center for Open Science last Monday. 
  • A look at preprints, with advantages and disadvantages, with a bit of their history. 

The best way to get more numerous and more regular updates is to follow EOSI on Twitter, as they retweet relevant messages, highlight useful articles, and share pertinent information & opportunities through this account. Additionally, as a new group they’re still growing. If you’re interested in getting involved then please send an email to Ben Thomas at ben.thomas@ed.ac.uk, or message them on Twitter.

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