We’re back after the festive break!
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:
- PlanS comes into effect this month! This means that research funded by cOAlitionS research funders must be made open access immediately upon publication. Fingers crossed this will make a material impact. Journals are making themselves ready, e.g. Elsevier has made 160 of their journals PlanS-compatible. A bit more detail here.
- Here is a nice 4-page read “Practical & Ethical Reasons for pursuing a more open science.” The author is a mathematician, so the article is framed from that point of view, but his logic & reasoning still applied to other fields of science. The author goes into ethics, and the ethics of the current research information system are discussed in more detail here.
- The Online Computer Library Centre (OCLC) has summarised the last 6 years of meta-data into a report to describe how meta-data has changed and their thoughts on the ‘next generation’ of metadata. Interesting read!