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:
- The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM) Association has released this statement about the Plan S Rights Retention Strategy. Signed by Springer Nature, Wiley, Elsevir, and others, it says (in short) that they cannot support the Rights Retention Strategy owing to the negative impacts it will have on the publishers’ incomes and on academic freedom. Coalition S responded with this statement, arguing that allowing authors to maintain rights increases academic freedom. I’s up to you to judge where you fall on this.
- Clinical data: this work observed a wide gap between declared & actual sharing of clinical data. Be sure to be on the right side of this gap!
- Considering that Open Access publishing is advantageous to increased article views & geographical distribution of readers, developing & practicing Open Science skills would be advantageous to one’s career. Here is a MOOC due to start in May to help develop some of these skills. UNESCO has also published some recommendations on including Open Science practices in research assessment processes, the adoption of which or similar policies will yet again benefit Open Researchers.