EORI Bulletin

29/03/2021

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:

  • Lots of Open Science workshops are coming up, such as this one which will present 3 tools to improve transparency in 1 hour, this one discussing more open ways of researcher assessment, or this longer one covering many topics. There are also a huge number of videos now uploaded to Youtube – just search and you’ll be able to find explainers on most things!
  • Interestingly, it seems that simply advertising a manuscript as open access is enough to increase clicks through form social media (here). 
  • Another call to be mindful when reading pre-prints, as they’re not all wonderful. This study looked specifically at Covid pre-prints & noted that few of them made it to publication. This might, of course, be due to hastiness of the manuscript, or even opportunists trying to use it to further their careers, but either way – consider pre-prints accordingly.

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