EORI Bulletin

21/07/2021 – 5 minute update

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:

  • Here is a well laid out resources for finding information on almost all aspects of Open Science. It’s useful since it links to primers such as this one, which explains Open Peer Review in an easy to understand way, or this one on applying FAIR principles. 
  • A call to action we can all get behind! This article argues that we shouldn’t review submissions for journals which effectively profit from restricting access to knowledge – which they’ve not paid to generate – behind a paywall. I personally refuse to review for any journals which isn’t acceptably open access, and I encourage everyone else to do the same! The argument resurfaces as a new route to Open Access, Quartz Open Access, is announced. Lots to consider.
  • The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) has launched a strategy to modernise repositories (here). Plans will be developed July-Sept 2021, and will help repositories to maximise the roles they can play. It’s announced as another tool has been announced (here) for assessing alignment of biomedical data repositories with open, FAIR, citation and trustworthy principles. Additionally, this work identifies some of the barriers to data sharing through repositories and other platforms. 

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