EORI Bulletin

18/02/2022 – 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:  

  • A recent study by Skiles and colleagues reported that online conferences are not only good for reducing researchers’ carbon footprint, but also promote diversity and inclusion. The study found that the recent move towards online, rather than in-person, conferences has removed some of the monetary barriers for attendees, especially boosting attendance by women and early career researchers. 
  • In the future, all publicly-funded research conducted in South Africa will be published in open access journals, a draft national open science policy has revealed. The draft aims to promote positive change within the scientific culture and to increase the public benefit of funded research.
  • The Friedrich-Alexander University in Germany has become the first German university to adopt an Open Science policy. With this, the university pledges itself to promoting high-quality, transparent and open access research.  

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