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 Arqus European University Alliance has joined a steadily increasing number of research institutions that are committing to Open Science principles. This is a great step towards removing accessibility barriers and making scientific research easily accessible within and beyond Europe. You can read their Openness position paper here.
- A lawsuit in which ResearchGate was sued for hosting 50 copyrighted papers has ended inconclusively for both sides. Though ResearchGate was ruled responsible for hosting the papers, the status of any other paper hosted on the platform that may infringe with copyright law remains unclear. Still, this is a worrying precedent for the future of openly accessible research, and ResearchGate wants to appeal the decision. You can read more about the case here.
- And finally, the University of Surrey has launched its Open Research page, which hosts many valuable resources and guidelines. You can find them here.
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