Posts tagged ‘open access’

Finally I took the time to record and finalize the screencast (Xvid4, mpeg, Google Video (*)) of a talk I gave some weeks ago at the EMBL PhD retreat in Barcelona. It is called “A quick trip through openness, freedom and transparency” (pdf) and covers open source, open formats, Creative Commons, open access, open science/knowledge […]

I really enjoy the discussions and ideas about Open Science and Open Knowledge etc. in the web. Hopefully it will change the way how we communicate and do science. On the other hand I see the problem that these discussions are mainly done by the 31337 web-addicted scientists while the majority of scientists is not […]

EN: DRIVER (Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research) recently launched a wiki to aggregate knowledge regarding open access with focus on Europe. It intends to offer e.g. country specific information about fundings, events and organizations. [via]

EN: is a new platform with the aim to spread information and give advice about Open Access with a focus on the German scientific community. It is funded by the German Research Foundation. [Via]

EN: Quick self-explaing link: Petition for guaranteed public access to publicly-funded research results

EN: Nature published an analysis of their open peer review trial. A quite disappointing result that reminds me on a comment (Nature subscription needed) [1] from Gred Tyrelle: I find it ironic that science is about the adoption, discovery and exploitation of new knowledge and techniques, yet the biggest revolution on the web is passing […]

EN: Ewan Birney (EBI) gives in this short video (at BioMed Central) his statement on publishing in open-access journals. [Via]

EN: Pedro Beltrao just digged out the prototype page of PLoS ONE. This “journal” will be the new, web2.0ish way of communication for science.