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Moving the Open Science Barcamp Online!

The Open Science Barcamp was hosted by the ‘Communities in New Media’ (GeNeMe) conference organised by the TU Dresden Media Centre on the 7th of October. The move to online only for the barcamp managed to keep the ‘in-the-moment’ spontaneity that makes a barcamp special – showing off group ingenuity and creating a welcoming environment attracting participants from around the world. The format also worked in terms of turning questions and abstract notions into concrete steps that participants could take away.

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Up-Scaling Infrastructures for Open Science

GenR met up via an online video with Matthew Hodgson CEO and CTO of Element and Matrix protocol co-founder to talk about how researchers can harness ‘Data Sovereignty’ using real-time communications. Element has found a formula for scaling open-source infrastructure – bringing secure decentralised communications and collaboration to education and the public sector across Europe.

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COVID-19 Gender Gap in Research

A recent preprint (June 11 2020) ‘COVID-19 amplifies gender disparities in research’ and accompanying data set demonstrate how women researcher are disproportionately affected by the crisis with a fall off in publishing.

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Call to contribute!

GenR invites blogposts to any of its ongoing themes and also microblogs — 280 words — to the Notebook!

Current theme

Publishing Utopias

Upcoming theme

COVID-19 and Innovating Open Science Systems.  Contributions welcome!

If you have any ideas for an Open Research areas that need profiling and could make a theme please get in touch. DM @Gen_R_ or email simon@genr.eu

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