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Author: Gen R

Opening the Window of Discourse for Citizen Science

COVID has democratised data science and increasingly the public expect open data, research, and interpretation in more aspects of their lives. Who will be the ones to provide this knowledge for citizens? A proposed community publication The Citizen Science Guide for Research Libraries by the LIBER Citizen Science Working Group looks to explore these questions – putting forward that research libraries have the Open Science skills, infrastructures, and leadership to fulfil this role for the wider society.

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Research Software Engineering – International Coordination

The International Council of RSE Associations has been formed as a coordinating body to support global cooperation. Software engineers in research have been forming national associations – RSEs – over the last several years and have been successful in raising the profile of the occupation in the research life cycle.

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PIDapalooza – Tips From the Top

#PIDapalooza21 2021 takes place 27-28 Jan – the open festival of persistent identifiers. Two days of quick fire sessions on a whole variety of areas aimed at helping the community share implementation questions around making use of PIDs: from handling multilingual publications, national research implementations, to cross national GLAM projects.

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ASAPBio #PreprintSprint Presentations

Preprints are proving themselves to be a powerful point of leverage which are facilitating a much greater fluidity of scholarly communication by surfacing its traces – and quite simply for researchers the creative pleasure of making better tools. The recent announcement from eLife to only review preprints and focus on publishing reviews – as a model of ‘publish, then review’ goes to illustrate the role of preprints and open peer review in a more connected Open Science research cycle.

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