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Author: Gen R

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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Tip of the Iceberg: Open Abstracts Overview

Aaron Tay published on Medium (29 June 2020) a roundup of services and stats on the current state of open abstract publishing’. The overview is a valuable resource for anyone maintaining institutional repositories or related services as it give a number of examples of incremental steps a wide variety of maintainers could easily adopt.

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