Collaborative Text Invitation! Top 10 FOSS Open Science Tools & Services for Researchers

The motivation behind the work is to help students and researchers in higher education with their study practice by providing them with the best free and open source — tools and services — from the Open Science community.


This is a collaborative work, please contribute!

All contributors will be listed in the blogpost and journal article.

A vote for the top 10 tools and services will be held in the third week of February.

This document is live and on the web. A ‘finished’ blogpost will be published on GenR on February 18th and following that date a further ‘academic article’ will be made and submitted to an appropriate journal.

What to contribute?

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Concrete Advice for FAIR Software

Image: Video screen grab from The Leibniz “Mathematical Modeling and Simulation” (MMS) Days 2018 Leipzig, Feb / Mar 2018. (The video can be viewed at the bottom of the article)

This post was originally published in German on the TIB Blog (March 21.2018)

Findability Through Persistent Identifiers

In addition to implementing the FAIR Data Principles for research data there is a need to support the sustainable development, use, and publication of research software. This blog post represents an interim status of the development of these competences.

In addition, it shall introduce a series of articles, which similarly to the already explained FAIR Data Principles for research data (Kraft 2017) will recommend: concrete examples and actions to scientific software projects, summarizes specialist literature (see the bibliography), and also sets goals for our own software projects and those we supports.

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