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On 27 January 2021, Science Europe presented the second, extended version of its Practical Guide to the International Alignment of Research Data Management during a webinar with more than 260 participants.
As it was unfortunately not possible to address all questions participants asked during the launch event, this document presents the answers to the questions asked to both Science Europe and the webinar speakers.
The interoperability and sustainability of research data are an indispensable element of the shift towards an Open Science system. At this event, Science Europe presented strategic guidance for research performers, funders, and data infrastructures to help ensure long-term preservation and accessibility of research data.
Group wants “organisational commitment” to better practices and enhanced collaboration
This Practical Guide provides guidance to ensure the long-term preservation and accessibility of research data. Three complementary maturity matrices provide funders, performers, and data infrastructures with a way to create a common understanding of the approaches needed.
On 20 May, the European participants of the Global Research Council (GRC) re-elected Professor Katja Becker, President of the German Research Foundation, to represent them in the GRC Governing Board.
The Science Europe General Assembly adopted the creation of a new working group on Open Science (WG OS) to develop a comprehensive approach towards the topic. WG OS will provide a platform to bring together the Open Science aspects embedded in all activities of Science Europe. It will also broaden the scope of our work in the area, to fulfill the objectives described in the new Science Europe Strategy and Multi-annual Action Plan.
‘Publishers have no legitimacy to impose transfer or restrictions of ownership rights on any form of manuscript. In the light of the current pandemic, publisher-dictated embargo periods appear hopelessly antiquated’ highlights Marc Schiltz, President of Science Europe, in this Chemisty World article on the recent CESAER-EUA-Science Europe joint statement on empowering researchers in Open Access.
On 19 May the Science Europe General Assembly accepted the application of two new research organisations to the association: research performing organisation the Eötvös Loránd Research Network (ELKH) from Hungary and the dual research funding and performing organisation the Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII) from Spain.
Covid-19 could make researchers more trusted by the public, or damage their reputations significantly? Lidia Borrell-Damián, Secretary General of Science Europe, weights in on the debate.
The year 2020 saw a global pandemic attest to the value of science. In the race for COVID-19 treatments and vaccines, Science Europe’s Member Organisations were at the forefront of the global response and our association became more relevant and important than ever.
Publishing models that restrict researchers’ rights and article reuse blasted as “outdated”
In a joint statement, research-performing and research-funding organisations represented by the European University Association, Science Europe and CESAER, call on all publishers to stop requiring researchers to sign over their rights and to end the use of restrictions and embargoes.
Released in partnership with CESAER and the European University Association (EUA) this joint statement outlines how all publishers must fully respect researchers’ rights by providing clarity and transparency on Open Access.
CESAER, the European University Association (EUA), and Science Europe call on all publishers to fully respect researchers’ rights and to end the use of restrictions and embargoes.
Commission steps up consultation after “fait accompli” complaints but major concerns remain.
The European Commission approach to the ‘ERA Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe’ should be as inclusive as possible. Its development and implementation need to include research communities, national governments, research organisations, and R&I stakeholders.
In a side event of satellite ICRI 2021, Science Europe and the OECD's Global Science Forum host discussions on some of the critical questions that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic for different research infrastructure stakeholders.
Guidelines from Science Europe highlight rapidly changing nature of scholarly publishing
This briefing paper aims to support decision makers at research organisations and research funders to develop new monitoring exercises or assess and improve existing processes to measure the Open Access status of publications.