Open Science

By Frances Cooper, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow
The Software Sustainability Institute's Collaborations Workshop 2020 (CW20) will take place from Tuesday 31 March to Thursday 2 April 2020 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and registration is now open.
By Rachael Ainsworth, Community Manager and Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute
By Thomas Etherington, Spatial Modeller - Ecology, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, and Institute Fellow. By openly publishing their code, scientists make their science more reproducible – which is a very good thing!  Recently, a group of staff where I work at Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research wanted to establish an institutional GitHub account so that we would have a place to publish the code we were generating. However, while there are many institutional benefits for encouraging the publication of scientific code, there are also institutional considerations around things such as…
A two-day workshop on Open and Reproducible Science in Exeter, aimed at Early Career Researchers from STEMM subjects from Exeter or other institutions, will take place on 6th and 7th June 2019 at the University of Exeter, Streatham Campus. 

Applications are now open for GOSH 2018, the Gathering for Open Science Hardware, taking place over four consecutive days 10-13 October 2018 in Shenzhen, China. GOSH would like to invite you to apply to join another 100 active users, developers and thinkers in open hardware for science to benefit research, education, and science engagement.

By Jenny Molloy, University of Cambridge.

Introduction by Raniere Silva, Software Sustainability Institute.

Open Science, that is, the trio of open access, open data, and open methods, is not a new concept in the scientific world. Despite the fact that Budapest Open Access Initiative is more than 15 years old and the level of openness among researchers rises continually, there is still a long way before open science becomes so ubiquitous we simply call it “science”.

By Jon Hill, University of York, and Software Sustainability Institute Fellow.

As part of the ongoing public consultation on the midterm evaluation of Horizon 2020, the Free Software Foundation Europe published and submitted to the European Commission its Position paper for the endorsement of Free Software and Open Standards in Horizon 2020, the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme.

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