A recent discussion on an e-mail list, about university open access policies, raised the issue of trust. The participants correctly noted how important it is that there be some level of trust between faculty, administrators and the library (which is usually charged with managing an open access repository once a policy is in place) in …
Whilst most researchers appreciate the benefits of sharing research data, on an individual basis they may be reluctant to share their own data. The "Showing the Seed" study, commissioned by Knowledge Exchange, has gathered evidence, examples and opinions on current and future incentives for research data sharing from the researcher’s point of view, in order to provide recommendations for policy and practice development on how best to incentivise data access and reuse.
There is a growing awareness of the fact that young researchers face difficulties in achieving their first permanent position in academia (if you are not familiar with this problem follow #postdocalypse hashtag on Twitter or read this post by Phil Jones). Usually, we are moving from one temporary project to another, and are always in the process of searching and applying for funding and positions. To have any chance in this pursuit we need publications because the number of published articles, t
Open access is still growing; the number of its supporters is growing, along with their influence in many decisive bodies. On the other hand, people still cannot get access to works funded with public money.
Dear TES Resources members Over the last few months, hundreds of teachers have been working with us, giving their guidance and feedback on the new generation of the TES website. We are phenomenally grateful for the time and expertise offered by the education profession and we are now able to share with you the first of several significant changes to the website – designed to make it easier and more efficient to use.