Cinq thèmes sont suivis dans ce scoop.it : le libre accès (Open Access), la science citoyenne (citizen science), la science en ligne (Open Science), la science 2.0 et les cours en ligne gratuits (MOOCs).
Le 14 décembre dernier, le Conseil supérieur de la langue française (CSLF) publiait une étude Le défi de former une relève scientifique d'expression française : l'usage du français et de l'anglais dans la formation universitaire aux cycles supérieurs au Québec. Bien que la plupart des formations se déroulent en français, le CSLF a fait remarquer que l’usage de l’anglais prédomine quand il est question de communications scientifiques, que ce soit lors de la consultation de documentation ou de la rédaction d’articles. Pour cette institution de renom, il convient que l’usage du français soit mis à l’avant plan dans différentes sphères d’activités scientifiques, non seulement d’un point de vue quantitatif mais aussi qualitatif.
Do the current ethical and legal policies applicable to research with genomic databases sufficiently account for the new reality of open biotechnology? How could the current policy framework be improved to facilitate the transition to a more transparent, collaborative research context? Our research will investigate the impact of open biotechnology on research ethics and legal policies with a particular focus placed on informed consent (scope of consent, privacy, data ownership) to large open database projects. We will use a combination of quantitative and qualitative research strategies that will offer complementary applied legal and ethical data on the impact of open biotechnology on the governance of genomic research. The use of a common research methodology in all streams of the project will facilitate comparisons and integration of our results. Our methods will include comparative legal and ethical research (policy review, legal research), questionnaire analysis and focus group interviews. To validate our findings, we will engage stakeholders at the annual meetings of two major organizations involved in research with open databases: The Public Population Project in Genomics (P3G) and the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC).
Members of OASPA are expected to adhere to the Professional Code of Conduct adopted by the Board:
Members should not indulge in any practices or activities that could bring the Association or open access publishing into disrepute;Company contact information shall be clearly visible on the web site;All articles or books shall be subjected to some form of peer-based review process. This process and policies related to peer review shall be clearly outlined on the journal or publisher web site;Journals shall have editorial boards or other governing bodies whose members are recognized experts in the field(s) that constitute the scope of the journal;Any fees or charges related to publishing materials in the journal or for publishing books shall be clearly stated and be easy to find for potential authors;Any direct marketing activities publishers engage in shall be appropriate and unobtrusive;An organization’s, journal’s or book’s licensing policy (including policy on re-use and redistribution) shall be clearly stated and visible on the web site;Instructions to authors shall be available and easily located from the journal homepage;Misconduct may be reported to the Board of Directors.
This Code of Conduct is regularly reviewed and revised by the OASPA Board, to ensure consistent high standards in OA publishing.
In 2002, the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) articulated the basic tenets of Open Access (OA) for the first time. Since then, thousands of journals have adopted policies that embrace some or all of the OA core components related to: readership; reuse; copyright; posting; and machine readability. It’s time to move the conversation beyond the deceptively simple question of, “Is It Open Access?” toward a more productive evaluation of “HowOpenIsIt?”.PLOS, SPARC and OASPA have collaborated to create a guide that identifies the core components of OA and how they are implemented across the spectrum between “Open Access” and “Closed Access”. The guide provides an easily understandable, comprehensive, and quantifiable resource to help authors make informed decisions on where to publish based on publisher policies. In addition, funders and other organizations will have a resource that indicates criteria for what level of OA is required for their policies and mandates.
This OA guide is aimed toward a wide audience of researchers, authors, and policy-makers. The goals of the guide are to:
Move the conversation from “Is It Open Access?” to “HowOpenIsIt?”Clarify the definition of OAStandardize terminologyIllustrate a continuum of “more open” versus “less open”Enable people to compare and contrast publications and policiesBroaden the understanding of OA to a wider audienceDetermine how open a publisher is by using the grid
Open Evaluation will improve science. Researchers constantly evaluate each other -- when we submit our results for publication, when we apply for grants, and when we apply for new jobs or promotions. Peer evaluation is our quality assurance strategy.
Horizon 2020 is the EU’s proposed new programme for research and innovation, which would run from 2014 to 2020. The programme would create an “Innovation Union” with a budget of €80million, bringing together current research and innovation funding available through a number of sources. On 28th November MEPs are set to vote on the proposals, which involved 6 different pieces of legislation.
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