Open science round-up: May 2022

In a new regular feature, Jenice Goveas shares the latest news on open science from the month of May and new opportunities for June and July.

Open science round-up: May 2022

Big stories in open science

ISC Members Session on the UNESCO Open Science Recommendation

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14 June, 07:30 UTC | 09:30 CEST

15 June, 14:30 UTC | 16:30 CEST

This Members Session will provide an introduction to the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science and its implications and discuss the next steps towards its implementation with governments and the scientific community.

Open Science Events and Opportunities:

Our top ten open science reads from May:

  1. Dismantling the ivory tower’s knowledge boundaries – A call for open access as the new normal in the social sciences post-COVID
  2. Transparency versus security: Open science in the age of biotech advances
  3. The rise of preprints- How COVID-19 has transformed the way we publish and report on scientific research
  4. Researchers should be assessed on quality not quantity: here’s how
  5. Who Uses Open Access Research? Evidence from the use of US National Academies Reports
  6. Welcome to Hotel Elsevier: you can check-out any time you like…not
  7. What Do You Think About Preprints?
  8. Pandemic brings preprints into the spotlight
  9. What is open source software and how does it work?
  10. Open access in low-income countries — open letter on equity  

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