A new (reverse) acronym to learn for data repositories: TRUST
(Transparency, Responsibiliy, User focus, Sustainability, Technology)


As I see it, this basically summarizes the criteria of for data repositories into a nice catch phrase. The criteria are not as well defined as for , potentially because that's already part of CTS.

publishes new requirements for publishers regarding price transparency. Non-compliant publishers will not be eligible for OA funds after mid-2022.


Data sharing survey 

PLoS is running a survey on the pleasures and pains of sharing scientific data. Still running until next week:


EU-funded OA platform 

The has awarded a contract to F1000 Research to provide a free (of charge) platform for and funded research. Plan launch in 2021:


European Open Science Cloud 

EOSC Secretariat published a 12-pager information booklet on EOSC:


They are still not stating how they are going to build it, but at least they know want they want to have in the end 😀

Interesting proposal by @nicebread303@twitter.com
on combining Open Data and Open Source licenses:


I have some doubts however, whether the schema would be to complex to be applicable in a larger scale.

European Data Strategy 

It's already some weeks ago that the published its . Strong focus on and data from industry, research infrastructures like are merely a side note. Nevertheless, the same challenges as for scientific data remain, so -- Lo and behold! -- Page 12 actually identifies the principles as a generic strategy:


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The #RDA (Research Data Alliance) #COVID19 working group now released the 2nd draft of their recommendations for sharing the output of COVID-19 research. Page 34 highlights the importance of releasing code under a #FOSS license:


Hope the wording gets more explicit in the final version.

#freesoftware #opensource #pmpc

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Great talk about Secure Health Data Infrastructures by @msuhr . Abstract and slides can be found under fosdem.org/2020/schedule/event

I'm at @fosdem this weekend, currently in the session on Open Research Tools. Three great talks so far, all analyzing the same deficiencies: training of scientists, sustainability of software, best practices in development.
Interestingly, no one presented the obvious solution so far: Research Software Engineers! 😉

We should work on our outreach!


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🇬🇧 Save the Date for #deRSE20 !

The 2nd Internationl Conference of Research Software Engineers in Germany is expected to take place 25-27 August 2020 at #UniJena.

For further information, see de-rse.org/deRSE20/


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Happy to see this announced today. This years was a great experience.
Save the Date: - 2nd International Conference of Research Software Engineers in Germany, 25-27 August 2020

Open Source & FAIR Research Software 

Mateusz Kuzak from the gave a talk on / Research Software at the Symposium in last week. The slides are now on Zenodo: doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.35563

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The position paper "Towards FAIR principles for research software"
doi.org/10.3233/DS-190026 explores potential modifications to the #FAIR principles to make them better applicable to software. Interesting and comprehensive read, but it IMO falls short in regards to (R)e-use, especially due to the vague part on licensing. A clearer recommendation for #freesoftware licenses would provide a more stable basis for #OpenScience.

EOSC Rules of Participation 

The Working Group on Rules for Participation (RoP) has released their brainstorming document and invite comments until Mon, 2019-12-02:


(yes, this is a Google Doc and everyone is aware of the irony...)

Indigenous Data Sovereignty 

The Interest Group for Indigenous Data Sovereignty has published the CARE Principles as an extension to :


* Collective Benefit
* Authority to Control
* Responsibility
* Ethics

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