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 #CoreTrustSeal for data repositories into a nice catch phrase. The criteria are not as well defined as for #FAIR, potentially because that's already part of CTS.
#cOAlitionS 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
Interesting proposal by @firstname.lastname@example.org
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 #EuropeanCommision published its #EuropeanDataStrategy. Strong focus on #PSI and data from industry, research infrastructures like #EOSC are merely a side note. Nevertheless, the same challenges as for scientific data remain, so -- Lo and behold! -- Page 12 actually identifies the #FAIR principles as a generic strategy:
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.
Better late than never: Germany is joining the European 1+Million Genomes Initiative:
Great talk about Secure Health Data Infrastructures by @msuhr . Abstract and slides can be found under https://fosdem.org/2020/schedule/event/open_research_secure_health_data/
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!
Happy to see this announced today. This years #deRSE19 was a great experience.
Save the Date: #deRSE20 - 2nd International Conference of Research Software Engineers in Germany, 25-27 August 2020
https://de-rse.org/blog/2019/12/20/derse20-save-the-date.html #RSE #deRSE
The position paper "Towards FAIR principles for research software"
https://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 #EOSC 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...)
Scientist in immunology, both experimental and computational. Data socialist. Open source enthusiast. Coffee nerd.
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