SPARC Europe will be conducting a study into who is doing what in the area of Open Science/Scholarship.
We want to find out where the overlaps are to see what room there is for more collaboration and identify any gaps where more work might be needed.
We look forward to sharing results later on this year!
SPARC Europe has won a Liber Innovation Award (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries).
Vanessa Proudman received the award for the paper:
Open Access depends on us Professors! Europe’s Open Access Champions.
This paper was presented on 30 June 2016 in Helsinki, Finland.
It has been considered one of the 3 most innovative and relevant papers submitted to the 2016 LIBER Annual Conference.
OpenCon seeks to bring together students and early career academic professionals from around the world who want to advance Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data. It takes place in Washington DC this year.
It’s a conference and platform for the next generation to learn about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data, develop critical skills, and catalyze action toward a more open system for sharing the world’s information—from scholarly and scientific research, to educational materials, to digital research data. If you don’t yet know OpenCon, see the highlights of OpenCon 2015 here.
Attendance at OpenCon is by application only. If you’re interested, and also perhaps in one of the three dozen sponsored scholarships, apply here by 11 July 2016.
OpenCon is organized by SPARC, the Right to Research Coalition, and an Organizing Committee of students and early career researchers from around the world.
Europe’s governments have agreed to common ambitious political Open Science goals for the first time at a gathering of ministers of science, innovation, trade and industry on 26-27 May 2016.
What consequences will taking action on these goals mean?
Who will be the influencers to make it happen?
See the highlights of the agreed goals here.
SPARC Europe is looking for a new Director.
Are you interested in achieving more in the areas of Open Access, Open Data, Open Educational Resources, Open Peer Review, Research Evaluation and Research Integrity in Europe?
Then this position could be for you. See the job announcement here.