[Sigmetrics] Fwd: New website launched monitoring open science worldwide
j.adams at digital-science.com
Mon Mar 20 12:56:09 EDT 2017
Sigmetrics colleagues may be interested in this new website launched for
the European Commission.
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*New website launched monitoring open science worldwide *
20 March 2017
[image: Open Science Monitor screenshot]
A new website
for monitoring open science worldwide has been launched as part of ongoing
work for the European Commission.
The new website hosts a monitor developed by RAND Europe, Deloitte, Digital
Science, Altmetric and figshare, which provides stakeholders, including
researchers, policymakers, funders, libraries and publishers with access to
data and trends on open science.
Open science refers to ongoing changes in the way research is conducted.
The overarching aim is to increase transparency, collaboration,
communication and participation on research projects to improve their
scientific outcomes. Open science is one of three priority areas for
European research, science and innovation policy.
The characteristics of open science that are monitored on the website are:
open access to research publications, open research data, open scholarly
communication and citizen science.
These characteristics and associated indicators have been validated by
policymakers, researchers, funders and others involved in open science
activities through focus group consultations organised through a RAND
Europe study. The majority of the group representing policymakers, funders
and libraries (27 participants) strongly agreed (82 per cent) that an open
science monitor would be useful to them, while 71 per cent of researchers
(32 participants) also strongly agreed.
In the study, respondents cited the ability to keep up-to-date with
progress in open science as the biggest benefit. Respondents also hoped the
monitor would allow them to demonstrate that open science practices are
increasing, with this potentially helping to encourage others to get
involved in the process.
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