Many by now will be familiar with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that took effect on May 25 and now governs the processing of personal data. But what does this mean for all those involved in research? We summed up how the new regulation impacts scientific research activities, and explained the general principles for you!
What does a researcher do when they have sensitive data but still want to share it? OpenAIRE and EOSC-hub provide a range of tools to support researchers in this exact use case. Learn how to comply with funder requirements under the GDPR by seamlessly integrating these tools into your research workflow!
Challenges for Research Communities around Open Science
All open science enthusiasts: Have you submitted your abstracts?! The 3rd Digital Infrastructure for Research Conference (DI4R 2018) will be held in Lisbon, 9-11 October 2018. This year’s theme is ‘Challenges for Research Communities around Open Science’. The DI4R is jointly organised by EOSC-hub, GÉANT, OpenAIRE and PRACE. We invite proposals for contributions on requirements, developments, success stories and gap analyses. The online Submission for Abstracts is open until Friday, 29th June 2018. Don’t miss the opportunity to join!
Some clear and concrete recommendations have been published by the League of European Research Universities (LERU) to support the institutional shift to open science. The report also articulates the main obstacles to this shift such as copyright reform, cultural change and collaboration on metrics. This report is useful for anyone implementing open science policies within an institutional setting.
Negotiations with Elsevier have fallen through in Sweden. In a significant move, the Bibsam consortium have favored open access over their publisher contract as Elsevier has not been able to provide a satisfactory solution to ensuring a sustainable pricing model. The cancellation of the contract means that while retrospective versions will still be available, future access to Elsevier journals will not be supported.