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Open Science Symposium at the Faculty of Medicine: Start of a RoadShow

Open Science is the road to the future. But what is it actually about? Why do policy makers stimulate the transition towards Open Science? What it is in it for me? And… How do I do it? These questions and others were answered at the Open Science Symposium on May 20th at the Faculty of Medicine (that is: the UMCU)….

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R2OS – The Rise of the Research Software Engineer

“Code often isn’t your project, the research question is your project.” Research software is a major component of modern science, but not everyone is a specialist in this regard. Barbara Vreede and Lieke de Boer from the Netherlands eScience center talk about the increasing importance of version control and the role of the research software…

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R2OS – The Road to Open Science, Ep3b, Full Interview with Jean-Sébastien Caux

Jean-Sébastien Caux is a professor in theoretical condensed matter physics at the Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITFA), part of the Institute of Physics within the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam. He is also a ricipient of the ERC-advanced grant for his research. You can read more on his blog and follow his…

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R2OS – The Road to Open Science, Ep2a, Full Interview with Kirstie Whitaker

We talked to Kirstie Whitaker. She is a research fellow at the Alan Turing Institute (London) and senior research associate at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. She is also a Mozilla Open Science Fellow. The Mozilla Science Lab is a community of researchers, developers, and librarians making research open and accessible….

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R2OS – The Road to Open Science, Ep. 1b, Full Interview with Sascha Friesike

We talked to an expert of digital innovation: Sascha Friesike, assistant professor of Digital Innovation at VU Amsterdam and associated researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin. Sascha is one of the editors and writers of the book Opening Science, on the significant impact of internet on research, collaboration…

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R2OS Relaunch – Open Science Festival

In this episode, cohosts Sicco and Sanli share their personal takes on the essence of open science and how it benefits the academic community and the society at large taking examples from the hot debates around handling of the Covid19 pandemic by national health agencies. They review the recent announcements and news. They talk to…

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R2OS – Automated Systematic Reviews ft. Rens van de Schoot

Yet another installment of the Road to Open Science podcast where we tackle the question of how to find a needle in an ever growing haystack: Automated Systematic Reviews (ASReviews). With Rens van de Schoot we discuss what drives him and his team to run this project, and why they opted for the ‘open’ approach….

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