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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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R2OS – Recognition and Reward ft. Marieke Adriaanse & Paul Boselie

In this episode, Sicco and Sanli review some open-science-related projects and events. They talk to dr. Marieke Adriaanse and prof. Paul Boselie, co-chairs of the “Recognition and Rewards” workgroup at Utrecht University, about their vision document. This document, recently approved by the University board, will set the basis for transformation of the evaluation and appreciation…

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R2OS – Replicating History (not the Past) with Pim Huijnen and Pieter Huistra

How do you replicate history? No, this is not a rhetorical question but an actual ongoing open science project by historians from Utrecht University. Together with a group of students Pim Huijnen and Pieter Huistra are shaping an entirely novel approach to historical research. Also, your shownotes:Innovation is overvalued, hail the maintainers!: https://aeon.co/essays/innovation-is-overvalued-maintenance-often-matters-moreFieldlabs criticism: https://www.volkskrant.nl/wetenschap/na-kritiek-uit-samenleving-nu-kritiek-uit-wetenschap-fieldlabs-voldoen-niet-aan-ethische-normen~bb37d048/Open…

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Young SiT Symposium – Recognition and Rewards: Early Career Academics

What could recognition and rewards mean for early career academics? By bringing experts, academics from different universities, and regional bodies to the table, this symposium aims to inspire a discussion about recognition and reward for early career academics. The symposium will take place via Zoom on Thursday June 17th, 15:00-17:30 hours. Please sign up via: registration…

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Looking back on the Open Science Symposium for Social and Behavioural Sciences

Due to Corona, we decided to continue our series of Open Science Symposia in an online format. The first edition, geared towards the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, took place on September 10. With inspiring talks, practical use-cases, interesting discussions and almost 60 attendees this event was a BIG success! Marcel van Aken, the dean…

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Why Open Science is the Road to the Future

In this article, guest contributor and OSCU Faculty Ambassador Sander van der Laan gives his vision on why Open Science (including Open Scholarship) is essential for the progression of science. [This article appeared previously on the intranet of UMC Utrecht]   Valentine’s Day On Friday, February 14, 2020, scientists, educators and other interested parties came…

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Introducing the OSCU Faculty Ambassadors: V. Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Faculty of Science

In the course of the next few months, we shall introduce the OSCU Faculty Ambassadors, so that OSCU members know whom to contact and what they can expect. Ambassadors are introduced through personal interviews. In this interview, we use the term Open Science in a manner which includes Open Scholarship. Why did you decide to…

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