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Let’s Get Digital: Open Publishing & Online Conferences

In this installment of the Road to Open Science, Stefan gives a small impression of the Open Publishing Fest, hosted online in May 2020. Open Publishing is an important aspect of Open Science and intricately linked to Open Access. By Stefan Gaillard, OSCU member and founder of the Journal of Trial and Error. The Open…

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Introducing the OSCU Faculty Ambassadors: II. Sander van der Laan, UMC Utrecht

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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Introducing the OSCU Faculty Ambassadors: I. Caspar van Lissa, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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. Why did you decide to apply to become an Open Science Faculty Ambassador for the Open Science Community Utrecht?I think the…

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Open Science Symposium – Starting off with the Natural Sciences

On February 6, the Open Science Community Utrecht (OSCU) organized a symposium on Open Science at the Faculty of Science of Utrecht University. Guest blogger Max Bautista Perpinyà, student member of OSCU, visited this symposium to get an impression of the latest developments in Open Science for the natural sciences. Together with OSCU resident science…

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‘No Fee Science’ – interview with Christopher Stevens

In this installment of the Road to Open Science, we interview Christopher James Stevens, initiator of the No Fee Science movement – a campaign for more profound Open Science. Christopher is a PhD candidate in France and the No Fee Science manifesto was the first grassroots francophone Open Science initiative of its kind. We interviewed…

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The Road to Open Science Continues…

Welcome to the sequel to the Road to Open Science! You might know the Road to Open Science as  the podcast first presented by Sanli Faez and later by Bianca Kramer and Jeroen Bosman. You can find the first few episodes here and I would highly recommend that you give them a listen as these…

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R2OS, Episode 6, Commons Is the Name

In episode 6 of the Road to Open Science podcast we talk to Marleen Stikker and Bianca Kramer. Marleen Stikker is founder of Waag. She is also founder of De Digitale Stad (The Digital City) in 1993, the first virtual community introducing free public access to the Internet. She leads Waag, a social enterprise that…

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R2OS, Episode 5, with Cameron Neylon on Collective Action

In episode 5 of the Road to Open Science podcast we talk to Cameron Neylon. David Cameron Neylon is an advocate for open access and Professor of Research Communications at the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University. From 2012 – 2015 he was the Advocacy Director at the Public Library of Science. Cameron…

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R2OS, Episode 4, The Untapped Potential

In episode 4 we spoke with Egon Willighagen and Rosanne Hertzberger. Rosanne Hertzberger is a microbiologist, writer and columnist. She obtained her PhD at the University of Amsterdam and worked at the Washington University in St. Louis at the Center for Women’s Infectious Disease Research. She is now a visiting researcher connected to the VU…

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R2OS, Episode 3, Academics In Charge

For this episode we had conversations with Christopher Jackson and Jean-Sébastien Caux, two researchers who started open access publishing platforms. Christopher Jackson is a professor of basin analysis at Imperial College in London. You can follow Christopher Jackson on Twitter and read his most recent blogpost. Check out the Earth Archive (built on the Open…

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