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Despite becoming increasing institutionalised, there remains a lack of discourse about research metrics among much of academia

Despite becoming increasing institutionalised, there remains a lack of discourse about research metrics among much of academia

The active use of metrics in everyday research activities suggests academics have accepted them as standards of evaluation, that they are “thinking with indicators”. Yet when asked, many academics profess concern about the limitations of evaluative metrics and the extent of their use.

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Ever wondered why practitioners treat researchers like a nuisance? The challenges of accessing expert knowledge, from both perspectives

Ever wondered why practitioners treat researchers like a nuisance? The challenges of accessing expert knowledge, from both perspectives

The difficulty of reaching practitioners and experts is one of the main challenges faced by early-career researchers in particular, and one that can overshadow fieldwork experiences and attempts to produce new knowledge.

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Open science, research indicators and reproducibility

Open science, research indicators and reproducibility

There’s been a flurry of reports and announcements on open science over the last few weeks. Plenty of good holiday reading – though, like the UK early summer, perhaps as much heat as light. Certainly, UKRI’s policy teams are likely to have heavy suitcases in August.

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Introducing UCL’s open education initiative

Introducing UCL’s open education initiative

What is open education? Open education, like open access and open data, centres on a commitment to provide access to high quality education and educational resources to a global audience.

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Articles more precious than gold?

Articles more precious than gold?

A discussion has taken place on Twitter (and on a more private site) regarding the idea that some gold OA seems to be “more precious than gold,” based on the idea that a typical article costs more for the APC than the paper to print it on would cost if it was solid gold.

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Frontiers Data Services Workshop 2018: Open Research Data to Support Sustainable Health Initiatives

Frontiers Data Services Workshop 2018: Open Research Data to Support Sustainable Health Initiatives

Frontiers is pleased to host its second Data Services Workshop, to be held on 24 April 2018 at the Hotel Renaissance in Brussels.

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Is Big Data the solution to climate challenges? Professor John Kimball provides insights

Is Big Data the solution to climate challenges? Professor John Kimball provides insights

With atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continuing to rise, Professor John Kimball talks about how Big Data can be used to answer the world’s most pressing environmental problems.

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Research transparency: a welcome climb or a slippery slope?

Research transparency: a welcome climb or a slippery slope?

Louise Corti, the UK Data Service’s Director of Collection Development and Producer Relations discusses incentives to extend data publication in journals to qualitative research.

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Open Science Badges

Open Science Badges

s might more broadly help connect research with the peer reviewed manuscript – in David’s words, helping to “demonstrate reproducible work by pointing to a body of work that contains all of the essential parts: preregistered plans, materials identified with persistent and unique IDs,

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How do we prepare researchers for the challenges ahead at a time when the future seems particularly uncertain? part 2

How do we prepare researchers for the challenges ahead at a time when the future seems particularly uncertain? part 2

Dr Kate Jones, Professional Development Manager at Vitae attended Vitae’s Preparing Researchers for an Unknown Future event on 25 January and continues with part 2 of her blog.

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