Come get the data, Carr tells researchers

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Human Services Minister Kim Carr is doing the rounds of Australian universities to encourage researchers to dip into the honeypot of data which his department is making available. The material provides huge potential for those working in health, the social sciences and many other areas, and has been welcomed by those ...

An Open Data Manifesto

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The Denton Declaration Introduction On May 22, 2012 at the University of North Texas, a group of technologists and librarians, scholars and researchers, university administrators, and other stakeholders gathered to discuss and articulate best practices and emerging trends in research data management. This declaration bridges the converging interests of these stakeholders ...

Reusing, Revising, Remixing and Redistributing Research

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

An OA Week guest post by Daniel Mietchen The initial purpose of Open Access is to enable researchers to make use of information already known to science as part of the published literature. One way to do that systematically is to publish scientific works under open licenses, in particular the Creative ...

Anatomy of Open Access Publishing: A Study of Longitudinal Development and Internal Structure

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

From the abstract: Background Open access (OA) is a revolutionary way of providing access to the scholarly journal literature made possible by the Internet. The primary aim of this study was to measure the volume of scientific articles published in full immediate OA journals ...

Research blogs

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Assorted research blog links at :- source: The Guardian - Higher Education Network (10/10/12)

Research Trends – Big Data

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Research Trends Issue 30 - September 2012 Editorial: Special Issue on Big Data Research Trends is proud to present this Special Issue on the topic of Big Data. Big Data refers to various forms of large information sets that require special computational platforms in order to be analyzed. This issue looks at the ...

Scholarometer: A Social Framework for Analyzing Impact across Disciplines

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Abstract : The use of quantitative metrics to gauge the impact of scholarly publications, authors, and disciplines is predicated on the availability of reliable usage and annotation data. Citation and download counts are widely available from digital libraries. However, current annotation systems rely on proprietary labels, refer to journals but ...

Journal Research Data Policy Bank (JoRD)

Friday, September 21st, 2012

JoRD will shed light on the policies devised by academic publishers to promote linkage between journal articles and underlying research data. This initiative, is funded by JISC as part of its Digital Infrastructure Programme; it runs from July to December 2012. This work is being carried out by the Centre for ...

New national digital repository for social and economic data

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Continuing access to the UK’s most valuable collection of social and economic data has been secured with a £17 million investment over five years for the UK Data Service. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) the new service which will start on the 1st October 2012 is ...

Wiki founder to build open access site for UK research

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

"The British government has enlisted the services of Wikipedia in a push to make all taxpayer-funded academic research from the UK freely available online – regardless of whether it is also published in a subscription-only journal. The move is to be announced by the universities and science minister, David Willetts, when ...