Have your say on Open Peer Review

We’d like to draw your attention towards a brief survey on attitudes to Open Peer Review being run by OpenAIRE. Your anonymous answers will be made available to the research and publishing communities to inform future innovations in peer review.

The survey takes around 15-20 minutes to complete and will remain open until Friday 7th October.

Take the survey now: https://www.soscisurvey.de/OPR/

If there are any questions, please get in touch with Tony Ross-Hellauer (ross-hellauer@sub.uni-goettingen.de)

PPMI to coordinate Horizon 2020 project OpenUp

In this project PPMI will coordinate and lead a team of 9 organisations from Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Switzerland in a Horizon2020 funded project OpenUp. This project addresses key aspects and challenges of the currently transforming science landscape and aspires to come up with a cohesive framework for the review-disseminate-assess phases of the research life cycle that is fit to support and promote Open Science.   Its main objectives are to:

  • identify and determine ground-breaking mechanisms, processes and tools for peer-review for all types of research results (publications, data, software),
  • explore, identify and classify innovative dissemination mechanisms with an outreach aim towards businesses and industry, education, and society as a whole,
  • analyze a set of novel indicators that assess the impact of research results and correlate them of channels of dissemination.

The final outcome of the project will be a set of concrete, practical, validated policy recommendations & guidelines for national and European stakeholders, including EU institutions, a valuable tool in advancing a more open and gender-sensitive science system.