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Open Science Newsletter, June 2020
Call for submissions: Open Research Award 
The University of Groningen Library and the Open Science Community Groningen launch the annual Open Research Award. The award celebrates the many ways in which academics make their research more accessible, transparent or reproducible. Submissions should reflect on the successful or challenging use of 'open' practices throughout the research cycle. Submit your case study for a chance to win 500 euros. > Read more
Open Research Award
Submission guidelines
NWO launches fund to support the publication of open access books
The fund aims to support the publication of academic monographs, edited volumes and book chapters and is open to beneficiaries of NWO research grants. In order to be eligible for funding, publications have to demonstrably be the result of a research project funded by NWO that ended no longer than 5 years before the application is submitted. Applicants can request up to €10,000 per publication. > Read more 
Open Educational Resources support point for educators 
The UB has launched an information point Open Educational Resources (OER). Part of this are a LibGuide on OER for teachers and a webinar redesigning courses with open educational resources. Watch the recording or slides of this webinar. More information and support: oer-library@rug.nl
Open science and coronavirus 
The current crisis shows the importance of unrestricted access to scientific and scholarly information for researchers, practitioners, students, journalists and non-academic professionals alike. Dutch university libraries have put together a round-up of initiatives to improve the accessibility of research findings, including tips on how to: 
  • Make papers and research results openly available (also retrospectively);
  • Find open research information on COVID-19-related topics;
  • Help enrich and curate COVID-19 research information. > Read more 
The CMB has compiled an overview of resources to help you find scientific information about COVID-19. 
Dutch research institutions and Elsevier initiate Open Science partnership
The partnership includes open access publishing and reading services as well as the joint development of open science services for disseminating and evaluating knowledge. The partnership runs until 31 December 2024. > Read more
First open access scholarly books published
University of Groningen Press recently published the book series Global Cultures and Politics, co-edited by Prof. Pablo Valdivia (Faculty of Arts), and the first English translation of Prolegomena iuris naturalis (Gottfried Achenwall), edited by Prof. Pauline Kleingeld (Faculty of Philosophy). Both publications are available open access. > Read more 
New in our Open Science Blog
  • Marcel Knöchelmann (University College London) discusses how the humanities can develop their own comprehensive approach to open research. > Read blog
  • Dr Rose Harris-Birtill (Open Library of the Humanities) discusses the benefits and challenges of open access publishing in the humanities and describes the publishing model of the Open Library of the Humanities. > Read blog
Plan S update
cOAlition S introduces price transparency requirements: from 1 July 2022, only publishers adhering to these requirements will be eligible to receive funds from cOAlition S members. > Read more
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Save time and increase visibility with an ORCID iD
Researchers with an ORCID iD can now add it to their Pure account for easy synchronization. An ORCID iD distinguishes you from other researchers, connects you with your research publications and professional activities, is free, easy to get and stays with you throughout your career. > Get or connect your ORCID iD
Did you know that 
  • The initiative Think, Check, Submit announced a new addition to its resources: a checklist for authors wanting to verify the reliability and trustworthiness of a book or monograph publisher.
F1000 wins contract to set up an open access publishing platform for Horizon beneficiaries 
The European Commission awarded the tender for the establishment of an open access platform to F1000. The platform will support Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries in publishing their research open access free of charge. > Read more 
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