OpenUp is a Horizon 2020 funded project that seeks “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.” Michela Vignoli was so nice to give us a bit of background of the project and a few of her impressions from the barcamp session on Altmetrics (a topic which is one of the main topics of OpenUp).
As last year, Konrad couldn’t resist to offer a session himself. So this year he moderated one on the issue of overlay journals, a “rising” practice to make use of articles in repositories and implement a comparatively “small” technical layer on top of it to offer editor, peer review and journal layout services. Konrad provides a bit of background and insights from his session.
The Free Software Foundation Europe recently published a “position paper for the endorsement of Free Software and Open Standards in Horizon 2020 and all publicly-funded research”. At the barcamp a couple of people from the FSFE held a session on this topic. We talked to Olga Gkotsopoulou and asked her to give us a little feedback on her session.
Johannes Köpcke is a wikipedian mainly focusing on lemmas relating to Chemistry. He is also a Chemistry student. At the barcamp he held a session on LibGen (Library Genesis), the software that collects knowledge in forms of books or articles. It is also the software behind Sci-Hub. He gave us a little background on LibGen and his session.
Stephan Janosch is Research Software Engineer in Biosciences working for the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics. He’s also the spokesman for the German working group of Research Software Engineers (RSEs). At the barcamp he held a session on how to implement fair and software sustainability practices in your institute. He gave us a little background on this task, his work and his session.
Lindsay Petley-Ragan is a cell biologist at heart and currently working for the fantastic STATE Festival. She held a session on how to foster open science through informal education. We asked her to give us a little insight.