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Open Humanities: Why Open Science in the Humanities is not Enough

Date:20 March 2020
Author:Marcel Knöchelmann
Open science has become a catch all term to describe the many different ways in which digital networked communication technologies have opened and begun to transform research and scholarship across different disciplines, even those outside of the sciences. Whilst this term has been useful, Marcel Knöchelmann argues that for the humanities to successfully adopt digital technologies, rather than have them imposed upon them, they need to develop an independent open humanities discourse.
Ineke Wessel

Open science can enhance research quality and collaboration

Date:10 February 2020
Author:Giulia Trentacosti
“Whenever I make something open – be it my data or methodology – I am always a bit nervous before I click the button." Interview with Dr Ineke Wessel, associate professor in Experimental Psychopathology at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences.
Margreet Nieborg

Meet Margreet Nieborg, publishing consultant for University of Groningen Press

Date:09 February 2020
Author:Josca Westerhof
Margreet Nieborg is publishing consultant for University of Groningen Press (UGP). UGP supports UG editors and authors in making digital academic journals and books available open access. What do researchers use UGP for? Read the interview with Margreet.
Request-a-copy feature in UG research database

Request-a-copy successfully launched

Date:20 January 2020
The University of Groningen (UG) research database has an exciting new feature: request-a-copy. Users of the research database can request the full text of publications that are not freely downloadable due to a temporary or permanent embargo.
Stefania Barzeva and Yoram Kunkels receive the first SHARE Open Science Award

The first SHARE Open Science Award

Date:06 January 2020
On 14 November 2019, Research Institute SHARE organized its yearly Research Day around the theme of IMPACT. One of the highlights of the day was the presentation of the first SHARE Open Science Award.
Open Science symposium UG

Recap: Open Science symposium at the UG

Date:12 December 2019
During this year’s International Open Access Week, the UG University Library organized a symposium on Open Science Research Practices. Open Science is about improving the way in which we do science and about moving towards a more open and inclusive research culture.
Canan Çakirlar

Open science means inclusivity

Date:11 June 2019
Author:Giulia Trentacosti
We interviewed Dr Canan Çakirlar, assistant professor of Zooarcheology at the Faculty of Arts. Canan explains what open science means in archaeology and what the benefits of adopting open research practices are in her field.
Marian Joëls

Openness benefits our research and society

Date:19 February 2019
Author:Giulia Trentacosti
Marian Joëls, Professor of Neurosciences and Dean and board member of the UMCG, discusses her take on open science, research evaluation and her vision for the future of the UMCG.
Martijn Wieling

How can universities support open science?

Date:17 October 2018
Author:Giulia Trentacosti
Martijn Wieling, Associate Professor of Computational Linguistics and Vice-chairman of the Dutch Young Academy, talks about why he thinks open access, open data and open source are the way forward in academic research.
Casper Albers

Open peer review. An interview with Casper Albers

Date:28 March 2018
Casper Albers, Associate Professor of Statistics at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, published an article in PeerJ and chose to make the accompanying review history public. We asked him some questions about (open) peer review.
Faculty of Philosophy

Researchers, take back control over academic publishing!

Date:20 September 2017
Daan Evers and Titus Stahl, two assistant professors at the Faculty of Philosophy, review the importance of books, the relevance of open access for an academic publication strategy, and the advantages and disadvantages of a local open access publisher.
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Three questions for Kees Aarts on The National Plan Open Science

Date:21 March 2017
'In order to get things moving, high ambitions are essential.' This is what Kees Aarts, dean of the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, puts forward, when asked about the ambition of 100% open access in the National Plan Open Science.
Paul Plazier

Open access through the eyes of an early career researcher

Date:21 March 2017
Paul Plazier, PhD candidate at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, is taking his first steps in academic publishing. Paul considers open access as an appealing, yet complex phenomenon. He shares his thoughts on open access with us.
Rink Hoekstra

Open science: everyone in favour, raise your hand

Date:05 October 2016
Openness and transparency are core values in science, says the Peer Reviewers Openness Initiative (PRO Initiative). We spoke to one of their co-founders, Rink Hoekstra, assistant professor at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences.
Jules van Rooij

Principles on Open Access Publisher Services

Date:07 April 2016
We asked our local expert Jules van Rooij how he thinks about the principles on Open Access Publisher Services.
stairway Faculty Philosophy

Two philosophers on open access

Date:07 April 2016
Pauline Kleingeld, Professor of Philosophy, and Frank Hindriks, Associate Professor of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, both publish actively in open access. We spoke to them about their views and experiences, focusing particularly on open access in their own field of Philosophy.
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