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Open access publication in the spotlight: September 2023

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (September) - 'Monitoring North Korea: a visual autoethnography of humanitarian-aid practices'

Date:21 September 2023
Author:Open Access Team
This month we highlight a visual essay written by David Shim (Faculty of Arts), which draws on his experiences working as a food-aid monitor in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
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Take back control of research communication, embrace Mastodon

Date:13 September 2023
Author:Babette Knauer
Lately, the social media landscape has undergone significant shifts. This has led academic institutions and others to reassess their presence on Twitter. The rise of the so-called Fediverse—a decentralised social network, with Mastodon as the most prominent software—presents a promising alternative.
Prof. Dr. Cisca Wijmenga

The state of open science at the UG - an interview with Cisca Wijmenga

Date:05 September 2023
Author:Marjan van Ittersum & Leon ter Schure
The University of Groningen sees open science as one of its priorities. In this interview, we look back with Cisca Wijmenga on the development of open science at the university during her time as Rector Magnificus.
Faculty of Spatial Sciences. ©UG, photo: Michel de Groot

Open science practices in different disciplines (9) - an interview with Johan Woltjer (Dean FSS) and Ina Horlings (Open Science Ambassador)

Date:08 July 2023
Author:Vera Heininga & Marjan van Ittersum
The University of Groningen sees open science as one of its priorities. But what exactly is the status of open science at the different UG Faculties? Edition nine in this series is dedicated to the Faculty of Spatial Sciences.
Open pedagogy

Open Pedagogy: how to engage your students and transform education

Date:06 July 2023
Author:Frederiek van Rij, Mira Buist-Zhuk & Martijn Blikmans-Middel
Open pedagogy is a style of teaching in which students are actively engaged in the learning process. In this blogpost, educational advisor and trainer Frederiek van Rij highlights three benefits.
Open access publication in the spotlight: June 2023

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight - 'Mind the gap: Data availability, accessibility, transparency, and credibility during the COVID-19 pandemic, an international comparative appraisal'

Date:26 June 2023
Author:Open Access Team
Valentina Gallo (Campus Fryslân) and her team mapped COVID-19 data availability and accessibility for nine countries. Their research highlights the importance of a transparent and detailed reporting of COVID-19 related variables.
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Open science practices in different disciplines (8) - an interview with Mladen Popovic (Dean FTR) and Todd Weir (Open Science Ambassador)

Date:12 June 2023
Author:Vera Heininga & Marjan van Ittersum
The University of Groningen sees open science as one of its priorities. But what exactly is the status of open science at the different UG Faculties? Edition eight in this series is dedicated to the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies.
Open access publication in the spotlight: May 2023

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight - ' "To buy or not to buy a home in a rural risk area" by mid-to-later life home purchasers

Date:26 May 2023
Author:Open Access Team
Buying a house in the Groningen earthquake region might be challenging. How do socio-demographic characteristics, housing attributes and earthquake circumstances influence the choice of mid-to-later life adults to purchase a house here?
Pascal de Boer

Good practices for FAIR data management (4) - an interview with Pascal de Boer (UG DCC & GBB) about setting up a FAIR data repository

Date:26 May 2023
Author:Leon ter Schure
Having appropriate infrastructure in place is crucial for practicing open science. We asked researcher and data steward Pascal de Boer to tell us more about a FAIR and open access data repository he co-created.
Open access publication in the spotlight: April 2023

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight - 'The process of replication target selection in psychology: what to consider?'

Date:24 April 2023
Author:Open Access Team
Replication studies help to restore the credibility of empirical research. Merle-Marie Pittelkow and team involved the scientific community to create a list of considerations for selecting a replication target in psychology.