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Open science practices in different disciplines (7) - an interview with Joost Frenken (Dean FSE) and Sonja Billerbeck (Open Science Ambassador)

Date:16 March 2023
Author:Giulia Trentacosti and 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? The seventh edition in this series is dedicated to the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Burcu Beygu (UG DCC / ENTEG)

How to make research software FAIR - an interview with Burcu Beygu (UG DCC / ENTEG)

Date:23 February 2023
Author:Leon ter Schure
Part of open science is to not only make your research data, but also software and code available to others in a FAIR way. But how to do this? Software specialist Burcu Beygu shares some practical advice.
Open access publication in the spotlight: February 2023

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (February) - 'Another article titled "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" or, the mass production of academic research titles'

Date:20 February 2023
Author:Open Access Team
Author Jaap Nieuwenhuis (Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences) shares his thoughts on selecting a title for academic publications and his perspective on open access and open science in general.
UG's Open Access Book Fund

UG open access book fund turns one!

Date:14 February 2023
Author:Giulia Trentacosti
The UG's open access book fund celebrates its first anniversary this month. Time for a brief retrospect of the past year: how many applications has the fund receive so far? And which books were sponsored?
Journal of Spinoza Studies (JSS)

Starting a diamond open access journal: Insights from Andrea Sangiacomo, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Spinoza Studies

Date:06 February 2023
Author:Giulia Trentacosti
JSS is published by the University of Groningen Press (UGP). We asked editor-in-chief Dr Andrea Sangiacomo to tell us more about the experience of setting up a diamond open access journal from scratch.
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Open science practices in different disciplines (6) - An interview with Prof Hanny Elzinga (Dean University College Groningen) and Dr. Naomi de Ruiter (Open Science Ambassador)

Date:27 January 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? The sixth edition in this series is dedicated to University College Groningen.
Published dataset in Scientific Data

Good practices for FAIR data management (3) - an interview with Konstantin M. Wacker and Juan Armando Torres Munguía on ‘A global dataset of pandemic- and epidemic-prone disease outbreaks’

Date:27 January 2023
Author:Leon ter Schure
Part of open science is that researchers make their data FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. One of the ways to do this is by publishing your dataset in a dedicated journal.
Open access publication in the spotlight: January 2023

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (January) - 'Early Detection of violating Mobile Apps: A data-driven predictive model approach'

Date:23 January 2023
Author:Open Access Team
This months’ article proposes improvements in the vetting processes of deployed apps in mobile app stores. It was written by Fadi Mohsen, Dimka Karastoyanova and George Azzopardi of the Bernoulli Institute, Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Open access publication in the spotlight: December 2022

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (December) - 'Blind dates: Exploring uncertainty in the radiocarbon evidence on the emergence of animal husbandry in the Dutch wetlands'

Date:08 December 2022
Author:Open Access Team
This article was written by various UG researchers from the Faculties of Arts and Science and Engineering. We asked first and corresponding author Merita Dreshaj to tell us more about the publication and specifically about the role of legacy datasets in her field of study.
Dr Lilian Peters (UMCG)

Good practices for FAIR data management (2) - an interview with Lilian Peters on the COVID-19 EHR cohort dataset

Date:02 December 2022
Author:Jitka Vavra & Leon ter Schure
Part of open science is that researchers make their data FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. We asked Lilian Peters and colleagues to tell us more on how they accomplished this for highly relevant medical health data.