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IOP Publishing initiates open data trial
- 01 Jul 2019

IOP Publishing is trialing a new data policy on three of its journals to encourage and support authors to make the data underpinning their article more accessible.

The trial will begin in July on the journals Environmental Research Letters, Journal of Physics: Complexity, and Machine Learning: Science and Technology, and will be extended to five additional IOP Publishing journals after three months.

The policy requires authors to include a data availability statement with their article, indicating whether data is accessible and, if so, where can it be found and under what licensing terms. The policy also strongly encourages authors to share their data.

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SAE International brings together public and private partners to address mobility data-sharing principles
- 22 May 2019

SAE International®, a global mobility standards developer, has announced plans to form a consortium to develop a framework of best practices to support effective and secure mobility data sharing.

This new consortium will fill a critical need by providing a collaborative model that can evolve and augment existing data-sharing frameworks. It will develop standardized data definitions and metrics as well as best practices to ensure appropriate safeguards of highly sensitive geolocation and personal data of users shared between shared mobility operators and cities. At present, this consortium will focus on micromobility. Initial partners of this forum include Miami-Dade County, JUMP, Spin and Populus and other stakeholders.

SAE International will leverage the expertise and experience of its affiliate organisation, SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (SAE ITC®), to convene the members of this consortium. SAE ITC has vast experience in the formation of cross-sector consortia, bringing together public agencies and industry to establish frameworks that address opportunities and challenges across the transportation landscape, including for aviation, automated vehicles, and now shared mobility.

The consortium plans to collaborate with other leading bodies developing standards and best practices for shared mobility to harmonize with their related activities. SAE and its initial partners anticipate that other public agencies, shared mobility operators, and data platforms will join to help define and refine the framework of principles, recommended practices and other organised activities.

SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (SAE ITC®) is a 501(c)(6) affiliate of SAE International®, and its membership is comprised of public and private organisations collaborating in a neutral forum to drive innovative solutions to key industry challenges.

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Springer Nature updates policy to encourage preprint sharing for its journals
- 20 May 2019

For more than two decades, Nature and its sister journals have supported pre-publication sharing of manuscripts on preprint servers. Nature's first editorial on this goes back to 1997 - although, back then, the practice was common only among physicists. By making early research findings accessible quickly and easily, preprints allow researchers to claim priority of discovery, receive community input and demonstrate evidence of progress for funders and others.

Recognising these benefits, Springer Nature has announced an updated policy encouraging preprint sharing for Springer Nature journals. This intends to remove ambiguity on two important points. First, they make it clear that authors may choose any licence for preprints, including Creative Commons licences. Licensing choice will not impede consideration at a Springer Nature journal, but authors should bear in mind that it could affect sharing, adaptation and reuse of the preprint itself.

Second, the updated policy provides more information about the position on author engagement with the media in response to enquiries about preprints. Authors are free to provide clarification and context, and this will not affect editorial consideration. However, in the interests of transparency, they advise researchers to emphasise in their communications that the study has not been peer reviewed and that the findings could change. They also recommend that reporters who cover such work indicate that the study is a preprint and has not been peer reviewed, a practice that they strive to follow in these pages. Finally, they stand by their policy supporting citation of preprints in reference lists of submitted and published manuscripts.

All Springer Nature journals will adopt a unified policy that encourages preprint sharing and provides further details on preprint licensing, citation and communications with the media. Preprint sharing will continue to synergise with journal-mediated peer review and curation, and will experiment with new ways of working with preprints.

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First 2019 issue of Research Library Issues explores privacy from a legal, digital, and applied perspective
- 07 May 2019

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has announced the release of the first issue of Research Library Issues (RLI) in 2019. The issue of RLI 2019 looks at privacy from a legal, digital, and applied perspective, with a focus on the implications and opportunities for research libraries.

The current privacy landscape highlights the need for a nuanced understanding of the complicated nature of privacy. Research libraries need to collaborate with other privacy-related constituents within institutions and in the public policy and legislative arenas and act as trusted institutions within a democratic society.

This issue is aimed at helping readers identify institutional privacy policies and practices to investigate and adopt amid changes in the interfaces between users and information and within the broader context of the US and international policy landscape.

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New OA policy at Penn State to expand reach of University research
- 03 May 2019

A new open access policy at Penn State, recently endorsed by the University Faculty Senate, will greatly increase public availability of original, peer-reviewed Penn State scholarly research in support of the University's land-grant mission.

Under the policy - expected to be implemented by Penn State President Eric Barron in the fall 2019 semester - Penn State researchers will remain free to submit their work to scholarly journals of their choice. The policy also will not transfer copyright ownership of scholarly works to Penn State. In addition, a waiver option in the policy guarantees that researchers are able to opt out of open access for each one of their publications on an individual-article basis; these waivers would be automatically approved.

Progress toward the new policy began in earnest in April 2015, when the Faculty Senate passed an open access resolution. In 2017, Provost Nick Jones and Dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications Barbara I. Dewey charged a Penn State Open Access Task Force to 'investigate and recommend opportunities to promote open and free access to Penn State scholarly output to maximise impact and availability of research and establish Penn State as a leader in the international Open Access movement.' The charge included drafting an open access policy for the University and recommending steps to implement the policy.

The task force also was charged to recommend a 'suite of strategies to advance the Open at Penn State Initiative,' which has been implemented. Open at Penn State, found at open.psu.edu, supports University researchers in addressing and advancing affordable, discoverable and equitable access to information, scholarly research, educational resources and research data within the University community.

Provided by the University Libraries in collaboration with University and consortial partners, Open at Penn State includes Open Access, Open Publishing, Open Educational Resources, Open Source and Penn State University Press Unlocked, the Press' open access initiative. Details about each of these initiatives are available on the Open at Penn State website.

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