Blogs selected for Week June 17, 2019 to June 23, 2019

1. Scientific Research Shouldn’t Sit behind a Paywall Most of the scientific research conducted in the U.S. and abroad is supported by federal government funds — that is to say, by taxpayer dollars. Yet much of the information that results from such funding is not publicly available outside of research institutions that can afford expensive […]

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Blogs selected for Week June 10, 2019 to June 16, 2019

1. Guest Post — Open Research in Practice: Moving from Why to How? Open Research practices and outputs face a number of tensions between initial intentions and unforeseen consequences. Our questions about Open Research are also changing — from “why” to “how” — amidst growing awareness that the required skill sets, both technical and social, […]

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Blogs selected for Week June 3, 2019 to June 9, 2019

1. Leaving Behind the Outrage Economy The internet has largely become an attention harvesting mechanism in order to fuel advertising business models. Because of this, anger has become its most prized commodity, the more hateful and outraged, the more valuable. This drives engagement, and most of social media is designed to encourage and amplify it. […]

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Blogs selected for Week May 27, 2019 to June 2, 2019

1. How can research benefit from increased spending in R&D? The UK government has vowed to increase its total R&D expenditure to 2.4 percent of GDP by 2027. With this ambitious target in sight, now seems a good time to pause and reflect on where to focus investment to support the fourth industrial revolution and […]

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