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Open Preservation Foundation endorses TRUST principles for digital repositories -

The Open Preservation Foundation has endorsed the TRUST principles for digital repositories. Following on from several months of RDA consultation and discussion within the digital repository community, a set of guiding principles have been developed to facilitate best practice in trustworthy data… Read More

IOP Publishing unveils co-review policy -

IOP Publishing (IOPP) has introduced a formal co-review policy, to help early-career researchers gain experience in peer review while ensuring they get credit for the work they contribute. A co-reviewer is a researcher – often early in their career – who… Read More

ACM calls for transparency, interoperability, privacy, and scrutiny in COVID contact tracing -

The ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee (Europe TPC) of the world’s largest society of computing professionals, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), has released detailed principles and practices for the development and deployment of ‘contact tracing’ technology intended to track and arrest the spread of COVID-19.… Read More

Taylor & Francis welcomes new guidance from cOAlition S -

Academic publisher Taylor & Francis has welcomed the new guidance from cOAlition S on transformative arrangements for Journals. cOAlition S have clearly listened to feedback from the community. The global publisher notes that it is encouraging to see more feasible conditions in the revised guidance, particularly… Read More

Cochrane releases revised Conflict of Interest policy for Cochrane Library Content, to go into effect in October 2020 -

Cochrane has released its revised Conflict of Interest policy for Cochrane Library Content. The policy was created with the support of a project board made up of key stakeholders and conflict of interest experts from within and outside Cochrane, following a rigorous… Read More

Cochrane announces revised Conflict of Interest policy for Cochrane Library Content -

Cochrane has released its revised Conflict of Interest policy for Cochrane Library Content. The policy was created with the support of a project board made up of key stakeholders and conflict of interest experts from within and outside Cochrane, following a rigorous… Read More

UKRI launches consultation on Open Access policy -

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has launched a consultation as part of its Open Access Review. The consultation will inform the development of a new open access policy, aimed at ensuring that the published outputs of research are widely and freely accessible to all. The UK… Read More

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issues Request for Public Comment on Desirable Characteristics of Repositories for Managing and Sharing Data -

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has issued a Request for Public Comment (RFC) on Draft Desirable Characteristics of Repositories for Managing and Sharing Data Resulting from Federally Funded Research. This RFC is issued on behalf of the multi-agency Subcommittee on Open… Read More

AMIA urges NIH to dramatically revise draft data management and sharing policy to maximise value of scientific data -

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recently warned the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that its proposed data management and sharing policy would be detrimental to data-driven discovery and lead to increased compliance burdens for researchers. The organisation provided dozens of recommendations… Read More

ARL comments on Draft NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing -

On November 6, 2019, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) published a request for public comments on a DRAFT NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing and supplemental DRAFT guidance. NIH has a long history of promoting public access to the research it funds, including… Read More


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