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PLOS Spearheads the Creation of a List of 19 Open Science Practices to Monitor
PLOS announced the following:
Eighty stakeholders from twenty major biomedical research institutions across the globe have agreed upon a list of 19 open science practices to be implemented and monitored. The study, led by Dr. Kelly Cobey, Scientist and Director of the Open Science and Meta Research Program at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada, forms the basis for the future development of institutional digital dashboards that will display that institution’s compliance with open science practices. The study will publish in the open access journal PLOS Biology on January 24th. …
To transition to an “open” research ecosystem researchers require training and support. Despite a multitude of a calls and policies that aim to “open up” research, no system to monitor the state of practice at academic institutions currently exists. Monitoring is necessary to track progress over time, but also to identify areas where interventions are needed to change practice. The 19 core open science practices established in this article will help to standardize monitoring globally.
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