What if scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and funders could restart scholarly communication? This was the slogan of the first FORCE11 Scholarly Commons Working Group (SCWG) workshop, which took place in February. Advocating for an open, sustainable, fair and creditable future that is technology- and business-enabled, not -led, FORCE11's SCWG committee published a Workshop Report in the open access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes, becoming the anniversary 50th publication in the innovative research publishing platform.
A data management platform, linking data management plans to other components of the research lifecycle, is a new open science initiative from the CDL and the DCC. Both organizations host similar tools for creating data management plans. They now aim to strengthen their global outreach by merging their efforts to promote openness and data reuse. Submitted to the Open Science Prize contest, the proposal is published in the open access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes.
Chief marketing officers and chief human resource officers need to better coordinate their activities to maximize company value, according to a new paper by strategic management and marketing experts at Rice University and Kent State University.
When Leonardo DiCaprio accepted his Oscar for Best Actor in 'The Revenant' this year, he acknowledged the hard work of the movie's entire team. But such generosity isn't always the case. On large teams -- such as big film production crews -- size can lead people to inflate their own contributions while diminishing their team members' work. A new study by Berkeley-Haas Assistant Professor Juliana Schroeder finds that the bigger the teams, the more individual members of a team 'over-claim' their contributions.
Japanese researchers call for increased interdisciplinarity and internationalization in Japanese energy and environment research to provide effective scientific advice and invigorate Japanese energy and environmental policy five years after Fukushima.
Cognitive impairment following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is common, often adversely affecting quality of life for those 1.7 million Americans who experience a TBI each year. Researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas have identified complex brain connectivity patterns in individuals with chronic phases of traumatic brain injury which may explain long term higher order cognitive function deficits.
A cure for HIV/AIDS is the ultimate goal of rapidly advancing research involving diverse and innovative approaches. A comprehensive collection of articles describing the broad scope and current status of this global effort is published in a special issue of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.
Despite lower costs and increased speed of research inputs, the budget for getting a drug to market is soaring. Researchers suggest that a focus on process efficiency has favoured experimental models with less validity, more than outweighing efficency benefits.
Collaborative capabilities are more critical than ever as team science and engineering become the norm. A National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine committee chaired by Arizona State University professor and psychologist Nancy Cooke has looked at ways to help ensure effective project partnerships. Her research on interactive team cognition provides insights into challenges faced by such collective efforts.
With Open Science and crowdsourcing attracting increasing attention within and across many research fields, a Horizon 2020 project was proposed to integrate research workflows with Wikidata into a new virtual research environment. The project plan, albeit rejected, contains numerous elements that may be useful in bringing Wikidata and research closer together. It is thus among the first proposals published in the new open-access journal Research Ideas & Outcomes.