The need for Open Science, in times of pandemic and far beyond

This column appeared in French in the Belgian newspaper Le Soir (October 31, 2020) and in the French online newspaper Mediapart (November 3, 2020), both in Open Access. Unprecedented crisis, unprecedented scientific effort The emotion aroused by COVID-19 was the driving force behind the sharing of research results with unprecedented speed and openness. Allowing rapid … Lire la suite The need for Open Science, in times of pandemic and far beyond

Covid-19, un tournant pour l’Open Access ?

La pandémie de Covid-19 a bouleversé la communication biomédicale, du moins sur le sujet précis de l’infection par le SARS-CoV-2, comme Marc Vanholsbeeck et moi l’avons évoqué dans une chronique de Carta Academica dans Le Soir de ce samedi 31 octobre, reprise par Mediapart ce mardi 3 novembre. En effet, un moratoire a été lancé … Lire la suite Covid-19, un tournant pour l’Open Access ?

2020 EUA webinar of the series on Academic Career Assessment in the transition to Open Science

On Tuesday May 19, 2020, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, I shall be pleased to chair the second 2020 EUA webinar of the series on academic career assessment in the transition to Open Science. My guests will briefly discuss the 2019 EUA survey on this topic from 4 different perspectives : 1️⃣ Perspective of Research … Lire la suite 2020 EUA webinar of the series on Academic Career Assessment in the transition to Open Science

Revisiting Research Career Assessment

The right to knowledge is a fundamental human right as an integral part of the right to education. However today, we are still a long way from recognizing knowledge as a public good, particularly in the scholarly field, where knowledge is produced through research and disseminated through publications which, in most cases, are accessible only … Lire la suite Revisiting Research Career Assessment