Training: Open Science Discovery for PhD researchers 2022 (KU Leuven)

This event is only open to KU Leuven researchers and staff. When? 24 October 2022, 1 pm – 4 pm Where? Promotiezaal (Universiteitshal, Naamsestraat 22) and online via MS Teams (link will be shared prior to the event) For whom? Training targeted at PhD researchers, but other researchers and support staff are welcome No fees, but registration is mandatory This training is an opportunity to learn from other researchers at KU Leuven how they implement Open Science principles. The focus will be on…

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From our Digital Bookshelf: “Rethinking research data” by Kristin Briney

Research data management (RDM) is as old as research itself. Scholars across the centuries have developed ways to organize and preserve the materials they work with. In today’s age of seemingly boundless technological possibilities, tool options, and ideas, more and more funders and institutions are outlining formal requirements around RDM to help overwhelmed researchers find their way to the latest best practices in handling data. These requirements aren’t always experienced as helpful, of course. The lingo of RDM can sound…

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Event: Open Science day KU Leuven 2022

On Monday 9 May 2022 KU Leuven will organize the 2022 edition of the Open Science day, an event where researchers share their experiences about applying Open Science principles in their research. This hybrid event (online and in Leuven, Irish College) is open to all KU Leuven researchers but registration is required – closing dates for registration: April 25 (if you wish to attend in Leuven) and May 6 (if you prefer to participate online). The 2022 edition is conceived as a forum…

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Humanities Commons: More than a Scholarly Network for Humanists

If you are a regular visitor to our blog, you might have noticed that The Scholarly Tales is a blog hosted by Humanities Commons (HC). We, at Artes research, actively promote the use of innovative, non-profit and community-led platforms such as HC and work to bring them to the attention of our readers and researchers. In this blogpost we will take you through the different aspects of the Humanities Commons platform and explain what it can offer you. Humanities Commons…

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CFP: Open Science day KU Leuven 2022

On Monday 9 May 2022 KU Leuven will organize the 2022 edition of the Open Science day as a hybrid event, online and at the Irish College in Leuven. The Open Science day is an event where researchers share experiences about Open Science. It offers researchers the opportunity to enter into conversation with university leadership including rector Luc Sels. Next to these debates, there will be two interactive panel sessions and a poster session. The panel sessions will be dedicated…

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ReproducibiliTea journal club at KU Leuven looking for coordinators and participants

KU Leuven’s very own interdisciplinary ReproducibiliTea journal club is looking for coordinators and participants who want to learn from each other about what it takes to do open research. Learn more about everything from open data to preprint publishing, preregistration, and handling personal data, like in the following example: That’s one of the most interesting things about ReproducibiliTea Leuven for me: Every time, I learn something new. For example, about the multitude of different data types that people work with…

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Event: ReproducibiliTea@KULeuven journal club on open data

The next ReproducibiliTea@KULeuven journal club will take place online on Thursday 17 June (15h00-16h30). Two papers related to open data will be discussed, you can find the papers on the OSF page and Zotero library of ReproducibiliTea. Both staff and students from KU Leuven are welcome to attend (register here). Upon registration, you will receive an e-mail with a link needed to enter the online meeting. More information can be found here (KU Leuven intranet page). ReproducibiliTea is a grassroots journal…

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Event: Integrating Citizen Science at Universities: From ‘What’ to ‘How’

On 2 and 4 June, LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries) will organize a Citizen Science workshop at KU Leuven. The workshop will be of a highly participatory nature, with participants required to work in small groups during their own time. The first session will take place on the 2nd of June from 10.00-11.30 (CEST), followed by a second session on the 4th of June from 14.00-15.30 (CEST). Important to note: once registered, you are required to…

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Open Access terminology (bis)

A previous post shed some much needed light on the complex world of OA terminology. It certainly helps to be familiar with these names, although we cannot claim that all possible questions can be answered with one post. What about Black OA, Rogue OA, Radical OA and Platinum OA? Can Bronze OA actually be called OA? And is Elsevier really talking about the same approach to Diamond OA as the early advocates for community-driven, APC-free OA do when they plan…

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Vacature: Informatiespecialist onderzoek met focus op digital scholarship in the humanities

Voor het team onderzoek binnen KU Leuven Bibliotheken Artes zijn we op zoek naar een nieuwe informatiespecialist onderzoek met focus op digital scholarship in the humanities. Kom jij ons team versterken? Solliciteren voor deze vacature kan tot en met 12 april via de online sollicitatietoepassing. We zijn op zoek naar iemand met uitstekende IT skills met een specifieke focus op het kruispunt tussen IT en Humane Wetenschappen. Werkervaring in een academische omgeving en kennis van het Open Scholarship landschap strekken…

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