Are European countries open to Open Science?

Michela Bertero Jan 27, 2020 · 3min read   The European Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP) was born almost four years ago when Commissioner Carlos Moedas announced the creation of a group of diverse stakeholders who will provide advice on Open Science to the European Commission. That is how we started together our journey. Twenty-five representatives […]

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“Trips” to Brussels

  Angèle Bénard-Sankaran Dec 19, 2019 · 4min read   Part of our mission as ISA project managers is to keep up with the European Commission guidelines for H2020 project management and to stay abreast with novel research funding programs. My first trip to the European Commission in Brussels took place in April this year […]

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Why I refused your invitation to review a scientific article submitted in your journal

Angèle Bénard-Sankaran Dec 19, 2019 · 4min read   A few months ago, I received an email from a scientific journal “Infection, Genetics and Evolution” belonging to the by-now infamous publisher group Elsevier. This email contained a personal invitation to review a manuscript within the remit of my scientific expertise, which had been submitted to […]

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A (half-)outsider view of ISA

Karel De Pourcq Jun 14, 2019 · 2,5min read   What is ISA? Well, yes, what the heck is this place? An easy question to ask, and perhaps a frequent one at that (locally). But it is not a simple one to answer, and not at all because things are not happening here –all to […]

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