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Science 2.0: the view from LERU (League of European Research Universities)

Ayris, P; (2014) Science 2.0: the view from LERU (League of European Research Universities). Presented at: Science 2.0 Validation Workshop No. 1: Science in Transition, Irish College, Leuven, Belgium. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper summarises the position of LERU (League of European Research Universities) in their submission to the Science 2.0 consultation organised by DG Research and Innovation. The paper questions whether the name Science 2.0 is the correct one since in an Anglophone world this would exclude the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The paper shows that the LERU Roadmap Towards Open Access was right in recommending the Green route for Open Access since projections by Houghton and Swan show that (unless the whole world moves to embrace Open Access) the Gold route will cost universities more than the Green. The LERU Roadmap for Research Data spells out LERU’s views on research data management (RDM) and the possibility of Open data. LERU has issued a series of policy and strategy recommendations for LERU universities and their researchers to take forward the RDM debate. LERU universities feel that Open Access to publications and RDM are key to Science 2.0. Universities are less clear about what should happen in other areas: alternatives to traditional models of peer review, research metrics and altmetrics, U-Multirank, DORA (San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment) and Citizen Science. The paper gives examples of engagement in these areas in individual LERU universities, but concludes that the research community needs further consideration of these issues before definitive actions can be identified. Change is a process, not an event.

Type: Conference item (Presentation)
Title: Science 2.0: the view from LERU (League of European Research Universities)
Event: Science 2.0 Validation Workshop No. 1: Science in Transition
Location: Irish College, Leuven, Belgium
Dates: 22 October, 2014
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > Professional Services
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > VP Research > Library Services
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1452451
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