Author: Birgit Fingerle

More Impact Through FAIR Research Data: These Tools Check the FAIRness of Your Data

More Impact Through FAIR Research Data: These Tools Check the FAIRness of Your Data

What do the FAIR principles mean in practice and how can they be applied correctly? There are a number of things to consider when preparing FAIR research data. Luckily, you do not have to do everything on your own. Some helpful tools support you. These analyze, for example, how FAIR your data already is and give you practical tips for improvement. If you publish your research data openly, transparently and thus FAIR for third parties, you will benefit from more visibility for your own work – and possibly from higher citation rates as a result. But how can research data […]

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Legally Read Free Full Texts With Unpaywall: how to get Started With the Browser Extension

Legally Read Free Full Texts With Unpaywall: how to get Started With the Browser Extension

The browser extension Unpaywall enables you to easily and legally access free Open Access texts. This way you can access a wider range of economics and business studies publications for free with just one click. Learn in this blog post how you can get started quickly and enrich your research with an automatic Open Access option. Unpaywall contains around 29 million freely accessible texts. Thanks to Unpaywall´s browser extension for Chrome and Firefox, free alternative access to a fee-based journal article is displayed in the course of a search. This service is free of charge and offered by the non-profit […]

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Accelerating Open Science Transformation: How you Yourself can Open Science

Accelerating Open Science Transformation: How you Yourself can Open Science

The transformation to Open Science often seems cumbersome. Why can be explained by the concept of “Wicked Problems” described in a recently published workbook. Read here what hurdles are mentioned and how you as a researcher can accelerate the transformation. In mid-November 2021, innOsci – the Stifterverband’s Forum for Open Innovation Culture, which was founded two years ago – published an interesting workbook entitled „Die Öffnung der Wissenschaft / Werkheft zur Gestaltung der Transformation“ (German; “The Opening of Science. Workbook on structuring the transformation”). The publication focuses on methods that can promote the opening of science. After all, there are […]

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