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Open-source Community Call: The latest development in open publishing and research communication

Join our next call on open research communication projects to share and discuss emerging projects and significant updates for ongoing ones.
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This February, join us for a lively discussion as project leads and contributors from across the world share their work on exciting projects that are using cutting-edge technology to drive forward open science and research communication.

In the last call in October 2019, we focussed on AI and machine-learning technologies for open research. Projects that were presented include PeerTax, a machine learning approach to investigate the fundamental components of peer-review reports; ways to use machine learning to extract knowledge from open literature, and DataSeer, an AI-assisted tool to help researchers share findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) data.

We have been actively gathering feedback on and rethinking how these calls can better serve the open-source for publishing and open science community. We are excited to announce that eLife Innovation has partnered with FORCE11 and Dryad in hosting these calls, with the aim to engage a wider community interested in using open technology to accelerate research communication and to project diverse perspectives.

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eLife will be facilitating this first partnered call in February, and FORCE11 and Dryad will be hosting the other two calls later this year in June and October.

In this upcoming call, we call for updates about open tools and platforms that will change the way research is shared, discovered, consumed and evaluated. Amongst other updates, we will hear about the exciting development of Popper, a tool that allows researchers to automate the execution and validation of computational and data-intensive experimentation workflows; Outbreak Science Rapid PREreview (OSrPRE), a platform for the rapid review of outbreak-related preprints; and Open Climate Knowledge, a fully open, collaborative research project to gather climate change knowledge using data-mining and open publishing.

Whether you have developments to share, or simply would like to listen in to hear what’s new, please register to join the call.

More details about the presentations and the opportunity to contribute your own updates are on the open agenda. The agenda is open to anyone who would like to present, in five minutes or less, an open-source project that:

  • Has relevance to open science and research communication, from sharing and discovery to reading and evaluation
  • Has recently been released or significantly updated, or is in active development
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