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    Rebuilding foundations: Making Open Knowledge Maps future-proof

    How the Open Knowledge Maps team tackled technical debt, while building the foundations for new promising features.
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    PREreview: Applying an equity lens to tool design and implementation

    PREreview guides us through its Equity, Diversity and Inclusion journey to create best practices in knowledge evaluation in academia.
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    Innovation Sprint 2021: The iteration of good practices

    Call for projects opens today for an online event on October 4th–5th.
  4. Outbreak, a micropublishing journal for collaborative COVID-19 research

    How flashpub.io crowdsources science for all researchers.
  5. eLife Innovation Initiative: a community-driven approach promoting open-source innovation

    We explain how we work with our community to bring open source to open science.
  6. Open-source Community Call: Covid-19 open projects updates

    Watch the recording of our discussion about the recent efforts by the open-source community to review and map preprints throughout the pandemic.
  7. Announcing the next phase of Executable Research Articles

    eLife and Stencila renew their partnership to make Executable Research Articles accessible to even more researchers and publishers.
  8. ScienceBeam: Using open technology to extract knowledge from research PDFs

    We report on our progress towards an open-source machine learning solution for the automatic extraction of semantically structured data from research PDFs.