European Geosciences Union (EGU)

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is the leading organisation for Earth, planetary and space science research in Europe. With our partner organisations worldwide, we foster fundamental geoscience research, alongside applied research that addresses key societal and environmental challenges. Our vision is to realise a sustainable and just future for humanity and for the planet.

It is a non-profit international union of scientists with about 20,000 members from all over the world. Membership is open to individuals who are professionally engaged in or associated with geosciences and planetary and space sciences and related studies, including students and retired seniors.

The EGU publishes a number of diverse scientific journals, which use an innovative open access format, and organises topical meetings, and education and outreach activities. It also honours scientists with a number of awards and medals. The annual EGU General Assembly is the largest and most prominent European geosciences event, attracting over 16,000 scientists from all over the world in the year 2019. The meeting’s sessions cover a wide range of topics, including volcanology, planetary exploration, the Earth’s internal structure and atmosphere, climate, as well as energy and resources.

The EGU was established in September 2002 as a merger of the European Geophysical Society (EGS) and the European Union of Geosciences (EUG), and has headquarters in Munich, Germany.

https://www.egu.eu

Frontiers

Frontiers is a leading Open Access Publisher and Open Science Platform

Our journals are led and peer-reviewed by editorial boards of over 100,000 top researchers. Covering more than 600 academic disciplines, we are one of the largest and highest-cited publishers in the world. To date, our freely accessible research articles have received over 500 million views and downloads and 1 million citations.

We strive to continuously empower the academic community with innovative solutions that improve how science is published, evaluated and communicated to researchers, innovators and the public.

Research is the foundation of modern society and it’s thanks to advances in science that we enjoy longer, healthier and more prosperous lives than ever before in human history. We want to build on successful science and make it even more powerful by ensuring it is openly available. This way, society will be able to generate more knowledge and accelerate innovation, health and prosperity for all.

https://www.frontiersin.org/

Outbreak Science

Outbreak Science; A nonprofit to advance the science of outbreak response.

Recent epidemics of H1N1 influenza, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), chikungunya, Ebola, and Zika, highlight the global importance of infectious disease outbreaks. The scale, speed, and diversity of these epidemics demand an equally scalable, rapid, and agile scientific response to prevent and control their impact.

Outbreak Science, a nonprofit founded in 2016, aims to support open data, open access, and open science in the context of epidemic responses.

https://outbreakscience.org/

microPublication

microPublication.org publishes brief, novel findings, negative and/or reproduced results, and results which may lack a broader scientific narrative.

Each article is peer reviewed and assigned a DOI. Included data is curated and, upon publication, deposited in third party referential databases (when available).

https://www.micropublication.org/

SciPost, publication portal

SciPost is a complete scientific publication portal managed by and for scientists.

It is purely online-based, and offers freely, openly, globally and perpetually accessible science.

Being managed by professional scientists, and making use of editor-solicited and contributed reviews, its Journals aim at the highest achievable standards of refereeing.

SciPost Commentaries allow Contributors to seamlessly comment on all existing literature.

Preprint handling and circulation occurs through the well-established arXiv; the rest of the publication process, from peer refereeing through publication all the way to post-publication commenting, is offered by SciPost.

Thus, simply stated: share your preprint on arXiv, publish it in

SciPost

kopernio

Access research papers in one click.
Save time accessing full-text PDFs with the free Kopernio browser plugin.

Trusted by researchers around the world.

Over 250,000 researchers, librarians and academic professionals speed up their research with Kopernio.

Kopernio is part of the Web of Science Group, the home of Web of Science, Publons and EndNote

https://kopernio.com/

Researchobject.org

Researchobject.org aims to map the landscape of initiatives and activity in the development of Research Objects, an emerging approach to the publication, and exchange of scholarly information on the Web. Research Objects aim to improve reuse and reproducibility by:

  • Supporting the publication of more than just PDFs, making data, code, and other resources first class citizens of scholarship
  • Recognizing that there is often a need to publish collections of these resources together as one shareable, cite-able resource.
  • Enriching these resources and collections with any and all additional information required to make research reusable, and reproducible!

Research objects are not just data, not just collections, but any digital resource that aims to go beyond the PDF for scholarly publishing!

Researchobject.org is developed for the research community, by the research community. Currently led by Carole Goble and her team in the eScience Lab at the University of Manchester, researchobject.org is supported by members of the Research Object community, to disseminate knowledge about Research Objects, their concept, adoption, and other latest developments.

http://www.researchobject.org/

DMPTool

What is the DMPTool?

The DMPTool is a free, open-source, online application that helps researchers create data management plans. These plans, or DMPs, are now required by many funding agencies as part of the grant proposal submission process. The DMPTool provides a click-through wizard for creating a DMP that complies with funder requirements. It also has direct links to funder websites, help text for answering questions, and resources for best practices surrounding data management.

DMPTool Background

The original DMPTool was a grassroots effort, beginning in 2011 with eight institutions partnering to provide in-kind contributions of personnel and development. The effort was in direct response to demands from funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, that researchers plan for managing their research data. By joining forces the contributing institutions were able to consolidate expertise and reduce costs in addressing data management needs. Representatives from these institutions participate on the DMPTool Steering Committee that maintains monthly calls.

The original contributing institutions were: University of California Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library, DataONE, Digital Curation Centre (DCC-UK), Smithsonian Institution, University of California, Los Angeles Library, University of California, San Diego Libraries, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Library, and University of Virginia Library. Given the success of the first version of the DMPTool, the founding partners obtained funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to create a second version of the tool, released in 2014.

More recently the proliferation of open data policies across the globe has led to an explosion of interest in the DMPTool and the UK-based version, DMPonline. In 2016 UC3 and DCC decided to formalize our partnership to codevelop and maintain a single open-source platform. The new platform—DMPRoadmap—is separate from the services each of our organizations runs on top of it. By providing a core infrastructure for DMPs we can extend our reach and move best practices forward, allowing us to participate in a truly global open science ecosystem.

Future enhancements will focus on making DMPs machine actionable so please continue sharing your use cases. We invite you to peruse the DMPRoadmap GitHub wiki to learn how to get involved in the project.

https://dmp.cdlib.org/