Topical collection "Open Science"

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Leo Lahti

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Articles on open science.

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Topical collection "COST Action SAGA "

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Carmen Cuenca-García

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This collection hosts outcomes from the ‘Soil Science & Archaeo-Geophysics Alliance’ (SAGA), an international research network funded by the European Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST) for four years (from 26th October 2018 until 25th October 2022) as COST Action SAGA (CA17131).  SAGA is developing, promoting and facilitating scientific activities bringing together geophysics and soil science with the overall goal of maximising interpretation of geophysical data for archaeological investigations. The collection includes SAGA’s proposal and annual reports on scientific activities (workshops, training schools, short-term scientific missions and Conference Grants) carried out by its members and external participants.



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Topical collection "PoshBee Project Outcomes"

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Mark Brown, Jane Stout, Marie-Pierre Chauzat, Marika Mand, Denis Michez, Robert Paxton, Peter Neumann, Alexandra Klein, Francesco Nazzi, Philippe Bulet, Simon Potts, Gail Turney, Teodor Metodiev

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This collection hosts outcomes from PoshBee, a Horizon 2020 funded European Research Consortium (grant agreement No 773921). PoshBee is a 5-year funded project (2018-2023) that aims to support healthy bee populations, sustainable beekeeping, and consequently pollination for crops and wildflowers across Europe. To do this we take a range of approaches, from the laboratory to the field, from molecules to ecosystems, and from fundamental science to risk assessment. The collection includes a range of outputs, including reports, protocols, methodologies, and research papers.


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Topical collection "BESTMAP Project Outcomes"

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Guy Ziv, Jodi Gunning

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The BESTMAP RIO Collection will host key outputs relating to the new modelling framework the project is developing. The project’s work focuses on supporting EU policy design and monitoring, by addressing the complexity of decisions made by farmers and the wider impact of agricultural policy on natural, social and cultural assets in rural areas of Europe.

This Collection will continue to be developed further as the BESTMAP project continues to promote a sustainable future for the agriculture sector in Europe.



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Topical collection "Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network (EU BON) Project Outcomes"

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Florian Wetzel, Lyubomir Penev

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This collection hosts outputs from the FP7-funded EU project Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network (EU BON). The project proposes an innovative approach in terms of integration of biodiversity information systems from on-ground to remote sensing data, for addressing policy and information needs in a timely and customized way.



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Topical collection "Towards interlinked FAIR biodiversity knowledge: The BiCIKL perspective"

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Lyubomir Penev, Quentin Groom, Jerry Lanfear, Dimitrios Koureas

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The Horizon 2020 project Biodiversity Community Integrated Knowledge Library (BiCIKL) builds a new European community of key research infrastructures, researchers, citizen scientists and other stakeholders in biodiversity and life sciences. Together, the BiCIKL 14 partners solidify open science practices by providing access to data, tools and services at each stage of and along the entire biodiversity research life cycle (specimens, sequences, taxonomic names, analytics, publications, biodiversity knowledge graph).  

BiCIKL has a special emphasis on biodiversity literature and develops new methods and workflows for semantic publishing and integrated access to harvesting, liberating, linking, and re-using of sub-article-level data extracted from the published content. 

The main challenge of BiCIKL is to design, develop and implement a FAIR Data Place (FDP), a central tool for search, discovery and management of interlinked FAIR data across different domains. The key final outputs of BiCIKL is the Biodiversity Knowledge Hub (BKH), a one-stop portal, providing access to the BiCIKL services, tools and workflows, beyond the lifetime of the project.



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Topical collection "Europa Biodiversity Observation Network: integrating data streams to support policy"

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Henrique Pereira, Jessica Junker, Joachim Maes

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Observations are key to understand the drivers of biodiversity loss, and the impacts on ecosystem services and ultimately on people. Many EU policies and initiatives demand unbiased, integrated and regularly updated biodiversity and ecosystem service data. However, efforts to monitor biodiversity are spatially and temporally fragmented, taxonomically biased, and lack integration in Europe. EuropaBON aims to bridge this gap by designing an EU-wide framework for monitoring biodiversity and ecosystem services. EuropaBON harnesses the power of modelling essential variables to integrate different reporting streams, data sources, and monitoring schemes. These essential variables provide consistent knowledge about multiple dimensions of biodiversity change across space and time. They can then be analyzed and synthesized to support decision-making at different spatial scales, from the sub-national to the European scale, through the production of indicators and scenarios. To develop essential biodiversity and ecosystem variables workflows that are policy relevant, EuropaBON is built around stakeholder engagement and knowledge exchange (WP2). EuropaBON will work with stakeholders to identify user and policy needs for biodiversity monitoring and investigate the feasibility of setting up a center to coordinate monitoring activities across Europe (WP2). Together with stakeholders, EuropaBON will assess current monitoring efforts to identify gaps, data and workflow bottlenecks, and analyse cost-effectiveness of different schemes (WP3). This will be used to co-design improved monitoring schemes using novel technologies to become more representative temporally, spatially and taxonomically, delivering multiple benefits to users and society (WP4). Finally, EuropaBON will demonstrate in a set of showcases how workflows tailored to the Birds Directive, Habitats Directive, Water Framework Directive, Climate and Restoration Policy, and the Bioeconomy Strategy, can be implemented (WP5).



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Topical collection "Observations, prevention and impact of COVID-19"

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Victor Padilla-Sanchez

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Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO Journal) invites submissions of research outcomes - especially early and brief results - relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic in light of the unprecedented health emergency and the scale of its worldwide impact on society, industry and economics.

By means of Open Science, we aim to contribute with real-time findings and data to the efforts of scientific teams, experts and other decision-makers across the globe, in order to minimise the damage and eventually bring the end to the current crisis, and even more importantly, prevent similar situations in the future. Published research ideas and brief results are also expected to bring up crucial discussion, thereby facilitating actions and collaborations in the fight against devastating health emergencies.

Especially encouraged are submissions focused on the long-term effects of COVID-19. Considered are publications across disciplines, including medicine, ethics, politics, economics etc. at a local, regional, national or international scale. Accepted publication types include: Research articles, Research Idea, Case Study, Clinical Case Study, Data Paper, Forum Paper, Methods, Questionnaire, R Package, Software Description, Workshop Report, Project Report, Research Poster, Research Presentation, Short Communication, Single-media Publication (e.g. infographics), Data Review.

We also encourage publication of research ‘bundles’, where conventional papers are published along with raw research outputs (e.g. data, case studies, presentations, etc.), to better contextualise the work and facilitate further contribution by other scientists.



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Topical collection "Monitool - new tools for water quality monitoring"

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Blánaid White, Marta Rodrigo Sanz, Vanessa Millán Gabet

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The main driver of the MONITOOL project is to respond to the European Directive demands for the assessment of chemical status of transitional and coastal waters, allowing the use of passive sampling devices (PSDs) in a regulatory context, enhancing the implementation of the WFD.

MONITOOL PROJECT - New tools for monitoring the chemical status in transitional and coastal waters under the WFD - aims to provide a robust database of dissolved and labile metal concentrations in transitional and coastal waters for adapting existing Environmental Quality Standards (EQS; 0.45 µm filtered) suitable EQS-DGT for passive sampling devices in order to evaluate the chemical status of the waters under the WFD.

During MONITOOL project, co-deployments of DGTs and water spot sampling and subsequent DGT and water metal analysis across the Atlantic region will be addressed to determine suitable EQS-DGTs for metals.



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Topical collection "Selected papers of the SAVE-SD 2016 workshop on “Semantics, Analytics, Visualisation: Enhancing Scholarly Data”"

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Silvio Peroni, Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, Francesco Osborne

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SAVE-SD 2016 is an international workshop held during WWW 2016 that wants to bring together publishers, companies and researchers from different fields (including Document and Knowledge Engineering, Semantic Web, Natural Language Processing, Scholarly Communication, Bibliometrics, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Visualisation, Bioinformatics, and Life Sciences) in order to bridge the gap between the theoretical/academic and practical/industrial aspects in regards to scholarly data. This RIO collection include the extended versions of the selected poster, demo and position papers accepted at the workshop.



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Topical collection "Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management System, PhD Project"

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Viktor Senderov

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This collection hosts contents of the PhD project of Viktor Senderov dedicated to the Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management system. It will deal with novel ways for publishing, visualizing and dissemination of biodiversity and biodiversity-related data. This PhD project is part of the BIG4 network.



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Topical collection "Path2Integrity Project Outcomes"

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Julia Prieß-Buchheit, Oliver Claas, Iliyana Demirova, Agnieszka Dwojak-Matras, Lisa Häberlein, Belén López, Katharina Miller, Christiane Stock

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The Path2Integrity project, financed by the EU Horizon 2020, advocates for emphasising the virtues of Research Integrity and strengthening the relationship between science and society in the rapidly changing research landscape. By designing and implementing rotatory role-playing and role-models, the project will maximise the quality and societal impact of research and foster Research Integrity by educating the next generation. Within the three-year research and innovation programme, dialogical trainings will pave the way towards achieving enhanced and successful educational practices and learning methods targeted at students and young researchers, as well as everyone directly or indirectly involved in research, including educators and senior researchers.



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Topical collection "ALMaSS Outputs"

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Christopher John Topping, Elżbieta Ziółkowska, James Williams, Xiaodong Duan, Teodor Metodiev

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This collection brings together all outputs related to the Animal Landscape and Man Simulation System (ALMaSS). ALMaSS combines highly detailed landscape simulation together with agent-based and sub-population models to create a rich a detailed representation of social-ecological systems. Development of ALMaSS is a multi-disciplinary and multi-national endeavour bringing together ecologists, software engineers, geographers, social scientists and a range of subject specialists to create the specific models making up the system. The development of ALMaSS started over 20 years ago supported by Danish national funding, and continues today primarily supported by EU funding from a range of projects.

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Topical collection "B-GOOD Project Outcomes"

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Dirk de Graaf, Coby van Dooremalen, Teodor Metodiev

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This collection hosts outcomes from B-GOOD, a Horizon 2020 project funded under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 817622). B-GOOD is a 5-year funded project (2018-2023) that integrates the knowledge and experience of researchers, beekeepers and a variety of stakeholders, and focuses on the provision of computationally-assisted decision making for sustainable beekeeping. By using a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach, researchers within B-GOOD use data from within and around beehives to develop and test innovative tools to monitor colony health, as well as develop more efficient management practices. The collection includes a range of outputs, including reports, protocols, methodologies, and research papers.



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Topical collection "ReNature: Promoting research excellence in nature-based solutions for innovation, sustainable economic growth and human well-being in Malta"

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Anna Sapundzhieva, Mario Balzan

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The ReNature RIO Collection will host key outputs relating to the sustainable use of biodiversity, biodiversity-ecosystem functioning, green infrastructure and ecosystem service assessments across rural-urban gradients, equitable access to the benefits derived from nature in cities and socio-environmental justice, payments for ecosystem services, and designing nature-based solutions. Reports from workshops attended by students, early career researchers and policymakers from all over the world will accumulate further empirical knowledge on the ReNature subjects. This Collection will continue to be developed further as the ReNature project continues to promote open innovation whilst effectively engaging communities in the co-development and exchange of knowledge for nature-based solutions implementation.



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Topical collection "Public Data Management Plans created with the DMPTool"

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Jennifer McWhorter, Jennifer Pannell, Josh Fisher, Jeri Fey

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This collection contains data management plans (DMPs) created with the DMPTool – a free online application that helps researchers build data management plans for specific U.S. funding agencies.



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Topical collection "Political Psychology"

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Vincent Weidlich, Scott Bottorff, Jimmy Gustafsson, Kristian Åström, Gerhardt Fritzsche

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Political psychology, topics ranging across all eras.

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Topical collection "SYNTHESYS+ Project Outcomes"

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Laurence Livermore, Vince Smith, Katherine Dixey

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European natural history collections play a critical role in mapping a sustainable future for ourselves and the natural systems on which we depend. Since 2004 the EC funded SYNTHESYS programme has been supporting this community, underpinning new ways to access and exploit natural science collections, harmonising collections policy and funding collections-based research for more than 4000 scientists.

SYNTHESYS+ is the fourth iteration of this programme, running from February 2019 to January 2023.  This growing collection of articles highlights major outputs from SYNTHESYS+ over the four year of activity, covering topics such as our new digitisation on-demand service, the construction of a European Loans and Visits System (ELViS) and a new data processing platform (the Specimen Data Refinery), applying artificial intelligence to speed up the digital mobilisation of natural history collections.



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Topical collection "DNAqua-Net"

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Florian Leese

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Topical collection "SHOWCASE Project Results"

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Anna Sapundzhieva, David Kleijn

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The SHOWCASE RIO Collection will host key outputs relating to the integration of biodiversity into farming practices. The project aims to deliver new insight and innovative tools facilitating the agricultural sector's transition towards more sustainable farming, and thus help meet wider societal needs.
This Collection will continue to be developed further as the SHOWCASE project continues to deliver new insight and innovative tools facilitating the agricultural sector's transition towards more sustainable farming, and thus help meet wider societal needs.

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Topical collection "Exploring the opportunities and challenges of implementing open research strategies within development institutions: A project of the International Development Research Center"

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Cameron Neylon, Leslie Chan

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This research project was an Open Data pilot based on case studies with seven IDRC grantees who developed and implemented open data management and sharing plans. The case studies examined the scale of legal, ethical and technical challenges that limited the sharing of data from IDRC projects including issues of:

* Privacy, personally identifiable information and protection of human subject
* Protection of intellectual property generated from projects or potential for financial risks for projects or institutions
* Challenges in the local legal environment, including ownership of data
* Ethical issues in releasing or sharing of indigenous and community knowledge, and the relationship between project participants and investigators particularly in the context of historical expropriation of resources
* Local and global issues of capacity and expertise in the management and sharing of data

The project ran over (15) months, commencing December 2015 and ending in February 2017. The project involved a literature review and series of interviews on funder data sharing policies, the seven case studies including data management plans and implementation, and a final summary report. The results of the project aim to refine guidelines for the implementation of development research funders’ open research data policies and data policies more generally.  



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Topical collection "Brainhack 2016 Project Reports"

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Jörg Pfannmöller, Cameron Craddock, Pierre Bellec, Daniel Margulies, Nolan Nichols

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Brainhack 2016 features short reports on neuroscience tools and projects that embody the ethos of open science. This is a series of project reports from 2016 Brainhack events. For more information please see: http://brainhack.org



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Topical collection "ICEDIG Project Outcomes"

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Laurence Livermore, Anne Koivunen, Kari Lahti and Leif Schulman

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Addressing today’s global environmental challenges requires access to significant quantities of data. This holds especially true for the natural sciences, where one rich data trove remains unearthed: The European scientific collections. These jointly hold more than 1.5 billion objects, representing 80% of the world’s bio- and geo-diversity. With only 10 % of these objects digitised, their information remains vastly underused, thus impeding potential applications of this critical scientific resource.

The EU-funded ICEDIG project – “Innovation and Consolidation for Large Scale Digitisation of Natural Heritage” - aims to support the implementation phase of the new Research Infrastructure DiSSCo (“Distributed System of Scientific Collections”) by designing and addressing the technical, financial, policy and governance aspects necessary to operate such a large distributed initiative for natural sciences collections across Europe. This collection of articles highlights the major outputs of the ICEDIG project over the last three years (January 2018 to March 2020).



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Topical collection "Bootstrapping the Open Science culture: The fellowship approach"

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Moritz Schubotz, Dominik Scholl, Tamara Heck, Rima-Maria Rahal, Sarah Behrens, Isabel Steinhardt

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In the past five years, Wikimedia Deutschland has partnered with Stifterverband and Volkswagen Stiftung to follow a joint vision: to nourish a community of practice among emerging researchers in German-speaking countries that advocate and nourish open science in their disciplines and fields. Their approach was to support individuals with a fellowship program that serves different purposes: connection among open science enthusiasts across different fields; gaining practical experience in open science, and financial support to transfer research practices into the open. Over 90 fellows participated in the program, accompanied by their mentors, who supported the fellows on their way to practicing open science. In this special issue, we report on the learnings that fellows and mentors experienced in the Wikimedia Program “Free Knowledge”. We reflect on the goals of practicing open science and the advances and pitfalls on the practical implementation. We discuss which further impact the program had on scientific communities and how the fellows acted as mediators to further nourish open science practices.

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Topical collection "First International Conference on FAIR Digital Objects"

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Tina Loo, Peter Wittenburg

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Successful management, exchange and interpretation of an ever-growing tsunami of digital information and knowledge will depend on highly automated methods dealing with combined data. This will require artificial intelligence but also robust and informative ways to store and disseminate data and metadata. FAIR Digital Objects (FDOs) promise to provide the needed framework.

FAIR is about making data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable both for humans and machines. FAIR digital objects have shown key capabilities to simplify and scale the use of data across domains, increase trust in data and ease the handling of high volumes of information. Now widespread consensus and collaboration is needed.

The 1st International Conference of FAIR Digital Objects brings together for the first time, key technical, scientific, industry, and science-policy stakeholders at this scale with the aim to boost the development and implementation of FDOs worldwide.

This conference collection explores two of the most urgent themes in constructing the FDO framework: research in structuring the knowledge domain and how to facilitate practical work, and practice in the design and building of FDO-consistent infrastructures.



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Topical collection "Metadata 2020 Project Outputs"

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Laura Paglione, Ginny Hendricks

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This collection hosts outputs from Metadata 2020, a collaboration that advocates richer, connected, and reusable, open metadata for all research outputs, which will advance scholarly pursuits for the benefit of society. We aim to create awareness and resources for all who have a stake in creating and using scholarly metadata. We will demonstrate why richer metadata should be the scholarly community’s top priority, how we can all evaluate ourselves and improve, and what can be achieved when we work harder, and work together.

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