Survey: Certification for open source hardware designs under peer-review

Our colleague André Maia Chagas is inviting you to fill and share a little informal poll on Twitter about open source hardware documentation in academic papers: https://twitter.com/Chagas_AM/status/1337346638084452355?s=20 Articles on #openhardware have…

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Open Education Mirrors the Open Science Reform Movement

Originally published at ijoerandbeyond.org/open-education-mirrors-the-open-science-reform-movement/ | Open Educational Resources (OERs) are a game-changer for education, for a plethora of reasons spanning aspects such as accessibility and dissemination. Here, I want to…

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Low-cost Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) kit to enhance COVID testing capacity in Sri Lanka

Aravinth Panch, A2P team member and co-founder of DreamSpace Academy in Batticaloa, helped Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) Colombo to develop a rapid test kit for COVID-19 as reported in newspapers in Sri Lanka.

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Kamila Markram: Open Science can save the planet

Imagine: from your taxpayer's money, you pay for the highways in your country. And then imagine a company would come along, put up a toll gate and charge you so much money that only the richest cars could afford to use this highway. We would never allow this to happen on our roads, would we? But then why are we allowing this to happen to our scientific knowledge?

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National University Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Baseline Study

Pivot Global Education was commissioned by the Universities South Africa’s Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education along with the Department of Higher Education and Training (South Africa) to assess and map the development of entrepreneurship throughout the country’s public universities by evaluating structures, supports, delivery and successes in entrepreneurship development.

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Hoarding in science, no thanks. Openness and transparency in crisis mode and beyond

During the current SARS-COV-2 pandemic, the scientific approach is ostensibly unable to keep up with the rapid pace at which the crisis is spreading. After developing a research idea, it…

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Perspectives on Open Science and Inequity: Who is left behind?

[originally published at zbw-mediatalk.eu] Due to precautionary measures in regard to the coronavirus, the second day of this year’s Open Science Conference got canceled. Luckily, the panellists Johanna Havemann, Anne-Floor…

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Day 18: DIY sanitizer

University and research institute labs around the world have repurposed their inventory and skills set to produce self-made sanitizers. Here are two examples, from Nigeria and Sweden: https://twitter.com/OvieAli/status/1243831079053725697?s=20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIaw7cXwhKI Download…

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