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PIDapalooza

Event (multiple dates) - Open identifiers deserve their own festival Why build an open identifier infrastructure? So that anyone can use it to create cool tools and services for the research community. PIDapalooza is a two-day Persistent Identifier festival, happening for the first time this...

13/05/2016

Changes in EU Data Protection Laws – the wait is over!

Sarah Fricker, Institute of Physics On 14 April, the (the “GDPR”) passed final approval in the European Parliament. For four long years, we have been waiting for this law which is designed to harmonise levels of data protection in all 28 EU member states. It is also intended to make...

22/08/2016

What do researchers think of TDM?

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. One of the reasons given for the demand for changes to copyright legislation, which will supposedly facilitate text and data mining, is the huge demand in...

25/08/2016

Cancer Moonshot

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. Launched by Joe Biden (US Vice President) and the US Department of Commerce’s US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on 29 June 2016, the Cancer Moonshot...

15/08/2016

OA in Norway

Gemma Hersh, Elsevier This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. Guidelines have been published recommending a direction of travel for open access in Norway. These guidelines were drafted by a working group, chaired by Torkel...

11/08/2016

France Internet Bill

Gemma Hersh, Elsevier This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. A Joint Committee has approved the Internet Bill in France, which includes language on open access and on text and data mining. The proposed legislation has already...

10/08/2016

EU Competiveness Council conclusions

Gemma Hersh, Elsevier This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. The EU Council of Competitiveness Ministers, under the Dutch Presidency of the EU, has adopted conclusions “on the transition towards an open science...

10/08/2016

Data Protection Privacy Shield

Sarah Fricker, Institute of Physics   This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. Since the October 2015 decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), that the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework as a means for...

08/08/2016

Brexit and the GDPR – what now?

Shireen Peermohamed, Harbottle & Lewis This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. Until the recent referendum outcome, all UK businesses that process personal data, including the majority of the publishing industry, were...

31/05/2016

OA in the UK and hybrid journals– a thought piece and a blog

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in the ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 2: April 2016 Two articles of note have been published by funders and institutional representative bodies. The first is Academic journal markets, their limitations, and the consequences for a transition to OA: a...