CORE participating in the UNESCO Open Science Monitoring Framework launch

In December, Professor Petr Knoth, founder and team lead for CORE was invited to participate in a workshop entitled ‘Building an Open Science Monitoring Framework with open technologies’ hosted by UNESCO at their Paris headquarters. 

With many public and funder policies now mandating Open Access deposit of funded research, the need for tracking and measuring the impact of these policies becomes more pressing. This international workshop brought together more than 50 experts from research organisations, universities, nonprofits and national agencies to discuss how open technologies can best help in this effort and work towards monitoring the progress of open science itself.  read more...

SoFAIR is live! Kickoff, progress and website launch

This spring saw the launch of the multi-national SoFAIR project (Making Software FAIR: A machine-assisted workflow for the research software lifecycle), coordinated by The Open University and involving teams from six institutions across 5 countries. The project is funded by a €494k research grant in the international CHISTERA Open Research Data & Software Call which aims to enhance the discoverability and reusability of open research software.

The consortium partners 

In January the SoFAIR project partners headed for the slightly chilly surroundings of Milton Keynes to gather for the SoFAIR project kick off meeting. The meeting took place over two days at the Walton Hall campus of The Open University and we were grateful to all of the project partners who travelled to the U.K. to join us. We were also fortunate enough to be able to arrange a visit to Bletchley Park as part of the proceedings.  read more...