Open scientists in the shoes of frustrated academics part I: Open-minded scepticism

By Pandelis Perakakis Originally published in http://blog.euroscientist.com/open-scientists-in-the-shoes-of-frustrated-academics-part-i-open-minded-scepticism/ Last week I was in Oslo, invited by the organising committee of Eurodoc2017, to give an introductory talk on Open Science [1]. One thing that became apparent during this two-day event was that, although irresistibly trendy, Open Science remains an elusive concept. Many continue to confuse Open Science with […]

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Surviving the Science Crisis in Greece — published in the journal Science by OS co-founder Varvara Trachana

Greece, Spain, Italy, and Portugal are among the countries hit most severely by Europe’s economic crisis. Science has not been spared. Last Friday, in a meeting organized under the auspices of EuroScience, scientists from the four countries gathered in Barcelona to discuss the impact of the funding cuts. Among the speakers was Varvara Trachana, a Greek biologist and Open Scholar co-founder. Read her interview as was published by the journal Science.

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