Launch Open Science Community Wageningen – event on 13 May 2022

In 2022, the Open Science Community-Wageningen (OCS-W) was created. OCS-W is a learning community where anyone associated with WUR or NIOO-KNAW can learn and talk about open science practices. The creation of the OSC-W will be celebrated with a launch event, packed with interesting talks and discussions. This event will…

Open Access publishing versus Quality

Anna Besse-Lototskaya¹ and Marcel Zwietering² ¹ Programme leader WUR Open Science & Education, WUR Library, anna.besse@wur.nl ² Chair of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University & Research (WUR), marcel.zwietering@wur.nl ‘I want to be read’, the famous Dutch writer Multatuli (1820-1887) said. The most important outcome of  Open Access publishing is that more…

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To explore WUR researcher’s attitude towards Open Access (OA) publishing, I interviewed Mark Ryan, a Digital Ethics Researcher at Wageningen Economic Research, focusing on areas or robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and digital developments and responsible innovation. Question: Why did you choose to publish your research Open Access (OA) and what are…

The WUR Journal Browser – the tool for Open Access publishing

Open Access publishing is becoming the standard in academics. Open Access publishing increases the accessibility, affordability and transparency of your research, and accordingly your scientific and societal impact. Furthermore, the Dutch Government, Wageningen University & Research and many major research funders often require you to make your scientific work publicly…

Under pressure science opens up

Like society, science is under the spell of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of 2019 the virus was still unknown ground, however since the beginning of 2020 research on the behaviour of the virus, treatment for COVID-19 and the development of a vaccine has increased enormously. We observe a…

Rewarding your peer review and editorial contributions: Publons

Researchers like you spend much time and effort peer reviewing others’ manuscripts, but are generally not rewarded for this activity as the reviews are often anonymous. Are you curious how this can be changed? Nowadays, several platforms have been developed that help you to record, verify and showcase your peer-reviewing…

Accelerate Active Learning by using Flexible Learning Spaces & Open Educational Teaching Materials – a SURF study trip recap

An important theme in today’s education and didactics is active learning. In active learning, students actively participate and engage in the learning process, contrary to the more traditional methods of passive instruction. Research shows that for proper learning to take place, it is necessary to process knowledge by giving it…

Groen Kennisnet: Research knowledge in the classroom

WUR Library staff works together with researchers of Wageningen University & Research and teachers in professional agricultural education to spread research results into the classroom. Through the Groen Kennisnet program (‘Green knowledge network’), new digital books and dossiers are made openly available. How does it work? In different projects, groups…