June 2019 Research, science and knowledge

Read the articles selected in June 2019

Journal transparency rules to help scholars pick where to publish

By Rachael Pells

Source: Times Higher Education, 4 June

After new  mandatory conditions established by Plan S, journals must publish a detailed description of their editorial policies and decision-making processes, meaning to create more transparency and to support principles like those stated by San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment. 

Read more:

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/journal-transparency-rules-help-scholars-pick-where-publish

 


 

Integrating academic recognition and quality assurance: practical recommendations

Source: eua.be

“Linking academic recognition and quality assurance” is a project which intends to develop academic recognition practices fair and effective through a system of both internal and external quality assurance, recommending in particular an appropriate institutional  infrastructure with tasks of support and monitoring.

Read more:

https://eua.eu/downloads/content/lireqa_recommendations_final_version_web.pdf

 


 

What can I do? What can we do? What can we do…together

By Angel Gurría

Source: oecd.org

In a world where technology meets emotions, there is hope in a progress more human. Digitalization and globalisation have created wealth and knowledge, but have left behind half of the world’s population. Here are the opening remarks by Angel Gurría at the 2019 OECD Forum.

Read more:

 http://www.oecd.org/forum/oecd-forum-opening-remarks-may-2019.htm


 

How to achieve the highest ethical standards in scientific research

Source: CORDIS

The European TRUST project , set up to prevent the exportation of ethically unacceptable and non-compliant research practices to poor countries has developed ethical standards in research around the world, as well as a guidance for unintentional ethics dumping.

Read more:

https://cordis.europa.eu/news/rcn/131283/en

 


 

Measuring and assessing talent attractiveness in OECD countries

By Michele Tuccio

Source: oecd.org

National economies rely on talented and skilled individuals. Enterprises and governments compete globally to attract skilled workers. This paper provides a map of talent attractiveness measured through innovative indicators that show several dimensions influencing the choices of highly-skilled migrants.

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https://read.oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/measuring-and-assessing-talent-attractiveness-in-oecd-countries_b4e677ca-en#page9

 


 

University mergers in Europe

Source: eua.be

When one or more institutions cease to exist legally to be incorporated into a new one or in an existing one there is a merger or incorporation. This paper maps the trends in Europe relating it to different structural factors or purposes in each country.

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https://eua.eu/downloads/publications/eua%20merger%20brief%202904.pdf

 


 

Recommendation of the Council on Artificial Intelligence

Source: oecd.org

After the Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI, the AI Principles on Artificial Intelligence endorsed by the EC  intend to develop a technology directed to benefit our societies and economies, as well to facilitate inclusive growth and sustainable development.

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https://legalinstruments.oecd.org/en/instruments/OECD-LEGAL-0449

 


 

Scientists want to help restore Notre Dame, hoping to make new discoveries in the process

By Tania Rabesandratana

Source: Science, 24 May

The rests of Notre Dame Cathedral are a field open to scientific research dedicated not only to the restauration and to discover the causes of the fire, but also an extraordinary opportunity to get elements and materials buried for Centuries under the building and interessant for a broad range of disciplines.

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https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/05/scientists-want-help-restore-notre-dame-hoping-make-new-discoveries-process

 


 

Oxford Universitiy agrees to let in disadvantaged students with lower grades

By Gabriella Swerling

Source: The Telegraph News

A breakthrough in its radical admission process has been announced by Oxford University with a new recruitment programme for disadvantaged students which will grant  250 state school students free tuition and accommodation from 2020.

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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/20/oxford-university-agrees-let-disadvantaged-students-lower-grades/

 


 

How European scientists will spend $100 billion

By Alison Abbot&Quirin Sciermeier

Source: Nature, 22 May

Horizon 2020, approved by the European Parliament short before the elections is worth of 100 billion delayed over 7 years. It presents the Europe Innovation Council, which not only funds innovative start-ups, but also helps sustainable development and climate-related research.

Read more:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01566-z