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The OA Switchboard and Jisc: What’s in it for HEI who are Jisc members?

Back in December 2020, UKRI, The Wellcome Trust and Jisc announced that we were the first organisations in the UK to support the establishment of something called the OA Switchboard. Shortly thereafter, Jisc announced that any higher education institution (HEI) who is a Jisc member could participate in the Switchboard for free for a three […]

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Open research in conversation: two approaches to micropublications

This is a guest post by Dr Alex Freeman, Director of Octopus Publishing CIC and Chris Hartgerink, CEO of Liberate Science. Octopus and ResearchEquals (formerly Hypergraph) are two projects which have much in common, and which followed a similar timeline from initiation to launch. Back in 2020, the founders of the two concepts posted an […]

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Octopus, Jisc and UKRN: working together to create a new primary research record for science.

This is a guest post by Dr Alex Freeman, Director of Octopus Publishing CIC 2022 is the year that Octopus is finally going to launch, designed to change the face of science forever. In case you haven’t heard of it, Octopus is a new platform that sets out to be the new ‘primary research record’. […]