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FAIR General news

FAIR enough?

FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable. We all think FAIR is a “good thing” don’t we (given the likely audience for this blog that is [almost] a given). Who could be against something that, once stated, is so blindingly obvious? If it’s not findable, and usable then why are we spending time, money and resources keeping […]

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New Jisc agreement with the OA Switchboard

Jisc and the OA Switchboard have established an agreement allowing UK universities who are Jisc members to use the service for free! Back in December 2020, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Wellcome and Jisc were among the first organisations supporting the establishment of a new body called the Open Access Switchboard. The Switchboard’s aim is to help the research community […]

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Community General news

Next steps for the Jisc digital research community

In December we ran the first event of the new Jisc digital research community and published a discussion paper outlining possible aims for the community. The webinar and paper were the culmination of six months’ of discussion within the community’s council, a core group of over twenty volunteers representing various parts of the research community. […]