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Newsletter of the Programme Open Science, September 2021

Dear colleagues,

Here is the latest issue of our newsletter, which informs you monthly about our program and its scope.


PROJECTS

OA-EASI project successfully completed

The project Open Access for Educational and Applied Sciences (OA-EASI), co-financed by swissuniversities, was successfully completed in July 2021. The project resulted in three publications, which are deposited in the community of the same name on Zenodo (link):

- Publication Analysis at Swiss Universities of Teacher Education and Universities of Applied Sciences 2017-2019. project report (https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4460338).
- Journal flipping: conditions for success, challenges and concerns - analysis of expert* interviews in the project Open Access for Educational and Applied Sciences (https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4940027)
- Recommendations for the publication of practice-oriented Open Access journals in Switzerland. Supplement to the checklist of OANA (https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5076088).

 

Materials Cloud

New online tool and paper: Shear and Breathing Modes of Layered Materials

A new review paper, also supported by the swissuniversities project "Materials Cloud", has been recently published in ACS Nano:
- Giovanni Pizzi, Silvia Milana, Andrea C. Ferrari, Nicola Marzari, and Marco Gibertini, Shear and Breathing Modes of Layered Materials, ACS Nano, Article ASAP (2021), https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.0c10672 

The paper provides a detailed analysis of the optical activity of multilayers originating from layered materials in any of the possible 3D space groups known by crystallography. The underlying code is available open source and also deployed as an open online tool on the Materials Cloud portal at https://materialscloud.org/work/tools/layer-raman-ir 

You can read more information on the paper on this news release: http://www.max-centre.eu/news/max-paper-shear-and-breathing-modes-layered-materials 

 

Materials Cloud

New paper: Common workflows for computing material properties using different quantum engines 

The paper “Common workflows for computing material properties using different quantum engines” has been recently published in npj Computational Materials. 

- Sebastiaan P. Huber, Emanuele Bosoni, Marnik Bercx et al., Common workflows for computing material properties using different quantum engines, npj Comput. Mater. 7, 136 (2021), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41524-021-00594-6 

A team of AiiDA plugin developers (https://www.aiida.net), involving also researchers funded by the swissuniversities project "Materials Cloud", have developed common interfaces for workflows that automatically compute material properties. Then, they have implemented these interfaces for 11 very popular DFT simulation codes, making  these advanced simulations very easy to run, also thanks to an automatic choice of all numerical parameters. In addition, using the AiiDA workflow engine, they guarantee reproducibility of the simulations, simplify interoperability and cross-verification, and open up the use of quantum engines to a wider range of researchers.

You can read more information on the paper on this news release: https://nccr-marvel.ch/highlights/2021-08-common-workflows

 

inseri.swiss: Project manager stepping down Oct 31, 2021

After proudly being part of swissuniversities projects for almost 5 years as a developer, technical lead and project lead, Jan Clemens Stoffregen is stepping down as project lead at the end of October to pursue a new professional challenge in the financial services industries sector.

He asked swissuniversities to forward this message, to particularly thank all past and current colleagues and partners for the collaboration and he would like to emphasise the sincere appreciation for the time spent together.

 


OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS

 

EOSC Future Open Calls

The H2020 project EOSC Future started on the 1st April 2021. From Switzerland, PSI is participating in the consortium. For the time being there are open calls for

Evaluators: application for becoming an external evaluator for the RDA open calls (open until 30 June 2023)

RDA open call: Through these Open Calls, funded by EOSC Future and managed by RDA, financial support will be offered for the following categories (for deadlines, please check here):

  • Calls focused on RDA Working Groups for the development of EOSC solutions
  • Calls focused on RDA-EOSC interoperability solutions
  • Calls focused on RDA recommendation maintenance and technical support
  • Call focused on Scientific discipline and domain specific support – Communities of Practice
  • Call focused on Scientific discipline and domain specific support – Domain Ambassadors
  • Call focused on Scientific discipline and domain specific support – Cross disciplinary science adoption grants

User Group: EOSC Future is seeking researchers and actors from all scientific fields to closely support the co-design of EOSC (deadline: 15.09.2021)

For more information, please contact Katharina Eggenberger katharina.eggenberger@cluttersl.ethz.ch, +41 44 634 54 08

 

CODATA

Call for Proposals to Host International Data Week 2025: deadline 30 September 2020

 

Research Data Alliance

Open Call for Proposals: As part of the EOSCFuture project, Research Data Alliance seeks individuals & organisations to submit proposals offering improvement on technical data frameworks for #EOSC. Deadline to submit is 29 Oct/4pm CET.
Read more and appy here

 


EVENTS

  • September 20-23, 2021, online
     Virtual Open Science FAIR Conference

  • November 30, 2021, 10:00-16:15, University of Fribourg
    swissuniversities: Scientific Information Services for All, swissuniversities
    (Save the Date, more details will follow)

 


JOB OPENINGS

 

 


OTHER

We invite you to contribute to the newsletter with your news. These can be events, vacancies or news on current topics. You can send us your suggestions by the first Monday of each month to open-science@swissuniversities.ch.

Best regards
Team Open Science, swissuniversities

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