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This month's focus: Open Data & Open Science
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17. March 2017

Latest News and Insights from SPARC Europe

IN TODAY’S UPDATE: a briefing paper on the citation advantage of Open Data, the latest overview of Open Data and Open Science policy in Europe; a new Open Science coalition launches; and SPARC Europe gets a new website.

Mounting evidence of an Open Data citation advantage
In our latest briefing paper, we look at how Open Data is proving to have a positive effect on research impact, boosting critical citations to the papers they support. We review a sample of the evidence, recommending a closer look at potential links between domains where these benefits are found, and prior investments in research data infrastructure have been made. 

Download the paper.

Open Data and Open Science policy in Europe: Where we currently stand
Considerable change is occurring on Europe’s Open Data and Open Science policy landscape. To better understand where we stand today, SPARC Europe partnered with the Digital Curation Centre on a report that details, by country, research data policies in Europe. 

View the report. 

Newly launched coalition seeks to secure future of non-commercial OS services
The new Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services has as its mission to provide a coordinated, cost-sharing framework to secure the future of non-commercial Open Science services that underpin the development of wider global Open Science. The coalition has launched with two initial pilots: inviting DOAJ and SHERPA/RoMEO to apply for funding. 

Find out more. 

A new SPARC Europe online
We recently launched a newly-designed SPARC Europe website; a response to changing habits in how users navigate websites and consume information. We invite you to take a tour and to share with us your thoughts on the site. 

Visit us.

This news brief was compiled and distributed by the SPARC Europe staff. Any questions or comments can be directed to Angela Walseng, Communications Adviser for SPARC Europe. 
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