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F1000 has created Open Thinking as a place and program where open research communities can come together to discuss the opportunities to seize, as well as challenges to overcome, to truly embrace open research.

Why interoperability matters for open research

April 6, 2023

Ten years ago, when we launched the open research publishing venue F1000Research, scholarly publishing approaches and practices to support open research were a universe away from where we are now. Today, many of the reservations we encountered have gone, and open and transparent ways to share and validate research are becoming much more commonplace: for example, the requirement for authors to share their data openly as part of the publishing process, and for peer reviewers to provide their revie...

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Health Open Research Case Study: Marie Curie evidence-based end-of-life care campaigns

March 29, 2023

Research funded by Marie Curie, (the UK’s leading end-of-life charity and charitable funder of palliative care research and a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities) published on Health Open Research shows the links between open research, policy-making, and patient impact. This case-study discusses two research projects’ influence on policy, including England’s Health and Care Act and their influence on academics and researchers, including the upcoming World Congress of the Euro...

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Open Insights: Open Research In South Korea

March 28, 2023

At F1000, we have always believed that open research or open science from diverse communities is central to meaningful scientific progress. After the pandemic, the potential of open, collaborative research across the globe became crystal clear, as the pressure to develop a better understanding of the virus and its effects pushed scientists to recognize the importance of sharing data rapidly and transparently; in comparison to 174 and 75 preprint openly shared during the Ebola and Zika virus upda...

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Postdocs meet publishers: what can be done to make publishing better for ECRs?

February 17, 2023

Early Career Researchers (ECRs) occupy a distinct - and often challenging - role within the research community.  They are at the forefront of the latest technology and practices, are a vital driver of innovation, and arguably carry out the lion’s share of the groundwork in study design and data collection. Their contribution is integral to both progress and production in research. However, by working in an environment with seismic shifts in education delivery methods, greater workload pr...

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