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Open Access Monitor in EU

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Open Access Monitor in EU

Time: October 23, 2017 to October 29, 2017
Country: global/online
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Event Type: factchecking, event
Organized By: Open Access Monitor
Latest Activity: Dec 10, 2017

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In the last decade or so, much has happened in the progress of Open Access research and practice, however sadly much of it is the result of scams.

In 2013, doctoral research  (completed in 2012) was published in various digital repositories, including the British Library making  a recommendation that various Open Access Monitoring activities should be undertaken across the board.

The research, articulated as papers, briefings and presentations  provided  a number of conclusions and recommendations, including a proof of concept online monitoring tool,   

The outcomes widely disseminated t reseach conferences including Oxford eResearch 2010 Open Access Week 2011  and served as evidence to inform the UK Parliament  in 2013 

(The implementation of open access - Science and Technology Committee)
Subsequently, as of 2014 or so, some private companies such as JISC Sympletic,  Trident Consulting, Knowledge Exchange  used the arguments and justification provided by the doctoral research  to obtain funding for Open Access Monitoring initiatives 
However their proposals an research outputs were copied from the thesis, and started offering Open Access Monitoring software products and services, but without reference to the published doctoral research.

The EU funded RECODE project leverages the doctoral research,drawing recommendations, ideas, suggestions, analysis and conclusions: Policy recommendations for Open Access to research data in Europe ...
The author of the  thesis, who is also an expert for REA (European Research Agency) asked in various unanswered emails, to be involved in the EU funding proposals, their evaluation and  and related funded initiatives, as a participant or invited expert, but received no reply.'
There is obviously a big scam going on, and gangs of criminals who pose as researchers are receiving funding and recognition from public bodies, such as the EU.
What a shame.

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