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Decoding Today, Defining Tomorrow, For the Good of Everyone

“Research is the transformation of money into knowledge.

Innovation is the transformation of knowledge into money.”

The Humanner Urban Think Tank is an important new initiative.

The premise of the Think Tank is that the future development of our societies needs to be knowledge based.
The Think Tank will draw on the widely acclaimed and popular urban environment designed and built over the last decade and the innovative teaching and world-leading research into urban issues that is being conducted in the Universities.

 

Research and Data Software Tools

https://cos.io/

COS has developed a variety of software tools, workflows and data storage solutions called OSF to help researchers manage, archive, discover and share research more openly.

Our team members are thought leaders on open science and our tools serve as critical research platforms.

For COS to achieve our mission, we must drive change in the culture and incentives that drive researchers’ behavior, the infrastructure that supports their research, and the business models that dominate scholarly communication. 

This culture change requires simultaneous movement by funders, institutions, researchers, and service providers across national and disciplinary boundaries. Despite this, the vision is achievable because openness, integrity, and reproducibility are shared values, the technological capacity is available, and alternative sustainable business models exist. 

COS's philosophy and motivation is summarized in its strategic plan and in scholarly articles outlining a vision of 
scientific utopia for research communication and research practices.

Because of our generous funders and outstanding
 partners, we are able to produce entirely free and open-source products and services. Use the header above to explore the
 team, services, and communities that make COS possible and productive.


We envision a future scholarly community in which the process, content, and outcomes of research are openly accessible by default.  

 

  • All scholarly content is preserved, connected, and versioned to foster discovery, accumulation of evidence, and respect for uncertainty.
  • Scholarly service providers monetize and compete on quality of service rather than by controlling access to content.  
  • Institutions evaluate researchers based on both the content of their discoveries and the process by which they were discovered, not on where those results are published.  
  • Funders have full insight into the returns on their research investments for prioritizing future investments.  
  • Researchers prioritize getting it right over getting it published, and will receive credit for scholarly contributions beyond the research article such as generating useful data or authoring code that can be reused by others.  
  • Reviewers provide feedback at all stages of the research lifecycle and get credit and reputation enhancement for reviewing.  
  • Librarians apply curation and data management expertise throughout the research lifecycle, not just retrospectively.  
  • Consumers have direct access to review and primary evidence for scholarly claims.  
  • All stakeholders are included and respected in the research lifecycle and share pursuit of truth as the primary incentive and motivation for scholarship.

It will give the public, private and voluntary sectors a single point of contact to draw on these rich resources.

It will also draw on the energy, intellect and commitment of students, making their work more available and transferable. The aim is to make cities and the region an exemplary model in using learning, research, informed ideas and practical experience to direct the future planning and thinking about cities and how to create great places. The Humanner Urban Think Tank follows the Copenhagen model, in which close ties between academia, the private sector and the City have contributed to the delivery of some of the best urban places and planning in Europe. While links between the Universities and the City & Region are already in place through numerous joint projects, the Think Tank will formalise a set of relationships as well as creating a single point of contact.

TRANSFORMING THINK TANKS INTO ‘POLICY HUBS’: THE CREATION OF RESEARCH−POLICY NETWORKS

Governments are making a transition from actively governing the people and society to a phase where they govern along with the policy actors, institutions and organisations which represent broader society. 
Stephen Bell and Andrew Hindmoor (2010) refer to this as metagovernance. This also stems from the active role stakeholders, interest groups, community organisations and others have begun to play in the governance of policy issues.
The concept to develop and improve its citizen-centric services.

These moves suggest that public policy is incrementally moving away from serving the political interests of partisan politics to proactively exploring ways to engage with, and address, community and sectoral issues.

Electorates are no longer passive players and bystanders in deciding how a country is governed. Communities demand a voice, openness and transparency from governments, and hold their representatives accountable for their policy actions. It is in this complex space that government bureaucracies are forced to operate. The author’s professional experience working within the bureaucracies of federal law enforcement, tertiary education and the employment sector confirms these claims.

Policy actors such as university researchers, think tank policy advocates, and lobby groups such as NGOs, unions, the media, industry, society and the community, have all, at some stage or other, played a role in the public policy process. This has resulted in various types of networks being formed between non-state actors in the policy space. Industry and media are connected in order to lobby governments on specific policy matters. The society and community at large have also begun to engage with policy debates through polling surveys, media, focus groups, etc. It is important for us, as political scientists, to be able to explore the policy processes more deeply and to ascertain under what conditions and situations governments choose to engage with stakeholders.

Good public policy emerges when knowledge possessed by the society is transferred effectively to governments and when public policy options in turn are tested via ongoing knowledge transfer between governments and stakeholders, leading up to the release of policy and followed by ongoing policy review.


These worlds lie within two axes describing a spectrum of human values and attitudes towards governance.



While our Humanner Tech -Think Tank Network connect local government to ideas and solutions through policy proposals, civic community connects ideas to action, experimenting with ideas and solutions to public problems in communities, either through direct action, collaborative policy processes, or artistic expression.

“doing new things or doing things in a new way, drawing on knowledge and creativity to add value in products and processes”

What if we had a new way to design products, services, and businesses that were good for people, the planet, and business?

  1. Supporting more comprehensive and long-term research on innovation collaboration, potentially including social network analysis and participatory research
  2. Reaching agreement on priority support initiatives (short, medium and long-term)
  3. Integration with initiatives of the Local Technology and Innovation institutes
  4. Adapting institutions monitoring and evaluation systems to capture progress in implementation

The Humanner Urban Think Tank signals the City’s ambition to be a leader in strategic thinking about urban development. In the first instance the Think Tank will play a consolidation role through bringing together the existing strands of work in the field, and making them visible. It will then move on to develop initiatives and new projects on the urban dynamic out of this already strong base.

Activities in the Think Tank will include:
• Round-table discussions about future urban thinking
• Commissioned research into future strategy
• Student-led live projects in specific communities
• Integrated and consistent data-collection on urban projects and issues
• Promoting neighbourhood research aimed at supporting and informing community engagement in the city
• Evidence-based analysis drawing from the experiences of city residents
• A regular series of events which bring together academics, students, practitioners, employers and the public sector
• Consultancy and advice on one-off projects
• Publicly accessible web resources The Humanner Urban Think Tank is part of the Academy’s UniverCity initiative which aims to formalise collaboration and knowledge transfer between practitioners, citizens and academia. 

 

Successful collaborations have a common purpose, strong insistence on a whole systems approach, shared power, and used the service user’s perspective to stimulate change.

Neglecting any of these four core themes makes the collaboration less successful. There was much more coalescence from this gallimaufry of interviewees than I had anticipated.
Four core themes significantly support successful collaborative working, and this was true in India and in North America.
The themes were to:
• create common purpose, supported by explaining what is important and promoting collaborative front line working
• insist on whole system approaches, supported by holding partners to account, resourcing new ways of working, and building political backing .
• share power, supported by distributing leadership, serving others’ perspectives (thinking it possible that your own perspective is partial), and spending time on relationships 

The most significant magnetic attractor for doing this was:

• appreciating the service user’s perspective, or walking in the service user’s shoes.
This was supported by using appropriate outcome measures, getting service users into the heart of governance, and listening to citizens and communities

 

The central paradigm of the project is ‘Consilience’ referring to the integration of data, information and scientific knowledge from different domains and sources to achieve an added value surpassing that of the individual elements.

A close collaboration between natural and social scientists, and software engineers is inherent to the concept of consilience. The project results are used to design a Decision-Support System (DSS) integrating scientific knowledge with data and stakeholder expertise, serving as platform for policy analysis. Consilience, and more in particular systems analysis, are the basis for the DSS architecture but by themselves these cannot solve all the practical and methodological issues encountered.

A challenge for the project is the integration of the findings and knowledge of the behavioral and natural sciences in the DSS. A combination of three techniques is used to address the issue: a component-based architecture, meta-modelling to represent the biophysical processes described by the components, and fuzzy cognitive mapping to represent narrative scenarios derived from local knowledge.

 

 

Addressing Complex Change and Collaboration through Organizational Networks

We help organizations to find the hidden strengths that will help you change and collaborate more effectively. Our practice is grounded in knowledge of organizational networks: the complex, interrelated, and often messy webs of relationships that drive all organizational activity.

We believe in People.

  • Challenge: Leaders spend a lot of time thinking about how to manage people: who to hire, how to bring them on board, how to develop them, and how to reward them.
  • Solution: We believe that people have innate strengths, intelligence, and problem solving capabilities that can be used to help the organization breakthrough gridlock and find innovative solutions. We help you find and unleash the strengths in your workforce so people can perform at their best.
  • Challenge: People operate within a work context. If they don’t have the connections, the information, decision making authority, or the direction they need, they won’t be successful.
  • Solution: We have helped dozens of organizations create the culture and context they need to move the organization forward. We help develop the context that will bring the best out of people.

We shape Context.

  • Challenge: People operate within a work context. If they don’t have the connections, the information, decision making authority, or the direction they need, they won’t be successful.
  • Solution: We have helped dozens of organizations create the culture and context they need to move the organization forward. We help develop the context that will bring the best out of people.

We understand Ecosystems.

  • Challenge: Today’s organizations work in dynamic ecosystems: deeply integrated, interdependent constellations of organizations that affect each others performance. One organization’s actions can have a ripple effect through a system and generate unexpected windfalls for many companies. Or organizations within an ecosystem can compete viciously, hobble each others’ successes, and distract leaders from what’s important.
  • Solution: We help you understand your ecosystem. We help you build resiliency so your company can respond to unanticipated market shifts, seize opportunities, and thrive amidst uncertainty.

How We Work

 

Action Research Cycle

Partnering Resources uses the well-established action research model in its work. We gather information through meetings, interviews, focus groups, or structured research processes to form a holistic understanding of the situation and to identify perspectives on the issue. Together, we review the data and identify next steps. Depending on our chosen approach, Partnering Resources facilitates, coaches, engages, and trains stakeholders in your organization and/or ecosystem as we deploy the solution we have designed in partnership with you. At the end of the engagement, we evaluate our work together and create a road map for next steps.

What We Promise

  • We listen: Partnering Resources takes the time to get to know you and your organization, understand your challenges, and hear your concerns. We keep communication lines open and listen when you need to talk.
  • We collaborate. Partnering Resources works with you every step of the way to make decisions, set direction, and solve problems. We combine our deep knowledge of organization change with your deep knowledge of your company in order to develop solutions that stick.
  • We deliver. Partnering Resources delivers only high quality, professional products and services. You can expect the best from us, and rest assured that you’re receiving excellence with every deliverable.
  • We keep our promises. You can count on Partnering Resources to do what we say we’ll do. We’ll be open and honest with you and we’ll meet every commitment.

All who work with us commit to acting in accordance with these ethical guidelines or the comparable ethical guidelines for their profession.

We exist to advance the science, practice, and impact of organization development.

This means that we make evidence-based decisions based on research in behavioral science; we practice Humanner Tech -Think Tank Network within organizations in order to improve an organization's sustained effectiveness and health; and we make an impact by introducing solutions and interventions that impact an organization's strategic objectives and bottom line.

Initiative is a partnership between industry and science to establish a dynamic ecosystem, benefiting from open cloud services for the seamless integration of science into community and business environment. In an increasingly connected world, we have the ability to understand challenges at a global scale--implicating stakeholders across the full value chain in solution development and integration. By the founders in the field of organization development, the Humanner Tech -Think Tank Network leads the profession and its practitioners in creating effective, healthy organizations.

Guided by clearly-articulated values, principles, and ethical standards, the Humanner Tech -Think Tank Network serves change agents by creating a global community for exchanging best practices, opportunities to interact with thought leaders and access to leading edge practices, tools and technologies. As a result, our members create change and sustainable impact in today’s organizations, communities and beyond.

Who Belongs to the Humanner Tech–Think Tank Network?

  • Corporate consultants positively impacting an organization’s effectiveness
  • Entrepreneurs consulting for their own OD and human capital consultancies
  • Leaders working within consulting firms
  • Academic professionals and students
  • Business professionals leading transformational change

 

Humanner instigates system-wide collaboration through its curated network of innovators and thought leaders a growing community of the most disruptive thinkers and doers on the planet. We do this by cultivating a common set of aspirations and a generous and open culture dedicated to addressing key Humanner challenges that allows our network to connect the dots between opportunity and system impact.

Humanner helps shape our challenge statements, recruit and select innovators, and provide innovator support and mentorship. 

As a civic enterprise, we are committed to the solution of public problems. Solutions at scale are likely to require the combined efforts of the public, private, and civic sectors as well as a blend of technology, policy, and politics. Humanner provides a platform that enables individuals and groups working on these solutions to drive different stages of change, from inspiration to implementation.

For hundreds of years our world has repeatedly managed to reinvent its society, economy, and political system in the face of sweeping changes at home and abroad, while still holding to the promise of a society in which every individual has an equal chance to live up to his or her potential.

We believe that through the power of people, ideas, technology, and participatory democracy, we can and must renew ourselves again.

The Humanner TTT creates Social Impacts with Innovation

 

 


 

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    AcademicLabs

    AcademicLabs

    AcademicLabs is a network of research units sharing expertise, services and technologies to facilitate Open Science and Open Innovation. Enable your team to have an overview and be up-to-date on all labs and their activities in your field. Enable easy and inclusive communication with your partner teams.
    DHcommons

    DHcommons

    DHcommons is an online hub focused on matching digital humanities projects seeking assistance with scholars interested in project collaboration. It allows scholars enter the field by joining an existing project as well as make existing projects more sustainable.
    Direct2experts

    Direct2experts

    Direct2experts is a federated national (United States) network of research networks in biomedicine. The network that enables easy access to expertise and related resources in collaboration with participating institutions to ensure access to approved and verified data.
    Innocentive

    Innocentive

    Innocentive helps researchers, academics and organisations to connect with colleagues with shared interests crowdsource solutions from invited audiences working in related fields or in other areas of the world.
    Journal of Brief Ideas

    Journal of Brief Ideas

    Journal of Brief Ideas is a research journal, composed entirely of 'brief ideas'. The goal here is to provide a place for short ideas to be described - in 200 words or less - for these ideas to be archived (courtesy of Zenodo), searchable and citable.
    Kolabtree

    Kolabtree

    Kolabtree is a platform to hire freelance researchers for short-term projects. It gets projects for you to work on to further your research and industry experience. You just set your own rates, negotiate the terms of the project, and use our secure payment system.
    LinkNovate

    LinkNovate

    Linknovate is a data analytics and Competitive Intelligence platform that helps you identify emerging technologies and connect with the key players behind them. It also helps you to identify emerging technologies and the key-players behind them by providing superior technology scouting.
    Scholar Universe

    Scholar Universe

    Scholar Universe is an essential resource for individuals and any organization that needs external expertise. Helps researchers and academics connect with colleagues with shared interests while expanding their networks to include previously unknown people working in related fields or in other areas of the world.
    Syneratio

    Syneratio

    Syneratio is an online knowledge sharing platform. By connecting researchers, students and companies, it helps you to work, collaborate and innovate on a higher level. You can create projects to find collaborative partners and get access to knowledge within or outside your project group.
    Thinklab

    Thinklab

    Thinklab is a platform that brings the world's best minds together to share and discuss ideas. Open Science platform where researchers and commenters can get paid. Thinklab aims to help science funders create incentives for a more Internet-native model of research.
  9. Find platforms, tools and services to help you publish your research.

     

     

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      Archivist

      Archivist

      Archivist is a platform for publishing interactive interview transcriptions online. Interactive historical documents are published as full transcriptions (in russian) complete with multimedia sources (audio, video). Editors are able to tag and link subjects, locations, persons and definitions in the text, so that the archive can be queried later in interesting ways.
      Audiovisual thinking

      Audiovisual thinking

      Audiovisual thinking is a journal of academic videos about audiovisuality, communication, media and design. A pioneering forum where academics and educators can articulate, conceptualize and disseminate their research about audiovisuality and audiovisual culture through the medium of video.
      Biodiversity Data Journal

      Biodiversity Data Journal

      Biodiversity Data Journal is a community peer-reviewed, open access, comprehensive online platform, designed to accelerate publishing, dissemination and sharing of biodiversity-related data of any kind. All structural elements of the articles will be treated and stored as data.
      Biotaxa

      Biotaxa

      Biotaxa is a non-profit international collaboration among professional societies, institutions, publishers, museums and libraries for facilitating the publication, enhancing the access and enabling the preservation of journals in biological taxonomy.
      BiomedCentral (BMC)

      BiomedCentral (BMC)

      BMC (BiomedCentral) is an evolving portfolio of some 300 peer-reviewed journals, sharing discoveries from research communities in science, technology, engineering and medicine. All articles are open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication.
      Collabra

      Collabra

      Collabra is the official journal of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science. It is a mission-driven Open Access (OA) journal that shares not only the research it publishes, but also the value created by the psychology community during the peer-review process.
      Creative Commons

      Creative Commons

      Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization at the center of a high-profile, international movement to promote sharing of creativity and knowledge. Provides free, easy-to-use copyright licenses to make a simple and standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work–on conditions of your choice.
      Centre of Open Science registered reports

      Centre of Open Science registered reports

      Documents that describe the research flow and that are submitted to journals before the research starts (“pre-registration”). Registered reports can be considered as a “Methodology” section of a paper, but more structured, detailed and separated from the paper. Not applicable to any field of science, but relevant for studies involving statistical analysis.
      Datacite

      Datacite

      DataCite is a leading global non-profit organisation that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) for research data. Locate, identify, and cite research data with the leading global provider of DOIs for research data. Connect your research – publications, datasets, software, authors, institutions, and funding data all in one place.
      DHcommons journal

      DHcommons journal

      DHcommons journal is the journal of centerNet, the international network of Digital Humanities Centers. Publishing for the digital humanities community with a commitment to transparency and a balanced review process, which aims to provide comprehensive and constructive feedback for projects.
      DHNOW

      DHNOW

      Digital Humanities Now is an experimental, edited publication that highlights and distributes informally published digital humanities scholarship and resources from the open web. DHNow has been refining processes of aggregation, discovery, curation, and review to open and extend conversations about the digital humanities research and practice.
      Discrete Analysis

      Discrete Analysis

      Discrete Analysis is an innovative overlay journal for mathematics, which consists of lists of links to arXiv preprints. Authors submit links to arXiv preprints, and then the editors of the journal find referees to decide which papers will be accepted.
      DOI

      DOI

      DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is the web site of the International DOI Foundation (IDF), providing Digital Object Identifier (DOI) services and registration.The DOI system provides a technical and social infrastructure for the registration and use of persistent interoperable identifiers, called DOIs, for use on digital networks.
      dokieli

      dokieli

      Dokieli is a clientside editor for decentralised article publishing, annotations and social interactions. You can simply add the dokieli CSS and JavaScript to any HTML page to immediately add in-browser editing and annotations.
      eLife

      eLife

      eLife is an open-access journal that publishes promising research in the life and biomedical sciences. Research is selected and evaluated by working scientists and is made freely available to all readers without delay. Revision requests are consolidated following an open, internal consultation among reviewers to deliver a single, concise set of the essential revisions.
      F1000Research

      F1000Research

      F1000Research is an Open Research publishing platform for life scientists, offering immediate publication of articles and other research outputs without editorial bias. You can publish all your findings including null results, data notes and more and engage with your reviewers openly and transparently.
      GigaScience journal

      GigaScience journal

      GigaScience is an open access, open data, open peer-review journal focusing on ‘big data’ research from the life and biomedical sciences. Publishes all research objects (data, software tools, and workflows). GigaDB provides a direct link between the published manuscript and the relevant supporting data.
      IPOL journal

      IPOL journal

      IPOL (image processing and image analysis) journal is a research journal with algorithms, source code and online demonstrations. Each article contains a text on an algorithm and its source code. Text and source code are peer-reviewed.
      Journal of Digital Humanities

      Journal of Digital Humanities

      Journal of Digital Humanities is a comprehensive, peer-reviewed, open access journal that features the best scholarship, tools, and conversations produced by the digital humanities community. Every article published includes the original date and location of publication, along with the date of revision, where applicable.
      LingOA

      LingOA

      LingOA is a Fair OA journal dedicated to general linguistics. It publishes contributions from all areas of linguistics, provided they contain theoretical implications that shed light on the nature of language and the language faculty.
      Matters

      Matters

      Matters is the next-gen science journal where you publish single observations and extend the subsequent ones in real-time. Publishes exclusively data that is confirmatory or contradictory to already existing publications. Triple-blind peer review. All published content, including raw data is freely available and is being archived and indexed.
      OJS (Open Journal Systems)

      OJS (Open Journal Systems)

      OJS is a journal management and publishing system, assists with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing. This is open source software.
      Open Edition Books

      Open Edition Books

      Open Edition Books is a web platform for books in the humanities and social sciences. More than half of them are available in Open Access. Additional services are available through subscribing libraries and institutions.
      Open Library of Humanities

      Open Library of Humanities

      Open Library of Humanities is a charitable organisation dedicated to publishing open access scholarship with no author-facing article processing charges (APCs). Publishing platform supports academic journals from across the humanities disciplines, as well as hosting its own multidisciplinary journal.
      OpenEdition Journals

      OpenEdition Journals

      OpenEdition Journals is a journals platform for the humanities and social sciences. Of our 100,000 articles, 95% are available in full-text access. OpenEdition has developed three other platforms: OpenEdition Books (monographs and edited volumes); Hypotheses (research blogs); and Calenda (a calendar of academic events).
      PaperNow

      PaperNow

      Paper Now is an experiment to see where the future may go with scholarly communication. Initially, it may be that co-authors collaborate either privately or publicly on GitHub and then proceed to submitting to PeerJ or other journals for formal peer-review or preprinting. It offers the possibility to create, edit and display a journal article in GitHub.
      PeerJ

      PeerJ

      PeerJ is a biological, medical and environmental sciences journal, that publishes the world's scientific knowledge through open access licensing. Indexed in Google Scholar, Pubmed, Scopus, Web of Science. Posting publication sharing tools, will help you boost the reach and impact of your work.
      PLoS One

      PLoS One

      PLOS ONE is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online science publication. Article-Level Metrics track the impact of articles through views, citations, saves, discussions and recommendations. Accepts original research in all scientific disciplines, including interdisciplinary research, negative results and replication studies.
      PressForward

      PressForward

      PressForward is a free and open-source software project. PressForward enables teams of researchers to aggregate, filter, and disseminate relevant scholarship using the popular WordPress web publishing platform.
      ProcPoS

      ProcPoS

      Proceedings of Peerage of Science is a peer-reviewed commentary journal. ProcPoS publishes commentaries, only. It is a platform for proper post-publication peer review. ProcPoS seeks to become the venue of choice for both positive and critical commentaries.
      PubPub

      PubPub

      PubPub is a free and open tool for collaborative editing, instant publishing, continuous review, and grassroots journals. An open-source tool built for and by the community that uses it. Reviews can be made open to the public, or kept private.
      Research Involvement and Engagement

      Research Involvement and Engagement

      Research Involvement and Engagement is an Interdisciplinary, health and social care journal focussing on patient and wider involvement and engagement in research, at all stages. The journal operates using an open peer review system, where the reviewers' names are included on the peer review reports.
      ReScience

      ReScience

      ReScience is a peer-reviewed journal that targets computational research and encourages the explicit replication of already published research. Lives on GitHub where each implementation is made available together with comments, explanations and tests.
      Rio Journal

      Rio Journal

      The Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) is an Open Science Journal. It publishes all outputs of the research cycle, including: project proposals, data, methods, workflows, software, project reports and research articles together on a single collaborative platform, with the most transparent, open and public peer review process.
      Scientific Data

      Scientific Data

      Scientific Data (Nature) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets, and research that advances the sharing and reuse of scientific data. Its articles combine traditional narrative content with curated, structured descriptions (metadata).
      ScienceOpen Research

      ScienceOpen Research

      ScienceOpen Research is a research and open access publishing platform that facilitates transparent and network-based post-publication peer review. It offers advanced search and discovery functions, combined with post-publication peer review, recommendation, social sharing, and collection-building features.
      Self Journal of Science

      Self Journal of Science

      Self Journal of Science is a publishing platform, aiming to "to achieve optimal peer review, evaluation and classification of articles in a virtuously self-organized way". Authors can freely upload their articles on SJS, where novel open peer review features will allow to rigorously assess their validity.
      SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online)

      SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online)

      SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online) is a bibliographic database, digital library, and cooperative electronic publishing model of open access journals in Latin America, Iberia and South Africa.
      WebMed Central

      WebMed Central

      WebMed Central is an open access biomedical publisher using post publication peer review. Publishes all articles without prior peer review in a climate of post publication peer review led by authors but supported by its team of advisors and editors. Guaranteed Biomedical Publication within 48 hours in a climate of post publication peer review.
      Wellcome Open Research

      Wellcome Open Research

      Wellcome Open Research is a platform for rapid, open access publication and open peer review of any research funded by Wellcome. All articles benefit from immediate publication, transparent refereeing and the inclusion of all source data. Supports reproducibility and transparency.
      ZooKeys journal

      ZooKeys journal

      ZooKeys is a peer-reviewed, open access, online and print, rapidly produced journal, launched to support free exchange of ideas, data and information in all branches of Zoology. It is one of the most dynamic and technologically advanced scholarly journals in its field.
  10. https://www.citizenscience.org/

    The power of citizen science

    Citizen science is the involvement of the public in scientific research – whether community-driven research or global investigations. The Citizen Science Association unites expertise from educators, scientists, data managers, and others to power citizen science. Join us, and help speed innovation by sharing insights across disciplines.

  11. https://www.zooniverse.org/

    welcome to the zooniverse

    People-powered research

  12. https://www.cos.io/

     

    About the Center for Open Science

    An open exchange of ideas accelerates scientific progress towards solving humanity's most persistent problems. The challenges of disease, poverty, education, social justice, and the environment are too urgent to waste time on studies lacking rigor, outcomes that are never shared, and findings that are not reproducible. We support research globally by providing tools and training, and by coordinating culture change in norms, incentives, and policies across the research community to make research go further, faster, and better.