Open Science Olympics by #BiblioVerifica

BiblioVerifica dedicates the Olympics 2020 to the memory of Jon Tennant, who died prematurely on 9 April, through 15 self-assessment quizzes on open science practices and principles.

Welcome in "BiblioVerifica Open Science Olympics 2020"
- We do NOT ask for money
- We do NOT disclose personal or contact details to third parties.
- We do NOT offer cash prizes or vouchers

Anyone (if over 18 years old) can try for free his or her skills to recognise open science principles and practices as proposed by OpenScienceMooc by answering 15 closed-ended questions.

Our app is freely accessible from pc, tablet, smartphone from 15 August to 20 September .

Name and Lastname
Phone number
Where possible and suitable, project data and meta-data from citizen science projects are made publicly available and results are published in an open access format. Data sharing may occur during or after the project, unless there are security or privacy concerns that prevent this from occurring.
Make available a range of article-level metrics to encourage a shift toward assessment based on the scientific content of an article rather than publication metrics of the journal in which it was published
Remove or reduce the constraints on the number of references in research articles, and, where appropriate, mandate the citation of primary literature in favor of reviews in order to give credit to the group(s) who first reported a finding
Citizen scientists receive feedback from the project. For example, how their data are being used and the research, policy or societal outcomes.
It advocates for every individual's right to research and enables different forms of participation at all stages of the research process.
Make the choice to have inclusivity centered in projects right from the beginning. It cannot be an afterthought; e.g., actively include scientists from non-WEIRD (western, educated, industrialized, rich and democratic) countries as co-leaders.
Be explicit about the criteria used in evaluating the scientific productivity of grant applicants and clearly highlight, especially for early-stage investigators, that the scientific content of a paper is much more important than publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which it was published
Record All Intermediate Results, When Possible in Standardized Formats
The copyright ownership and license of any released source code must be clearly stated
(Meta) data is machine-actionable
Consider and Clarify the Extent to Which You Are Prepared to Share Resources
Foster awareness and use of OER. Promote and use OER to widen access to education at all levels, both formal and non-formal, in a perspective of lifelong learning, thus contributing to social inclusion, gender equity and special needs education. Improve both cost-efficiency and quality of teaching and learning outcomes through greater use of OER.
Citizen scientists may participate in various stages of the scientific process. This may include developing research questions, designing methods, gathering and analysing data, and communicating results.
A Data Object should minimally contain basic machine actionable metadata that allows it to be distinguished from other Data Objects
Citizen science programs offer a range of benefits and outcomes which should be acknowledged and considered in project evaluation. Communication and evaluation of projects could include scientific outputs, data quality, participant experience and learning, knowledge sharing, social benefits, capacity building, new ways of science engagement, enhanced stakeholder dialogue, and wider societal or policy impact.

All quizzes are available here, based on #opensciencemooc


Every citizen can experience his or her own knowledge of the topics related to the “OpenScienceMOOC” modules designed and implemented by Jon Tennant:

Leaderboard August 23th

  1. Nicoletta Zar
    28 Points, 14 out of 15 or 93% in 8 min. 4 sec.

  2. Salvatori
    24 Points, 12 out of 15 or 80% in 5 min. 45 sec.

  3. Francesca Valentini
    22 Points, 11 out of 15 or 73% in 16 min. 50 sec.

  4. Brina Klemencic
    20 Points, 10 out of 15 or 66% in 5 min. 58 sec.

All quizzes are available here, based on #opensciencemooc