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
Avoid Manual Data Manipulation Steps
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.
Avoid Conflicts of Interest
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
Record All Intermediate Results, When Possible in Standardized Formats
Software contributions must be included in systems of scientific assessment, credit, and recognition
Published Data Objects should refer to their sources with rich enough metadata and provenance to enable proper citation
Scholars need the means to launch a new generation of journals committed to open access, and to help existing journals that elect to make the transition to open access.
Encourage the open licensing of educational materials produced with public funds. Governments/competent authorities can create substantial benefits for their citizens by ensuring that educational materials developed with public funds be made available under open licenses (with any restrictions they deem necessary) in order to maximize the impact of the investment.
(Meta) data should be sufficiently well-described and rich that it can be automatically (or with minimal human effort) linked or integrated, like-with-like, with other data sources
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.
Scholars need the tools and assistance to deposit their refereed journal articles in open electronic archives, a practice commonly called, self-archiving.
All source code written specifically to process data for a published paper must be available to the reviewers and readers of the paper
A Data Object should minimally contain basic machine actionable metadata that allows it to be distinguished from other Data Objects
Do not use journal-based metrics, such as Journal Impact Factors, as a surrogate measure of the quality of individual research articles, to assess an individual scientist's contributions, or in hiring, promotion, or funding decisions

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