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
Access to research will always be linguistically dependent. Although English is the current lingua franca of science, we must still accommodate different languages however possible; e.g., by including abstracts in non-dominant languages, as many non-lingua franca journals already do for English.
Generate Hierarchical Analysis Output, Allowing Layers of Increasing Detail to Be Inspected
Whether a journal is open-access or subscription-based, remove all reuse limitations on reference lists in research articles and make them available under the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication
Actively engage leaders in non-WEIRD communities to help you with contacts. Social media networks are extremely helpful here.
Greatly reduce emphasis on the journal impact factor as a promotional tool, ideally by ceasing to promote the impact factor or by presenting the metric in the context of a variety of journal-based metrics that provide a richer view of journal performance
Reinforce the development of strategies and policies on OER. Promote the development of specific policies for the production and use of OER within wider strategies for advancing education.
Challenge research assessment practices that rely inappropriately on Journal Impact Factors and promote and teach best practice that focuses on the value and influence of specific research outputs
Identifiers for any concept used in Data Objects should therefore be Unique and Persistent
Citizen science projects actively involve citizens in scientific endeavour that generates new knowledge or understanding. Citizens may act as contributors, collaborators, or as project leader and have a meaningful role in the project.
Account for the variation in article types (e.g., reviews versus research articles), and in different subject areas when metrics are used, aggregated, or compared
Be open and transparent by providing data and methods used to calculate all metrics
Clearly Define the Main Goals and Expected Outcomes
Provide the data under a licence that allows unrestricted reuse, and provide computational access to data, where possible
Avoid Conflicts of Interest
Wherever appropriate, cite primary literature in which observations are first reported rather than reviews in order to give credit where credit is due

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