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What are the benefits of sharing grant data openly?

Originally posted on Australasian Open Access Strategy Group:
Marta Poblet and Amir Aryani talk about the importance of open sharing of grant data – a topic not often brought into the OA debate Contacts on twitter: @mpoblet @amir_at_ands Every year, the Australian…

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El moment constitucional

Catalunya viu un moment constitucional sense precedents, derivat d’un procés polític inèdit i transitat d’incògnites. Un temps únic d’efervescència d’iniciatives, projectes i debats sobre allò que s’esdevé, potser, una vegada (o menys) per generació: com fer una nova constitució. Arreu, … Continue reading

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Catalonia in Europe: who will play the game?

The future relationship with the EU is a core issue in today’s debate about the independence of Catalonia. The slogan of the 2012 rally in Barcelona was “Catalonia, next state of Europe”, echoing the majoritarian desire within the independentist movement … Continue reading

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Catalonia: independent but united with Europe?

Marta Poblet and Pompeu Casanovas In the biggest rally for Catalan independence ever, an estimated crowd of 1.5 million people flooded the city of Barcelona with red-and-yellow striped flags on Catalonia’s national day, the Diada. Tax laws and lack of … Continue reading

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Minimal toys, bikes, and appropriate technologies

Children at play are fascinating to observe. It’s not only that “their games should be deemed as their most serious actions”, as Montaigne famously wrote, but they are the finest examples of serendipity at work. All of a sudden, sticky … Continue reading

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The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and the ethics of responsibility

On May 29, King & Wood Mallesons, the International Law Association (Victoria Chapter) and the Australian Red Cross organized an event on “The Responsibility to Protect: Where to from here?” featuring presentations from leading R2P experts Gareth Evans, Damien Kingsbury … Continue reading

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Argument mapping: visualizing large-scale deliberations

Social media provide unique spaces for collaborative discussions, but we all have experienced at some point how hard it can be getting the relevant content from these long threats and sub-threats of comments. Mark Klein, a computer scientist at the … Continue reading

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