The Norwegian Research Council saved: End of year grant deletes debt and ensures funding for next year
The severe cuts of research funding in Norway made international headlines and sent shock waves through the Norwegian research community. Today the government announced that it will cover the bill for the remaining deficit.
Why has the Norwegian Minister of Research fired the board of the Norwegian Research Council? Because he can.
A shocked and worried Norwegian academia are still not closer to understanding last week’s events. Part of the answer is political: As long as voters don’t care, Ola Borten Moe from the Centre Party can set the Norwegian research world on fire.
The naïveté of Academia: How Plan S could let pseudoscientific and predatory publishers take advantage of researchers
OPINION: Plan S is naïve in its approach to open publishing, making scientific articles available for re-use by whoever may wish to do so. Scientists need to retain the right to decide where their works are published.