[CODATA-international] Brown (2020) Big Secret in the Academy (article) on Open Access and lack thereof

Mercury Fox ceds at email.arizona.edu
Thu May 28 08:31:28 EDT 2020

The Beijing Declaration on Research Data
<https://zenodo.org/record/3552330#.Xs-tt9rQhEY> has a prescription for
closed research data in article 6, although I see that the final version
removed the recommendation for data management plans include an embargo
expiration date.

On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 5:31 PM Falk Huettmann <fhuettmann at alaska.edu>

> Dear Kind Colleagues,
> as most people on this listerserver and in agencies promote the news that
> we are all moving towards Open Access, and that things get better that way
> and more transparent, or even more
> trustworthy,
> I would like to share with you below a recent article by the esteemed
> American Association of
> University Professors (AAUP), titled
> The Big Secret in the Academy Is That Most Research Is Secret: The
> dangerous rift between open and classified research, Spring 2020
> By Kate Brown
> https://www.aaup.org/article/big-secret-academy-most-research-secret#.Xs7TDERKhhE
> It deals with Chernobyl as a case study but has many wider implications
> and statements within on data access issues and the sciences, globally.
> It mirrors what I know and see, and what I have expressed last years.
> It also reminds of such type of works (see facts and details within,
> specifically data and digital society issues) like:
> https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/533258/how-will-capitalism-end-by-wolfgang-streeck/
> https://www.amazon.com/Against-Everything-Essays-Mark-Greif-ebook/dp/B019B6WTZW
> https://www.amazon.com/Dirty-Wars-Battlefield-Jeremy-Scahill/dp/156858671X
> The best way to proceed here, in a good way, is to fully acknowledge the
> status quo,
> and then improve on it dramatically for betterment.
> I lack those acknowledgements though and actions even, or a valid vision,
> beyond just arbitrary piecemeal with many loop holes and ineffciencies.
> That's my view.
> Thanks, please keep me posted on this topic.
> Very best regards
>    Falk Huettmann  PhD, Professor
>      University of Alaska Fairbanks
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