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Public version of the Science Checker website released
Public version of the Science Checker website releasedJuly 10, 2021 10:41 amThe science-checker.opscidia.com is now publicly available. Funded in 2020/21 – The Science Checker project built a free to access search engine, developing a novel approach that verifies scientific claims by means of analysing the pertinent and available scientific literature. In the words ofRead More
Medal Award 2021
Medal Award 2021June 22, 2021 2:41 pmThe Vietsch Foundation awards the 2021 Medal of Honour to Laurel Haak. Laurel L. Haak, Founding Executive Director of ORCID, is the recipient of the 2021 medal of honour of the Vietsch Foundation. The medal is awarded annually to people who have made a contribution of lasting value to the research aRead More
Targeted Online – A publication on how AdTech works
Targeted Online – A publication on how AdTech worksMarch 18, 2021 5:24 pm  Funded in 2020 – The Vietsch Foundation funded the publication of “Targeted Online”, a handbok by the European Digital Rights (EDRi), an association of civil and human rights organisations from across Europe. The web has become a place where visiting a webpage triggers many Read More
Lígia Maria Ribeiro steps down as Trustee of the Vietsch Foundation
Lígia Maria Ribeiro steps down as Trustee of the Vietsch FoundationJanuary 5, 2021 4:20 pm  Starting from the 1st of January 2021, Lígia Maria Ribeiro steps down as trustee of the Vietsch Foundation. Lígia is Principal Researcher at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto and set on the Board of Directors of the European University Information Systems Organization (ERead More
Pekka Kähkipuro and Kathleen Shearer new Trustees of the Vietsch Foundation
Pekka Kähkipuro and Kathleen Shearer new Trustees of the Vietsch FoundationNovember 6, 2020 12:55 pmIn 2020 the Board of Trustees of the Vietsch Foundation was extended with two new members whose important role in international research education and technology is widely recognised. Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director of COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) joined the Foundation in AuRead More
EMREX project
EMREX projectAugust 5, 2020 3:36 pmThe Vietsch Foundation announces a new grant to CSC for a project to expand the EMREX network to the EU and beyond. EMREX is a solution for transferring student data internationally in a machine-readable way. It consists of two parts: the technical solution and the international network (EMREX user Read More
Science Checker Project
Science Checker ProjectJune 29, 2020 2:37 pmFunded in 2020/21 – The Science Checker project built a free to access search engine, developing a novel approach that verifies scientific claims by means of analysing the pertinent and available scientific literature. The science-checker.opscidia.com is now publicly available. The subject of Read More
Medal Award 2020
Medal Award 2020June 11, 2020 3:17 pmThe Vietsch Foundation Medal of Honour is awarded annually to individuals or teams that have developed new ideas or demonstrated sustained organisational skills and whose efforts have led to the creation of institutions or services of enduring value.  This year, the Trustees of the Vietsch FoundatiRead More
New project: “Free and Open Source: Law, policy and practice” edited by Amanda Brock
New project: “Free and Open Source: Law, policy and practice” edited by Amanda BrockNovember 8, 2019 6:55 pmThe second edition of “Free and Open Source: Law, policy and practice” edited by Amanda Brock, will be published by Oxford University Press, in summer 2020, as an “open access title” with pdf, html and e-reader freely available on an attribution basis, thanks to the generous funding of the VRead More
DKS and CrypTech Integration Software Available
DKS and CrypTech Integration Software AvailableOctober 16, 2019 1:31 pmIn partnership with the Vietsch Foundation, Diamond Key Security (DKS) is excited to make available under a permissive BSD clause 3 open-source license software, software installation, and related documentation to enable DKS and CrypTech solutions to integrate with and support Windows networking envRead More