This week (22 to 28 October 2018) we celebrate the International Open Access Week. This year’s theme, “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge”, reflects a scholarly system in transition. While governments, funders, universities, publishers, and scholars are increasingly adopting open policies and practices, how these are actually implemented is still in flux.
As open becomes the default, all stakeholders must be intentional about designing these new, open systems to ensure that they are inclusive, equitable, and truly serve the needs of a diverse global community. This year’s Open Access Week invites all interested stakeholders to participate in advancing this important work.
CIMNE fully supports the Open Science initiative through two in-house open source scientific software projects (Kratos, a Multiphysics Framework for building multi-disciplinary finite element solvers and FEMPAR, a massivelly parallel finite element solver) and Scipedia, an innovative platform providing free Publishing and Open Access services for scientific publications with the aim of connecting researchers and facilitate knowledge sharing.