Focus on Open Science

Chapter XVIII: Budapest


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The Challenge of Open Science

Science describes the current transition in how research is undertaken, how the outputs are stored and disseminated, how researchers collaborate, how success is measured and how researchers are rewarded for Open approaches. Open Science has the potential to transform the research landscape. What is the role of academic libraries in supporting this transition? Is there indeed a role for libraries at all? What are the current views and agendas in various European countries? How do we differentiate regionally and nationally?


The aim of the Focus on Open Science Workshops

Started in 2015, we aim through these workshops to address the challenges posed by Open Science, using the 8 pillars of Open Science identified by the European Commission in its Open Science Policy Platform.

The mission statement for the workshops is: "Promote the concept of, values and best practices in the Open Science to European communities, with particular reference to libraries."


Why are these Workshops important?

We believe that such Workshops offer a practitioner experience, grounded in the principles of Open Science, and opportunities for networking at the local level. The Workshop format offers both on-the-spot interactions and follow-up opportunities.


Steering Committee

Our team is happy to announce a Steering Committee that will help us select the annual topics, the invited speakers and advise on best practices for delivering successful events.

The members of Open Science Workshops Steering Committee are:

- Dr. Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice- Provost (UCL Library Services), Chief Executive, UCL Press, co-Chair of the LERU INFO Community (League of European Research Universities).

Frank Manista, European Open Science Manager, Jisc, UK.

- Jeannette Frey, Director of BCU Lausanne and President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries).

- Colleen Campbell, Open Access 2020 Initiative, Max Planck Digital Library.

- Dr. Ignasi Labastida i Juan, Head of the Research and Innovation Unit of the CRAI at the University of Barcelona

- Dr. Tiberius Ignat, Director of Scientific Knowledge Services

Additionally, our local partners will be able to delegate a member to join our Steering Committee with reference to the respective event that will take place in their country.


The language of the Workshop will be English.

We look forward to seeing you in September, in what promise to be a stimulating event!

WHEN:  September 17th,  2019 

WHERE:  Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Felolvasóterem, Széchenyi István tér 9., 1051 Budapest



 This one-day workshop will address the following critical topics:



Confirmed speakers

  • Daniel Wyler, Zurich University 
  • Paul Ayris, UCL 
  • Tiberius Ignat, SKS
  • Alberto Martin Martin, Granada University
  • Adam Der, EISZ
  • Balázs Réffy, Akadémiai Kiadó
  • Andrew Dunn, The Royal Society 
  • Nicolo Pierini, Taylor and Francis

AGENDA - Preliminary


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08.30 - 09.00 On-Site Registration
09.00 - 09.10  Opening (Ádám Török, Hungarian Academy of Sciences / András Gelencsér, Hungarian Rectors’ Conference)
09.10 - 09.40 Tiberius Ignat, SKS
09.40 - 10.00 Taylor and Francis sponsor talk (Nicolo Pierini) 
10.00 - 10.30 Paul Ayris, UCL   
10.30 - 10.50 Clinical Key sponsor talk
10.50 - 11.30 Coffee break with snacks
11.30 - 11.50 Web of Science Group sponsor talk 
11.50 - 12.20 Alberto Martin Martin, Granada University
12.20 - 12.40 Wiley sponsor talk
12.40 - 13.10 Daniel Wyler, Zurich University
13.10 - 13.30 De Gruyter sponsor talk
13.30 - 14.30 Lunch break
14.30 - 14.50 Royal Society sponsor talk
14.50 - 15.20 Adam Der (EISZ) and Balázs Réffy (Akadémiai Kiadó)
15.20 - 16.20 Panel discussion: With participation of Brigitte Kromp, Diane Geraci, Paul Ayris, Pavel Grochowski + NKFIH/MTA
16.20 - 16.30 Closing Notes

About the Speakers