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.
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 November, in what promise to be a stimulating event!
WHEN: November 10th 2020
WHERE:YouTube Live: https://youtu.be/cTDdZK--W84
This one-day workshop will address the following critical topics:
Citizens Science - The Broader Engagement between Researchers and Society
Anne Kathrine Overgaard & Thomas Kaarsted, University Southern Denmark
Dr. Huma Shah, University of Coventry
Dr. Tiberius Ignat, Scientific Knowledge Services
Dr. Črtomir Podlipnik, University of Ljubljana & Dr. Marko Jukić, University of
Miro Pušnik, University of Ljubljana, moderator
10:00 - 10:05
Miro Pušnik, University of Ljubljana: Introduction
10:05 - 10:30
Dr. Huma Shah, University of Coventry: The Internet is plagued with Trackers
10:30 - 10:55
Thomas Kaarsted & Anne Kathrine Overgaard, University Southern Denmark: The power of many - Citizen Science at the University of Southern Denmark
10:55 - 11:20
Dr. Črtomir Podlipnik, University of Ljubljana & Dr. Marko Jukić, University of Maribor: Anyone can participate
11:20 - 11:45
Dr. Tiberius Ignat, Scientific Knowledge Services: BESPOC - A Prototype for Citizen Science Single Point of Contact at Universities
11:45 - 12:30
Panel discussion - Moderator: Miro Pušnik
About the Speakers
Thomas Kaarsted & Anne Kathrine Overgaard, University Southern Denmark
Thomas Kaarsted is Deputy Library Director at the University of
Southern Denmark. Together with Anne Kathrine Overgaard he co-founded in 2017 the USD Citizen Science Network. He is an Open Science and Citizen Science advocate and has been project manager for
a long range for Citizen Science projects. He is co-chair of the LIBER Citizen Science Working Group. In 2020 he was Library Fellow at the University College London with a focus on designing a
Citizen Science strategy.
Anne Kathrine Overgaard is Head of External projects at the Faculty of
Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark (USD). Together with Thomas Kaarsted she co-founded in 2017 the USD Citizen Science Network. She is an Citizen Science advocate and has been
project manager for a long range of Citizen Science projects especially within Health Sciences. She is also project manager for the ongoing work for the FN SDG’s at the Faculty of Health
The power of many - Citizen Science at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
This presentation maps out the approach towards Citizen Science at
First, it lays of the organization and governance of the SDU Citizen
Science Network and our mission statement including the strong connection to the United Nations Sustainability Goals.
Second, it briefly makes the connection to central taxonomies with in
Citizen Science in order define our approach.
Third, the presentation presents out a number of cases (Citizen Science
projects) from SDU. From narrative medicine to End-Of-Life sustainability, from science communication to marine life and lakes.
And last, Citizen Science at SDU has clear directions towards
partnerships. We lay out a matrix for discussion on how to engage in a dialogue with researchers and societal actors.
Dr. Huma Shah, University of
Dr. Huma Shah gained her PhD in 'Deception-detection and machine intelligence in Practical Turing tests'
from Reading University in 2011. From 2012 to 2014 she worked as research fellow on the EU FP7 funded 'RoboLaw' project (http://www.robolaw.eu/). Since 2014 she has been with Coventry University
researching and teaching AI trust and AI ethics. She is Director of Science (Co-Investigator) leading an eleven-partner international team on an EU Horizon2020 research and innovation project:
CSI-COP. Huma is co-author of 'Turing's Imitation Game: Conversations with the Unknown', published by Cambridge University Press in September 2016: http://www.cambridgeblog.org/2016/10/turings-imitation-game-a-qa-with-co-author-huma-shah/
The Internet is plagued with Trackers
Article 1 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights states that “Human dignity is inviolable. It must be respected
and protected”. Article 12 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights includes this statement: “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy … [or] correspondence.”
In addition, the 2018 general data protection regulation (GDPR): “sets a high standard for consent” (ICO). This informed consent entails “offering individuals real choice and control” and
“genuine consent should put individuals in charge, build trust and engagement”. The CSI-COP project will explore compliance of GDPR’s informed consent by leveraging citizen science methodology.
With the project team, CSI-COP citizen scientists will investigate the extent to which our online privacy is compromised, and our human dignity is violated through digital tracking across the
Internet in websites and in Android Apps.
Dr. Tiberius Ignat, Scientific Knowledge Services
Tiberius Ignat is the Director
of Scientific Knowledge Services. He runs in partnership with UCL Press and LIBER Europe a series of workshops - Focus On Open Science. After being an individual member of LIBER, he became a
LIBER Associate. Tiberius is a member of European Citizen Science Association and Citizen Science Association (US) and on the Scientific Committee for OAI11, the CERN - UNIGE Workshop on
Innovations in Scholarly Communication.He has a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Bucharest.
BESPOC - A Prototype for Citizen Science Single Point of Contact at Universities
Citizen Science is one of the Open Science pillars as defined by the
European Commission’s Open Science Policy Platform. It stays next to Responsible Research Indicators, FAIR Data, Open Access and 4 other important pillars designed to make research more open and
The purpose of this presentation is to create a conversation around our
prototype for ‘Citizen Science Single Point of Contact’, a concept first introduced in October 2016 by the European League of Research Universities (LERU). Written as a recommendation for
institutions, the Single Point of Contact for Citizen Science is suggested to the leadership of universities, to advise scientists and to ensure liaison with national and regional citizen science
Scientific Knowledge Services has been prototyping independently such a
concept since 2017 when we first mentioned roles for European research libraries in the Citizen Science world. That happened at the LIBER Conference in PATRAS, Greece.
Our prototype is called BESPOC (Broad Engagement in Science - Point of
Contact) and it has nine elements. We will present in this contribution the core of each element.
Dr. Črtomir Podlipnik, University of
Ljubljana & Dr. Marko Jukić, University of Maribor
Dr. Črtomir Podlipnik
obtaineded his PhD in the field of theoretical chemistry at the University of Ljubljana. Afterwards, he joined the group of Prof. Anna Bernardi (University of Milan, Italy), where he was involved
in the designing of cholera toxin inhibitors. Currently, he is working as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana. His research
interest and focus is on exploring relevant biomolecular systems, and with his valuable comprehensive knowledge in the field he is actively involved in a number of projects, including ebola
Dr. Marko Jukić is assistant Professor in the field of pharmaceutical chemistry, working
at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Maribor. Founder of bio-information company IntelliMol. He is involved in the design of new active substances, bioinformatics
and the development of computer tools for the design of new drugs.
Anyone can participate
As the SARS-CoV-2 virus has
become a significant problem threatening the existence of humankind, scientists immediately began research to clarify the virus' mode of action. We began to look for compounds that could
potentially block the activity of the virus. Our strategy is based on the in-silico approach, virtual screening with molecular docking. We tried to filter drug candidates from the vast virtual
space of drug-like molecules. Even the screening of a relatively small part of the chemical space (in our case, about 10 million compounds) is computationally intensive, which is why we are
working on the Citizen Science project - COVID.SI.
Miro Pušnik, University of Ljubljana
Miro Pušnik became Director of the Central Technological Library at the University of Ljubljana in
2009. He holds BA in Zootechnics and MSc on Scientific and Technical Informatics from the University of Ljubljana. Before his current position, he was Director’s Adviser on digital libraries and
electronic resources. He led a project on setting up and operating the Digital Library of the University of Ljubljana. CTK is the central institution for consortia management and e-content
acquisition in Slovenia. Their consortia are the largest in Slovenia, and probably one of the largest also in the region.
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