Focus on Open Science

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An event organised by:

 Scientific Knowledge Services, UCL Press and LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) and in collaboration with TU Wien.

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 November, in what promise to be a stimulating event!

WORKSHOP: About Autonomy of Science

 

WHEN:  12th November 2020 

WHERE: 

 

This one-day workshop will address the following topics:

 

1. PSI Directive and implications for Science (European perspective)

2. Grand challenge for Science: the frame for a participation to EOSC (European perspective)

3. What does it all mean for Science? Perspectives from the UK (title to be better defined) (Extra-European perspective)

4. The Chinese Open Science Cloud (transcontinental perspective)

 

Confirmed speakers:

  • Dr. Paul Ayris, University College London, speaker and panel discussion 
  • Prof. Li Jianhui, Chinese Academy of Science, speaker and panel discussion 
  • Dr. Martin Semberger, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, speaker and panel discussion 
  • Dr. Stefan Hanslik, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, panel discussion 
  • Dr. Paolo Budroni, TU Wien, moderator
  • Dr. Tiberius Ignat, Scientific Knowledge Services, moderator

 

AGENDA 

 

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10.00 - 10.20 Opening and Welcome Note
10.20 - 11.40

Focus on Open Science at TU Wien

 

Dr. Paul Ayris, University College London:

Open Science – a blueprint for the university in the 21st century?

 

Prof. Li Jianhui, Chinese Academy of Science:

CSTCloud: progress, challenges and opportunities

 

Dr. Martin Semberger, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs:

The Open Data Directive - Europe’s Common Framework on Public Sector Information

11.40 - 12.40

Discussion Panel: (Title)

 

Panelists:

Dr. Paul Ayris, University College London

Prof. Li Jianhui, Chinese Academy of Science

Dr. Martin Semberger, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs

Dr. Stefan Hanslik, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

 

Chair: 

Dr. Tiberius Ignat, Scientific Knowledge Services

12.40 - 13.00 Closing remarks

About the Speakers

Dr. Paul Ayris, University College London, UK

 

Dr Ayris is Pro-Vice-Provost (UCL Library Services). He joined UCL in 1997. 

Dr Ayris was the President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) 2010-14. He is Co-Chair of the LERU (League of European Research Universities) INFO Community. He chairs the OAI Organizing Committee for the Cern-Unige Workshops on Innovations in Scholarly Communication. He is also Chair of JISC Collections’ Content Strategy Group. On 1 August 2013, Dr Ayris became Chief Executive of UCL Press. He is a member of the Provost and President’s Senior Management Team in UCL.

He has a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History and publishes on English Reformation Studies. In 2019, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.  

 

Presentation:

Open Science – a blueprint for the university in the 21st century?

 

This paper will look at the 8 pillars of Open Science, as defined by the European Commission and described in the LERU (League of European Research Libraries) Open Science Roadmap, and which be analysed in the forthcoming LERU paper on Best Practice in adopting Open Science principles and policies. What are the strengths and challenges in each of the 8 pillars of Open Science and what is the range of responses that universities could make? In this landscape, the paper will then look at four of the 8 pillars, Open Access Publishing, Research Data Management and Open data E-Infrastructures (European Open Science Cloud), Promotions/Rewards and the responsible use of Bibliometrics, and Citizen Science. It will take UCL (University College London) as an exemplar of good practice and demonstrate with real life examples how this university has implemented new platforms and services, established new policies and practice, showing the benefits and the challenges of these approaches.


Prof. Li Jianhui, Chinese Academy of Science

 

Li Jianhui is the director of Science and Technology Cloud Department at the Computer Network information Center (CNIC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and a Professor at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). He obtained Ph.D. degree on computer science from the Institute of Computing Technology of CAS in 2007. He spent over 15 years in the research of scientific data management, data-intensive computing and big data analysis. he led the design and development of CAS scientific data infrastructure and open data cloud. In 2016, He founded “China Scientific data”, which is the first open access data journal for scientific data publication in China. Currently, he is leading the design, development and operation of CSTCloud (China Science and Technology Cloud), which is the national level open science platform. He also serves as the CODATA vice president and actively engage in open data and open science international cooperation.  

 

Presentation:

CSTCloud: progress, challenges and opportunities


Dr. Martin Semberger, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs

 

Born in 1980 in Feldkirch (Vorarlberg). M.A. in Translation Studies (German/English/Croatian).

Graduate of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. 

  • 2009-2013: Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Technology and Innovation. Coordination of European affairs with regard to research, innovation, space and telecommunications.
  • 2013-2018: Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, since 2018 Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW). Department for Economic and EU Internal Market Policy. EU Internal Market governance, including the Digital Single Market.
  • 2018: Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU - Chair of the Working Party on Telecommunications and Information Society on Open Data and Public Sector Information.
  • Since 2019: Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW), Head of the Task Force on Open Data and Public Sector Information (PSI) and Policy Officer OECD and Sustainability Unit (Agenda 2030/SDG).

 

Delegate:

  • EU Open Data Committee
  • Cooperation on Open Government Data Austria

 

 

 Presentation:

 The Open Data Directive - Europe’s Common Framework on Public Sector Information

 

The Open Data Directive of the European Union of 2019 is an essential upgrade of previous Public Sector Information (PSI) Directives from 2003 and 2013. It is the public sector that has the pioneering role to lay the foundations for a growing data economy. The scope of the new Directive has been extended to public undertakings and to research data with a strong impetus on Open Science.

 

With the Directive, EU Member States have agreed on a common legal framework on the re-use of open data across the continent. The fact that the same rules apply for all EU Member States within the EU Single Market and that these rules are also adopted by partnering countries makes this legal framework a valid benchmark on a global scale. The new concept of high value datasets aims to boost the availability and re-use of selected datasets alongside with improved data quality standards.

 

The European Union is committed to open markets and the free flow of data, based on high European standards. Open data is a cornerstone of emerging European data spaces. The mission is to develop thriving data ecosystems through collaboration, innovation and research as fundamental European policies.


Dr. Stefan Hanslik, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

 

Born 1972 in Vienna, Ph.D. in Biology/Genetics.

 

Delegate:

  • Programme Committee Research Infrastructures
  • Programme Committee Euratom (‘Fission’ configuration),
  • OECD-Working Party on Biotechnology
  • Council of ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility)
  • High Level Group of EU Member States and Associated Countries Nanotechnologies, Advanced materials and Biotechnology (NMPB).
  • Austrian delegate of the EOSC Governance Board (EOSC WG). 

Expert:

  • Programme Committee -NMPB (=Nanotechnologies, Advanced materials, Biotechnology, Advanced manufacturing and processing),
  • Governance Board of the JU EuroHPC,
  • Programme Committee -ERIC,
  • Strategic Configuration of the Horizon 2020 Programme Committee
  • Member of the ERC-FET-MSCA Programme Committee

NCP: Joint Research Center JRC, The European Commission's science and knowledge service

Member: OECD- Task Force on Innovation and Health (TFIH), Nanoinformationskommission, steering

committee of ILL (Institute Laue Langevin).

 

Presentation:

 


Paolo Budroni, University Library of Technical University of Vienna

 

Paolo Budroni, member of staff of University Library of Technical University of Vienna, in charge of International Projects and Change Management. Member of the EOSC Secretariat, Sub Task Researchers Engagement, based at TU-Wien. Counselling Partner of University of Vienna, H2020 Project EOSC Pillar. He holds a PhD in Philosophy, Art History, and Romance Philology and an education degree in Foreign Trade at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). 

Among his areas of expertise are research data management, the architecture of digital asset management systems, current research information systems and cost development in life cycle management of data. He is also advising research institutions in Europe in data management policy development and alignment. Paolo Budroni is Austrian National Delegate in the E-Infrastructure Reflection Group (E-IRG) , member of board of the Austrian RDA National Node , chair of the General Assembly of E-Infrastructures Austria, member of board of Open Education Austria (advanced library services) , registered TAIEX Expert, coordinator of the Austrian Open Science Support Group (AOSSG). He represents the TU Wien at COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories).

 


Dr. Tiberius Ignat, Scientific Knowledge Services

 

Tiberius Ignat is the Director of Scientific Knowledge Services, a company which specialises in helping the European libraries to embrace new technologies and ways of working. He runs in partnership with UCL Press and LIBER Europe a successful series of workshops - Focus On Open Science, now in its fourth year. After being a long-time individual member of LIBER, he became an LIBER Associate through his company. Tiberius is a member of European Citizen Science Association and Citizen Science Association (US) and a member of the Scientific Committee for OAI11, the CERN - UNIGE Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication.

Tiberius Ignat has a personal interest in Open Science, particularly Citizen Science and the management of this cultural change. 

He has a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Bucharest.

 

 


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