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."
The workshops are taking place all across
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!
WORKSHOP:Open Science and Regulatory Frames: Global Perspectives
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.
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.
Karina Angelieva, Deputy Minister of Education and Science in Bulgaria
Karina Angelieva is a former Counselor, Head of Sector Education and
Research at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Bulgaria to the EU. She holds Master degrees in European integration and in Contemporary History from Sofia University “St. Kliment
Ohridski”. Previous positions held include Director-General of Structural Funds and International Educational Programs at the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science and Director of the Joint
Innovation Centre at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (JIC – BAS). Ms. Angelieva is a founder of the Club of Young Scientists in Bulgaria and has been in charge of the coordination of National
contact points’ network for the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation for 10 years. On 1 September 2018 she was appointed Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Bulgaria.
As a longtime employee of the Ministry of Education and Science in the
period 2002-2009, Ms. Angelieva was involved in the coordination of the 6th EU Framework Program for Research and Technological Development, overseeing the national contact network, organizing
information days and training for representatives of academic and business sector to boost their participation in the program. Karina Angelieva was the head of projects under the PHARE program on
the topic of overall modernization of the research system in Bulgaria. She provided analysis and recommendations for the introduction of modern European practices in program financing on a
national level. Ms. Angelieva participated in various working groups, including the group tasked with the preparation of the National Charter for SMEs and of the methodology for the Technology
Transfer centers and evaluation of innovations in Bulgaria as a preparation for the participation in the OP "Competitiveness".
Karina Angelieva has extensive expertise and practical experience in
the field of research and innovation, including the coordination, preparation and management of projects related to the development and deployment of new applications and services in the field of
technology transfer, inter-sectoral partnership “industry-academy” and others. As a former director of the JIC at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), she led the innovation policy of the
Academy and contributed to the establishment of an effective cooperation between BAS and the industrial sector. She also guided the participation of JIC in the Bulgarian consortium of Enterprise
Deputy Minister Angelieva is a member of the Commission Board of the
Bulgarian-American Commission for Educational Exchange (Bulgarian Fulbright Commission). She is devoted to promoting science communication in Bulgaria and has been the driving force behind the
success of the 31st EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) held Sofia in 2019. On her initiative the Bulgarian Science Portal was launched in 2019 as a step towards defragmenting the science
information and communication landscape on a national level.
stimulate the uptake of Open Science
The last two decades, if one looks backward, the
politics, economies and the society overall are challenged from the speed and scale of the digitalisation. Speed in the sense of emerging opportunities that economies and societies have to adapt
to and be ready to explore, in the sense of exponentially growing need to adapt our knowledge and skills, and last but not least overcoming and removing legal and cultural barriers hindering the
full use of data’s potential based on fair and security principles. In the same time citizens are overwhelmed from their totally different expectations about the future of our world because of
these rapid digital processes and are often left alone to understand or adapt to what is known or accessible.
The EC and the EP moved forward many important policies
in the direction of holistic and more transparent approach to those changes, including the latest Open Data Directive. Of course, this considerable change and preparatory actions couldn’t be
sustainable without taking important steps in reforming and modernising our research and innovation ecosystems. In this respect the Council of the EU adopted a number of important
recommendations, some of which are in the Conclusions of 27 May 2016 on "The transition towards an Open Science system" and Council conclusions on "Accelerating knowledge circulation in the EU"
from 29 of May 2018 and Shaping Europe's Digital Future - Council Conclusions (9 June 2020). Still, the biggest question is what exactly is the scale of the digitalisation and what should be the
scale in the sense of use and reuse of data so that those changes to go in a harmonised way and approach with the capacity of all of us to assimilate and understand what cultural, practical and
social impact will big data and AI have.
I believe that the best answers one could find and
explore and then test and exploit is the research and innovation sector where we already have at least one more ingredient to support us all in meeting all the challenges and it is called - risk.
Debating on EU level how much resilient and prepared are our national systems to adopt open science and FAIR data principles, we all unite around the necessity to support and stimulate modern
research infrastructure, networks, collaborative projects as well as stimulus for career development including acquiring particular skills.
At the same time, one notices the differences in the
preparedness of universities and research organisation towards this major socio-economic transformation because of lack of cross-institutional cooperation and understanding of the importance of
use and reuse research data as evidence for smart policies, and second because of delayed realisation of open market and free flow of data throughout the EU, based on high quality
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.
CSTCloud: progress, challenges and opportunities
We are stepping into an era with unprecedented trends of
cross-disciplinary and cross-border collaboration for science and research. A new research paradigm is shaping by applying increasingly machine learning, and by harnessing the most advanced
computing facilities and software, to handle those huge data. The advanced infrastructure for this new paradigm and open science is on demand. After decades sustainably developing and
operating the cyber-infrastructure of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), we started to design and develop a new converge infrastructure of network, computing and data, which called China
Science and Technology Cloud（CSTCloud）.
Driven by new technologies in high speed network, cloud computing, big
data and machine learning, CSTCloud aims to develop next-generation e-infrastructure for research to serve domestic science discovery and global science collaborations. CSTCloud is a national
platform to provide scientists with efficient and integrated cloud solutions in the retrieval, access, use, transaction, delivery and other aspects of sharing information and relevant services.
CSTCloud was launched to provide services at the end of 2019, which collected 400 shared science software and Petabyte scale Multidisciplinary open data with its computing capacity and cloud
storage reaching over 315 PF and over 150 PB respectively. Priorities include but are not limited to one-stop and tailored services for scientists, advanced demonstrations driven by key research
initiatives, open science practices, and multilateral collaboration and interoperability.
We will update the new progress of CSTCloud in technique framework,
resources, services, and some typical using cases. We will discuss some key challenges of the implementation technique, resource sharing policies and operation mechanics. We will also explore the
possibility to make alignment of different national, regional open science platform to be a global open science cloud the world, to deal with complex, large-scale problems.
Martin Semberger, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs
Born in 1980 in Feldkirch (Vorarlberg). M.A. in Translation Studies
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
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).
EU Open Data Committee
Cooperation on Open Government Data Austria
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
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).
Marie Timmermann, Science Europe
Marie Timmermann joined Science Europe in 2016 and is Senior Policy Officer in charge of
Science Europe’s activities on research data in the wider context of open science, data-related EU legislation and digital policies.
Marie has a background in political sciences and economics and has more
than 13 years of experience in policy analysis, legislative processes and advocacy.
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).
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