Open 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 more transparent and
collaborative approaches. Open Science has the potential to transform the research landscape. This potential has been successfully tested - if only that - during pandemic
Open Science started as a vision, aiming to address
matters like research reproducibility and access to the results of publicly-funded research. The vision was generally welcome by academic and research institutions and benefited from a great
advocacy movement. It’s high time now to build on practice and effective management.
It is generally accepted in Europe that research
should be as open as possible and as close as necessary. Finding the borderline between the two is one of the most important tasks for practitioners, whether they belong to funders, research
organisations, their partners or researchers themselves.
Yet, this borderline is not sufficiently explored.
Guidelines based on feedback and learning from practice should be created, rather sooner than later.
This innovative approach to research has further
potential: to address existing inequalities and matters like inclusivity, ethics, better assessment or the missing links between science and society or to re-shape public-private
Emphasizing research practices, we will discuss the
role of research organisations to support this transition, both acting local and internationally.
The results of the workshops will be captured in a
formal report. The report is intended to be used by all involved partners, to advance the implementation of Open Science in their communities and their own institutions.
The language of this event is
The Workshop format offers both on-the-spot
interactions and follow-up opportunities.
Please feel welcomed to participate to the sessions
and to extend your professional network at the international level.
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.