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
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.
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
- 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
- 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
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
2022 at 10:00 am CEST
This one-day workshop will address the following critical topics:
Paul Ayris, UCL
Julien Roche, Lille University, COSO
Cecile Swiatek, Université Paris Nanterre - ReiSO /MESRI
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09:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:05
Opening Notes by Véronique Champeil-Desplats, Nanterre University Vice
10:05 - 10:25
Paul Ayris, UCL: From rhetoric to practice – the role of the UCL Office
for Open Science & Scholarship
10:25 - 10:35
Julien Roche, Lille University, COSO: Presentation of the French
national strategy of Open Science
10:35 - 10:55
Cécile Swiatek, Université Paris Nanterre: Nanterre
10:55 - 11:15
Nicolas Fressengeas, Lorraine University: Open Science Strategy in
Lorraine University with a focus on scholarly edition and FAIR data
11:15 - 11:35
Odile Hologne, INRAE: Open Science strategy with a focus on FAIR
11:35 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:25
12:25 - 12:30
Closing Notes by Paul Ayris, UCL
About the Speakers
Dr. Paul Ayris, University College London, UK
Dr Ayris is Pro-Vice-Provost (LCCOS – Library, Culture, Collections and
Open Science) in UCL (University College London). He joined UCL in 1997.
Dr Ayris was the President of LIBER (Association of European Research
Libraries) 2010-14. He was Chair of the LERU (League of European Research Universities) INFO Community for 10 years, ending in 2020. He also chaired OAI12 – The Geneva Workshop on Innovations in
Scholarly Communication. He is a member of the UUK High-Level Strategy Group on E-Resource purchasing for the Jisc community. He has served two terms of office as a member of the President’s and
Provost’s Senior Management Team in UCL. In 2015, Dr Ayris launched UCL Press as the UK’s first fully Open Access University Press and in 2020 both the UCL Office for Open Science &
Scholarship and the UCL Research Institute for Collections.
Dr Ayris 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.
From rhetoric to practice – the role of the UCL Office for Open Science & Scholarshipg
This paper will use UCL (University College London) as a case study for
the development of Open Science practice. The UCL Office for Open Science has developed from a library offering and now co-ordinated Open Science activity across the university. The paper will
explain how the Office of Open Science works, how it is staffed and financed, and do a deep dive into one of the most successful of UCL’s Open Science developments, the creation of UCL
Julien Roche, LIBER
Julien Roche served as Director of the libraries of the University of
Lille – Sciences and Technologies from 2005 to 2018. Following a merger of Lille’s three universities he became, in March 2018, director of libraries at the newly enlarged University of
From 2010 to 2016, Julien served on LIBER’s Executive Board. He was
also Chair of the LIBER Steering Committee on Reshaping the Research Library and led the Leadership Working Group, which is responsible for two leadership programs: the Emerging Leaders programme
and the LIBER Journées programme. In July 2018, he was elected as LIBER Vice-President.
Julien Roche also has several national responsibilities including
co-chair of the “European and international” college of the French Open Science Committee since July 2018 and member of the scientific board of the French National Bibliographic Agency for Higher
Education – ABES.
He authored more than 30 scientific publications in medieval history as well as in library and information science and has been
an invited speaker in many conferences.
Cécile Swiatek, Université Paris Nanterre - ReiSO /MESRI
Cécile Swiatek is Director of the library of the University of Paris
Nanterre, France. She is interested in accessible knowledge, information skills, pedagogy and digital innovation in higher education. Member of the Executive Board of the European league of
research libraries (libereurope.eu) and SPARCEurope, former Secretary General of the French academic libraries association ADBU (adbu.fr, 2016-2021), she takes a curious and critical look at Open
Education issues through her work at SPARCEurope, OERGlobal Francophone and with the UNESCO. From 2020 to 2022, she participated in the French EDUCAUSE delegation. Since 2021, she has been
mandated as a permanent national expert on Open Educational Resources (OER) in the French International Open Science Network (ReiSo) for the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation