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
Véronique Champeil-Desplats, Paris Nanterre University
Paul Ayris, UCL (University College London)
Julien Roche, Lille University, LIBER
Cecile Swiatek, Paris Nanterre University- ReiSO /MESRI
Nicolas Fressengeas, Lorraine University
Odile Hologne, INRAE
(Please re-visit this section! After event, we will include here links for downloads)
09:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:05
Opening Notes by Véronique Champeil-Desplats, Professor of Public Law, Deputy
Vice Provost for Research at Paris Nanterre University
10:05 - 10:25
Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost in UCL (University College London): From
Rhetoric to Practice – The Role of the UCL Office for Open Science & Scholarship
10:25 - 10:35
Julien Roche, Director of Libraries and Learning Center at University of Lille,
LIBER President: Presentation of the French National Strategy of Open Science
10:35 - 10:55
Cécile Swiatek, Library Director of Paris Nanterre University: Nanterre
10:55 - 11:15
Nicolas Fressengeas, Vice President in charge of Digital, Data and Open Science at
the University of Lorraine: Open Science Strategy in Lorraine University with a Focus on Scholarly Edition, FAIR Data and Research Assessment
11:15 - 11:35
Odile Hologne, Head of Department for Open Science in INRAE: INRAE's
Open Science Strategy and Data Governance Policy
11:35 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:25
12:25 - 12:30
Closing Notes by Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost in UCL (University College
Manon le Guennec is an archivist-paleographer and library curator. She
is deputy head of the Information system and research support Department at Paris Nanterre University Library. She works on the implementation of the university's open science policy regarding
the openness of publications and data, the open science skills, and more broadly on access to knowledge.
About the Speakers
Véronique Champeil-Desplats, Paris Nanterre
Véronique Champeil-Desplats is a Professor of Public Law, Deputy Vice
Provost for Research at Paris Nanterre University.
She has also several responsibilities as she is Vice President of
Section 02 of the National Council of French Universities, Member of the Scientific Council of the library La Contemporaine, Member of the Scientific Committee of the UNESCO Chair “rights,
violence, governance", President of the French Society of Legal Philosophy, Vice-President of the IVR (World Congress for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy) and Director of an open
access journal, the Revue des droits de l'Homme.
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 & Scholarship
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, University of Lille -
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. In July 2022, he was approved as LIBER 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.
Presentation of the French National Strategy
of Open Science
Cécile Swiatek, Paris Nanterre University
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
As the dissemination of knowledge and scientific influence are structuring values of the université Paris Nanterre, the
institution wished to adopt an open science policy in 2021, the year of publication of the French second National Plan for Open Science. The challenge for the university is to develop a political
vision on this subject that is specific to its context, and to determine a strategy that is collectively supported by the departments concerned.
On the organisational, networking and partnerships aspects: this
paper will display how the université Paris Nanterre has been developing strong transversality between decision-makers, research department and library services in order to multiply and structure
collaborations, and then included them in its organisation in a sustainable manner. This paper will underline how the development of its open science strategy has also strengthened the
collaboration between the institution and other actors in the region or among the institution's partners in the open science and FAIR research data fields, but also helped opening up concerted
partnerships with external actors in complementary fields such as open educational resources and OpenData.
On the human resources and interservice collaborative aspects: this
paper will showcase how designing an ambitious strategy and implementing coherent and collaborative services related to open science in a sustainable perspective of internal and external
collaborations led the université Paris Nanterre to break down traditional frameworks of professional silos, and rethink traditional missions according to a bold and prospective vision.
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of Nanterre, “the university that makes things possible” :
Born in 1970 in France, Nicolas Fressengeas earned a PhD in physics in
1997, was granted the right to supervise PhDs in 2001 and became Full Professor in 2004 in the university of Metz, which merged in 2012 into the University of Lorraine. His research interests
evolved from non-linear optics to optical materials, involving both experimental and theoretical work, with an emphasis on simulation and optimization in the last decade. He is teaching physics,
digital physics, computer science, university pedagogy and Open Science.
From 2012 to 2017, he was an actor of the university teaching
transition involving digital technologies to situate student learning at the heart of the teaching activity. Following, in 2017, he used this experience to create the applied physics master's
degree in his university, alongside taking the head of his laboratory.
Finally, he was appointed university Open Science officer in 2019,
which allowed him to take in charge the editorial and data policies, and to get involved in the boards of the national Open Science infrastructures (HAL, Recherche Data Gouv, Institute for
Scientific and Technical Information), in national and European working groups on research assessment, as well as in the national council on research integrity. This position evolved in 2022 into
the vice presidency of his university, in charge of the digital, data an open science policies.
Open Science Strategy in Lorraine University
with a Focus on Scholarly Edition, FAIR Data and Research Assessment
The Open Science strategy in the Université de Lorraine is a decade old but has been reinforced thanks to the publication of the
two French National Plans for Open Science. The first edition of the plan was focusing on opening scholarly communication and FAIR data : these two objectives became central in Lorraine from 2019
up to now. The Open Science policy was designed by a steering committee involving all stakeholders : researchers, decision makers and data, computer and information professionals. It decided on
an initial policy dedicated to building the necessary Open Science infrastructures, with two teams dedicated to helping researchers get their hands on them. 2022 saw the Paris Call on Research
Assessment, a keystone in the scenery which aims at properly recognizing the Open Science new tasks in the researcher already pretty full basket, as well as bringing some coherence to the
diverging incentives for researchers. The Université de Lorraine has dedicated one whole part of its Human Resources Strategy for Researchers label (HRS4R) to this crucial transition. The job is
starting in Lorraine, but strong incentives have already been built nationally and the results are already starting to blossom.
Odile Hologne, INRAE
Odile Hologne is the Head of the department for Open Science of the
French research institute for agriculture, food and environment – www.inrae.fr/en , supporting open science practices (publication, data and e-infrastructures, citizen sciences …) .
For several years she has been involved in the dissemination of
scientific knowledge by being responsible for publishing or research libraries activities and since 2011 she has been involved in various initiatives for the sharing of research data whether at
the international level (RDA , GOFAIR, etc.), European level (member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Open Research Europe article publication platform of the European Commission,
coordination and participation in EOSC projects and working groups) or national level within the framework of the national committee for open science.
INRAE's Open Science Strategy and Data
For more many years INRAE has been
engaged in the development of open science practices. Dealing with societal issues that affect agriculture, food and the environment, INRAE's core research areas require concerted action by many
people, researchers across diverse disciplines and also citizens engagement. This means creating and using many kinds of knowledge, from beyond the borders of a single lab or country. To this
end, INRAE has used open science to support its scientific strategy and strengthen its leadership position internationally. In 2020 a directorate for Open Science was created to help to define
the open science and data governance policies of the institute and to accompany the transformation of researchers practices by developing services, tools, training ... in all the dimensions of
open science : opening research processes and results. This talk will be focused on the process to elaborate the policies, their main goals and actions, especially to support FAIR data