Open Science Agenda

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October 2018

8 – 10 October, 2018
Beilstein Open Science Symposium 2018 – Making Science FAIR
Location: Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald, Rüdesheim, Germany

 A new science eco-system is in the making: Open Science. It will impact the way research is carried out and reported, in particular focussing on improving the way research data is stored and shared. Open Science aims to make research and development more effective by improving the communication of scientific knowledge through free access to research results, by encouraging researchers to share their data, and ensuring that data are complete, comprehensive and transparent.

The lack of a framework for structured and standardized data reporting and the largely outdated infrastructure for reporting and publishing scientific research results means that the ability to validate, verify and reuse data is insufficient to allow data-driven research and development. A good way forward is to adopt the FAIR principles that aim to make aim to make data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. However, achieving these goals requires not only investment in hardware and personnel (data scientists) but also cultural changes for researchers to be more open to sharing results – perhaps prior to publishing as a journal article.

This symposium addresses the interfaces between the laboratory and the new infrastructures currently being set up. In chemistry, biochemistry and neighbouring areas, funding agencies and national and supranational bodies are mandating the sharing and depositing of data. The digitization of chemistry is picking up speed as new technologies are diffusing into the lab allowing devices to be interconnected, data automatically recorded, and experiments to be automated. The impact of open science on science research will be critically reviewed and the development of highly interconnected, collaborative research in data driven laboratories of the future will be discussed.

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18 October, 2018
Open Science Festical
Location: VU Amsterdam

There is a lot happening around open science at the moment. More and more research funding bodies are requiring that the results of research be published open access (cOAlitionS) and that research data be managed according to FAIR principles. Knowledge and data are being shared at an earlier stage in the research process, giving rise to new forms of publication. Universities and publishers are conducting negotiations and seeking new models for distribution. At the same time, fake journals are trying to turn the situation to their (monetary) advantage…

How can you make your own research open?
The majority of researchers endorse the idea of a world in which the research process is more transparent and research results are made available to all. But how do you achieve this with your own research? This Open Science Festival will provide new insights and, more importantly, practical tools you can use to make your research more open.

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26 October, 2018
Seminar: Open Science meets Open Education
Location: SURF-kantoor, Utrecht

Ben je als beleidsmedewerker of als onderwijs- of onderzoeksondersteuner betrokken bij Open Science of Open Education? Dan nodigen we je graag uit voor het seminar Open Science meets Open Education op 26 oktober 2018. Tijdens het seminar gaan we op zoek naar de raakvlakken en een basis voor verdere samenwerking.

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November 2018

2-4 November, 2018

OpenCon – Application closed!

Location: Toronto


OSCU workshop 2: Data management carousel (with RDM team)

When: November 1, 2018, starting at 4pm

Where: TBA (Utrecht)

Januari 2019

OSCU workshop 3: Working with the Open Science Framework

When: January 24, 2019, starting at 4pm

Where: Event room – Langeveld building, Uithof

March 2019

OSCU workshop 4: Being Open & Successful – The Career Benefits of OS (with Daniel Oberski)

When: March 7, 2019, starting at 4pm

Where: TBA (Utrecht)

May 2019

OSCU workshop 5: The UU Open Science Programme (with Frank Miedema)

When: May 2, 2019, starting at 4pm

Where: TBA (Utrecht)

June 2019

OSCU workshop 6: Preregistration & OSCU birthday party (with a.o. Mira v/d Naald) 

When: June 13, 2019, starting at 4pm

Where: TBA