Open Science Agenda

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July 2018

16 – 20 July, 2018
Summer School course Open Science and Scholarship
Location: Utrecht, the Netherlands

Increasingly, funders, publishers and institutions require researchers to work in an Open Science manner.What working in an Open Science manner entails and how it influences the day-to-day research practice will be explained by two University Library subject specialists: Bianca Kramer and Jeroen Bosman. As part of Utrecht Summer School 2018 they will teach the five-day course Open Science and Scholarship: Changing Your Research Workflow for international (future) researchers, working in all disciplines.


September 2018

5 – 6 September, 2018
OpenUp Conference: Opening Up the Research Life Cycle – Innovative Methods for Open Science
Location: Brussels, Belgium

Are you interested in how Open Science is revolutionizing the way scholarly artefacts are created, published and evaluated? Do you want to learn about state-of-the-art in innovative services for the review-disseminate-assess phases of the research lifecycle?

We will showcase key aspects and challenges of the currently transforming science landscape in different interactive sessions, including a Market Place for new and innovative tools, methods and ideas. Different Motivate and Meet sessions will  foster interaction and exchange in the context of Open Science. Policy makers will learn first-hand from researchers about innovative methods for peer review, dissemination of research results and impact measurement, while researchers will have the chance to get involved in shaping open science policies meeting their needs.

Attendees will gain practical guidance on using these new methods, understand the challenges in fostering their adoption, discuss upcoming priorities in EC work programmes, and be presented with a platform to present their own experiences and assist in setting the agenda.

Researchers, funders, research institutions and policy makers from across Europe are invited to attend.

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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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November 2018

2-4 November, 2018

OpenCon (details will follow)

Location: Toronto

Application open!