A CHAPTER XII(12th) OF FOCUS ON OPEN SCIENCE addressing:
- Open Science and the Management of A Cultural Change
- Citizen Science
- European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
An event organised by: Scientific Knowledge Services, DFFU (Danish Special, Research and Educational Libraries) and in collaboration with UCL Press, LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries).
This chapter is part of a 2-days event organised by the Danish Association of Subject, Research and Educational Libraries. More information could be found here.
The Challenge of Open Science
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 Workshops
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.
The 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.
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
The language of the workshop will be English.
We look forward to seeing you in February, in what promise to be a stimulating event!
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Registration and Networking
by Bertil F. Dorch, DFFU President
The Cultural Change of Open Science - the perspectives of a research intensive organisations and an associations of research intensive organisations (LERU)
The LERU Roadmap for Open Science presents a model for how universities and research institutes can engage with the principles of Open Science. The paper will give an overview of the 8 pillars of Open Science which the Roadmap addresses, based on the definition of Open Science offered by the European Commission’s Open Science Policy Platform. The speaker will look at all 8 pillars, but concentrate on three of them, describing current work in each of these areas in UCL (University College London). For the Future of Scholarly Publishing, the speaker will look at the possible impact of Plan S on current models for scholarly publishing and also describes the new open journal publishing platform being launched by UCL Press in January 2019. The paper will also look at the readiness of universities to participate in the EOSC (European Open Science Cloud), being launched in Vienna on 23 November 2018. The third area the paper will look at is the challenging area of Bibliometrics and how/if Open Science principles can change prevailing practice. The paper will then offer some tentative thoughts on the ability of European universities to embrace Open Science principles.
Open Science: An Genuine Cultural Change - a viewpoint from OSPP and a research intensive young university
In this talk Dr. Méndez will analyze how to face the needed cultural change to drive Open Science at institutional level in a Young European University from the approach that she supports, as chair of the Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP), of the Practical Commitment for Implementation (PCI).
Towards the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC): reflections on a local basis for domestic Infrastructures
In November 2018, the European Commission launched the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) at the University of Vienna. The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) envisions establishing a European data infrastructure, integrating high-capacity cloud solutions, eventually widening the scope of these services to include the public sector and industry. But, what does it mean at a domestic level, and how does it fit with the now launched EOSC? Understanding the EOSC structure is a first step in recognizing the opportunities offered by the newly launched EOSC. This presentation offers some reflections for a better understanding of the realization of the EOSC at the present stage. A main topic addressed by the The Austrian Presidency effort is the focussing on the development of sustainable collaborative ecosystems, as foreseen by the EOSC. The attention is particularly directed on Data Culture, Research Data Services, Architecture and Funding. So domestic initiatives will link with the huge pan European initiatives, infrastructures and bodies, e.g.. ESFRI, RDA, GO FAIR, EGI, EUDAT, e-IRG, EOSC-Pilot, EOSC-Hub, OpenAIRE as well as expert groups and advisory groups like the High Level Expert Group on the European Open Science Cloud or the Standing Working Group on Open Science and Innovation of the European Research Area and Innovation Committee (ERAC). A second topic is the governance model. A long-term, sustainable research infrastructure in Europe such as the European Open Science Cloud requires a strong and flexible governance model based on trust and increasing mutuality. As interdisciplinarity is one of the main objectives of the EOSC, the governance model is based on representativity, proportionality, accountability, inclusiveness and transparency. Further several important EOSC milestones occurred during the Austrian EU presidency in the second half of 2018. One of this is the proclamation of the “Vienna Declaration on the EOSC” at Member State level. The Declaration is composed of 11 statements meant to capture our common understanding on the required governance to make the EOSC a reality by 2020. The Declaration recalls already agreed conclusions (Council Conclusion EOSC, Brussels 29. Mai 2018, 9291/18) and the roadmap on EOSC (Commission Staff Working Document, Implementation Roadmap for the European Open Science Cloud, Brussels, 14.3.2018, SWD(2018) 83 final) to start the process of implementation. The implementation of these processes does not mean that everything is already written in stone. Member States and The Commission will work together towards the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud realizing that EOSC is an ongoing Pan-european Process.
Citizen Science and Research Libraries: the prospect of a long term relationship
This presentation will highlight important new opportunities for libraries by analysing the roles they could potentially play in citizen science projects. Citizen science is one of the eight pillars of open science identified by the Open Science Policy Platform, a High Level Working Group of the European Commission. Several of these roles will be illustrated by recent case studies. This presentation thus will present a snapshot of what libraries have so far achieved in this sphere and the challenges and opportunities which remain.
and Vice Chancellor Martin Zachariasen, IT University of Copenhagen. Chaired by David Budtz Pedersen, Aalborg University.