• The Culture of Open Science
  • European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

An event organised by: Scientific Knowledge Services, University of Turin, Polytechnic University of Turin, and in collaboration with UCL PressLIBER (Association of European Research Libraries).


About event

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.

Steering Committee
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 May, in what promise to be a stimulating event!


* The times are shown in CET.

Chapter XIII: Turin 05-07-2019
08:00 - 09:00

Registration and Networking

09:00 - 09:20

Welcome Notes from University of Turin and Turin Polytechnic

09:20 - 10:00

Keynote: EOSC and the Future of Research and Innovation in Europe

As defined by the European Commission, Open Science consists of 8 pillars of understanding, amongst which are FAIR data and the European Open Science Cloud. Drawing on the results of the EC-funded LEARN project, this paper will look at the challenges which research data management brings to the research institution in an Open Science landscape where research data are at least as equally valued as publications. How, in Rewards systems, can FAIR and/or Open research data be valued as a route to reward and promotion? The paper will look at how these concepts have been embodied into the new UCL Academic Promotions Framework. In terms of skills development, what needs to happen to equip researchers (especially early career researchers) with the knowledge they need to work in a data-intensive environment? A recent European report has shown that, for the EU, the cost of not using FAIR data will be 10.2 bn euros a year. A second report promotes policy recommendations to make the FAIR data model sustainable. The paper will conclude by looking at the research infrastructure being put in place by UCL (University College London) to deliver on the research data agenda by studying in detail the launch of its new research data repository, which takes Open and FAIR data as the default.

10:30 - 10:50

The Role of Public-Private Partnership in Open Science

This presentation will discuss the role of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in Open Science. The presenter will speak about how employing honesty, transparency, hard work and politeness in an environment of trust and understanding allow individual and organisations from all walks of life to take risks, express in confidence the intellectual curiosity, explore the bizarre and share lessons learned. Ignoring PPP opportunities is making Open Science less vibrant, disadvantaged and a reversible movement. Open Science in this view, means inclusiveness, interoperability and partnerships.

10:00 - 10:30

EOSC and Data Reuse: What’s in it for Industries and SMEs

Erik Schultes, GoFAIR

10:50 - 11:10

Coffee Break

11:10 - 11:40

Open Innovation: Thinking out of the Box

Carlo Napoli, ENEL Foundation

11:40 - 12:00

Universities and Their Surroundings: Contamination Lab and Piemonte 2029

Germano Paini, UniTO PICTO

12:00 - 12:35

Broad Research Data Commons: The Example of the Digital Open Urban Twin at the Future Urban Legacy Lab

Antonio Vetrò, Nexa Center for Internet & Society / Future Urban Legacy Lab

12:35 - 13:10

Exploring Open Data to Spread out Knowledge: a Real-world Use Case in the Energy Domain

Tania Cerquitelli, Politecnico di Torino, Department of Computer and Control Engineering, SmartData@Polito

13:10 - 14:15

Lunch Break

14:15 - 14:45

Bringing Science to Citizens: The FRIDA Experience

Andrea De Bortoli, UniTO

14:45 - 15:30

Citizen Science: What’s Going on Italy

Andrea Sforzi, Museo naturale della Maremma

15:30 - 15:50

Monitoring Protected Species of Insects with the Help of Citizens: Scientific Results and Lessons Learned

Sonke Hardersen, Reparto Carabinieri Biodiversità di Verona Centro Nazionale per lo Studio e la Conservazione della Biodiversità Forestale "Bosco Fontana" Carabinieri

15:50 - 16:10

Air Pollution and Citizen Science: How the Citizens can Drive the Change. The CAPTOR Experience

Alice de Marco, Legambiente

16:10 - 16:30

Panel Discussion

16:30 - 16:40

Closing Notes

2019 Turin Focus OS Final Report


Chapter XIII: Turin

Paul Ayris

UCL (University College London)

Chapter XIII: Turin

Tiberius Ignat

Scientific Knowledge Services

Lightning Talks

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@KarelLuyben sets up our discussion: Fundamental research driven by curiosity is critical, linking to pragmatic and utility driven research and industry.
Our basis for collaboration:
– Respect
– Trust
– Friendship #OSBiz2020