A CHAPTER XIII(13th) OF FOCUS ON OPEN SCIENCE addressing:
- 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 Press, LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries).
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 May, in what promise to be a stimulating event!
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Registration and Networking
Welcome Notes from University of Turin and Turin Polytechnic
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.
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.
EOSC and Data Reuse: What’s in it for Industries and SMEs
Erik Schultes, GoFAIR
Open Innovation: Thinking out of the Box
Carlo Napoli, ENEL Foundation
Universities and Their Surroundings: Contamination Lab and Piemonte 2029
Germano Paini, UniTO PICTO
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
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
Bringing Science to Citizens: The FRIDA Experience
Andrea De Bortoli, UniTO
Citizen Science: What’s Going on Italy
Andrea Sforzi, Museo naturale della Maremma
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
Air Pollution and Citizen Science: How the Citizens can Drive the Change. The CAPTOR Experience
Alice de Marco, Legambiente