A virtual event organised by:
Sorbonne University, supported by the UCL Office for Open Science University College London, UCL Press, with technical support by Scientific Knowledge Services

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About the event

Open 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 more transparent and collaborative approaches. Open Science has the potential to transform the research landscape. This potential has been successfully tested – if only that – during pandemic times. 

Open Science started as a vision, aiming to address matters like research reproducibility and access to the results of publicly-funded research. The vision was generally welcome by academic and research institutions and benefited from a great advocacy movement. It’s high time now to build on practice and effective management. 
It is generally accepted in Europe that research should be as open as possible and as close as necessary. Finding the borderline between the two is one of the most important tasks for practitioners, whether they belong to funders, research organisations, their partners or researchers themselves.
Yet, this borderline is not sufficiently explored. Guidelines based on feedback and learning from practice should be created, rather sooner than later.
This innovative approach to research has further potential: to address existing inequalities and matters like inclusivity, ethics, better assessment or the missing links between science and society or to re-shape public-private partnerships.

This Open Science event is organized by Sorbonne University, supported by the UCL Office for Open Science University College LondonUCL Press, with technical support by Scientific Knowledge Services (SKS).

Emphasizing research practices, we will discuss the role of research organisations to support this transition, both acting local and internationally.

The results of the workshops will be captured in a formal report. The report is intended to be used by all involved partners, to advance the implementation of Open Science in their communities and their own institutions.

The language of this event is English. 

The Workshop format offers both on-the-spot interactions and follow-up opportunities.
Please feel welcomed to participate to the sessions and to extend your professional network at the international level.

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.

The members of Open Science Workshops Steering Committee are:

  • Dr. Paul Ayris,  Pro-Vice-Provost (LCCOS – Library, Culture, Collections and Open Science) in UCL (University College London) 
  • 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

We look forward to seeing you in December for what promises to be a stimulating event!



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Chapter XLIII: Sorbonne 12-12-2023
14:15 - 14:35

International working group for a national and open monitoring on publications: French Monitor on Open Science

Since 2018, France's public policy on open science has benefited from a data-oriented, country-wide, and factual monitoring tool, the French Open Science Monitor ( This national monitor can be further adapted to geographical, organizational, and research domains to follow more focused activity, with a range of customization tools available to individual institutions. Initially focusing on open access to publications, the French Monitor has been extended over time to cover more comprehensively Open Science, including in particular the transparency of clinical trials and the sharing of software and research datasets. The French monitor entirely relies on open and public data, enriched by machine learning techniques and feedback from its users. Improving research datasets and software detection, as well as exploiting new open scientific knowledge graphs like OpenAlex are part of our perspectives in order to keep providing open services to the higher education and research community in France.

14:35 - 14:55

Making the CWTS Leiden ranking more transparent

The CWTS Leiden Ranking aims to provide a responsible alternative to major university rankings such as Shanghai (ARWU), THE, and QS. However, due to the proprietary nature of the data used in the Leiden Ranking, the transparency of the ranking has always been limited. In this talk I will discuss the development of the Open Edition of the Leiden Ranking, a fully transparent edition of the ranking based on data from OpenAlex. I will also reflect on the broader movement toward more responsible ways of dealing with university rankings.

15:15 - 15:25

Music Break 

15:25 - 15:35

A skill framework on open science and research integrity

In front of research integrity requirements and awareness of open science for PhD students, Sorbonne University has carried out a skills framework. First, an inventory of existing skillset for PhD students has been done. Then, a draw up a skillset framework has been created (divided into four topics: culture of research integrity, ethical research, free access to scientific publications, transparency and replication of research; and classified according to three levels: knowledge of the indispensable basis, ability to apply as well as transmit the basics, ability to use and apply scientific knowledge in diverse contexts and to transmit advanced concepts). Finally, we have checked alignment with the training courses already offered, and identify weaknesses and areas with little or no coverage.

15:35 - 15:45

Building skills on open science : creation of a MOOC

Following the french National Plan for Open Science in 2018, Sorbonne University’s Open Science MOOC was created with the primary goal of training PhD students across all academic fields to the, at the time, emerging topic of Open Science. With a main team of four people, and recruiting colleagues along the way within the Sorbonne University and Museum national d’Histoire naturelle libraries, we created a teaching program that includes a wide spectrum of topics, from the expected open access publication and open data, to the more sensitive questions of research integrity, evaluation, and even more. In this presentation, we will detail our process, our choices regarding content and speakers, and how we tried to create a format that is both engaging and rewarding for students of academic disciplines.

15:45 - 15:55

Open 4EU+ : training within an European Alliance

15:55 - 16:05

DMP for PhD students and their supervisor in Milano university

This presentation outlines the details and execution of a training initiative started at the University of Milan three years ago. It involves the joint training of ten phd students each year spanning diverse academic disciplines and their respective supervisors. The training focuses on FAIR data management principles and the skills required for crafting Data Management Plans (DMPs). This training effort is a collaborative endeavor, involving the Technology Transfer Office (TTO), and as of this year, the Data Protection Officer (DPO) support office as well. The primary objective is to establish specialized hubs of knowledge within university laboratories and departments. Three years into the project, initial assessments and comments will be made.

16:05 - 16:15

Research data help desk


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Adrien Demilly

Sorbonne University Library

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Amélie Church

Sorbonne University

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Anne-Catherine Fritzinger

Sorbonne University

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Cécile Arènes

Sorbonne University

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Dorina Dobi

University of Milano

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Élisabeth Angel-Perez

Sorbonne University

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Eric Jeangirard

French Ministry of Higher Education and Research

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Ludo Waltman

Professor of Quantitative Science Studies at CWTS

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Paola Galimberti

Universitá degli Studi di Milano

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Pascale Pauplin

Sorbonne University

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Paul Ayris

UCL (University College London)

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Roger Guérin

Sorbonne University

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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