A virtual event organised by:
Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), supported by the UCL Office for Open Science University College London, UCL Press, and Scientific Knowledge Services

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 The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 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 October for what promises to be a stimulating event!


The agenda will be published soon. 

Chapter XLI: Hong Kong 09-27-2023
09:05 - 09:25

The role of Transformative Agreements in a Brave New OA world

This presentation will address the following issues: - What are Transformative Agreements? - New publishing models - The Brave New World? The speaker will look globally at arrangements for the transition to Open Access that have been put in place – with particular references to Transformative Agreements, Green Open Access, and the power of international collaborations. UCL (University College London) is highlighted as an exemplar in this analysis, which also includes other international bodies and movements. A suggested picture of the Brave New OA world is shared along with a 4-step test on how to reach that destination.

09:25 - 09:45

The Hong Kong Open Access Journey

In this presentation, Ms. Flora Ng, Chief Information Officer and University Librarian of The University of Hong Kong, will share her experience in advancing the Open Access agenda in the higher education institutions in Hong Kong. She is also the Joint University Library Advisory Committee (JULAC) Chair from 2022-2023 and she is the current JULAC Consortiall Chair. She will share the various aspects of the OA journey, the various Transformation Agreements reached, and the positive impact of the Open Access. She will further discuss the challenges and obstacles in driving Open Access in Hong Kong.

09:45 - 10:05

My first encounter with Open scholarship

10:05 - 10:10

Music Break

Luk Wai-chun: Tomorrow (Commissioned by Musicus Society, world première at Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive concert on 13 May 2022)

10:10 - 10:25

RDM Services at UCL

This presentation will draw a comprehensive picture of the provision of research data management services at UCL (University College London). These are collaborations between ARC (Advanced Research Computing) and UCL Library Services. The presentation will describe the learning curve on which the Library embarked, which resulted in the EU-funded LEARN project – see, and the Library’s European leadership which resulted in the Sorbonne Declaration on Research Data - see – signed by global research partners across the world.

10:25 - 10:40

Research Data Service at CUHK: Supporting the Research Life Cycle in an Open Science Environment

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) launched its research data service in 2021. In addition to the Data Management Plan (DMP) service and the CUHK Research Data Repository, the CUHK Library offers various events and educational resources to engage CUHK researchers on Research Data Management (RDM) and support its practice in their research. While research data is involved in the whole research life cycle and creates a data life cycle, the research data service is framed on an open science workflow. This includes DOI registrations for DMPs, enhanced process in data deposit, peer review of data and research statements, open data, and data reuse, among others. This presentation will provide an overview of the research data service at CUHK and demonstrate how it facilitates RDM in an open science environment.

10:40 - 10:55

Responsible Bibliometrics: Developing an Institutional Policy

University College London adopted a policy on the responsible use of publication metrics in 2020. This talk will outline the core principles of the policy and why they were selected, and look at how the policy was developed in consultation with researchers and with academic departments.

10:55 - 11:10

The Current and Future Library Support on Research Metrics in The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The speaker will briefly introduce the Institutional Research Information System redevelopment project at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). One of the goals of the project is to enhance the institutional capacity of making data-driven decisions with all research-related information, including research metrics, under one system. Given that the system will make research metrics readily available for the CUHK community, it is imperative for the Library to raise awareness about the responsible use of metrics. Within this context, the speaker will review the current and discuss the future Library support on research metrics.


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Andrew Gray

UCL (University College London)

Chapter XLIV: Hong Kong

Benjamin Meunier

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Chiu Chi-yue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Chapter XLIV: Hong Kong

Ella Fu

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Flora Ng

The University of Hong Kong

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Mai Har Sham

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Paul Ayris

UCL (University College London)

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Wendy Hoi-Yan Wong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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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