An event organised by: Scientific Knowledge Services and in collaboration with UCL PressLIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) and ANKOS (Anatolian University Libraries Consortium).


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
  • Dr. Güssün Günes, President of ANKOS

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Turkish and English.

We look forward to seeing you in April, in what promise to be a stimulating event!


* The times are shown in terms of the local time zone.

Chapter XXIII: Antalya 04-07-2020
15:00 - 20:00

Registration / Foyer Area

15:00 - 15:40

Open Science - The Culture, The Movement, The Changes

Long has been discussing the opportunity to transform the research endeavour into a more transparent enterprise. Yet, gaps remain between rhetoric and practice. The culture and the movement behind this transformation need further alignment and change management should complement the advocacy programmes. As we move toward this stage, there are some particular challenges that require anticipation on the front of internet trackers, algorithmic persuasion and Robotic Process Automation (RPA). The current digital content industry is heavily oriented towards building platforms that track users’ behaviour and seek to convince them to stay longer and come back sooner onto the platform. Similarly, authors are incentivised to publish more and to become champions of dissemination. Arguably, these incentive systems are built around public reputation supported by a system of metrics, hard to be assessed. Generally, the digital content industry is permeable to non-human contributors (algorithms that are able to generate content and reactions), anonymity and identity fraud. It is pertinent to discuss if early signs of track and persuasion are currently present in scholarly communication.

15:40 - 16:20

Leading the Change to Open Science in European Universities

This paper will take the LERU Roadmap for Open Science as a blueprint for introducing Open Science principles and practices into universities. UCL (University College London) is in the top 10 of global research-led universities. It is also the third oldest university in England. Using UCL as a case study, this paper will look at the 8 pillars of Open Science, as defined by the European Commission, and examine progress in introducing Open Science principles and practice at a university level. The paper will identify the benefits and challenges of the approach, and highlight what remains to be done. The paper will end by examining the LERU statement on the Leadership needed for Open Science to succeed.

16:20 - 17:00

International Collaboration Boosting Open Science

Open Science is being implemented in many countries in Europe. Research is global and also the development of policies, infrastructures, sharing of best practices etc. must happen in international collaboration. Various platforms and organisations -Open Science Policy Platform, Liber, LERU, OA2020 initiative and licensing consortia to mention a few- support the transition towards Open Science. Finland aims to be a leading country in Open Science. The development of the basic building blocks was started already in 2010 in a national initiative. In 2018 the responsibility of national coordination of Open Science was given to the Federation of Learned Societies in accordance with the recommendations of the Open Science Policy Platform. The presentation will discuss European and national level policies and give some practical examples of implementing Plan S principles.

18:00 - 19:00

Networking. Stand and Poster Session Opening / Foyer Area


Chapter XXIII: Turkey – Canceled due to Covid-19 Outbreak

Kristiina Hormia- Poutanen

National Library of Finland

Chapter XXIII: Turkey – Canceled due to Covid-19 Outbreak



Chapter XXIII: Turkey – Canceled due to Covid-19 Outbreak

Paul Ayris

UCL (University College London)

Chapter XXIII: Turkey – Canceled due to Covid-19 Outbreak

Tiberius Ignat

Scientific Knowledge Services

Lightning Talks

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Our basis for collaboration:
– Respect
– Trust
– Friendship #OSBiz2020