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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 organised by: French association of directors and executive of academic libraries and documentation  (ADBU), supported by UCL´s (University College London) Global Engagement Office and the UCL Office for Open Science, with technical support by Scientific Knowledge Services

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 (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

Additionally, our local partners will be able to delegate a member to join our Steering Committee with reference to the respective event that will take place in their country.

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


* The times are shown in CET zone

  • 13:00 - 14:00


  • 14:00 - 14:05

    Opening Notes: Marc Martinez, Director of the Library, Resources and Scientific Information Department - SciencesPo

    Marc Martinez Marc Martinez
  • 14:05 - 14:25

    Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost (UCL Library Services & UCL Office for Open Science & Scholarship): Open Science – the role of the UCL Office for Open Science & Scholarship

    Paul Ayris Paul Ayris
  • 14:25 - 14:45

    Sandrine Gropp, Université de Montpellier and Laure Lefrançois, Head of the Science and Technology Unit of the Common Documentation Service, Université de Montpellier: University of Montpellier: unification, dissemination and organization: towards an open science ecosystem

    Laure Lefrançois Laure Lefrançois
    Sandrine Gropp Sandrine Gropp
  • 14:45 - 15:05

    Aurore Cartier, Head of the Research and Projects Support Department (DARP) and Head of the Research & Open Science Department and Vincent Chollier, Assistant Editor for the editorial centre Prairial, Head of the publication and Editorial Secretary of the open access journal Frontière·s- Université Lyon 3: Prairial (a platform hosting humanities and social sciences journals published in open access)

    Aurore Cartier Aurore Cartier
  • 15:05 - 15:15

    Music Break

  • 15:15 - 15:35

    Julien Sempéré, Director of the Libraries, Information and Open Science Department and Lumen Learning Center Project Manager – Université Paris-Saclay: Open Science initiatives at Université Paris-Saclay

    Julien Sempéré Julien Sempéré
  • 15:35 - 15:55

    Sophie Forcadell, Open Science Coordinator, SciencesPo: The inclusion of open science in the CIVICA European university project. What ambition and what role for libraries?

    Sophie Forcadell Sophie Forcadell
  • 15:55 - 16:30

    Discussion Panel

    Sandrine Gropp Sandrine Gropp
    Sophie Forcadell Sophie Forcadell
    Julien Sempéré Julien Sempéré
    Aurore Cartier Aurore Cartier
    Paul Ayris Paul Ayris
  • 16:30 - 16:45

    Closing notes: Paul Ayris

    Paul Ayris Paul Ayris


Chapter XXXV: Paris

Marc Martinez

SciencesPo; ABDU President


Chapter XXXV: Paris

Laure Lefrançois

Université de Montpellier

Chapter XXXV: Paris

Vincent Chollier

Université Lyon 3

Chapter XXXV: Paris

Sandrine Gropp

Université de Montpellier

Chapter XXXV: Paris

Julien Sempéré

Université Paris-Saclay

Chapter XXXV: Paris

Aurore Cartier

Université Lyon 3

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