An event organised by:
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and ECLAC Hernán Santa Cruz Library  supported by UCL´s (University College London) Global Engagement Office and the UCL Office for Open Science, with technical support by Scientific Knowledge Services.

Video recording of the event

About 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 University of Stockholm, supported by UCL’s (University College London) Global Engagement Office and the UCL Office for Open Science, 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 (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 June, in what promise to be a stimulating event!


Event starts at 14:00 BST / 15 CEST / 16:00 EEST

Times displayed in this schedule at in Central European Summer Time (CEST)

  • 15:00 - 15:10

    Welcome Notes

    Welcome notes by Tiberius Ignat,
    Director of Scientific Knowledge Services

    Tiberius Ignat Tiberius Ignat
  • 15:10 - 15:30

    Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost in University College London

    Presentation: A Next Generation University Press: UCL Press as a model for Open Science publishing

    Paul Ayris Paul Ayris
  • 15:30 - 15:50

    Fernanda Beigel, Principal Investigator of CONICET and Professor at National University of Cuyo, Argentina

    Presentation: Latin American scientific publications, tensions and challenges in the transition to open science

    Fernanda Beigel Fernanda Beigel
  • 15:50 - 16:10

    Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, Director at the Library Network Services, National Library of Finland

    Kristiina Hormia- Poutanen Kristiina Hormia- Poutanen
  • 16:10 - 16:20

    Music Break

  • 16:20 - 16:40

    Arianna Becerril García, Professor-researcher at Autonomous University of the State of Mexico

    Presentation: Towards a Latin American non-commercial Open Science ecosystem in the hands of academia: The articulation of the green and diamond routes

    Arianna Becerril García Arianna Becerril García
  • 16:40 - 17:20

    Panel Discussion chaired by Wouter Schallier, Chief of the Hernán Santa Cruz Library of UN/ECLAC

    Wouter Schallier Wouter Schallier
  • 17:20 - 17:30

    Closing Notes by Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost in University College London

    Paul Ayris Paul Ayris


Chapter XXXVI: Latin America

Wouter Schallier

Hernán Santa Cruz Library of UN/ECLAC


Chapter XXXVI: Latin America

Paul Ayris

UCL (University College London)

Chapter XXXVI: Latin America

Kristiina Hormia- Poutanen

National Library of Finland

Chapter XXXVI: Latin America

Arianna Becerril García

Autonomous University of the State of Mexico

Chapter XXXVI: Latin America

Fernanda Beigel

National University of Cuyo

Before you join the event, we would like to ask you:

Would you like to receive a Certificate of Attendance?

@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