An event organised by:

Paris Nanterre University, Scientific Knowledge Services and in collaboration with UCL Press and LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries).


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 event organised by: Scientific Knowledge Services and in collaboration with UCL Press and LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries).

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 September, in what promises to be a stimulating event!


* The times are shown in CET zone

  • 09:00 - 10:00


  • 10:00 - 10:05

    Opening Notes by Véronique Champeil-Desplats, Professor of Public Law, Deputy Vice Provost for Research at Paris Nanterre University

    Véronique Champeil-Desplats Véronique Champeil-Desplats
  • 10:05 - 10:25

    Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost in UCL (University College London): From Rhetoric to Practice – The Role of the UCL Office for Open Science & Scholarship

    Paul Ayris Paul Ayris
  • 10:25 - 10:35

    Julien Roche, Director of Libraries and Learning Center at University of Lille, LIBER President: Presentation of the French National Strategy of Open Science

    Julien Roche Julien Roche
  • 10:35 - 10:55

    Cécile Swiatek, Library Director of Paris Nanterre University: Nanterre Experience

    Cécile Swiatek Cécile Swiatek
  • 10:55 - 11:15

    Nicolas Fressengeas, Vice President in charge of Digital, Data and Open Science at the University of Lorraine: Open Science Strategy in Lorraine University with a Focus on Scholarly Edition, FAIR Data and Research Assessment

    Nicolas Fressengeas Nicolas Fressengeas
  • 11:15 - 11:35

    Odile Hologne, Head of Department for Open Science in INRAE: INRAE's Open Science Strategy and Data Governance Policy

    Odile Hologne Odile Hologne
  • 11:35 - 11:45

    Music Break

  • 11:45 - 12:25

    Panel Discussion

  • 12:25 - 12:30

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

    Paul Ayris Paul Ayris


Chapter XXXVIII: Paris

Manon le Guennec

Paris Nanterre University


Chapter XXXVIII: Paris

Cécile Swiatek

Paris Nanterre University - ReiSO /MESRI

Chapter XXXVIII: Paris

Julien Roche

University of Lille - LIBER

Chapter XXXVIII: Paris

Nicolas Fressengeas

Lorraine University

Chapter XXXVIII: Paris

Paul Ayris

UCL (University College London)

Chapter XXXVIII: Paris

Véronique Champeil-Desplats

Paris Nanterre University

Lightning Talks

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