Dr Ignasi Labastida
University of Barcelona
Dr. Ignasi Labastida is the Rector's Delegate for Open Science at the University of Barcelona. He is also the Head of the Office the Dissemination of Knowledge at the Universitat de Barcelona where he is also leading the Research Unit at the CRAI (Learning and Research Resource Center). From this Office he is leading different projects towards openness related to open educational resources, open access and open data within his own institution and partnering with external institutions. He has been a member of the OCW Consortium Board of Directors on behalf of Creative Commons and a member of the Administrative Council of Communia, an International Association on the Public Domain built on the eponymous Thematic Network. He is the chair of the LERU Information and Open Access Policy Group and the board of SPARC Europe
Event: Building Consistency for Open Science in Europe: Rhetoric and Practice
Title: Can Open Science be the default option? An experience from a multidisciplinary university
Abstract: Open Science is becoming a priority for funders and policy makers to support practices aimed at increasing the societal impact of research activities and outcomes. Universities can not just wait and see how these practices are being implemented, they need to play an active role. They need to transform themselves, to create new profiles, new services, new infrastructures and to make a cultural change at all levels. In this talk I would like to share what we have done, and we are still doing, at the University of Barcelona for making Open Science the default option but also how we are trying to lead the change. We don't want just to change because funders and policy makers are asking us but because we believe science needs to be open by default.