Dr Paul Ayris

Dr Paul Ayris

University College London

    Dr Ayris is Pro-Vice-Provost (UCL Library Services & UCL Office for Open Science and Scholarship). He joined UCL in 1997.
    Dr Ayris was the President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) 2010-14. He was Chair of the LERU (League of European Research Universities) INFO Community for 10 years, ending in 2020. He also chairs OAI12 – The Geneva Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication. He is a member of the UUK High-Level Strategy Group on E-Resource purchasing for the Jisc community. On 1 August 2013, Dr Ayris became Chief Executive of UCL Press. He has served two terms of office as a member of the President’s and Provost’s Senior Management Team in UCL. On 1 October 2020, Dr Ayris launched the UCL Office for Open Science and Scholarship, of which he is head.
    He has a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History and publishes on English Reformation Studies. In 2019, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

    Event: Focus Open Science - Stockholm
    Title: Open Science – a blueprint for the university in the 21st century?
    Abstract: This paper looks at the role and importance of Open Science as identified by LERU (League of European Research Universities). It then shows how in UCL (University College London) those principles are put into practice via the UCL Office for Open Science and Scholarship. The paper looks at 2 areas of Open Science – the development of new publishing models in UCL Press, the UK’s first fully Open Access University Press; and the adoption of the principles of the San Francisco Declaration and the Leiden Manifesto in UCL’s academic Careers Framework. The paper concludes that Open Science does indeed represent a blueprint for the University of the 21st century, but that challenging choices have to be made.

    All Sessions by Dr Paul Ayris

    CHAPTER XXXIII: ROME July 7, 2021
    10:10 - 10:30

    Paul Ayris, Library Director UCL | 'Open Science – a blueprint for the university in the 21st century?'

    Title: Open Science – a blueprint for the university in the 21st century?

    Abstract: This paper looks at the role and importance of Open Science as identified by LERU (League of European Research Universities). It then shows how in UCL (University College London) those principles are put into practice via the UCL Office for Open Science and Scholarship. The paper looks at 2 areas of Open Science – the development of new publishing models in UCL Press, the UK’s first fully Open Access University Press; and the adoption of the principles of the San Francisco Declaration and the Leiden Manifesto in UCL’s academic Careers Framework. The paper concludes that Open Science does indeed represent a blueprint for the University of the 21st century, but that challenging choices have to be made.

    CHAPTER XXXII: STOCKHOLM June 18, 2021
    10:30 - 10:50

    Paul Ayris, Library Director UCL | 'Open Science – a blueprint for the university in the 21st century?'

    Title: Open Science – a blueprint for the university in the 21st century?
    Abstract: This paper looks at the role and importance of Open Science as identified by LERU (League of European Research Universities). It then shows how in UCL (University College London) those principles are put into practice via the UCL Office for Open Science and Scholarship. The paper looks at 2 areas of Open Science – the development of new publishing models in UCL Press, the UK’s first fully Open Access University Press; and the adoption of the principles of the San Francisco Declaration and the Leiden Manifesto in UCL’s academic Careers Framework. The paper concludes that Open Science does indeed represent a blueprint for the University of the 21st century, but that challenging choices have to be made.

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    Building Consistency for Open Science in Europe: Day 2 April 20, 2021
    12:45 - 13:05

    Dr Paul Ayris (University College London) | 'Open Science – a blueprint for the university in the 21st century?'

    Abstract The paper looks at the 8 pillars of Open Science, as defined in Europe. It will use UCL (University College London) as a case study to illustrate the cultural change which is needed in an organization to support a move to Open Science. It will also identify the mechanisms being adopted by LERU (League of European Research Universities) to deliver that change. The paper will then look at 2 of the 8 pillars of Open Science as exemplars of change – the impact of the development of a bespoke publishing platform and the position taken by UCL in embedding DORA (San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment) into research assessment and career development frameworks.

    13:05 - 13:50

    Q&A Session

    Q&A Session with Dr Paul Ayris, Colleen Campbell, Dr Paolo Budroni.

    Moderated by Iryna Kuchma

    Chapter XVII: Madrid July 8, 2019
    09:15 - 09:45

    Dr. Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost University College London, UK: Leading the change to Open Science in European Universities

    Chair: Silvia Gómez Recio, YERUN

    Chapter XXIX: Vienna November 20, 2020
    10:50 - 11:10

    Open Science – a blueprint for the university in the 21st century?

    This paper will look at the 8 pillars of Open Science, as defined by the European Commission and described in the LERU (League of European Research Libraries) Open Science Roadmap, and which be analysed in the forthcoming LERU paper on Best Practice in adopting Open Science principles and policies. What are the strengths and challenges in each of the 8 pillars of Open Science and what is the range of responses that universities could make? In this landscape, the paper will then look at four of the 8 pillars, Open Access Publishing, Research Data Management and Open data E-Infrastructures (European Open Science Cloud), Promotions/Rewards and the responsible use of Bibliometrics, and Citizen Science. It will take UCL (University College London) as an exemplar of good practice and demonstrate with real life examples how this university has implemented new platforms and services, established new policies and practice, showing the benefits and the challenges of these approaches.

    11:50 - 13:00

    Discussion Panel: Open Science And Regulatory Frames

    Panelists: Karina Angelieva, Deputy Minister of Education and Science in Bulgaria Dr. Paul Ayris, University College London Prof. Li Jianhui, Chinese Academy of Science Martin Semberger, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs Dr. Stefan Hanslik, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research Marie Timmermann, Science Europe Chair and Moderator: Dr. Paolo Budroni, TU Wien Co-chair: Dr. Tiberius Ignat, Scientific Knowledge Services

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