Open Access week 2015: Wed. Oct. 21st

During the international Open Access Week 2015, themed “Open for Collaboration”, the Belgian universities, with the support of the Royal Library, jointly organize a two-day event entitled “Research Impact through Open Access: Explore new opportunities”, on 21st and 22nd October 2015 at the Royal Library in Brussels.

Anyone can attend the event although the sessions and workshops are primarily intended for  PhD students, postdocs and (junior) professors.

Twitter hashtag #openaccess_be

Registration is compulsory but free of charge. All sessions are English-spoken.

Wednesday 21 October 2015 (organised by Flemish universities)

Venue: Royal Sky Room 1 – Royal Library Brussels (close to train station Brussels Central and parking Albertine) – Directions

Register here

More information:


09.00-09.30 Doors Open
09.30-09.45 Open Access Belgium: what are we & what do we do Inge Van Nieuwerburgh (UGent)
09.45-10.15 Open Access mandates and how to comply with these (for free) Rudi Baccarné (UAntwerpen)
10.15-10.45 Funding Open Access costs – the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot Pablo De Castro (LIBER)
10.45-11.15 Supporting Infrastructures to Open Research Emilie Hermans (UGent)


11.30-12.30 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication ( Jeroen Bosmans & Bianca Kramer (U Utrecht)

Lunch break + info market 

(claim your ORCID, use templates for copyright transfer agreement with publishers)

13.30-14.00 Open Science is More than Open Access, but what is it? Susan Reilly (LIBER)
14.00-14.30 Open – OK. But what about copyright? Gwen Franck (CC)
14.30-15.00 Tracking Impact: Traditional vs Alt-metrics Hannelore Vanhaverbeke (KULeuven)


15.15-16.15 The Cost of OA Publishing: panel of publishers with Frontiers, BiomedCentral moderator: Pablo De Castro
16.15-16.30 Publishing “Open” ((data)journals,  monographs) speaker tbc

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: