Online event “Everyone on the road to open science” – 22nd – 26th October 2018


During the international Open Access Week 2018, themed “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge”, the Belgian universities jointly organize a 5 day online event entitled “Everyone on the road to open science”, from the 22nd until the 26th of October 2018. Several topics of open science will be addressed, such as open peer review, the FAIR data principles, research data management, legal aspects, etc.

Anyone can attend the event, although the webinars are primarily intended for PhD students, postdocs and (junior) professors. All sessions are English-spoken.

Twitter hashtag #openaccess_be

Programme webinars

Date Topic Speaker(s)



Open Peer Review Emilie Menz (ULB), Head of Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles

Axel Cleeremans (ULB), Chief Editor for Frontiers in Psychology

Louisa Flintoft, Executive Editor, BMC In-House Journals



How to achieve OA to publications and books? Eric Laureys (BELSPO)

Laurence Bénichou & Isabelle Gérard, European journal of taxonomy

Jean-Michel Lafleur (ULiège)



How to achieve FAIR data and RDM?   Myriam Mertens (UGent)

Olivier Klein (ULB)

Niel Hens (UHasselt)



Boosting academic reputation with open access publications? Yves Deville (Digital University UCL)

Veerle De Laet (Leuven University Press)

Philippe Bocquier (UCLouvain)



Open Science Policy: funder requirements H2020, FWO, FNRS and Legal aspects in Belgium Emilie Hermans (UGent)

Céline Thillou (UMons)

Joris Deene (Everest-Law)

More information about how to register for the webinars is coming soon!

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