Open Access Belgium would like to invite you to join the “Open Science: connecting the actors” event on the 21st of November to share best practices, foster community, and encourage knowledge-sharing on Open Science. The conference is free of charge and open to anyone interested in Open Science, training, networking, and Open Data solutions.
In the context of the International Open Access Week (Oct. 25-31, 2021), Open Access Belgium organized two webinars, one on Open access free alternatives for Researchers and one themed around FAIR open access as a sustainable alternative to scholarly communication and Publisher negotiations.
You can find recordings and slides of this webinar here.
26th October: Open access free alternatives for Researchers
An introduction to Open Research Europe – a researcher perspective – Daniel Spichtinger (University of Vienna)
Let’s celebrate International Open Access Week together. Join us in the yearly Open Access week by attending one of our webinars.
26th October – Free open access
Researchers and research audiences alike are considering the challenges and opportunities of open access publishing. To this end we like present free, sustainable and open alternatives to the traditional publishing route. This webinar is aimed at researchers and focuses on different possibilities to open up scholarly publishing at no costs for researchers without violating copyright.
Find out how to:
negotiate your rights as an author with publishers
engage with the ethics of academic publishing
find and use alternatives to paid open access publishing
use repositories as digital platforms for free, immediate and permanent access to research.
26th October, 12 am to 1 pm: Open access free alternatives for Researchers
12 am – 12:15 am | An introduction to Open Research Europe – a researcher perspective – Daniel Spichtinger (University of Vienna)
12:15 am – 12:30 am | PCI, Peer community in – Jean-François Flot (ULB)
12:30 am – 12:45 am | Copyright and right retention strategy for researchers – Stephen Eglen (Cambridge University)
12:45 am – 1 pm | Where and how to deposit for Belspo financed researchers – SODHA+ and Orfeo – Eric Laureys (BELSPO) & Benjamin Peuch (National Archives of Belgium)
28th October – FAIR open access as a sustainable alternative to scholarly communication / A closer look at Publisher negotiations
The second webinar is aimed at open science support staff and consists of two parts: the first part focuses on FAIR open access, the second part will focus on the possibilities of big deals in the transition to open access publishing.
Join the discussion on:
The current state and evolution of Diamond Open Access journals
How to return control of the publication process to the scholarly community
What the Rights retention strategy entails and how libraries can help
The position of big deal negotiations towards the transition to Open Access
28th October, 2 pm to 5 pm: FAIR open access for Support staff
2 pm – 2:20 pm |Pre-recorded session: Open Access Diamond Journals Study: Exploring collaborative community-driven publishing models for Open Access – Jeroen Bosman (Utrecht University) & Bianca Kramer (Utrecht University)
2:20 pm – 2:40 pm | Flipping journal to FAIR Open Access – the example of Algebraic Combinatorics – Hendrik Van Maldeghem (Ghent University)
2:40 pm – 3:00 pm | Copyright and Rights retention strategy for libraries – Johan Rooryck (cOAlition S) & Sally Rumsey (Jisc)
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm |Questions and Answers
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm | Break
3:30 pm – 5 pm | University of California update on Publisher negotiations and communication with researchers – Jeff MacKie-Mason ( UC Berkeley) & Ellen Finnie (University of California)
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. The day of the webinar and an hour before, a reminder email will be sent to you with the link to the webinar. You can register for one or both webinars here.
The webinars will be recorded and posted on the Openaccess.be so you can consult them later as well.
OpenAIRE has established itself as a key infrastructure for open scholarly output and Open Science services and support. In this webinar we will look at the Belgium context as OpenAIRE moves from a project to a legal entity. As Belgium was at the forefront of the development of the OpenAIRE project, we will look at the history and the future of the project, some of its most used services and to the future of Open Science with the Flemish Open Science Board and the dedicated Open Science webpage for Belgium openaccess.be.
The webinar will take place at the 10the of February at 10.00 CET and will last about 1,5 hour.
The Belgian national research and education network facilitates open science in Belgium and in Europe.
Last month, Belnet, the Belgian research and education network, was appointed as the mandated organisation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Association for Belgium. The aim of EOSC is to create a new European web of data as a means of stimulating interdisciplinary research and thereby boosting science and the economy.
This webinar will present the catalogue to the evolving RDM support community in Belgium and to hear directly from its potential users. It will introduce the EOSC-Pillar project and contextualise the Training and support catalogue within the wider EOSC ecosystem. Throughout the session, participation is encouraged and feedback on different aspects of the catalogue is welcomed. Join us to move the catalogue forward!
In the context of the International Open Access Week (Oct. 19-25, 2020), Hasselt University Library organized an online webinar, where Niel Hens, Geert Molenberghs, Liesbet Peeters, Thomas Neyens and Jan Aerts gave a talk on the role of open data in COVID-19 research.
You can find recordings and slides of this webinar here.
During Open Access Week, Open Science staff from Belgian universities, teamed up to organize a series of 4 webinars aimed at research support staff to provide information on Open Science skills and offer the opportunity to discuss approached to open science literacy and training.
Media content – Slides and recordings
Tuesday October 20, 10.30-11.30 | Skills development for Open Science
In the context of the International Open Access Week (Oct. 19-25, 2020), Hasselt University Library organizes an online webinar, where Niel Hens, Geert Molenberghs, Liesbet Peeters, Thomas Neyens and Jan Aerts will give a talk on the role of open data in COVID-19 research. The event will take place on October 23rd, from 9.30 until 11.00 a.m.
Anyone can attend the session although it is primarily intended for researchers, PhD students, postdocs and (junior) professors.