Webinar – The path from OpenAIRE to EOSC in Belgium

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.

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Belnet appointed as a mandated organisation of the EOSC Association

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. 

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WEBINAR: EOSC-Pillar RDM Training and Support Catalogue

The EOSC-Pillar project is building a catalogue of training and support material for FAIR data stewardship. The catalogue includes training materials as well as day-to-day, operational and readily available resources that can be used by data stewards to support researchers.

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!

Register here
Who should attend
  • Belgian data steward community
  • Data stewards from the EOSC-Pillar countries
  • People interested in training and support resources for Research Data Management
Preliminary agenda:
  • Introduction to EOSC & EOSC-Pillar – Inge Van Nieuwerburgh, Coordinator scholarly communication (Ghent University)
  • EOSC-Pillar Training and Support catalogue – Paula Oset, Data Steward (Ghent University)
  • Feedback session
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Slides and recordings – Open Science Webinar with top UHasselt COVID-19 researchers!

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.

Recordings are available at drive.google.com/file/d/19NFA_SbOloYMFAxCt-Oy0d5nnSscJY7h/view

Geert Molenberghs (professor of Biostatistics at UHasselt and KU Leuven)

Thomas Neyens (assistant professor in Biostatistics at UHasselt and KU Leuven)

Liesbet M. Peeters (assistant professor in Biomedical Data Science at UHasselt)

Niel Hens (Professor of biostatistics at Hasselt University and the University of Antwerp)

Jan Aerts (professor Visual Analytics at UHasselt)

Open Science Webinars recordings – Skills and training

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

Tuesday October 20, 12.00-13.00  | Training for Data Management Planning

Thursday October 22, 10.00-11.30 | Open Science tools: demo and discussion

Because of the discussion part of this session and some of the ‘back-end’ information on the tools shown, this session was not recorded and not all slides are made available.

Thursday October 22, 12.00-13.00  | Open Science accelerating? COVID 19 examples

Hasselt University Library presents: Open Science Webinar with our top UH COVID-19 researchers!

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.

Register here: Registration Form COVID-19 UHasselt

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New Social Sciences and Digital Humanities Archive – Invitation SODHA webinar

In a few short weeks, the new Social Sciences and Digital Humanities Archive (SODHA) will be launched. The new Belgian SODHA repository offers safe long-term storage for research data from the social sciences and digital humanities, following the principles of findability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability. 

Would you like to learn more about SODHA? Follow the webinar on 27 October 2020 at 10:00 and discover how to find, access and deposit research data in the SODHA archive. This online event is organised specifically for academic data protection officers, data stewards and other data management professionals. 

The event is free, but registration is required (sodha@arch.be).

Online Open Science Webinars – skills and training

As a part of the international Open Access Week 2020, Belgium universities host a series of online webinars. The 4 online presentations will cover different topics concerning Open Science aimed at research supporting staff and librarians interested in learning more about Open Science tools, training, Open Data  and Open Science in practice. 

Practical

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Tuesday October 20, 10.30-11.30 | Skills development for Open Science

Tuesday October 20, 12.00-13.00  | Training for Data Management Planning

Thursday October 22, 10.00-11.30 | Open Science tools: demo and discussion

Thursday October 22, 12.00-13.00  | Open Science accelerating? COVID 19 examples

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Open Access Week 2020 – Save the date

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its tenth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

This year Open Access Belgium will host 4 online webinars, targeted at research support offices and librarians but free for all. The 4 thematic webinars will address: Open Science skills development, Open Data and data management planning, Open Science tools and Open Science in practice: COVID 19 examples.

Registration and the full program will follow shortly but you can already mark the date in your agenda: Tuesday-morning 20 October and Thursday 22 October.

More information will follow shortly!

Mosa, Window of Visibility for Open Access Research in Belgium

A new tool is now live in the Belgian Open Access landscape: Mosa (https://www.mosa-research.be).

Mosa aims to highlight Open Access research produced by scholars from Belgian and Luxembourgish institutions. More than 10 repositories are daily harvested in Mosa. Interface is in Dutch, English (default), French and German.

Mosa currently contains more than 295,000 records in Open Access, but it also contains publications and communications with restricted access (intranet). Depending on the repositories, a Request a print option can help you to directly contact the author and ask for an electronic copy.

In total, there are a bit less than 600,000 records in Mosa, of which a majority of scholarly articles:

  • 328,000 scientific articles
  • 66,000 proceedings
  • 48,000 dissertations
  • 40,000 lectures and conference presentations
  • 36,000 book chapters
  • 16,000 reports
  • 7,000 working papers and preprints
  • 1,800 course materials

For compliance reasons, not all Belgian repositories could be added to Mosa. Hopefully, they can be added soon!

Mosa team can be contacted at info@mosa-research.be.

Mosa