Flemish Open Science Board launched to fulfill European engagement and invest in Open Science

The Flemish Open Science Board It was a nice Christmas present for the Open Science community, right before the New Year, The Flemish Open Science Board emerged. On initiative of Flemish minister Hilde Crevits, the Flemish Government approved the Flemish Open Science policy plan and the Open Science Board (the document can be downloaded here).Continue reading “Flemish Open Science Board launched to fulfill European engagement and invest in Open Science”

New BELSPO Open Research Data Mandate supports FAIR data principles

The new BELSPO Open Research Data mandate has already been introduced at the November 21 Open Science Symposium at the Palace of the Academies. BELSPO is now glad to announce the policy and DMP template’s official availability on the BELSPO website. Its provisions are being integrated in BELSPO Research Contracts, starting with BRAIN in marchContinue reading “New BELSPO Open Research Data Mandate supports FAIR data principles”

OpenAIRE is celebrating 10 years of showcasing leadership in Open Science in Europe

One year after the official start, on December 2 – 2010: 126 people gathered for the launch of OpenAIRE in Ghent: the launch of the technical services and the official first appearance of the OpenAIRE network. The goal: Support the implementation of the EC and ERC Open Access pilot in Europe, via two main objectives:Continue reading “OpenAIRE is celebrating 10 years of showcasing leadership in Open Science in Europe”

Open Access in a Global Perspective: Comparing Policies and Practices

When: Monday December 2, 14h-18h Where: Justus-Lipsiuszaal (LETT 08.16), Erasmushuis, Blijde-Inkomststraat 21, 3000 Leuven In the context of Digital Worlds: cultures and glocalization, organized by the Faculty of Arts of KU Leuven, KU Leuven Libraries organizes the event Open Access in a Global Perspective: Comparing Policies and Practices. This event focuses on the implementation ofContinue reading “Open Access in a Global Perspective: Comparing Policies and Practices”

Playing the Open Science Game

On the occasion of the international Open Access Week 2019, 31 library staff from the Université libre de Bruxelles played the Open Science game : “Libérez la science!”. Six games of 5 to 6 players allowed the participants to learn or refine their knowledge on open access, data management, scientific publications, and even to discoverContinue reading “Playing the Open Science Game”

Successful first Mini Open Science Fair ULB-VUB

On the occasion of the Open Access week 2019, the first Mini Open Science Fair jointly organized by ULB and VUB was held on October 23 in Brussels. 45 researchers and support staff gathered to discuss Open Science practices, i.e. sharing research results as soon as possible in the research cycle to ensure their transparency,Continue reading “Successful first Mini Open Science Fair ULB-VUB”

Conference: The Future of Research: Assessing the Impact of Plan S

The bold ambition behind Plan S is to ensure that full open access to published research finally becomes a reality. Yet, what does it mean for the future of research? Join us for this event at KU Leuven on 5th-6th November 2019, where our distinguished panels of experts will debate the prospects for researchers, universities,Continue reading “Conference: The Future of Research: Assessing the Impact of Plan S”

OpenAIRE Workshop on ‘Research policy monitoring in the era of Open Science and Big Data’ announced in Ghent.

A two-day workshop titled ‘Research policy monitoring in the era of Open Science and Big Data – The what (indicators) and the how (infrastructures)’, co-organised by OpenAIRE and Data4Impact, with support of Science Europe, will explore mechanisms for research policy monitoring and indicators, and how to link these to infrastructure and services. The first dayContinue reading “OpenAIRE Workshop on ‘Research policy monitoring in the era of Open Science and Big Data’ announced in Ghent.”

Launch of the European Open Science Cloud

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is officially launched today, 23 November 2018, during an event hosted by the Austrian Presidency of the European Union. The inauguration marks the conclusion of a long process of consultation and reflection with stakeholders led by the European Commission. The event demonstrates the importance of EOSC for the advancementContinue reading “Launch of the European Open Science Cloud”

Recordings Open Access Week

During the international Open Access Week 2018, 5 webinars were organized by Belgian universities and Belspo. You can find the recordings and some of the presentations here. Open Peer Review Introduction by Emilie Menz: slides Open Peer Review Experiences of Open Peer Review at BMC by Axel Cleeremans: Slides How to achieve OA to publicationsContinue reading “Recordings Open Access Week”