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, learned societies, academies and publishers.

The conference is free and open to all, and includes a welcome reception at the historic University Library on the evening before the conference.

Date And Time:
Tue, 5 Nov 2019, 17:00 – Wed, 6 Nov 2019, 16:45 CET

Location:
The conference will take place at the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, Janseniusstraat 1, 3000 Leuven View Map
The welcome reception will take place at the KU Leuven University Library, Mgr. Ladeuzeplein 21, 3000 Leuven View map

Programme

Registration:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-future-of-research-assessing-the-impact-of-plan-s-tickets-60744650886

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 day will focus on open science indicators as these emerge from national and EU initiatives, while the second will be a forward thinking exploration for more advanced aspects of indicators for innovation and societal impact.WHEN – May 27-28th, 2019

WHERE – Het Pand, Ghent, Belgium
WHAT – A two day workshop exploring mechanisms for research policy monitoring and indicators: discussing the what ‘indicators’ and the how: infrastructure. This workshop is in collaboration with Data4Impact, with support of Science Europe.

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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 advancement of research in Europe and introduces the new EOSC Portal.

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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 publications and books?

How to achieve FAIR data and good Research Data Management?

Introduction on research data management and FAIR data by Myriam Mertens: Slides introduction

Data sharing 101: a principled approach to transparency in (psychological) science by Olivier Klein (ULB): slides

ERC – consolidator grant – TransMid Towards Open Science by Niel Hens: slides

Boosting academic reputation with OA publications

Recordings Boosting Academic reputation with open access publications

Open Science Policy: funder requirements H2020, F.W.O., F.N.R.S. and Legal aspects in Belgium

Presentation by Emilie Hermans on EC, ERC, Belspo and FWO Open Science Requirements: Slides Open Science Policy

Presentation by Sandrine Brognaux: Slides policy F.N.R.S.

Presentation by Joris Deene on legal aspects and copyright:Slides Open Science Legislation

Register for the Open Science webinars during Open Access Week

As a part of the international Open Access Week 2018, Belgium universities host a series of lunch-time webinars. Themed “Everyone on the road to Open Science”, these online presentations will cover different topics concerning Open Science aimed at PhD’s, researchers and research supporting staff.

Practical

October 22, 12:00-13:00  | Register here for the Webinar: Open Peer Review

October 23, 12:00-13:00  | Register here for the Webinar: How to achieve OA to publications and books?

October 24, 12:30-13:30  | Register here for the Webinar: How to achieve FAIR data and good Research Data Management?

October 25, 12:00-13:00  | Register here for the Webinar: Boosting academic reputation with OA publications

October 26, 12:00-13:00  | Register here for the Webinar: Open Science Policy: funder requirements H2020, FWO, FNRS and Legal aspects in Belgium

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The day and an hour before your selected webinar you will be sent a reminder email. The webinars will last an hour with time for questions.

Can’t make it? No problem! The sessions will also be recorded and be posted here after the event.

Programme details

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

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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)
22/10

12h-13h

 

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

23/10

12h-13h

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

Laurence Bénichou & Isabelle Gérard, European journal of taxonomy

Jean-Michel Lafleur (ULiège)

24/10

12h30-13h30

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

Olivier Klein (ULB)

Niel Hens (UHasselt)

25/10

12h-13h

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

Veerle De Laet (Leuven University Press)

Philippe Bocquier (UCLouvain)

26/10

12h-13h

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!

Belgian copyright law amended in favor of open access to scientific articles

A change in the belgian copyright law allows the authors of scientific articles financed by the public sector, to retain the right to make their article available in Open Access even if otherwise stipulated in their contract with the publisher.

Published the 5th September 2018, this law completes and reinforces the recent decree of the fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (FWB) which requires the deposit in open access of scientific articles in institutional directories.

The text specifies that :

  • The article must be publicly financed by at least 50%
  • The article can be diffused in open access even if the author has already waved his copyright to the editor
  • The embargo period is 12 months after publication for the human and social sciences and 6 months after publication for the applied sciences; or less if authorized by the publishing contract
  • The source of the first publication must be mentioned

This rules also apply to every article published before the publication of the law.

Text in French and Dutch : http://www.dekamer.be/FLWB/PDF/54/3143/54K3143006.pdf

Source : Le Moniteur Belge/Het Belgisch Staatsblad. 2018-09-05. Art. 29