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.
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.
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.
On the 21st of November, a round table discussion organized by Open Access Belgium, will bring together research administration and libraries to have an in-depth discussion about the financial implications of transformative agreements and the monitoring of cost for Open Access publishing.
More specifically, the event will involve APC monitoring by universities, Electron on the cost of Open Access, ESAC and Bicfb on the mechanisms of the current transformative agreements in place and a group discussion on Open Access publishing costs and transformative agreements. The half day event will also provide the opportunity to exchange experiences on the current transformative agreements and attitude towards open access agreements.
This is an on invitation-only event. A report of the event will be publish later on.
Also of interest
Following the round table discussion, you can join the “Open Science in Belgium: EOSC Initiatives” workshop organised by BELSPO, EWI and CFWB, which will take place on the same day at the Palace of the Academies from 13.30 till 17 pm.
This workshop is independently organized from ‘Open Access publication costs and transformative agreement strategies: a round table discussion’. You can find the programme here.
If interested, you may register separately for this event here.
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
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.
ICIL 2018 is organized by the University of Antwerp (Research Group Government and Law) in collaboration with the Ionian University (Greece), the KU Leuven (CiTiP) and the University of Ghent.
December 13th-14th, 2018, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Suggested topics include: access to information, access to knowledge, open innovation, open science, open access, open data, data sharing, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, intellectual property and contemporary issues of openness, e-government and the digital divide. This is by no means an exhaustive list.
Please submit your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org at the latest on September 15th, 2018.
You will be notified by October 15th, 2018 whether your abstract has been accepted.
The proceedings of the conference will be published and several papers may be considered for a special issue. Full paper deadline: January 15th, 2019.
Over the past 20 years digital open scholarly communications have slowly changed the way we study, research, publish and share knowledge in developed and developing regions, with a trend toward open access, open science, en data. Openness brings benefits but also challenges for sustainable and participatory knowledge infrastructures.
As part of the World Humanities Conference (Liège, from sunday 6 to saturday 12 august), the panel on “The humanities and knowledge as a public good” organized by CLACSO will have invited presentations by Bhanu Neupane (UNESCO, Open Access Programs), Justus Roux (Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa, President), Williams Nwagwu (Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa –CODESRIA Open Access Program), Dominique Chalono (University of Liege, ORBi)
Date and time: Wednesday 9th. August, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Place: University of Liege, (Site du XX Août, Room Gothot, building A1, level +1)
For the third year, the libraries network of the University of Liege (ULg Library) organizes an “Open Access Erasmus Staff Week” to expose, question and reflect on the new roles and opportunities which emerged from the Open Access & Open Science movement for the academic libraries.
Based both on ULg Library’s expertize and on each participant’s experience in Open Access, the main OA components will be addressed : mandates, author rights, Open Science, libraries roles, etc. Some sessions will be collaborative and, for others, participants will be invited to expose their own open access experiences.
When? : 8 to 12 may 2017, english will be the working language.
As the ‘Open Science on the Move’-event is drawing closer, we’d like to inform you about a few practicalities. For organizational reasons, we invite you to register before October 17th. You can register for one or both days here.
Registration starts at 9.00. The first presentation will start at 9.30 the 24st and 9.20 the 25th. We kindly request all participants to arrive on time so we can keep to the schedule.
You can find the full program for both days here.
How to get there
For safety reasons the entrance at Boulevard de l’Empereur 4 is not available, public entrance is at the Mont des Arts/Kunstberg.
The topic of open access has moved well beyond opening up publications and research data. Additional to those important ways of sharing lies a more integrated approach, generally known as open science. The striving for transparency, public availability and reuseability has made some enthusiastic advocates for Open Science. But what are the possibilities and challenges? And how to apply Open Science in your research workflow?