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!

Open Access publication costs and transformative agreement strategies: a round table discussion

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.

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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8th International Conference on Information Law and Ethics. Modern Intellectual Property Governance and Openness in Europe: A Long and Winding Road?

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 info@icil.gr 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.