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, reproducibility and reusability.
The speakers shared their experience about tools they are using, underlining the pros and cons from their personal point of view: DMPonline.be, to create a data management plan very helpful to anticipate research data issues; the Open Science Framework, a platform enabling researchers to manage their projects, preregister their ideas and share their results, data and publications; GitHub, to store, share and collaborate on code, providing data analysis, metadata and user license; Zenodo, an open archive to share and ensure long term access and preservation of research data, providing a DOI to enable data citation; Publons, to give visibility to the peer review activity of researchers.
The SODA project was presented, which aims at creating a national data archive for social science in Belgium, based on the DataVerse tool to manage ingest and access to data.
Two systems of open peer review were discussed, one used by Frontiers, making the review interactive between authors and reviewers, and the other used by the Copernicus Publications platform, making the reviews publicly available, which was considered constructive, quick and efficient.
Some researchers also shared their experience of good practices of Open Science such as: sharing one’s research protocols from the start of the research project, providing transparency about the methodology; involving citizens in data collection, for transcribing historical documents; managing an interdisciplinary scientific open access journal, also aiming at being accessible to the large public.
The presentations gave rise to interesting discussions among researchers, pointing to the need for more information about sustainable open science tools.
Programme and presentations are available here.
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
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
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.
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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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U bent vriendelijk uitgenodigd op de vertoning van de documentaire
Paywall: The Business of Scholarship
op woensdag 5 december 2018 om 20u in de grote zaal van
Cinema Zed – Vesalius, Vesaliusstraat 9C te Leuven.
Verwelkoming door Demmy Verbeke, KU Leuven Bibliotheken
Korte inleiding door Veerle De Laet, Universitaire Pers Leuven
Vertoning door ‘Paywall: The Business of Scholarship’
Bevestig uw aanwezigheid graag voor 1 december 2018 via deze link.
Wednesday 5 December, 8 pm, Cinema Zed-Vesalius, Leuven
Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google.
With an introduction by Veerle De Laet (Leuven University Press) about the diverse landscape of academic publishing.
Participation is free, but registration is mandatory. To register, please email Carl Demeyere (firstname.lastname@example.org) or go directly to registration.