For the third consecutive year, the National Open Access Desks for Greece and Cyprus continue their joint efforts to inform and update the research and academic communities in their countries about important Open Science aspects.
This webinar presented the pan-European electronic infrastructure for Open Science - OpenAIRE and the European Open Science Cloud - EOSC. The webinar was supported also by the NI4OS-Europe project.
Lately, there is a rapid change in the field of Research and Innovation (R&I) in Europe. The adoption of the Open Science model by the European Commission has channelled open standards into national research settings. Complementary to new policies that are created, EOSC is being developed aiming to become the European research web which incorporates good practices and interconnects with national R&I ecosystems by design. Research infrastructures are called to support data-driven research and adapt to the new reality that adds value to their services.
The presentation informed about OpenAIRE, its continuous activity in the European Research Area for more than 10 years now and its evolution into a legal entity based in Greece. It also helped to provide a better understanding of EOSC and its operation, and communicated how OpenAIRE and NI4OS-Europe assist its implementation. In addition, it highlighted the changes brought by EOSC in various R&I areas and explained how everyday activities of researchers will be performed as well as what measures are underway to fully support the research process in all its dimensions.
Athena Research Center (ARC), in the context of the new series of informative and educational workshops on COVID-19 research organised as part of the OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk and ELIXIR-Greece activities, invites you to an educational webinar on Galaxy - an infrastructure for biological data analysis.
“Galaxy: an open infrastructure for biological data analysis”
When: Thursday 3 December 2020
Time: 12.30 - 14.30 p.m EET
Language of presentations: Greek
Target audience: Researchers, Health Professionals, Academic Staff, Librarians, Students
The webinar is held in collaboration with the Biomedical Sciences Research Center “Alexander Fleming” and the Institute of Applied Biosciences of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas. The purpose of the webinar is twofold: on the one hand to inform about best practices and tools developed for the scientific field of Biomedicine and Open Science, on the other hand to focus on implementation of best practices on data analysis through the Galaxy service while familiarising researchers with its functionalities and use. During the webinar, scientists and researchers will be able to understand the service’s basic functions as well as how they can use it in their research, focusing on COVID-19 activities. Furthermore, interactions with speakers are encouraged in the discussion session through posing questions and communicating use case scenarios that will strengthen compliance with global practices and will enhance the service’s utilization / exploitation by the Greek research community.
12.30 - 12.40
Elli Papadopoulou, Athena Research Center & OpenAIRE NOAD
12.40 - 13.00
Introduction to ELIXIR-GR and Galaxy
Alexandros Dimopoulos, Research Associate, Biomedical Sciences Research Center “Alexander Fleming”
13.00 - 13.20
Presentation and demonstration of EG-CI
Thanasis Vergoulis, Research Associate, Athena Research Center
13.20 - 13.40
Demo of the Galaxy service
Fotis Psomopoulos, Researcher C’, Institute of Applied Biosciences / Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
13.40 - 14.00
Discussion and Wrap-Up
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The Open Science Skills Curriculum: what does it look like at the institutional level?
The Open Science Skills Curriculum: what does it look like at the institutional level? This is a very practical question and we seek to find concrete answers that can be shared across countries and institutions. In particular, we focused on sharing information on:
A multitude of Open Science training courses are being delivered by institutions across Europe (and beyond) to researchers at different stages of their careers. Multiple agencies and groups described their much valuable work in reports and recommendations. However, basic information on curriculum specifics at the institutional level does not appear to be generally available.
It would be useful for those who are designing and updating these courses to be able to benchmark their offerings from the curriculum viewpoint, gaining an insight into the topics and levels of detail that are considered appropriate for doctoral students/early career researchers compared with more established researchers (for example), etc.
“COVID-19: best practices, tools and contact points in Greece”
Athena Research Center (ARC), in the context of activities undertaken between OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk, RDA National Node and ELIXIR-GR, organises a new series of informative and educational webinars around COVID-19 research. The digital events are taking place in collaboration with the following scientific institutions: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, National Center for Research & Technology Hellas, Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Biomedical Sciences Research Center “Alexander Fleming”, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Hellenic Academic Libraries Link, and the research infrastructure Inspired-RIs.
Τhe new series of digital events follows the first webinar held in April that aimed at collecting and promoting all efforts and knowledge around managing the virus crisis to the Greek scientific and academic community. This time, the purpose focuses, also, on knowledge exchange based on Open Science practices and on training in research data management and software development. Indicative subject areas to be covered are:
The first two informative events will be carried out on Thursday 5 November and Friday 6 November at 12.00 - 14.00 p.m EET. During these webinars, the above mentioned institutions and research infrastructures will present the latest developments regarding their activities.
How to organize GDPR compliant online events
The OpenAIRE Community of Practice for Training coordinators hosted this 1.5 hour-long webinar and collaborative writing sprint on organizing GDPR compliant online events.
Prodromos Tsiavos (Legal Adviser of "Athena" Research & Innovation Center and OpenAIRE) provided good practice advice and Walter Scholger (Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung, Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities, Universität Graz) talked about the Consent Form Wizard https://consent.dariah.eu/ followed by discussions on how to make sure that GDPR requirements are properly addressed and personal data is protected. It covered best practices for online event organisation, including pre- and post-event (registration, carrying out, evaluation, etc.). It also addressed the following aspects: how to inform correctly about a session recording and how to make the recordings available (e.g. with public chat messages, etc.), good practices on making collaborative documents (developed at online sessions) publicly available, issues to consider during large online events, how to optimize the online events workflows, whether national differences in Europe play a big role, etc. Plain language templates and checklists were discussed in breakout group writing sprints and will be shared with a wider training community.
The following good practice recommendations are being developed during the writing sprints:
Platform interoperability and open access transformation
What does it mean to be a part of the scholarly commons? According to FORCE11, the scholarly commons is an agreement among researchers and other stakeholders in scholarly communication to make research open and participatory for anyone, anywhere. It is not another sharing platform, but a set of principles, concrete guidance to practice, and actions towards inclusivity of diverse perspectives from around the globe.
A joint EIFL/COAR/OpenAIRE panel session.
- discussed why community/good governance is important and how that relates to equity and inclusion
- provided some concrete models of good governance that other infrastructures can adopt in their own context
|Moderator:||Kathleen Shearer (COAR)|
Dominique Babini is from Argentina, holds a doctorate in political science and a postgraduate degree in information science. Open access and open science advisor, and previously repository developer and manager, at the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), a network of 736 research institutions in 52 countries, where she now coordinates CLACSO's open access/open science International Campaign.
Janneke Adema is an Assistant Professor in Digital Media at the Centre for Postdigital Cultures at Coventry University. In her research she explores the future of scholarly communications and experimental forms of knowledge production, where her work incorporates processual and performative publishing, radical open access, scholarly poethics, media studies, book history, cultural studies, and critical theory. She explores these issues in depth in her various publications, but also by supporting a variety of scholar-led, not-for-profit publishing projects, including the Radical Open Access Collective, Open Humanities Press, ScholarLed, and Post Office Press (POP). She is currently Co-PI on the Community-Led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM) project (copim.ac.uk). You can follow her research on openreflections.wordpress.com.
How to make your research more visible and more connected
A paramount challenge in present-day knowledge production is to communicate research results in ways that align with our increasingly digital and also increasingly diverse research workflows.
Research discovery platforms that have been developed from EU grants and will remain open to the public are game changers in this respect. They support the visibility and discoverability of all sorts of research outputs (datasets, software, protocols, teaching materials etc.) to showcase a broader view of scholarship and enable a greater transparency of scholarly communication.
This webinar aims to introduce an instance of them, the OpenAIRE-DARIAH Community Gateway. Built on the top of the OpenAIRE Research Graph, the OpenAIRE Community Gateways work as single access points to a virtual space that connects metadata descriptions of all scholarly objects that are important to the given community.
The DARIAH dashboard brings together publications and a broad range of research data (digital critical editions, plain text, archived data, audiovisual data, raw data, encoded documents, software applications, source code, images, structured graphics, databases, structured text, scientific and statistical data formats) that are hosted by DARIAH services such as NAKALA and TextGrid. As such, it significantly reduces the fragmentation of DARIAH research outputs across the web. A major benefit of such a discovery environment is that it provides scholarly communities with a single entry point to DARIAH-affiliated research outputs. This entry point, in turn, is embedded into the context of a bigger collection of Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage corpus enabling therefore arts and humanities researchers to find DARIAH outputs more easily, as an integral part of their discovery routine.
The webinar welcomes all the DARIAH communities, including humanities scholars, librarians, research support professionals, service providers and national representatives.
OpenAIRE General Assembly Public Sessions
|14:00 - 16:00 CEST||
Building Open Science Gateways to open and linked research outcomes
During this session we will present the OpenAIRE services that support research communities, initiatives, and infrastructures at implementing and monitoring the uptake of Open Science principles.
|14:00 CEST||The OpenAIRE Research Graph or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and use CONNECT services|
|14:15 CEST||The OpenAIRE COVID-19 gateway|
Use cases: gateways in action:
Final presentation on OpenAIRE collaborations in projects:
OpenAIRE General Assembly Public Sessions
|14:00 - 16:00 CEST||
OpenAIRE for researchers, and beyond
In terms of support, OpenAIRE provides a range of guidance and services for many different people to support with their Open Science activities. This session will explore OpenAIRE’s Open Science tools and services such as ARGOS for creating machine actionable Data Management Plans,the Zenodo repository and how it operates during the COVID-19 outbreak, Amnesia data anonymization tool, Explore discovery portal, Guides for researchers and citizen science activities.
OpenAIRE General Assembly Public Sessions
During this session, we will provide the setting for OpenAIRE on the European and global stage. We will host a panel session where synergies with international, regional and national activities will be discussed.
Panel: European – National – International alignment. The panel will examine the shared building blocks for OS, around policy and infrastructure and identify key takeaways:
OpenAIRE General Assembly Public Sessions
Practical implementation is the next step in making Open Science work. How can this work at an international and European level, and what does this mean in terms of implementing EOSC? In this webinar, The audience will get a first-hand look at the draft UNESCO recommendation on Open Science and partnership for Open Science. The session will also outline the role of OpenAIRE in EOSC and then will focus on national efforts to implement elements of EOSC at national level.
La crisi COVID ha reso ancor più evidente la necessità dell'accesso immediato alla ricerca scientifica.
Sulla spinta delle istanze Open Science e Open Access, anche il mondo della contrattazione per le risorse elettroniche sta cambiando.
I "transformative agreements" sembrano essere lo strumento con il quale gestire in modo efficace la transizione all'accesso aperto e immediato.
Ma cosa sono di preciso i contratti trasformativi? E come si sta muovendo l'Italia?
OpenAIRE organizza un webinar per fare il punto sulla situazione, il 26 giugno, alle 11.
Ne discuteremo con
- Colleen Campbell, OA2020: Cosa sono i contratti trasformativi e il loro contesto internazionale (30 minuti)
- Nino Grizzuti, coordinatore CARE CRUI: La stagione degli accordi trasformativi. Il contributo CRUI-CARE (15 minuti)
I restanti 15 minuti saranno dedicati alle domande.
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