Data librarians

Bring your data and learn how to effectively anonymize them with Amnesia!

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Athena’ Research Center, as part of the activities of the OpenAIRE NOAD in Greece, launches yet another round of informative and educational online seminars, in support of research activities relevant to the coronavirus disease. The seminars will inform about new developments, promote know-how and familiarize the scientific community with the use of certain services. This seminar will run in collaboration with the OpenAIRE NOAD in Cyprus.


“Amnesia: anonymization of data with guarantees”


Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021


Time: 11.00 a.m - 12.30 p.m (EEST)


Language: Greek

Public: Researchers, Academic Staff, Research Infrastructures and Research Services, Librarians

The seminar concentrates on the processing of sensitive and personal data to show anonymization techniques and guarantees that are offered via the Amnesia tool.  Amnesia is an open source software that applies k- and km- anonymity techniques in order to achieve guaranteed irreversible anonymization of personal data. The techniques of anonymization that it offers convert the personal data into statistics with the least possible loss of information, allowing their processing without the restrictions of the General Regulation on Personal Data Protection.

During the seminar, participants will learn about the legal framework governing sensitive and personal data, as well as about alternatives that they can follow to achieve maximum compliance with Open Science conditions. There will be a presentation of the tool and then participants will have the opportunity to practice using Amnesia with their own data! 


For any questions you may have, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

  • Greece
  • Cyprus
 
 

OpenAIRE and EOSC: interactions and contribution to Open Science

  • Thursday, 18 February 2021

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.

 
 
OpenAIRE virtual coffee break

OpenAIRE virtual coffee break

Training assessment - what does it look like for online training delivery?

  • Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Involved in open science training and looking for ways to optimize assessment of online courses? Check out the virtual coffee break meeting notes.  

Galaxy: an open infrastructure for biological data analysis

  • Thursday, 03 December 2020

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.

Programme:

12.30 - 12.40

Welcoming


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

If you would like to attend the webinar “Galaxy: an open infrastructure for biological data analysis”, please subscribe here

The link to connect to the online platform will be sent to registered participants one day before the webinar.

The webinar will be recorded and all related material (slides, recordings, Q&As) will be shared with everyone afterwards.

For any questions you may have, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

  • OpenAIRE in Greece:  
  • ELIXIR-GR : link to contact
 
 
 
OpenAIRE virtual coffee break

OpenAIRE virtual coffee break

The Open Science Skills Curriculum: what does it look like at the institutional level?

  • Wednesday, 02 December 2020

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:

  • The topics covered by Open Science skills courses at the different stages of the researcher career (R1-R4)
  • The learning objectives for these courses
  • The means of delivery of these courses (online only, blended, face-to-face only, etc).
  • The assessment of these courses (and any certification or accreditation).

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.

Session notes

COVID-19: best practices, tools and contact points in Greece

  • Thursday, 05 November 2020
    Friday, 06 November 2020

“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. 


For any questions you may have, please don’t hesitate to contact us at


Programme 

covid nov 2020

 
 
 
 
GDPR and training

GDPR and training

How to organize GDPR compliant online events

  • Wednesday, 28 October 2020

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: 

  1. Before the event: Template/s: plain language wording for online registration forms (disclaimers, permissions, notice that consent could be withdrawn any time) and good practices for online events registration - e.g. a host organization manages registration on its website and has full control of data and a way to safely manage it, event access under password (not a direct link), etc.  Moderator: Rene van Horik (DANS, EOSChub) 
  2. During the event: Wording suggestions for recording announcements, disclaimers and permissions (e.g. what will be captured - video, webcam footage, audio, text chat messages and displayed username; inform participants on how to anonymize themselves - change names, blur video, etc; is the participant’s consent needed - in writing - accept and continue at registration or verbal expression is sufficient, etc.). Any other tips for running online events. Moderator: Ellen Leenarts (DANS, OpenAIRE) 
  3. After the event: Template/plain language wording to deal with personal data in evaluation/feedback forms. GDPR friendly tools and checklists for making online session materials publicly available - recording, collaborative documents, etc. Checklists/workflows for keeping online events documentation, registration and recording: e.g. beware of not keeping backups with actual names and email addresses; anonymize before backing up and storing, secure storage (encrypted?), etc. Retention period: for how long the data could/should be kept and when it will be deleted, etc. Moderator: Iryna Kuchma (EIFL, OpenAIRE)
Open Access Week: Towards a scholarly commons

Open Access Week: Towards a scholarly commons

Platform interoperability and open access transformation

  • Thursday, 22 October 2020

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 anyoneanywhere. It is not another sharing platform, but a set of principlesconcrete guidance to practice, and actions towards inclusivity of diverse perspectives from around the globe.

In this webinar, we investigate OpenAIRE's role in achieving this scholarly commons, through our work concerning the OpenAIRE Guidelines on metadata interoperability, as well as publication models and services for the Open Access Transformation.
Equity and inclusion: community-owned infrastructures for open science

Equity and inclusion: community-owned infrastructures for open science

A joint EIFL/COAR/OpenAIRE panel session.

  • Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Webinar jointly organised by COAR, EIFL and OpenAIRE. 

This panel:

- 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)
 Panelists:

Speaker bio's:

Dominique Babini

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

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.

Tom Olyhoek

Tom Olyhoek has been living and working  in Africa during many years. Since 2012 he is advocating open access and open science as Open Access working group coordinator for Open Knowledge International. In 2013 he became a member of the (DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) advisory board who were instrumental in redefining the criteria for being indexed in DOAJ. Since 2014 he is Editor in Chief at the DOAJ. From jan 2018 his main task has been the managing of the global DOAJ ambassador program and global outreach activities including connecting to other open
communities like the Creative Commons Global Network and OCSD Net. From 2019-2021 the program has a special focus on Africa. He is also a member of Force11 where he teaches at the yearly Force11 Summer School on the topic of how to evaluate scientific quality for journals, articles and individual scholars His current research interests are, copyright and licensing in open access publishing, development of new ways to assess the quality of scholars and scholarly works and follow research in the area of soil microbiology in relation to soil health and human health (microbiome research).
Open Access Week: Public release of the OpenAIRE-DARIAH Community gateway

Open Access Week: Public release of the OpenAIRE-DARIAH Community gateway

How to make your research more visible and more connected

  • Tuesday, 20 October 2020

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 Week! Building Open Science Gateways to open and linked research outcomes

OpenAIRE Week! Building Open Science Gateways to open and linked research outcomes

OpenAIRE General Assembly Public Sessions

  • Friday, 16 October 2020
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
14:30 CEST

Use cases: gateways in action:

  • ELIXIR-Greece (Thanasis Vergoulis, Post-doc at Athena Research&Innovation Center and ELIXIR-GR)
  • DARIAH EU (Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra, DARIAH Open Science Officer)
  • Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage (Alessia Bardi, Product manager of the OpenAIRE Research Community Dashboard)
  • Instruct-ERIC (Claudia Alén Amaro, Senior Project Manager at Instruct-ERIC)
  • EPOS (TBC)
  • Sustainable Development Solutions Network (Achilleas Vassilopoulos, SDSN-Greece and Haris Papageorgiou, Research Director at Athena Research&Innovation Center)
15:30 CEST

Final presentation on OpenAIRE collaborations in projects:

  • AriadnePlus: a data infrastructure serving the archaeological community worldwide (H2020-RIA)
  • BeOpen: European forum and oBsErvatory for OPEN science in transport (H2020-CSA)
  • EnerMaps: The Open Data tool empowering your energy transition (H2020-CSA)
  • RISIS 2: European Research Infrastructure for Science, technology and Innovation policy Studies (H2020-RIA)
  • SoBigData++: European Integrated Infrastructure for Social Mining and Big Data Analytics (H2020-RIA)
OpenAIRE Week! OpenAIRE for researchers and beyond

OpenAIRE Week! OpenAIRE for researchers and beyond

OpenAIRE General Assembly Public Sessions

  • Thursday, 15 October 2020
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. 

 14:00

 15:30 Q&A
OpenAIRE Week! OpenAIRE on the European and global stage

OpenAIRE Week! OpenAIRE on the European and global stage

OpenAIRE General Assembly Public Sessions

  • Tuesday, 13 October 2020

OpenAIRE on the European and global stage

 

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:

Q&A

OpenAIRE Week: Kick off

OpenAIRE Week: Kick off

OpenAIRE General Assembly Public Sessions

  • Monday, 12 October 2020

Kick off    

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.

  • Welcome - Yannis Ioannidis, Athena Research Centre, Director of OpenAIRE AMKE 
  • UNESCO Open Science Recommendations - Ana Persic, Section for Science Policy and Partnerships - Division of Science Policy and Capacity-Building Natural Sciences Sector, UNESCO
  • OpenAIRE in EOSC - Natalia Manola, OpenAIRE Director 
  • Five National Perspectives by OpenAIRE NOADs 
    • Pauli Assinen, University of Helsinki
    • Biljana Kosanovic, University of Belgrade
    • Sylvia Koukounidou, University of Cyprus
    • Pedro Principe, University of Minho
    • Inge Van Nieuwerburgh, University of Ghent
OpenAIRE virtual coffee break

OpenAIRE virtual coffee break

Involved in open science training and looking for ways to optimize your online training delivery?

  • Monday, 29 June 2020

A virtual coffee break on Zoom - no presentations, just an informal experience sharing discussion, like you would have at your coffee break. Notes

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