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

  • Wednesday, 02 December 2020

Join our virtual coffee break on Wednesday, December 2, at 10:00 CET. 

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 will focus 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.

We will use Zoom meeting and please make sure that your video is on. No presentations, just an informal experience sharing discussion, like you would have at your coffee break. 

Praticare l’Open Science nelle scienze della Terra e dell’ambiente

  • Tuesday, 24 November 2020
    Thursday, 26 November 2020
    Tuesday, 01 December 2020
    Thursday, 03 December 2020

Un ciclo di 4 webinar per conoscere i principi della scienza aperta e approfondire aspetti e strumenti specifici per le Scienze della Terra e dell’ambiente. 

locandina OS scienze terra

L’attuale sistema delle riviste ad abbonamento con cui i ricercatori si scambiano informazioni e conoscenze limita e impoverisce il meccanismo di verifica e controllo dei risultati ottenuti da parte dei “pari” e di tutta la comunità scientifica, nonché la fertilizzazione di nuove idee. Inoltre in questo sistema si trascura di dare accesso a una parte fondamentale per il sostegno di quanto si riporta negli articoli pubblicati: i dati. 

L’Open Science è un modo di fare ricerca improntato alla trasparenza e alla collaborazione che ha l’obiettivo di eliminare le barriere di accesso e facilitare la diffusione della conoscenza. In concreto, nel quotidiano del lavoro scientifico, applicare i principi della scienza aperta può comportare l’esigenza di dotarsi di metodi e strumenti adatti che spesso sono specifici per discipline e aree di ricerca. 

Questo corso intende fornire le conoscenze di base per applicare i principi dell’Open Science e dell’Open Access alle scienze della Terra e dell’ambiente. Rivolto a docenti, ricercatori, tecnici, studenti di dottorato, assegnisti di ricerca che lavorano in questo settore, il ciclo di webinar prevede quattro lezioni di due ore e mezza ciascuna, di cui mezz’ora riservata alle domande e alla discussione. Attraverso specifici software si cercherà di favorire l’interazione e lo scambio con i partecipanti, i quali alla fine di ciascun modulo e dopo aver completato un breve questionario sugli argomenti trattati, potranno avere un attestato di partecipazione. 

Obbiettivi di apprendimento. Alla fine del corso i partecipanti:

  • saranno in grado comprendere le motivazioni alla base dell’Open Science/Open Access e le sue dinamiche;
  • conosceranno le attuali iniziative europee sull’Open Science/Open Access, e in particolare quelle legate alla loro area disciplinare;
  • avranno gli strumenti per implementare le buone pratiche dell’Open Science/Open Access nel quotidiano delle loro attività di ricerca (per esempio per la gestione e la condivisione dei dati secondo i principi FAIR, per rendere Open Access le pubblicazioni, eccetera);
  • avranno gli strumenti necessari per ottemperare agli obblighi della Commissione Europea in materia di Open Access ai dati e alla letteratura scientifica;
  • avranno le competenze di base per interagire con le  infrastrutture di ricerca nel loro settore specifico.

Programma: 

24 novembre, 14.00-16.30. Introduzione e motivazioni: Open Science e accesso ai dati scientifici.

26 novembre, 14.00-16.30. Approcci federati all’integrazione di dati scientifici multidisciplinari e servizi per l’accesso e l’utilizzo: l’esperienza dell’infrastruttura di ricerca EPOS.

1 dicembre, 14.00-16.30. Gestione dei dati della ricerca: dati Open, FAIR e DMP.

3 dicembre, 14.00-16.30. Dimostrazione pratica con strumenti e servizi per l’Open Science.

Docenti:

Daniele Bailo, INGV

Massimo Cocco, INGV

Emma Lazzeri, CNR/ISTI

Mario Locati, INGV

Alessandro Sarretta, CNR/IRPI

Comitato tecnico scientifico:

Maria Silvia Giamberini, CNR/IGG

Gina Pavone, CNR/ISTI

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)
Equity and inclusion: open science policies

Equity and inclusion: open science policies

A joint COAR/EIFL/OpenAIRE panel session

  • Friday, 23 October 2020

Webinar jointly organised by COAREIFL and OpenAIRE on Friday, October

23rd at 12:00 - 13:30 CEST. 

This panel addressed equity and inclusion in recent open science policy developments in Asia and Europe. 

 Moderator:  Iryna Kuchma (EIFL)
 Panelists:

Open Access Week 2020 programme: 

https://www.openaire.eu/openaire-open-access-week-2020

Research data: accessible infrastructures and innovative tools in Greece

  • Friday, 23 October 2020

Athena Research Center (ARC) together with Hellenic Academic Libraries Link (HEAL-link) participate in Open Access Week 2020 in the context of activities for OpenAIRE in Greece. The topic of presentations and discussions to take place is research data management. The event is open to all researchers and to members of research organisations in Greece, both in the public and private sector. 


Title: “Research data: accessible infrastructures and innovative tools in Greece”


When: Friday, 23 October 2020

Time: 13:00 p.m - 14:30 p.m

Language: Greek 


The theme of the International Open Access Week 2020, 19-25 October, is “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.” The goal is to raise awareness regarding diversity, equity and inclusion of all research communities and forms of knowledge. By reshaping research and creating systems for sharing knowledge we come across with an opportunity for a more equitable, diverse and open framework for all research communities. In particular, Greece is facing important structural changes that will allow open redistribution of research data and will facilitate implementation of Open Science practices. 


ARC and HEAL-link concentrated this year’s presentations on issues around research data management and personal data. The presentations will focus on national research data repositories, highlighting their contribution to paneuropean cloud infrastructures and their role in an Open Science environment. Finallt, to limit discouragement in following open practices when dealing with sensitive and personal data, the Amnesia tool for  data anonymization will be explained. 

 
 
 
 
 
Open Access Week: Open Science Ambassadors

Open Access Week: Open Science Ambassadors

How can early career researchers boost Open Science? A joint OpenAIRE/Eurodoc webinar.

  • Thursday, 22 October 2020

During this webinar, Oleksandr Berezko (General Board Member at Eurodoc) and Sara Pilia (Equality Working Group Co-coordinator at Eurodoc) will present the Eurodoc Open Science Ambassadors training programme for Early Career Researchers (ECR), and the activities of the Eurodoc Equality Working Group, which aims to remove the barriers encountered by those ECRs who experience exclusion and discrimination. 

Eurodoc

 Eurodoc is the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers. It is an international federation of 28 national organisations of PhD candidates, and more generally of young researchers from 26 countries of the European Union and the Council of Europe. Eurodoc's mission is to advocate for positive change in the policies, culture and environment that affect the quality of training, well-being and employment conditions of early career researchers (ECRs). More information. 

Eurodoc Open Science Ambassadors

 The Eurodoc Open Science Ambassador Training is a course designed to train researchers in key practices in Open Science. The course was initially aimed at representatives of early-career researchers from National Associations of Eurodoc to act as ambassadors in their networks and is now freely available for all interested researchers and policy makers. Currently there are 24 Ambassadors located in 18 European countries from Ireland to Azerbaijan. The new Ambassadors cohort will be recruited shortly. More information.  

Eurodoc Equality Working Group 

The Eurodoc Equality Working Group was built to support every ECR in development of their career as a researcher, particularly by helping remove the barriers encountered by those ECRs that experience exclusion related to “diversity”. The Working Group adopts an approach that regards discrimination and exclusion as the result of an intersectionality of multiple causes. At present, it is paying special attention to gender and disability issues as causes of discrimination. More information
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.

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