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Research data: accessible infrastructures and innovative tools in Greece

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Date(s): 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. 


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  • Leonidas Pispirigas, Hellenic Association Libraries Link / HARDMIN

    Leonidas Pispirigas works as Programmer/ Systems’ Manager at the “Electronic Resources and Infrastructures’ Management Unit of HEAL-Link and research data infrastructures of HEAL-Link. He is a graduate of the Department of Information Technology at A.Τ.Ε.Ι. of Thessaloniki and holds a postgraduate degree (M.Sc) at “Informatics and Management” from the Departments of Informatics and Economic Studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is, also, a doctoral candidate at the Department of Applied Informatics of University of Macedonia. His thesis is related to data mining and analysis technologies regarding bibliometric data. The fields of his expertise include, among others, modern technologies, interoperability models, global standards, software or services for content management or organisation in digital libraries and libraries’ digital repositories. 

    Manolis Terovitis, Athena Research Center / Amnesia

    Manolis Terovitis is a researcher at the Information Management Systems Institute (IMSI) of Athena Research Center. His research activity focuses on big data analytics, privacy protection and anonymization methods. He received his doctoral diploma from the National Technical University of Athens (2007) and continued as a postdoctoral researcher at Hong Kong University. Since 2009, he has worked at IMSI. Google Scholar quotes over 200 citations to his published work, that includes publications to the most significant journals and conferences in data management (e.g. PVLDB, VLDBJ, TKDE). He has served as president of the Hellenic Accreditation System and was a member of the Boards of Directors at Digital Aid. He has worked as a consultant at the private and public sector on information systems' planning and optimization, and is the Personal Data Protection Officer at  Hellenic Network of Precision Medicine on Cancer and Cardiology. Manolis leads the development of the anonymization tool, Amnesia. 

    Georgios Chatzigeorgakidis, Hellenic Data Service “HELIX"

    Georgios graduated from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Crete in 2011. He received his postgraduate degree from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Technical University of Denmark in 2014. Since 2015, he is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of University of Peloponnese and his discipline is Big Data Analysis and Management. Also, he collaborates with the Information Management Systems Institute (IMSI) of Athena Research Center as a doctoral fellow. ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5965-7934

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