OA in Luxembourg
Three days of seminars, debates and hands-on sessions on how to make your research more visible, transparent, reproducible and efficient.
The Open Science Forum is aimed at all researchers and research support staff within and around Luxembourg, whatever your field of research or your research institution is and whether you are an early-career or an established researcher.
From publication and data management to research evaluation and open innovation, you will all find something to learn and debate about.
The National Research Environment
The research environment in Luxembourg is comprised mainly of the following institutions:
- University of Luxembourg – www.uni.lu;
- Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology - www.list.lu;
- Luxembourg Institute of Health - www.lih.lu;
- Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research - www.liser.lu;
- The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law - www.mpi.lu.
Full information about research in Luxembourg can be found on the Euraxess website: www.euraxess.lu/eng/R-D-in-Luxembourg.
Major Research Funders
- Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR) - www.fnr.lu.
The FNR has recently introduced a new mandatory Open Access policy for any publications from FNR (co-)funded projects granted after 1 January 2017 (exception: monographs). Publications from project funds awarded prior to that date are recommended to be Open Access, but it is not mandatory.
An OPEN ACCESS FUND will be available from 2018 to provide financial support to cover Open Access publication fees (Article Processing Charges) and comply with FNR policy.
Open Access Projects and Initiatives
On the 10th of May 2012, the University of Luxembourg launched their Open Access initiative by signing a collaboration agreement with the University of Liège. This launch announced the establishment of both a digital repository, ORBilu, as well as a campaign designed to inform researchers about Open Access and their rights as authors.
Open Access Repositories
The University of Luxembourg’s repository, ORBilu, was launched on 22 April 2013. Following the example set by the University of Liège, the University of Luxembourg adopted an institutional ID/OA mandate (immediate deposit – optional access). As of December 2016, the repository contains over 25 000 references with over half of them containing a full-text document.
Open Access Publishing
The Directory of Open Access Journals lists 2 title for Luxembourg as of January 2017 : DOAJ.
Contributor's Contact Details
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg Data Conversations - 25/04/2018 - 12:30 (CEST)
To read about this event : https://blogs.openaire.eu/?p=2976
Next Data Conversations: http://data-conversations.uni.lu
LUXEMBOURG'S FIRST NATIONAL OPENAIRE CONFERENCE - 26/10/2017 - 15:00 (CEST)
Maison du Savoir, Campus Belval, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg,
WATCH THE RECORDING OF THE EVENT.
- Prof. Lennart Martens (Ghent University, Belgium) "Do you speak Open Science? Discover why you should!"
Advances in computing and communications have enabled a radical transformation of the practice of science, making it more open, more global and collaborative, and closer to society than ever before. This presentation provides reasons why you should adopt Open Science practices for your data, code, and publications, offers tips and resources on how you can make your science open, and also shows you a glimpse of the potential benefit you can extract from Open Science.
- Prof. Conchita D'Ambrosio (University of Luxembourg), "Open in order ... fight inequality"
Economic inequality bothers many of us, including some of the top 1%. The best way to fight inequality is to understand what it is, what causes it and what its effects on our societies are. In this presentation, I will illustrate our projects: the “Inequality and…?” lecture series, which regularly takes place in Luxembourg, and the October Days for Sustainable Development, which is currently in its 3rd edition. These projects, as well as my own research, make use of dataset repositories, for example, the Luxembourg Income Study, that are both open to students and researchers and permit analyses on the topic of inequality to be possible.
- Talks will be followed by an opportunity to discuss, debate and social network around a standing buffet.