Open Access Week 2017: OpenAIRE/FOSTER webinars

During Open Access Week 2017, OpenAIRE organised a series of 7 webinars. More than 400 users registered to attend one or more of these webinars.  For the first time, three discipline specific webinars were targeted at specific research communities. For these webinars, OpenAIRE has collaborated with FOSTERPlus project. 

Recordings and slides for all OAW2017 webinars are now available: 



Topic: Natural Sciences and Open Science: Workflows and tools for publishing, licensing, versioning, identifiers, archiving, software…
Presenters: Ivo Grigorov (DTU, @OAforClimate), Jon Tennant (ScienceOpen, @Protohedgehog)
Ivo Grigorov: fundraiser for National Institute of Aquatic Resources at Technical University of Denmark, supporting H2020 applicants preparing research grant proposals. As partner in FOSTER+, Ivo runs the "Open Science Clinique" for H2020 Applicants and National Contact Points (NCPs).
Jon Tennant: palaeontologist, and finished his PhD last year at Imperial College London. He is currently the Communications Director for ScienceOpen, and the founder of the digital publishing platform, palaeorXiv, as well as the Open Science MOOC. He is also a freelance science writer and consultant, author of the kids book, Excavate Dinosaurs, has an oddly named personal webpage, and tweets as @protohedgehog. Prone to bouts of activism.

Number of participants: 106

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Topic: Refreshment on Open Access, Open Science and H2020 requirements. How can OpenAIRE help researchers and projects to comply with Open Access mandates?
Presenter: Eloy Rodrigues (OpenAIRE, UMinho, @cibertecario02); Najla Rettberg (OpenAIRE, UGOE, @najlaoa)

Eloy Rodrigues is the Director of the University of Minho Documentation Services. Eloy has been working on repositories, Open Access and Open Science since 2003, having established University of Minho institutional repository in 2003, and being the scientific and technical coordinator of RCAAP (Portugal Open Access Science Repository) since 2008. At international level he has being working on various EU funded projects (like OpenAIREPASTEUR4OA and FOSTER), related with Open Access, and is member of the European University Association Expert Group on Science 2.0/Open Science. Eloy is currently the Chair of the Executive Board of COAR, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories.

Najla Rettberg is the Scientific Manager for OpenAIRE at University of Goettingen.

Number of participants: 122

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Topic: Life Sciences and Open Science: Workflows and tools for publishing, licensing, versioning, identifiers, archiving, software…
Presenters: Toni Hermoso (CRG, @toniher), Guillaume Fillon (CRG)

Toni Hermoso and Guillaume Filion are both researchers at CRG (@CRGenomica). CRG is an international biomedical research institute of excellence based in Barcelona, Spain. 

Number of participants: 67

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Topic: General introduction to Open Data Policies in Horizon 2020, influence of OD policies on Open Science Workflows
Presenters: Nancy Pontika (OU, @nancypontika),  Najla Rettberg (OpenAIRE, UGOE, @najlaoa)

Nancy Pontika has a PhD in Open Access, with a focus on Open Access Funders’ Policies. She advocates for pure Open Access, machine access to open access research papers and the promotion of Open Science for the advancement of research. For the time being she is the Open Access Aggregation Officer in CORE (, a service that aggregates millions of open access research papers, while in the past she worked for the Repositories Support Project (RSP) and as a repository manager at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is currently involved in three European projects, FOSTER (, OpenMinTeD ( and FIT4RRI ( She serves as an Editor at the Open Access Directory ( and as an External Liaison Officer at the UK Council of Research Repositories (

Najla Rettberg is the Scientific Manager for OpenAIRE at University of Goettingen.

Participants: 79

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Topic: Flip the classroom: bring your questions about RDM and DMPs
Presenter: Marjan Grootveld (DANS, @MarjanGrootveld)

A computational linguist by training, Marjan Grootveld is senior policy officer at Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), the Netherlands institute for permanent access to digital research resources. Marjan advises knowledge institutes and research funders on data management policy and practice, provides data management support in the European OpenAIRE ( project, is training manager of the EUDAT ( project, and coaches attendants of the Research Data Netherlands “Essentials 4 Data Support” training (

ATTENTION: due to the specific format of this webinar, you will be asked to submit your questions for the presenter beforehand. This can be done via the registration form.

Participants: 60

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Topic: Legal aspects of Open Science
Presenters: Prodromos Tsiavos (@prodromos), Thomas Margoni (CREATe, Glasgow University)

Prodromos is the Head of Digital Development at the Onassis Cultural Centre and a Senior Research Fellow at The Media Institute (TMI), London. He is currently advising Athena Research Centre on legal and ethical aspects of data science and is teaching Legal and Ethical Aspects of Data Science at the Athens University of Economics and Business. Prodromos has worked for the National Hellenic Research Foundation (National Documentation Centre), the European Commission, Oslo University and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He read law and Information Systems in Athens and London and holds a PhD in Law and Information Systems from the LSE. Prodromos has worked as an adviser for the Greek Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, the Special Secretary for Digital Convergence, as well as public sector bodies and private companies in the cultural and creative industries. He has over 120 publications and talks on legal and business aspects of open technologies, digital content and IPR management. Prodromos is the Chair of the Administrative Council of the Greek Industrial Property Organisation (OBI) and of the Supervisory Board of the European Patent Academy (EPA).

Dr Thomas Margoni is a Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Internet Law at the School of Law – CREATe Centre and convener of the LLM programme in Intellectual Property and the Digital Economy. His research interests concentrate on the relationship between law and new technologies with particular attention to the role of the Internet as a new medium to access, create and disseminate knowledge in the current information-based society. Recent examples of research projects include OpenMinTeD, the EU H2020 project for the development of an e-infrastructure for Text and Data Mining (TDM) in Europe where Thomas coordinates the legal working group (; Open Access to scientific information and Open Science; the role and liability of online intermediaries; copyright, design rights and 3D printing; the digitisation of cultural heritage; and the role of property rights in sports.

Participants: 73

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Topic: Humanities and Open Science: Workflows and tools for publishing, licensing, versioning, identifiers, archiving, software.
Presenters: Laurent Romary (Inria, DARIAH,@laurentromary), Marie Puren (Inria, @MariePuren)

Laurent Romary is Directeur de Recherche at Inria, France and director general of DARIAH. He received a PhD degree in computational linguistics in 1989 and his Habilitation in 1999. He carries out research on the modelling of semi-structured documents, with a specific emphasis on texts and linguistic resources. He has been active in standardisation activities with ISO, as chair of committee ISO/TC 37/SC 4 (2002-2014), chair of ISO/TC 37 (2016-) and the Text Encoding Initiative, as member (2001-2011) and chair (2008-2011) of its technical council. He has been involved in the definition of the scientific information policy of CNRS (2005-2006), the Max-Planck Digital Library (2006-2008) and Inria (2006-).

Marie Puren Ph.D., is junior researcher in Digital Humanities at the French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematic (Inria) in Paris, member of the Almanach laboratory (INRIA – EPHE). As collaborator to the PARTHENOS H2020 project, she focuses her research on the development of standards for research tools in Arts and Humanities, and she currently works on the creation of a Data Management Plan for this project. Marie Puren also contributes to the IPERION H2020 project, especially by upgrading its Data Management Plan.

Participants: 50



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