OpenAIRE Week: Our virtual event brought us together

Here’s everything you need to know

 
This October OpenAIRE went not only virtual but also open to all for the first time! OpenAIRE Week 2020 gave the chance to both speakers and viewers to come together in a digital experience.
 
Celebrating diversity, participants from our global network declared a strong message: We can make Open Science work and we can make it work globally.
 UNESCO REC
For 5 days, our international community, through 404 unique participants, had the opportunity to present and discuss all the latest updates, the projects, and the global outlook of Open Science. UNESCO was there to promote openness to science while giving us a first look at its recommendation and presenting a partnership essential for the future. Precisely, UNESCO’s recommendation proposes an international framework responding to the challenges of Open Science in different regions and countries. The organization aims to the final submission of the recommendation draft and its adoption by the Member States in November 2021.
 
Open Science amid the pandemic? During the 5-day event, OpenAIRE also presented how it takes action in the fight against Covid-19 with the Research Gateway; a response from our end that aims to fuel scientific research from different data sources around the world.
 
Together we explored OpenAIRE's role in the European open science ecosystem and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC): OpenAIRE has been a service-driven infrastructure from its onset. Zenodo has been a key development in supporting open access to all research results while our software solutions for data management or anonymity such as Argos and Amnesia are ready to become part of the research community workflows.

On top, our digital panels presented a clear picture of what Open Science has to offer for researchers and stakeholders in terms of policy and guidelines. For instance, Kathleen Shearer, executive director of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) presented the organization’s strategy for the infrastructures' alignment; one of the highlights from the European – National – International alignment panel.

Last but not least, a large offering of use cases and project collaborations made it clear that Open Science has enormous potential in many disciplines: from data infrastructures for the archeological community such as the ARIADNEplus to RISIS 2, the European Research infrastructure for science, technology, and innovation policy studies.

Want to see it for yourself? 

> Take a look at the link below for all the recordings and slides of the event and enjoy the experience of OpenAIRE week 2020

 

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