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OpenAIRE workshop: Impact and measurement of Open Access

Oslo, Norway 14 February
OpenAIRE will be hosting a workshop on the impact of Open Science and how to measure the effects of open access. Aiming to make a contribution towards determining the current state of affairs, the OpenAIRE workshop "Impact and Measurement of Open Access" hopes to provide both meaningful insights and a valuable meeting place.

Theme: Impact and Measurement of Open Access
Organizer: OpenAIRE
Location: Pilestredet 46, Oslo, Norway
Date: 14 February 2017

12th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC)

Edinburgh, UK 20 to 23 February

Despite their widespread applicability, digital curation skills, tools and services have a very mixed range of maturity and capability. Many organisations are only experimenting while in others they are embedded in organizational workflows. The conference brings together digital curation professionals and educators with data producers and consumers to consider digital curation in a multi-disciplinary context. There will be a programme of workshops on Monday 20 February and Thursday 23 February and the main conference will run from Tuesday 21 to Wednesday 22 February 2017.

Theme: "Upstream, Downstream: embedding digital curation workflows for data science, scholarship and society"
Organizer: DCC
Location: 13-29 Nicolson St, Edinburgh, UK
Date: 20 - 23 February 2017

Open Science Conference 2017

Berlin, Germany 21 to 22 March

The Open Science Conference 2017 is dedicated to the Open Science movement and provides a unique forum where researchers, librarians, practitioners, politicians, and other important stakeholders can discuss and exchange their ideas and experiences. The thematic focus this year is “open educational resources”. Open educational resources include course materials (print and digital), modules, streaming videos, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support open access to knowledge.

Theme: Open educational resources
Organizer: Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0
Location: Friedrichstraße 96, Berlin, Germany
Date: 21-22 March 2017


Openaire workshop: Legal issues in Open Research Data

Barcelona, Spain 4 April

This 8th OpenAIRE workshop, taking place as part of the RDA Ninth Plenary Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, will explore legal hindrances and possible solutions to open up research data. It will examine the topic and acquaint the audience with a critical understanding of the key legal issues surrounding open research data, including data protection, IPR and PSI and foster data sharing and re-use by giving pragmatic direction and concrete recommendations to stakeholders on what their legal obligations are and how best to negotiate them. The workshop will also give opportunity to discuss the new OpenAIRE legal study and to present the data anonymization service developed by the OpenAIRE IT experts.

Theme: Legal issues in Open Research Data
Organizer: OpenAIRE
Location:  Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Date: 4 April 2017

RDA Night Plenary Meeting  

Barcelona, Spain 5 to 7 April

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) brings together a diverse community of data scientists, librarians, computer scientists, and domain scientists coming from both the public and private sector with one common goal – to remove the barriers to data sharing and reuse. RDA members work together looking at a range of technical and social challenges to data sharing. The 9th RDA Plenary Meeting will take place in Barcelona, 5 to 7 April 2017. Co-organized by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación and revolves around the theme of “Data Infrastructures for Open Science”.

Theme: Data Infrastructures for Open Science
Organizer: RDA
Location: Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Date: 5-7 April 2017

COAR annual meeting 2017

Venice, Italy 8 to 10 May    
The major theme for this year’s COAR meeting will be next generation repositories. The meeting will focus on strategies for positioning the international network of repositories as the foundation of a global knowledge commons. The meeting will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about international trends in repositories, open access and open science, as well as engage with colleagues from around the world and pursue collaborative projects with international partners.

Theme: Next generation repositories
Organizer: COAR
Location: Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Italy
Date: 8-10 May 2017

TNC17 Networking Conference

Linz, Austria 29 May to 2 June

The TNC17 Networking Conference brings together decision makers, managers, networking and collaboration specialists, and identity and access management experts from all major European networking and research organisations, universities, worldwide sister institutions, as well as industry representatives. The spotlight will be on the people from the worldwide research and education networking community who make innovation possible and the latest (networking) technology.

Theme: The Art of Creative Networking
Organizer: GÉANT, Austrian Academic Computer Network (ACOnet), the Austrian National research and education network (NREN) for science, research, education, and culture.
Location: Europaplatz 1, Linz, Austria
Date: 26 May- 2 June 2017

International Conference on Electronic Publishing (Elpub)

Limassol, Cyprus 6 to 8 June
Elpub 2017 is the 21st edition of the conference and it will continue the tradition pf bringing together academics, publishers, lecturers, librarians, developers, entrepreneurs, users and all other stakeholders interested in issues regarding electronic publishing in widely differing contexts. These include the human, cultural, economic, social, technological, legal, commercial and other relevant aspects that such an exciting theme encompasses.
Elpub 2017 will focus on the diverse perspectives about Open Science, one of the most widely discussed topics in research communications today.


Theme: Expanding Perspectives on Open Science: Communities, Cultures and Diversity in Concepts and Practices
Organizer: Cyprus University of Technology
Location: Curium Palace Hotel, Limassol, Cyprus
Date: 6-8 June 2017


Switzerland, Geneva 21 to 23 June
Not much is announced yet about this year’s OAI workshop but we’ll save the date. This year, the CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication will be held at University of Geneva in Switzerland. Keep an eye on their event-page for more information.

Theme: Innovations in Scholarly Communication
Organizer: CERN and the University of Geneva
Location: Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, Genève, Switzerland
Date: 21-23 June 2017

2017 Open Repository Conference

Brisbane, Australia 26 to 30 June
In 2017 the Open Repositories conference returns to Australia where it all started in 2006! OR 17 will showcase the theme 'Open: Innovation, Knowledge, Repositories', aiming to reflect how the Open Repository community continues to be at the forefront of developments, sharing knowledge, and working as an enabler of scholarship and open science.

Theme: 'Open : Innovation-Knowledge-Repositories'
Organizer: The University of Queensland (UQ), Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Griffith University
Location: Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Australia
Date: 26-30 June 2017

Liber Conference 2017

Patras, Greece 5 to 7 July
The Association of European Research Libraries is the main network for research libraries in Europe. The conference is hosted in a different location each year, by a LIBER-member library. This year the Annual Conference will be held in Greece and be hosted by the Library & Information Centre of the University of Patras. Themes will include: Open access as the predominant form of publishing, FAIR Research data, Digital skills for a more open and transparent research lifecycle, Open Research infrastructure and cultural heritage of tomorrow built on today’s digital information.

Theme: Libraries Powering Sustainable Knowledge in the Digital Age
Organizer: The Library & Information Centre of the University of Patras
Location: The Conference and Cultural Center, Patras, Greece
Date: 5-7 July 2017

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