Thematic workshops

University approaches to Citizen Science in the transition to Open Science - Institutional strategies for creating an open and inclusive environment for research (12th OpenAIRE workshop - 2020)

POSTPONED due to the Corona-virus (Covid-19) MEASURES

EUA, UOC and OpenAIRE have made the difficult decision, after careful consideration and comprehensive evaluation of currently available information related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, to postpone the workshop “University approaches to Citizen Science in the transition to Open Science - Institutional strategies for creating an open and inclusive environment for research (12th OpenAIRE workshop - 2020)”, originally scheduled for May 8th  in Barcelona, Spain. A rescheduled meeting is being planned for later this year. We’ll keep you updated and apologize for any inconvenience. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to everyone impacted by this global health crisis.

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WHEN - May 27-28th, 2019
WHERE - Het Pand, the culture and congress centre of Ghent University, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Ghent, Belgium - see map
WHAT - A two day workshop exploring mechanisms for research policy monitoring and indicators: discussing the what 'indicators' and the how: infrastructure. This workshop is in collaboration with Data4Impact, with support of Science Europe.

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Sustainable non-APC OA publishing models (9th OpenAIRE workshop - February 2019)


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In today’s publishing landscape there are several paths to Open Access (OA) publishing. A common and much discussed way of financing OA publishing is through Article Processing Charges (APC). However, over the recent years, several alternatives have been developed that do not rely on APCs. Consortia models, community-driven approaches, funder financed platforms etc. This is a path often overlooked.

Previously OpenAIRE launched two calls to fund non-author fee based open access publishing initiatives. The results of which you can find here for the 1st call and here for the 2nd call.
Under OpenAIRE Advance, we aim to continue this effort and showcase the range of models available (including organizational aspects),  assess their relative strengths and weaknesses, conduct cross-disciplinary analyses of their efficacy in different academic contexts ,and carry out knowledge-sharing activities to promote best practice and encourage experimentation. Particular focus is thereby given to consortia models, as well as sustainability models, cost sharing and different disciplinary approaches.

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Legal issues in Open Research Data (8th OpenAIRE workshop - April 2017)

The 8th OpenAIRE workshop took place as part of the RDA Ninth Plenary Meeting, Barcelona, and explored legal hindrances and possible solutions to open up research data. With the presentation of legal studies in making data open and interoperable, lessons learnt from the funders and with a critical understanding of issues related to text and data mining, data privacy and licenses, the event was an excellent opportunity to deepen all these issues.

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