2016 promises a full programme of fascinating conferences and workshops in the areas of scholarly communications and open science. As the year begins, we here look forward to a brief selection of these forthcoming events, where we look forward to hearing new ideas, enaging in worthwhile debate and meeting friends old and new!

Digital Curation Conference (IDCC)

The first on our list  is the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) on "Visible data, invisible infrastructure", 22.-25.Feb in Amsterdam. It will deal with the growing importance and visibility of research data and its “invisible infrastructure”. One strand will cover organizational strategies and technical developments that promote data availability, discoverability, and reusability. The second will focus on embedding support, integrating services and aligning with researchers’ workflows. There will be a programme of workshops on Monday 22 February and Thursday 25 February and the main conference will run from Tuesday 23 to Wednesday 24 February 2016.

·         Title: Visible data, invisible infrastructure
·         Organizer: DCC
·         Date: 22-02-2016 to 25-02-2016
·         Location: Amsterdam City Centre, Amsterdam
·         Web page: IDCC16

RDA Seventh Plenary Meeting      
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Open Access means thinking globally. RDA definitely understands that and will hold it's 7th Research Data Alliance (RDA) Plenary meeting in Tokyo, Japan from the 1st to the 3rd of March 2016. The meeting will be preceded by the “Open Symposium: Data-driven Science – The trigger of Scientific development” organised by JST on February 29th 2016. The combination of data scientists, librarians, computer and domain scientists, policy makers and strategists will surely make for interesting output.

  • Title: Making data sharing work in the era of Open Science
  • Organizer: RDA and JST
  • Date: 01-03-2016 to 03-03-2016
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Web page: I7th Plenary Meeting
coar annual meeting 2016

COAR and the University of Vienna are pleased to announce the upcoming COAR Annual Meeting and General Assembly entitled “The Role of Collaboration in Building the Global Knowledge Commons“. The theme of this meeting is collaboration. Participants will deliberate on the types of relationships needed to create and maintain a more equitable and accessible global system for scholarly communication. The program will feature several projects that include cross-institutional and network collaborations from around the world. Speakers will share experiences about the positive outcomes and benefits of collaboration as well as the challenges that arise. In addition, there will be many opportunities for attendees to share information about other relevant activities and discuss important strategic issues relevant for the international repository community.

  • Title: The Role of Collaboration in Building the Global Knowledge Commons
  • Organiser: COAR
  • Date: 12-04-2016 to 13-04-2016
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Web page: COAR Annual Meeting 2016
First ECSA Conference

Citizen Science is a vital area of open science, broadening scientific processes beyond the academy to embrace the skills and interest of the general public. The ECSA Citizen Science Conference 2016 aims at policy makers, science funders, scientists, citizen scientists, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and interested citizens. This trans-disciplinary conference will highlight and debate the innovation potential of citizen science for science, society and policy and its role within open science and innovation.  If you want to know all about the cooperation between citizens and scientists, its social and policy impact, the empowering qualities and the role of citizen science in ensuring open science and innovation, register now:

  • Title: First Citizen Science - Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy
  • Organizer: ECSA
  • Date: 19-05-2016 to 21-05-2016
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Web page: ECSA2016

“International Conference on Electronic Publishing” (Elpub)

In June (7-9) the “International Conference on Electronic Publishing” (Elpub) will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Göttingen and we're joining the party! The conference will take a fresh look at the current ecosystem of scholarly publishing including the positioning of stakeholders and distribution of economic, technological and discursive power. Elpub will also open the floor for emerging alternatives in how scholars and citizens interact with scholarly content and what role dissemination and publishing plays in these interactions. The day before the main conference, OpenAIRE will host a workshop on Open Peer Review.

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·         Title: Positioning and Power in Academic Publishing: Players, Agents and Agendas
·         Organizer: The University of Malta
·         Date: 06-07-2016 to 09-06-2016
·         Location: Goettingen, Historical Building of Goettingen University State Library
·         Web page: Elpub2016

2016 Open Repository ConferenceOP2016 Solid

Next in line is the 2016 Open Repository Conference (13-16 June in Dublin). We couldn't agree more with the title “Illuminating the World”, since open repositories are so crucial to OpenAIRE's mission of open scholarship.  
It will explore how repositories' rich collections and infrastructure have become an inherent part of contemporary scholarship and research and how they have expanded to touch many aspects of our academic and cultural enterprises.

·         Title: Illuminating the World
·         Organizer: Open Repositories
·         Date: 13-06-2016 to 16-06-2016
·         Location: Trinity College Dublin (The University of Dublin)
·         Web page: OR2016

TNC16 Networking Conference

At about the same time, Prague will host the TNC16 Networking Conference “Building the Internet of People”. It will bring together a variety of stakeholders – 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 – with unique insights into the latest developments in research networking, both in the technical field and in the area of application and management.

·         Title: Building the Internet of People
·         Organizer: Czech National Research and Education Network (CESNET)
·         Date: 12-06-2016 to 16-06-2016
·         Location: Clarion Congress Hotel, Prague
·         Web page: TNC2016

Liber Conference 2016

Ensuring access to knowledge has always been at the heart of the mission of research libraries and this year Liber's annual conference is taking the road forward. Data management, new open access publishing models, user-led development, crowd sourcing and 'The library as laboratory/makerspace' are all hot topics on this conference. And as a bonus it will give you the perfect opportunity to catch a glimpse of Finland's famous midnight sun.

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·         Org
anizers: Liber
·         D
ate: 29/06/2016 to 01/07/2016
·         L
ocation: Helsinki Congress Paasitorni
·         Web page: Liber2016

International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations

We're eager to get young researchers on board, and this conference will surely help. The 19th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations will take place between 11-13. July in Lille. The main topic will be “Data and Dissertations”, with a focus on initiatives, projects and experiences in the field of research data, particularly those produced by PhD students. A wide range of contributions are to be expected, including infrastructures/advanced technologies open science/access/repositories, long-term preservation, identifiers, legal and ethical issues, text and data mining, research evaluation (ETDs and CRIS),  semantic enrichment and many more. ETD2016 is open for university librarians and other information professionals interested in ETD and research data, scientists and scholars in library and information sciences, and LIS students. The pre-conference workshops will take place Monday, July 11, 2016.

·         Title: Data and Dissertations
·         Organizers: University of Lille , Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
·         Date: 11-07-2016 to 13-07-2016
·         Location: University of Lille
·         Web page: ETD16

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