LIBER was represented at the Horizon 2020 Consultation in Rome by its President Paul Ayris and its Project Officer, Susan Reilly.
During this 2 day event in Rome libraries came under the spotlight as having a key role to play in advocating for, proving training in, and producing guidelines in order to support researchers in sharing data.
The Horizon 2020 workshop is seen as an important step in the efforts of promoting global, open and interoperable infrastructures for modern science. The outputs from the workshop will be further elaborated into a strategy and a roadmap with concrete objectives to be integrated into the next European programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon2020) and European Research Area policies.
The LIBER President was also invited to present the work of LERU on its Roadmap towards Open Access, where he introduced a LERU project bid to create a European infrastructure for Gold Open Access.
Over the 2 days in Rome key stakeholder representatives were invited to take part in 3 working groups:
- Open global data infrastructure
- Open scientific content
- Open research culture
Each working group presented recommendations for the Horizon 2020 work programme. Highlights of these recommendations include:
– the need fro global coordination of data from the bottom up
– Development of the data scientist profession (including libraries)
-incentivisation for researchers to share data
-development of onlologies for scince
-funding of activities to bring communities together to share a reuse data
– investment in enhance publication services
– encouragement of open standards for data exchange
– a mandate for CCby (for publications) and CC0 (for data) licencing
– An award for open science
– European Guidelines for researcher career development