LIBER Co-organising Four World Cafés At Open Science Conference

Posted: 14-03-2016 Topics: Strategy
The Europe Building, where the conference will be held. (Image CC0).
The Europe Building, where the conference will be held (Image CC0).

Open Science is strongly supported by LIBER, and we’ll be at the heart of the Open Science scene in April as co-organisers of four Open Science World Cafés at Day Two of the prestigious Dutch Presidency Open Science Conference in Amsterdam.

Representatives from four European Funded projects in which LIBER participates will help coordinate the discussions on 5 April.

  • FutureTDM will contribute to the session on text and data mining;
  • FOSTER to the session on training and skills;
  • PASTEUR4OA to the session on Open Access Strategies;
  • LEARN to the session on research data management.
The Open Science Conference is being organised as part of the Dutch EU Presidency.
The logo of the Dutch Presidency of the EU. Open Science is one of the key priorities of the Dutch Presidency.

The conference is run by the Dutch government, as part of its current EU Presidency. Over 300 politicians, officials, researchers, publishers, universities and research organisations from across Europe will attend.

“The Netherlands hopes to genuinely accelerate the transition to Open Science, especially in terms of open access to scientific articles that are published internationally and the optimal, responsible re-use of scientific data,” organisers wrote on the conference website.

“At this Presidency conference member states and stakeholders can emphasise the importance of this transition. They will also launch the Open Science Policy Platform and draft a joint action agenda.”

The conference outcomes will be shared with stakeholders, the Open Science Policy Platform and the European Ministers for research and innovation at the meeting of the Competitiveness Council being held in Brussels on 26-27 May 2016.

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