Open Science FAIR 2021: Call for Proposals

Posted: 30-06-2021 Topics: Open Access Open Aire

The third Open Science FAIR (‘Fostering local and global open science communities’) will take place from the 20th – 23rd of September 2021.

The event aims to bring together and empower Open Science communities and services to identify common practices; to see what the best synergies are to deliver and operate services that work for many, and to bring experiences from all around the world and learn from each other.

Open science stands at a crossroads, the reinforcement of implementation and adoption is progressing, with researchers, research institutions, funding agencies, service providers and infrastructures, all engaging at various levels.

However, different models are emerging which produce a seemingly fragmented ecosystem and achieve small steps on top of the traditional scholarly communication system. In order to enable international and interdisciplinary research, we need to ensure interoperability across communities and services, while still maintaining our ability to support the diversity of workflows and knowledge systems.

This year, we are pleased to mention that we are joining forces with OpenAIRE in order to co-organise the event. Additionally, various other projects in the Open Science area, as well as EU organisations, will contribute to the event. These include COAREIFLFORCE11La ReferenciaOPERASSPARC and SPARC Europe.

Call for proposals

We welcome proposals for workshops, which may vary in length (90, 120 or 180 minutes). View the call for proposals here.

We also invite speakers to submit proposals for lightning talks and demos enabling individuals, teams, and projects to showcase the latest knowledge and potential solutions to support Open Science in academic, commercial or public spheres.

All proposals should be submitted by July 26th via the OSFAIR2021 submission system – Easychair here. 

We look forward to receiving your proposals!


Registration to OSFAIR2021 will open soon. Further details will be made available on the OSFAIR website directly here. You can also save the date for the event here.