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Focus on Open Science: Gdansk

Want to know more about managing the cultural shift towards Open Science? Come to Gdańsk on 25 September 2018 for a one-day workshop organised by Scientific Knowledge Services, in cooperation with Gdańsk University of Technology and LIBER.

LIBER will be speaking at the workshop, which is a part of the larger Pomeranian Open Science Conference (26 and 27 September).

The Challenge of Open Science

Science describes the current transition in how research is undertaken, how the outputs are stored and disseminated, how researchers collaborate, how success is measured and how researchers are rewarded for Open approaches. Open Science has the potential to transform the research landscape. What is the role of academic libraries in supporting this transition? Is there indeed a role for libraries at all? What are the current views and agendas in various European countries? How do we differentiate regionally and nationally?

The Aim of the Focus on Open Science Events

We aim through these workshops to address the challenges posed by Open Science, using the eight pillars of Open Science identified by the European Commission in its Open Science Policy Platform.

The mission statement for the workshops is: Promote the concept of, values and best practices in the Open Science to European communities, with particular reference to libraries.

Why Are These Workshops Important?

We believe that such Workshops offer a practitioner experience, grounded in the principles of Open Science, and opportunities for networking at the local level. The Workshop format offers both on-the-spot interactions and follow-up opportunities. The following topics will be addressed:

  • Open Science and the Management of Cultural Change
  • The drivers of change: FAIR Data and Open Access
  • TDM, Copyright reform and the impact of the European GPDR for research support organisations
  • The Responsible Use of Bibliometrics and New Bibliometrics
  • Citizen Science


Confirmed Speakers

  • Dr. Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice- Provost (UCL Library Services), Chief Executive, UCL Press, co-Chair of the LERU INFO Community (League of European Research Universities), Adviser to the LIBER Board;
  • Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, LIBER;
  • Vanessa Proudman, SPARC Europe;
  • Dr. Ignasi Labastida i Juan, Head of the Research and Innovation Unit of the CRAI at the University of Barcelona
  • Emily Poznanski

To register, please visit the official event page.


25 Sep 2018


1:00 pm - 6:00 pm