Fostering local and global open science communities
Open science (also referred to as open scholarship) is at a crossroads. Implementation and adoption are 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 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 diversity of workflows and knowledge systems.
OS Fair 2021 aims to bring together and empower open science communities and services; to identify common practices related to open science; to see what are the best synergies to deliver and operate services that work for many; and to bring experiences from all around the world and learn from each other
The conference will include keynotes by distinguished speakers, roundtable discussions, workshops and training sessions, as well as a demo session. It will bring together perspectives from different actors and will suggest ways on how communities can work together to produce roadmaps for the implementation of Open Science.
Research communities and infrastructures, libraries, repository managers, content providers, service providers research administrators and facilitators of research, learned societies, publishers, policy makers and funders, citizen science groups and initiatives, innovators in scholarly communication.
OSFair will host key scientists, policy makers and science stakeholders from around the world who will provide inspirational views on how open data and open science influences all aspects of life, policy makers who will tell us what lies ahead, infrastructure/service providers who will present their solutions, and innovators who will bring in their ideas and their notion of openness.
This year we will not be able to meet in person. But we want to keep the dynamic spirit of our community shown aleady in Porto and Athens.
So, in keeping with our aim to bring people together, we will develop a new program to bring us together virtually. The virtual program will be shortened to reduce the screen time and to remain dynamic, but will span in more days so we can cover the topics we care.