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September 20 - 24, 2021

Fostering local and global open science communities

Open Science FAIR

Sept. 13-17, 2021

Fostering local and global open science communities


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Open Science Fair 2021

Join us for the 3rd Open Science FAIR Conference, an international event for all topics related to Open Science


Open science is at a crossroads. Implementation and adoption are progressing, with researchers, research institutions, funding agencies, service providers and infrastructures all buying in at various levels. Different models emerge which produce a seemingly fragmented ecosystem and achieve small steps on top of traditional scholarly communication models. It is time that communities start to converge these multiple approaches, while taking into consideration the amplitude of open science and keeping a close eye to innovation.


OSFair2021 is organized as an emblematic initiative of OpenAIRE, co-organized by other projects in the area of Open Science, and with the support of EU projects.


OS Fair 2021 is about communities and their people and about communities using services. Our aim is to identify elements and services needed to bring open science communities together around common practices; to see what are the best synergies to deliver and operate services that work for all; to see how to strengthen and empower communities by building leadership; to bring experiences from all around the world and learn from each other

Conference topics

Interdisciplinary collaborations: Networks, services, methods
Sharing best practices and knowledge
Open science and data policies; GDPR and IPR exploitation
Responsible metrics and research assessment
Innovative publishing and research dissemination

Open infrastructures, services and tools for research communities
Collaborative platforms for all research artifacts
Value added data products/services from Open Science
Research analytics and visualizations
Text and data mining for/from research
Open metrics infrastructures
RDM best practices

Training and skills for Open Science
Sustaining Open Science training: people, resources, governance
Skills within the wider research context
Assessment frameworks for trainers and researchers
Competence centers: models, integration and coordination

European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and FAIR data
FAIR data policy and practice: from theory to implementation
National EOSC initiatives
Thematic Clouds
Rules of Participation in EOSC

Citizen science: barriers and opportunities for collaboration
Local and global collaborations: people and networks
Citizen science open science practices and policies
Infrastructures and services for citizen science


Deadline: 17 September

(Workshops and Demos)
Abstract submissions deadline: TBD
Notification of acceptance / rejection:


  • Expected Outcome

    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.

  • Targeted audience

    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.

Meet our speakers

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.


Online registration is now open

Organising projects

European Union



Silver sponsors

Springer Nature

Bronze sponsors

Copernicus Publications
Robert Consultancy
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