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Open Science Cafe

Organisers: OpenMinTeD, FutureTDM, EU-DAT, FOSTER Plus, EOSC, OpenAire (Martine Oudenhoven,  Simone Sacchi/LIBER)
Duration: 1.5 hours
In order for open science to happen, it is important to get out of your own silo and connect to stakeholders with different interests in science, policy, research workflows and infrastructures. The open science cafe provides you with the opportunity to do this in an informal setting.   

Open science policy aspects in the context of EOSC governance framework

Organisers: Matthew Dovey, JISC, Jessica Parland-von Essen, CSC
Duration: 1.5 hours
The challenge of EOSC governance is how to construct a framework allowing varied and disparate stakeholders to work together. The  EOSCPilot project has established a Governance Development Forum (EGDF) so that all stakeholders can contribute to the development of a governance framework to inform the establishment of EOSC and its governance structure.  In this workshop we will discuss how Open Science should manifest in the EOSC governance framework.  

OpenMinTeD Platform Training: Discover the power of TDM

Organisers: OpenMinTeD
Duration: 1 hour
OpenMinTed is a platform focusing on TDM for scientific works.
Recent years witness an upsurge in the quantities of digital research data, offering new insights and opportunities for improved understanding. Text and data mining is emerging as a powerful tool for harnessing the power of structured and unstructured content and data, by analysing them at multiple levels and in several dimensions to discover hidden and new knowledge. However, text mining solutions are not easy to discover and use, nor are they easily combinable by end users. OpenMinTeD aspires to enable the creation of an infrastructure that fosters and facilitates the use of text mining technologies in the scientific publications world, builds on existing text mining tools and platforms, and renders them discoverable and interoperable through appropriate registries and a standards-based interoperability layer, respectively. It supports training of text mining users and developers alike and demonstrates the merits of the approach through several use cases identified by scholars and experts from different scientific areas, ranging from generic scholarly communication to literature related to life sciences, food and agriculture, and social sciences and humanities. Through its infrastructural activities, OpenMinTeD’s vision is to make operational a virtuous cycle in which a) primary content is accessed through standardised interfaces and access rules b) by well-documented and easily discoverable text mining services that process, analyse, and annotate text c) to identify patterns and extract new meaningful actionable knowledge, which will be used d) for structuring, indexing, and searching content and, in tandem, e) acting as new knowledge useful to draw new relations between content items and firing a new mining cycle.

TDM: unlocking a goldmine of information

Organisers: OpenMinTeD: Natalia Manola and Stelios Piperidis /Athena Reseach & Innovation Centre, Thomas Margoni /Univ. of Glasgow, Martine Oudenhoven/LIBER
Duration: 3 hours
Text and Data Mining (TDM)  is a natural ‘next step’ in open science. It can lead to new and unexpected discoveries and increase the impact of publications and repositories. This workshop showcases examples of successful TDM and infrastructural solutions for researchers. We will also discuss what is needed to make most of infrastructures and how publishers and repositories can open up their content.

Towards a Policy Framework for the European Open Science Cloud: the EOSC pilot perspective

Organisers: Prodromos Tsiavos - Athena Research and Innovation Centre, Matthew Dovey - Jisc, Simone Sacchi - LIBER
Duration: 1.5 hours
The workshop provides a hands on approach in relation both to the understanding of the EU open science policies and their application by related stakeholders. It  will seek to explore, propose and test different aspects of policy documents created by and for different types of stakeholders (e.g. RPOs, funders, policy makers etc) in the context of EOSC. Drawing on the work by the EOSC policy work, the workshop invites participants to bring their own policies or work on model policies to develop a simple but comprehensive policy document tailored to their needs and conforming to the EU policy and legal framework.
It is useful to the broader Open Science community as it brings together services, stakeholders and policies and allows for a better understanding of the interaction between different constituencies.