Workshops

OSFair2017 features a number of workshops related to different aspects of Open Science and how this is implemented and embeded in the research lifecycle.

Workshops

Organising High Quality Research Data Management Services for Open Science

Organisers: Peter Wittenburg (RDA/ MPCDF), Daan Broeder (EUDAT/ Meertens Institute),  Ellen Leenarts (EUDAT/ DANS),  Maggie Hellstrom (ICOS/ ULUND),  Stefano Nativi (RDA/ CNR),  Rebecca Grant (RDA/ National Library of Irekland),  Simone Sacchi (RDA/EUDAT/LIBER)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Open science needs high quality data management where researchers can create, use and share data according to well defined standards and practices. this is one of the pillars of Open Science. In the data management landscape we find quite a few organisations that aim at achieving this, however to get it right, a collaboration is called for where all can play a suitable role and present this in a consistent way to the researcher.
The proposed workshop brings together representatives of standard organisation (RDA), eInfrastructures (EUDAT) and Libraries (LIBER) that together can organise the high quality data management for research.

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New Open Access models and platforms

Organisers: OpenAIRE
Duration: 3 hrs.
What are the emerging models of Open Access for publications? Who should be involved? How are costs distributed over the stakeholders involved? This workshop will  discuss and showcase the range of models available, including their costs and organisational aspects, to discuss their relative strengths and weaknesses in different academic contexts.

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The roadmap to better food: Using ICT and Open Data to Overcome Barriers in the Agriculture Value Chain

Organisers: CAPSELLA, eROSA and AGINFRA+ projects
Duration: 1.5 hrs.
The session will discuss infrastructures for open science in the agri-food domain. It will also discuss the issue and the importance of open data for agricultural and agri-food communities and science.

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Research Lifecycles in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Organisers: Caroline Sutton - Taylor and Francis
Duration: 1.5 hrs.
The aim of this workshop is to work together with scholars to identify a series of research workflows that better reflect the processes of scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. Once lifecycles are drafted, participants will identify points of potential sharing and open opportunities. These points will then be associated with current solutions and gaps will be identified.

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Open Science as a Service: tools for research communities

Organisers: Paolo Manghi, OpenAIRE/OpenAIRE-Connect
Duration: 1.5 hrs.
The aim of this workshop is to work with reseaarch communities especially interested/relevant to open science publishing paradigms: publishing of literature, datasets, methods, and experiments for reproducibility and transparent assessment of science. This will be an interactive session with communities presenting their requirements and current tooling to identify overlaps, better and cost-effective solutions.

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From stuPID to cuPID: learning to love persistent identifiers

Organisers: ORCID EU, project THOR
Duration: 1.5 hrs.
Persistent identifiers and the services around them are one of the key infrastructures that underpin open science. Full utilisation of PIDs make it possible to link, discover, reuse, attribute and disambiguate people and the research objects they produce. This workshop will help to develop resources that can shift people away from ingrained work habits towards open, interconnected and easily-discoverable research.

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Innovative dissemination practices and altmetrics

Organisers: OpenUP
Duration: 1.5 hrs
The workshop discusses the implications of open science for the research workflow in terms of dissemination and assessment. We will give concrete guidance to stakeholders on these topics, present best practice examples and give room for discussion and suggestions by the audience.

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Peer review at the crossroads

Organisers: Edit Gorogh, Birgit Schmidt, Tony Ross-Hellauer - Ugottingen 
Duration: 1.5 hours
The workshop will present and discuss tools and methods related to open and alternative peer review.

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EOSC meets enterprises’ needs!

Organisers: Chryssa Stavrakaki and Jorge Sanchez - Corallia /Athena Research and Innovation Centre
Duration: 1.5 hours
Do you want to know more about the view of the industry on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)? Join us to discuss on what the industry thinks about EOSCpilot and what their expectations are.

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A free scene for science

Organisers: Roland Fischer - Mad Scientist Festival
 
Duration:  30 mins
How to build up a free scene for science, in analogy to the German theatre scene. The free science scene (FSS) will attract nonconformists too, the brilliant minds that are thinking mainly outside of the box. FSS will be less competition focused and more collaborative than institutionalised science, open concepts will be central: sharing data, tools, ideas, inspiration.

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Building a global knowledge commons - ramping up repositories to support widespread change in the ecosystem

Organisers: Kathleen Shearer, Eloy Rodriguez - COAR (Coallition of OA repositories)
 
Duration:  3 hours
Distribution of control of scholarly resources (pre-prints, post-prints, research data, supporting software, etc.) and scholarly infrastructures is an important principle which underlies or vision for the future of scholarly communication. In the spirit of this conference, the workshop will showcase the conceptual model for this vision, as well as the role and functions of repositories within this model.

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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.

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FAIR metrics - Starring your data sets

Organisers: Ingrid Dillo, Elly Dijk, Peter Doorn, Marjan Grootveld, Ellen Leenarts - Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Do you want to join our effort to put the FAIR data principles into practice? Come and explore the assessment tool that DANS, Data Archiving and Networked Services in the Netherlands, is developing for data repositories.
The aim of our work is to implement the FAIR principles into a data assessment tool so that every dataset which is deposited or reused from any digital repository can be assessed in terms of a score on the principles Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable, using a ‘FAIRness’ scale from 1 to 5 stars. In this interactive session participants can explore the pilot version of FAIRdat: the FAIR data assessment tool. The organisers would like to inform you about the project, and look forward to all feedback to improve the tool, or to improve the metrics that are used.

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TDM: unlocking a goldmine of information

Organisers: Natalia Manola and Stelios Piperidis /Athena Reseach & Innovation Centre, Thomas Margoni /Univ. of Glasgow, Marco Caspers, 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.

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Open Metrics on the Cloud

Organisers: Mappet Walker - Frontiers, Jochen Schirrwagen  - University of Bielefeld, Dimitris Pierrakos - Athena Research and Innovation Center, Ross MacIntyre - Jisc IRUS-UK, Joseph Greene, 
Duration: 1.5 hours

Impact metrics have a strong influence on the scientific community, affecting the assessment of institutions of higher education and research as well as decisions concerning who gets promoted or hired, who receives grants, and who publishes where. In this situation, it is essential that the methods used to calculate metrics should be transparent, and reproducible and that their integrity should be auditable, and beyond question. This workshop will discuss the limitations of current systems and platforms, presenting a use case from Usage Statistics platform, and the recommendations of creating an open platform for Impact Data.

 

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How FAIR friendly is your data catalogue?

Organisers: Rafael Jimenez - ELIXIR, Donatella Castelli - CNR, Natalia Manola - Athena Research & Innovation Centre, Carole Goble - University of Manchester
Duration: 3 hours
 
This workshop will build upon the work planned by the EOSCpilot data interoperability task and the BlueBridge workshop held on April 3 at the RDA meeting. We will investigate common mechanisms for interoperation of data catalogues that preserve established community standards, norms and resources, while simplifying the process of being/becoming FAIR. Can we have a simple interoperability architecture based on a common set of metadata types? What are the minimum metadata requirements to expose FAIR data to EOSC services and EOSC users?

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Introduction to responsible research and innovation - the citizen science aspect

Organisers: Aliki Giannakopoulou, Sofoklis Sotiriou - Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Pavlos Georgiadis - GROW Observatory
 
Duration: 1.5 hours
RRI is a way of researching that takes a long-term perspective on the type of world in which we want to live. It can strengthen research projects by emphasizing openess, transparency, diversity, inclusiveness and adaption to changes. Open accesss is one of the pillars of RRI and a workshop on this concept could be a valuable addition to the confernece, especially focusing on the topic of citizen science.
Our training aims to help participants make sense of RRI, to bring the concept to life and help them understand how it can be useful in their own work.RRI aims to create a society in which R&I work towards sustainable, ethically acceptable, and socially desirable outcomes, addressing several agendas needed for a fair and just society. RRI aims to open up the innovation process to everyone.

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Open Science Monitor

Organisers: OpenAIRE, EOSCpilot, Jisc, DANS
Duration: 1.5 hour
Which are the measurable components of Open Science? How do  we build a trustworthy, global open science monitor?  This workshop will discuss a potential framework to measure Open Science, including the path from the publishing of an open policy (registries of policies and how these are represented or machine read), to the use of open methodologies, and the opening up of research results, their recording and  measurement.

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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.   

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