Open Science Conference 2023

The international Open Science Conference provides a unique forum to discuss the latest and future developments in Open Science.

The Open Science Conference is an annual international conference dedicated to the Open Science movement. It provides a unique forum for researchers, librarians, practitioners, infrastructure providers, policy makers, and other important stakeholders to discuss the latest and future developments in Open Science. In 2023, the conference can celebrate its 10th anniversary. The conference is a virtual event and hosted by the Leibniz Strategy Forum Open Science and organized under the lead of the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics.

The conference offers insights into both practical and technical innovations that serve the implementation of open practices as well as current and pioneering developments in the global Open Science movement. Such developments are, for example, the increasing plea for open practices as lessons learned from global crises as well as recent discussions on the relation of Open Science, civic science education, and knowledge equity. Furthermore, the conference offers many opportunities for networking and exchange.

FAIR-IMPACT at the event

FAIR-IMPACT is organising a 2-hour workshop on "Designing Training for FAIR and Open Data", on 29th June from 9-11am CEST. Kim Ferguson and Maaike Verburg (both from DANS, which coordinates FAIR-IMPACT project) will be the "event managers".

To better support the wider sharing and reuse of research data, many organisations and research groups are developing strategies to foster a FAIR data culture - i.e., one where data are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. Though FAIR data need not always be open, Open Data that is FAIR is better suited to be reused, reproduced, and accessed. To facilitate innovations in FAIR data culture, education and training are an important first step towards applying principles and practices to data that is created throughout the research cycle. In this workshop, participants will gain hands-on experience with developing training exercises that will facilitate increased awareness and application of the FAIR principles in the context that is personally relevant to them

The workshop will focus specifically on the FAIR-Aware tool, an online self-assessment tool. Created in the FAIRsFAIR project and now further developed in the FAIR-IMPACT project, FAIR-Aware is a versatile and flexible tool to use in education and training. Participants will get to know the tool and develop training based on it that is relevant to their own context. Participants will be encouraged to work collaboratively and interact with each other as well as the trainers via text, voice, shared documents and polling inputs - no break-out rooms here. At the end of this workshop, participants will have a better understanding of designing training on the FAIR-Aware Tool as well as access to a rich list of materials to reuse. This workshop is tailored to trainers, educators, and data professionals. Researchers and data stewards are also welcome to see a more in-depth use of the FAIR-Aware tool. If additional accommodations are needed, participants are encouraged to get in touch in advance. All materials will be publicly available and shared shortly before the workshop.

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Open Science Conference 2023
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27 June 2023 - 29 June 2023