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Focus on Open Science – Workshop: Focus on FAIR – FAIR Data and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

November 7, 2019

The Challenge of Open Science

Science describes the current transition in how research is undertaken, how the outputs are stored and disseminated, how researchers collaborate, how success is measured and how researchers are rewarded for Open approaches. Open Science has the potential to transform the research landscape. What is the role of academic libraries in supporting this transition? Is there indeed a role for libraries at all? What are the current views and agendas in various European countries? How do we differentiate regionally and nationally?

The aim of the Focus on Open Science Workshops

Started in 2015, we aim through these workshops to address the challenges posed by Open Science, using the 8 pillars of Open Science identified by the European Commission in its Open Science Policy Platform.

The mission statement for the workshops is: “Promote the concept of, values and best practices in the Open Science to European communities, with particular reference to libraries.”

Why are these Workshops important?

We believe that such Workshops offer a practitioner experience, grounded in the principles of Open Science, and opportunities for networking at the local level. The Workshop format offers both on-the-spot interactions and follow-up opportunities.

WORKSHOP: Focus on FAIR – FAIR Data and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

WHEN: 7th November 2019

WHERE: Aula, Graz University of Technology, Rechbauerstrasse 12, 8010 Graz, Austria

FAIR data and the European Open Science Cloud are two crucial building blocks for the future of collaborative, data-driven research. Much work is currently ongoing to turn these high-level principles and concepts into reality: as concrete infrastructure, standards and practices. A year since the signing of the Declaration and the launch of the EOSC in Vienna [ref], Graz University of Technology invites researchers and research support staff to meet to discuss future priorities for EOSC and FAIR data at the international, national and regional levels. Through expert presentations and interactive sessions, it will advance discussion on these topics, whilst also providing an accessible introduction to these topics for newcomers.

The Workshop will be a full-day event, covering all aspects of FAIR data and regional, national and international EOSC-relevant initiatives, including links to industry. The language of the Workshop will be English. This Focus on Open Science (www.focusopenscience.org) event is organized by the Graz University of Technology (Digital TU Graz project) in collaboration with Scientific Knowledge Services, UCL Press, and LIBER (The European Association of Research Libraries).

Confirmed speakers:

  • Tiziana Ferrari
  • Marta Teperek, TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • Paolo Budroni
  • Ignasi Labastida, Head of the Research and Innovation Unit of the CRAI at the University of Barcelona;
  • Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice- Provost (UCL Library Services), Chief Executive, UCL Press, co-Chair of the LERU INFO Community (League of European Research Universities)
  • Stefanie Lindstaedt
  • Plus, panel on “FAIR data-driven business: models for innovation in research and industry”


November 7, 2019
Event Category:


TU Graz | Digitale TU Graz
Scientific Knowledge Services
UCL Press
LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries)


Technische Universität Graz
RechbauerstraĂźe 12
Graz, 8010 Austria
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