The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Future project is inviting community members to join a public consultation on a first draft of their proposal for the OESC Interoperability Framework. Further information on how to register and participate can be found in the EOSC Portal
The Open Science Conference will be held online between the 8 and 10 of March.
The annual conference is dedicated to the Open Science movement and provides a unique forum for researchers, librarians, infrastructure providers, policy makers, and other stakeholders to discuss the latest and future developments in Open Science.
This year’s conference offers many interesting talks including a report on the new copyright exception for text and data mining for scientific purposes, and a report on a survey on researchers’ attitudes for sharing code.
A list of all other contributions and the link to the registration can be found in the conference website.
In February, we are offering two entry-level events in which we will inform you about everything you should know Open Science. We will shortly report on the activities of the University and State Library around the topic. We look forward to your participation.
Attention: These events will be held in German, but if you have specific questions in english please let our speakers know.
01 February 2022 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: An introduction to Open Science in the Natural Sciences
22 February 2022, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: An introduction to Open Science in the Social Sciences and the Humanities
The European University Association has published the results of its Open Science Survey. The results show that a lot of work has been done in terms of institutional policy development, Open Access monitoring and infrastructural development. However, there is a lot of work to be done in a number of specific fronts such as the embedding of Open Science in institutional policies and practices, the adequate rewarding of Open Science efforts and initiatives, and the creation of adequate conditions which lead to a better Open Science culture within the consulted institutions. The full report can be consulted here
In collaboration with the ZBMED in Cologne, the University and State Library of Saxony-Anhalt will offer a workshop on research datamanagement in the medical sciences. The course will be given over four dates in November (9, 11, 16 and 18 of November) from 9 am to 11am.
A temporary programme for the workshop can be found here
Further details about the course and the link for participation will be sent to you after you have registered.
This training course will be given in english. Participation in the workshop is free upon registration. Please register here:
Please note that the registration for the workshop will close on the 31 of October
Data protection: The personal data entered in the registration form will be exclusively used for the workshop’s registration and to create a programme which is specifically tailored for the audience. The data will be deleted after the workshop is concluded and not divulged to third parties.
The Open Science Webinar series is aimed at PhD students and Postdocs from different backgrounds and disciplines at research institutions in Halle. Its purpose is to provide the audience with useful information about various aspects of Open Science (OS). In four webinars, a variety of OS topics including research data management, tools, standards, data protection, legal and intellectual property rights, tips for online publishing etc. will be covered. In a fifth seminar, a guest scientist will present practical and specific details about working with and the implementation of open science. It is hoped, this mixture between theory and a user case example might help the audience to better understand open science and where and how to start practicing it.
The MLU conference system mluconf will be used to deliver the webinars. There is no need to register; participants just need to join the webinar(s) on the day.
The duration of the webinars is one hour, divided into a 40-45 min. presentation element and 15-20 min. slot for questions/discussion. The presentations will be available for consultation at a latter point via the Open Science website of the ULB.
Preliminary Programme and Webinars Description
|No||Title||Date / Time|
|1||Open Science – an Introduction||22.9.21 / 1 p.m.|
|2||A Primer on Research Data Management||29.9.21 / 1 p.m.|
|3||Data Protection: Theory and Practice||6.10.21 / 1 p.m.|
|4||Open (Omics) Data in the life-sciences||13.10.21 / 1 p.m.|
|5||Tips for publishing your research results online||20.10.21 / 1 p.m.|
Download a copy of the extended programme to read the available webinar summaries.
If you have specific questions which you would like to send us ahead of the webinars, please use this Etherpad to send these to us.
Come join us on a journey through the starting points of Open Science (OS). This webinar series is aimed at (but not restricted to) Postdocs and PhD students from different backgrounds and disciplines at the MLU. We want to talk to you about the possibilities and benefits of Open Science, which might help you at this earlier career stage. In seven web sessions, we will introduce you to a variety of OS topics, including an introduction to Open Science, data protection, legal and intellectual property rights, research data management, open educational resources (OER) etc.
We will use the MLU conference system MLUconf for delivering the webinars. You don’t need to register, just join us on the day and participate.
The webinars will typically last 45 minutes with at least 15 minutes reserved for discussion and for answering questions from participants. The presentation will be available for consultation at a latter point via the Open Science website of the ULB.
|Title||Date / Time|
|Open Science – an introduction||23.9.2020 Start: 1 p.m.|
|A primer on Research Data Management||30.9.2020 Start: 1 p.m.|
|Data Protection: Theory and Practice||7.10.2020 Start: 1. p.m.|
|Publish or perish? – an overview of controversies associated with current scientific publishing practices||14.10.2020 Start: 2 p.m.|
|Publishers, legal aspects, and internet publishing||28.10.2020 Start: 1 p.m.|
|Open Science Services and support at the MLU||4.11.2020 Start 1 p.m.|
|Open Educational Resources – an overview||11.11.2020 Start 1 p.m.|
Download a copy of the extended programme to read a summary of all webinars
The recent Coronavirus Disease outbreak requires the scientific community to act fast and share research results efficiently. The European Commission has called on a synchronised action involving OpenAIRE and other partners such as the EMBL and RDA to create a specific community to collect research results such as Open Access papers, datasets, software, etc. that could be relevant for the scientific community working on the COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 problematic. You can explore these materials via this Link