Programme 2019

Speaker Profiles

Barcamp Open Science · 18-03-2019
09:00 – 18:00
Barcamp Open Science

The Barcamp will be held at Wikimedia (Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24, 10963 Berlin). For more information please visit the Barcamp site.

Conference Day 1 · 19-03-2019
09:15 – 10:00
Registration & Coffee
10:00 – 11:30

Professor Klaus Tochtermann, ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Germany

 Open Science?… Darling, we need to talk!

Professor Eva M. Méndez Rodríguez, Library and Information Science Department, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

We have been talking about Open Science for quite a while. However, we need to keep talking and do it seriously in order, not only to talk about it but to really implement Open Science. The Open Science Policy Platform wants to shift from the Open Science “declaration mode” to the “implementation mode”. In this talk Dr. Méndez will address what are the key issues that we have to talk about and how to define PCIs (Practical Commitments for Implementation) at stakeholder level for a realistic and urgent Open Science uptake in Europe.

Building an EOSC in Practice: a summary of the 2nd EOSC HLEG work
Isabel Campos Plasencia, CSIC – Spanish National Research Council, Spain

EOSC has been envisioned as a coordinated effort to provide an European, open environment for scientific data and related processing that promotes convergence of infrastructures and services provided at national or European level. Realizing this support to the European Research Area requires coordinated actions to provide services to access, process and compute on research data in a scalable way at the European level, ensuring research data is broadly exploitable as a public good. Integration and harmonization are especially important points to be addressed by European-wide Research Communities and scientific computing infrastructures to bridge the “digital gap” between EC countries with different readiness levels. A fundamental aspect is the convergence and alignment of common practices that would lead to the promotion of an open environment for data sharing, software and exploitation potentiated by new services, new users and new data.

To fulfil this ambition goals a key step is the development and implementation of policies to support the engagement of all the relevant stakeholders that need to cooperate to make EOSC a viable ecosystem. In this sense it is important understanding the current challenges as opportunities to remove the obstacles that currently prevent an effective sharing and reuse of scientific data, enabling exploitation of the full data potential and harnessing the capacity of regional investments. This presentation will summarize the work and conclusions of the 2nd EOSC HLEG, with a focus on the mechanism of engagement and incentives development from the point of view of the actors that need to develop the EOSC ecosystem.

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 13:20
Short Talks

Presentation of most outstanding submissions for the “Call for Project Presentations”

1. Building together an Open Science Monitor
David Osimo, The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal

2. Change Culture, A Research Grant at a Time 
Ivo Grigorov, Technical University of Denmark

3. Getting Through the Maze – Reusable Strategies and Tools for Research Data Management
Kerstin Helbig, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

4.  Registered reports in Psychology: Why, for whom, and how?
Roland Ramthun, ZPID – Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information

13:20 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30
Short Talks

Presentation of most outstanding submissions for the “Call for Project Presentations”.

5.  Open Repository Developed into Full Service platform for Open Publishing – The Case of 25 Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland promoting Open Publishing
Minna Marjamaa, AMKIT Consortium, Laurea University of Applied Sciences

6.  Low availability of code in ecology: call for urgent action
Antica Culina, Netherlands Institute of Ecology

7.  What role can Open Science play in enabling South-North dialogues?
Justin Segbedji Ahinon, AfricArXiv

 15:30 – 17:30
Poster & Networking

Poster presentation of all 24 accepted submissions for the “Call for Project Presentations”. Presenting authors are underlined.

(Coffee will be served from 16:30 – 17:00)

1. Building together an Open Science Monitor
David Osimo, Thed Leeuwen, Ingeborg Mejer, Stephane Berghmans, Laia Pujol Priego, Jonathan Wareham and Jon Switters

2. Change Culture, A Research Grant at a Time 
Ivo Grigorov and Foster Consortium Partners

3. Getting Through the Maze – Reusable Strategies and Tools for Research Data Management
Katarzyna Biernacka and Kerstin Helbig

4.  Registered reports in Psychology: Why, for whom, and how?
Michael Bosnjak, Erich Weichselgartner and Roland Ramthun

5.  Open Repository Developed into Full Service platform for Open Publishing – The Case of 25 Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland promoting Open Publishing
Minna Marjamaa and Tiina Tolonen

6.  Low availability of code in ecology: call for urgent action
Antica Culina and Simon Evans

7.  What role can Open Science play in enabling South-North dialogues?
Johanna Havemann and Justin Segbedji Ahinon

8.  Looking for the ‘O’ in EOSC? An participatory infrastructure to facilitate Scholarly Communication via Open Science.
Najla Rettberg, Paolo Manghi and Pedro Principe

9.  Supporting Sustained Learning in Data Science with an Open Science Platform
Thomas Weißgerber, Michael Granitzer and Christofer Fellicious

10.   Coupling a local GitLab instance with an institutional repository for instant research data publications
Christian Pietsch, Jochen Schirrwagen and Vitali Peil

11.  The early access effect in bioRxiv preprints
Nicholas Fraser, Fakhri Momemi, Philipp Mayr and Isabella Peters

12.  A scalable solution for transparent peer review
Ray Boucher, Erin Arndt, Chris Graf, Michael Willis, Debbie Menzies, Lisbeth Cranfield and Tiago Barros

13.  Open Scholarship in practice: presentation of a set of use cases collected
Gwen Franck

14.   Testing new Formats of Participation in Science, Collections and Debates – The Experimental Field for Participation and Open Science at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Wiebke Rössig, Uwe Moldrzyk and Linda Galle

15.  Supporting the Open Access Monograph in the Humanities and Social Sciences: the HIRMEOS Project
Andrea Bertino

16.  Implementing a Data Sharing Agreement in a biomedical research consortium
Christian Deisenroth and Christoph Schickhardt

17.  GFBio – A FAIR infrastructure network to support and assist scientists in data management
Janine Felden, Tina Astor, Michael Diepenbroek, Maren Gleisberg, Frank Oliver Glöckner, Peter Grobe, Anton Güntsch, Robert Huber, Jens Kattge, Birgitta König-Ries, Ivaylo Kostadinov, Claudia Müller-Birn, Jens Nieschulze, Bernhard Seeger, Dagmar Triebel and Tanja Weibulat

18.  Canadian Research Data Repository Solutions and Innovations
Jeffrey Moon and Lee Wilson

19.  Learning from experience: innovative ways of surfacing manuscripts at different stages of the publication process
Georgiana-Simona Baciu, Lakshmi Goyal and Sabine Kleinert

20.  Embedding Open Science practice into Data Science Training
Hugh Shanahan, Rob Quick, Sarah Jones, Marcela Alfaro, Louise Bezuidenhout, Clement Onime and Simon Hodson

21.  Open Science by Design – Rethinking the Research Process
Sonja Schimmler, Fabian Kirstein, Sebastian Urbanek, Hannes Wünsche and Manfred Hauswirth

22.  Including open science to research projects since their submission: a library perspective
Romain Féret and Marie Cros

23.  Enabling Open Science publishing for Research Communities and Research Infrastructures via OpenAIRE
Pedro Príncipe, Alessia Bardi, André Vieira, Paolo Manghi and Miriam Baglioni

24.  Towards Open, Transparent, and Reproducible Data­Driven Science with Whole-Tale
Bertram Ludäscher

 19:00 Conference dinner
Conference Day 2 · 20-03-2019
09:00 – 09:30 Registration & Coffee
09:30 – 10:50
Martin Fenner, DataCite
Open Science Angle Throughout the Research Process: From Open Science Policies to Actions at the University of Turku, Finland
Mari Riipinen, PhD, University of Turku, Finland

Open Science is a movement, megatrend, that is changing the way research and researchers are publicly known, valued and evaluated. It will open up new possibilities for the cooperation among researchers but also between researchers or research institutes and companies, municipalities, citizens etc. Open Science is present and effecting the entire research cycle. However, the discussions and actions still seem to revolve around open access publishing and data sharing.
This presentation will reveal how the University of Turku’s open science policies – such as data policy, publication policy and policy for open research cycle – and actions related to these policies have enhanced the open science culture within the university. The steering forces such as international political will, research funder’s and publisher’s policies as well as national initiative will be deliberated. This presentation will discuss the changes in actions and attitudes towards open science that have occurred during the past five years within the University of Turku. Finally, the presenter hopes to involve the audience into discussion on how all these different actions have affected the researcher’s actions in different disciplines.

10:50 – 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 – 12:40
#DontLeaveItToGoogle: How Open Infrastructures Enable Continuous Innovation in the Research Workflow
Dr Peter Kraker, Open Knowledge Maps, Austria

Closed and proprietary infrastructures limit the accessibility of research, often putting paywalls in front of scientific knowledge. But they also severely limit reuse, preventing other tools from building on top of their software, data, and content. Using the example of Google Scholar, I will show how these characteristics of closed infrastructures impede innovation in the research workflow and create lock-in effects. I will also demonstrate how open infrastructures can help us move beyond this issue and create an ecosystem that is community-driven and community-owned. In this ecosystem, innovation thrives, as entry barriers are removed and systems can make use of each other’s components. Specific consideration will be given to open source services and non-profit frontends, as they are often overlooked by funders, but represent the way researchers engage with open science.

Measuring FAIRness
Mark D. Wilkinson, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain

With the rapid and widespread adoption of the FAIR Principles, a range of stakeholders including scientists, publishers, funding agencies and policy makers, are seeking ways to objectively evaluate the “FAIRness” of digital resources – that is, the degree to which the resource is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. Implicit in this desire is the recognition that FAIRness is not abstract, but rather is something that can be objectively measured, and the means of achieving it can be defined by increased adherence to non-qualitative indicators. Spurred by these stakeholders, a self-selected group of the original FAIR Principles co-authors assembled the FAIR Metrics Authoring Group. This resulted in a set of semi-quantitative metrics having universal applicability for the evaluation of FAIRness, and a rubric within which additional metrics can be generated by the community. These were used to as the basis of a questionnaire that was undertaken by a variety of data hosts to self-evaluate their degree of FAIRness. In parallel, a software tool was designed that would attempt to validate their answers to the questionnaire in an automated manner by exploration of the (meta)data resource itself. The outcomes of this study provided us a general overview of the diversity of technologies and standards that were being used by resource hosts to achieve FAIRness. Using this as a basis, a second-generation of Metrics is now being designed that will perform fully-automated FAIRness assessments by testing a resource’s compliance with the best-practices we identified. In this presentation, I will discuss these second-generation FAIR Metrics, the community-driven process for designing new Metrics, the requirements of a FAIR Metrics Test, and The FAIR Evaluator software that executes compliance tests.

12:40 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Panel on the Future of Scholarly Publishing and Scholarly Communication


15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30
The OpenAIRE Research Graph
Dr Paolo Manghi, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione (ISTI), CRN, Italy

The mission of Open Science should be to invert the current trends and return scholarly communication workflows and scientific knowledge to the citizens, as public good. However, “open, distributed, trusted, transparent” are not properties of the graph of publication citations today. When it is trusted, it is not open and decentralised: “giant” enterprises (e.g. Elsevier, Google) centralize and dominate the market of any reliable discovery, monitoring, and assessment tools. When it is open and decentralised, it is not trusted: recently the choice of the Commission to choose Elsevier Scopus for Open Science monitoring is mainly justified by the absence of “open, trusted, decentralised” sources. This talk will present the OpenAIRE Research Graph as a mean and opportunity to grow a decentralised, transparent, trusted, open (CC-0), participatory, and global “Open Science citation graph”, with the vision of returning scholarly communication knowledge back in the hands of scientific communities and the general public. OpenAIRE services aggregate the Open Science citation graph by harvesting from publishers, data centres, thematic, institutional, software repositories; then enrich the graph with links via Machine-Learning techniques and input from researchers (ORCID); finally, re-distribute the resulting richer graph to the original sources, to ensure its long-lasting preservation, or to consumers willing to provide value added services.

Kathleen Gregory, Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Netherlands
Professor Klaus Tochtermann, ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Germany