EU Open Science coordination meeting 21 OCT

Open Science Coordination in Europe

21st October 2019 – Helsinki Finland


EU member state Open Science coordinators will meet in Helsinki on 21OCT2019 as part of the Finnish EU presidency. In the meeting member states will share best practices on open science coordination and thus align open science efforts in Europe. This meeting is by invitation only.
Participants include OSPP and EOSC Executive board members as well as key open science coordinators in member states. Participation is by invitation only. The meeting is organised by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, National Library of Finland, Laurea University of Applied Sciences; together with LIBER and OSPP and National coordinators in NL Karel Luyben and FR Marin Dacos.


Meeting is held at Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Tikkurila close to Helsinki Airport at Ratatie 22, 01300 Vantaa.
Welcome address
Jouni Koski, Laurea University President
Riitta Maijala, Vice President for Research, Academy of Finland (.Fileppt, .PDF iconpdf)
Kostas Glinos, Head of Unit for Open Science, European Commission (.Fileppt, .PDF iconpdf.)
Plenary session:
Presentations on Open science coordination practices and benefits at national level:
Marin Dacos, France (.Fileppt, .PDF iconpdf)
Patricia Clarke, Ireland (.Fileppt, .PDF iconpdf)
Karel Luyben, Netherlands (.Fileppt, .PDF iconpdf)
Henriikka Mustajoki, Finland (.Fileppt, .PDF iconpdf)
12.00 - 13.30 
Gathering best practices on the workshop and key areas for shared European development. 
• Rewards and metrics - led by Rebecca Lawrence 

Achieving adoption of Open Science and open knowledge practices within the scholarly ecosystem is highly dependent on the use of appropriate incentives and rewards, and hence the indicators we use to judge success.  Some of the most common indicators currently used by much of the existing scholarly system (such as the venue for publications) can actually disincentivise the very practices we are seeking to achieve and promote. It is therefore crucial that we urgently rethink our use of indicators and our rewards systems to incentivise the significant cultural shift required to bring about the true benefits that Open Science can bring.

The workshop began with presentations by Rebecca Lawrence (File .pptx, PDF icon.pdf), Laura Himanen (.Fileppt, .PDF iconpdf) and Ignasi Labastida i Juan (File.pptPDF icon.pdf)
Read a more detailed description of the workshop

• Citizen science - led by Maike Weißpflug

Citizen Science – members of the general public participating in research activities - has become an integral part of Open Science in Europe. Yet, there is still limited knowledge and exchange about Citizen Science strategies and policies on national or regional levels. It is the aim of the workshop to gain an overview of Citizen Science policies in the individual member states and to discuss developments in this rapidly growing area.

The workshop began with a presentation by Maike Weißpflug (.PDF iconpdf)

• Linking countries to EOSC - led by Karel Luyben and Gareth O'Neill

While the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is under construction, many organisations and countries ask themselves: How can we link-up? In this workshop we will first give an overview of the state of play in the development of EOSC. One or more examples of preparing to link-up will be presented and next we will discuss issues from the participants with respect becoming a party in the EOSC eco-system.

The workshop report including introductory presentation (PDF iconEOSCWorkshop.pdf)

13.30 - 14.30
Supporting policies better through open knowledge and open innovation
Philippe Duponteil, Director of Support Services, Joint Research Centre, European Commission (.Fileppt, .PDF iconpdf)
Panel discussion 
Implementing Open Science: Call for MS collaboration, discussion and alignment
Panel chair: Marc Vanholsbeeck, Ministry of Wallonia-Brussels Federation

Panel members:

YERUN - Eva Méndez 
LIBER - Jeannette Frey 
OPENAire - Natalia Manola
SPARC Europe - Ignasi Labastida
Forming a Network for Open Science Coordination  - member state meeting
Evening reception at the National Library of Finland (Unionkatu 36, 00100 Helsinki)