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Open Access to Research Data and Public Sector Information: perspective, drivers, and barriers (co-organized)
Convener: Lorenzo Bigagli  | Co-Conveners: José Miguel Rubio Iglesias , Berit Arheimer , Stefano Nativi 
 / Attendance Tue, 14 Apr, 17:30–19:00

Many networks, initiatives, projects and communities are addressing the key drivers and barriers to Open Access to research data, also in relation to the evolution of Public Sector Information (PSI) policies.

However, these organizations are often heterogeneous and fragmented by discipline, geography, stakeholder category (publishers, academics, repositories, etc.) as well as other boundaries, and often work in isolation or with limited contact with one another.

This session will offer a multi-disciplinary space for members interested in Open Access to research data and PSI, to identify and map good practices and areas where further support is required, as well as to develop common solutions for the challenges that are hindering Open Access and data preservation issues in research practice, in relation to stakeholder values, inter-relationships and grand challenges in different national contexts.

Topics may include, but are not limited to, challenges related to infrastructure and technology (e.g. hardware and software assets, personnel involved, and all the procedures for managing, training and supporting continuous operation and evolution), as well as legal, ethical, institutional and policy issues relating to sharing and providing Open Access to research data and PSI from a variety of sources, and in a variety of formats.