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Open Access to Research Data and Public Sector Information towards Open Science
Convener: Lorenzo Bigagli  | Co-Conveners: Berit Arheimer , José Miguel Rubio Iglesias , Stefano Nativi , Martin Hammitzsch , Bernadette Fritzsch 
 / Thu, 21 Apr, 08:30–12:15
 / Attendance Thu, 21 Apr, 17:30–19:00

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

These efforts are often fragmented by discipline, location, involved stakeholders (publishers, funders, researchers, etc.), as well as other boundaries, and often conducted independently or with limited contact with the overall scientific ecosystem.

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

Open Science is not limited to papers, but encompasses scientific research results in general, including figures, data, models, algorithms, software, tools, notebooks, laboratory designs, recipes, samples and much more. Furthermore, it covers the communication, review, and discussion of research results and considers changing needs regarding incentives, quality assessment, metrics, impact, reputation, grants and funding. Thus Open Science includes licensing, policy-making, infrastructures and scientific heritage.

Topics may include, but are not limited to, challenges related to infrastructure and technology (e.g. hardware and software assets, human resources, 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.

Reports and experiences from participants in the Horizon 2020 Open Research Data Pilot (best practices, lessons learnt, Data Management Plans, etc.) are of special interest.

Invited and confirmed speaker: Jean-Noël Thépaut (ECMWF), on Copernicus Climate Change Services (C3S).

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