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.
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.
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.