On the 26th of November the Irish National Workshop on Open Science was organized by Trinity College Dublin and Repository Network Ireland. The event was titled ‘A Policy into Practice workshop on embedding standardised Open Science skills for your researchers’.
The Morning sesssion had three speakers. First up was Dr Conor O’Carroll chair of the European Commission’s working groups on ‘Rewards for Open Science’ and ‘Skills for Open Science’ Conor talk, ‘Rewards and Professional Development for Open Science and Open Education: Reflections and Recommendations of the SGHRM’, Looked at current European Open Science policy framework and he gave 6 recommendations for successsful implemntation of Open Science Practices
- Open Science Policy- Clear policies at a National and Institutional Level
- Guidelines to Implement Open Science
- Raising Awareness of Open Science
- Training Researchers for Open Science
- Providing Support for Open Science
- Career Development for Open Science
Conor was followed by Dr. Gemma Irvine. Gemma is the Higher Education Authority’s Head of Policy and Strategic Planning and she is also co-chair of the National Open Research Forum (NORF). Gemma’s talk focused on Irish National Policy On Open Science and discussed how Ireland’s current policies aligned to European ones and the plans to ensure greater alignment between them.
The final Speaker was Ashling Hayes, Trinity College Dublin and OpenAIRE. Ashling spoke about the support OpenAIRE provides to Researchers and Research Support staff.
The afternoon session was a workshop format which saw delegates discuss Open Research skills provision – from the ground up.
Topics covered were
a) Doctoral and early career researcher training
b) Established researcher training
c) Information professionals/knowledge workers: skills provision
d) Institutional & national coordination & accreditation
At the round-table discussion the attendees agreed that communication and co-ordination was key. It was also noted that we need to start targeting researchers at an earlier stage. Ideally while still at undergraduate level.
For Open Access Week 2017, Repository Network Ireland jointly with OpenAIRE will hosta workshop on, ‘Policy into Practice workshop on embedding standardised Open Science skills for your researchers’. Date: Thursday, October 26th 10:30-16:30, Venue: Trinity Long Room Hub. Lunch & refreshments sponsored by OpenAIRE.
Delegates are encouraged to prepare and bring with them a 1 minute description of the Open Research skills provision currently provided by their institution. This will form the basis of the afternoon workshop which will be structured around key topics in Open Science skills provision. The outcomes of the event will be collated in the form of an open access report and will feed back into national policy.
10:30 Registration & coffee
11:00 Welcome & Opening remarks
11:30 European Commission Policy: Skills and Rewards for Open Science – Dr Conor O’Carroll chair of the European Commission’s working groups on ‘Rewards for Open Science’ and ‘Skills for Open Science’
12:00 Irish National Policy On Open Science) -Gemma Irvine HEA’s Head of Policy and Strategic Planning and co-chair of the National Open Research Forum (NORF)
12:30 Support from OpenAIRE and FOSTER – Ashling Hayes, Trinity College Dublin and OpenAIRE
14:00 Feedback from the morning session & workshop prep/organisation
14:30 Workshop on Open Research skills provision – from the ground up.
Groups to circulate amongst the suggested topics (15 mins each); Topic leaders tbc:
a) doctoral and early career researcher training
b) established researcher training
c) information professionals/knowledge workers: skills provision
d) institutional & national coordination & accreditation
15:30 Feedback from each topic (10mins each), discussion and conclusions.
All projects receiving Horizon 2020 funding will have the obligation to make sure any peer-reviewed journal article that they publish is openly accessible, free of charge.
Ensuring Open Access to publications may come with many question: what to deposit and where, how to ensure access, what are the implications of Open Access and how can it help my research?
OpenAIRE aims to facilitate the road to Open Access and to provide information and tools on compliance with the Horizon 2020 Open Access policy. To inform you about the Horizon 2020 Open Access policy novelties and how to comply with it, we will host a webinar on Monday the 19th of October, 12.00 CET.
Join us for an overview of what Open Access entails, how to comply with the European Commission’s Open Access policy and what support OpenAIRE can provide.
The webinar, presented by Inge Van Nieuwerburgh from the University of Ghent, will address the following topics:
* Open revisited & Open Access
* OA policy development in H2020
* Open Access in Horizon 2020
* What does OpenAIRE offer?
* How can OpenAIRE help?
There will be time to ask question about Open Access, the Open Access to publications mandate in Horizon 2020<https://www.openaire.eu/h2020openaccess/> and how to comply.
Date: 19 October 2015
Time: 11:00 BST
How to register: please register here: google.form<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JvZ-Nw2QMrHDKDzva06BuBsyGZKG5Bx0vCujP9Lzr4Q/viewform?usp=send_form>
How to participate: go to http://webmeeting.ugent.be/nl/meeting/161 and enter the password: 1910
All you will need is an internet-connected computer with sound (and maybe headphones if you are in a busy room). To check if your computer will be able to access the session successfully, please go to: http://www.instantpresenter.com/systemtest<http://www.instantpresenter.com/systemtest>
For more information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Some new features will go live on the TCD Research Support System (RSS) in the next couple of days.
We have also updated the CV section of the Research Support System (RSS). We have added a navigation bar to improve access to each CV section.
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After a long hiatus we have decided to revive our Open Access blog. We have migrated all the posts and comments from the old blog on blogger to WordPress and in the near future will retire the old blog completely.
In the mean time stay tuned as we have quite a bit of news to catch up on!
Due to the high volume of traffic following the release of the 2010 list, the website of the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2010 (Shanghai Ranking) is difficult to access at times. Data relating to the Irish universities featuring in this ranking and an overview of its methodology is provided here to provide easy access to those interested in these results. A few comments on the methodology and data sources are included…
Michaela Saisana / European Commission JRC Report (2008): Higher Education Rankings: Robustness Issues and Critical Assessment
Sample news stories:
TCD is the Irish liaison institution for a three year project to make research outputs generated under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, Open Access via the national institutional repository infrastructure. The project involves 38 partners from 27 European countries including stakeholders from academic publishing, SPARC Europe and LIBER.
OpenAIRE will support the Open Access pilot established by the European Commission under FP7 requiring researchers in 7 thematic areas (Health, Energy, Environment, Information & Communication Technology, Research Infrastructures, Socio-economic sciences & Humanities and Science in Society) to deposit their research publications in an institutional or disciplinary Open Access repository.