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Open Science Fair 2017
6th September 2017 @ 8:00 am - 8th September 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Open Science Fair 2017 (OSFair2017) is having its first opening international conference in Athens, Greece, 6-8 September 2017. OSFair2017 addresses the Open Science movement and offers a unique platform for researchers, policy makers, funders, and experts from research institutes, libraries and research start-ups to discuss, share ideas and showcase their practical experiences towards a more open and sustainable scenery.
Open Science represents a new approach to the scientific process, based on cooperative work and new ways of diffusing knowledge by using digital technologies and new collaborative tools. However, the transition to this new model includes various challenges and issues to be tackled. In this light, the OSFair2017 seeks to underline what is considered essential for the transition to Open Science: e-Infrastructures and services, policy-based good practices, new types of activities (dissemination of results, extraction, review, assessment, etc.), roles of the major players and networks involved. The ultimate goal is to highlight all different approaches and create a roadmap for the implementation of key aspects of Open Science.
OSFair2017 is a three-day conference that will include keynotes by experts from the area of Open Science, roundtable discussions, workshops, hands-on and training sessions. The conference will be kicked off with a welcoming word of the Minister of Education, Kostas Gavroglou and a senior member of the European Commission. The program includes, among others, the keynote speeches of Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, USA and John Ioannidis from Stanford University, USA. For more insights, you may take a look at the full programme here.
OSFair2017 is organized jointly by four EU funded projects in the area of Open Science. The OpenUP, OpenAIRE, FOSTER and OpenMinTeD projects share the vision of a science that is free of accessibility and information barriers and is an enabler of social innovation. It is also partly supported by the EOSC pilot project, which aims to build a seamless open research environment for Europe.
As the number of seats is limited we encourage you to register as soon as possible!
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Target Audience: Scientists and research stakeholders from around the world, funders and policy makers, publishers and content providers and creators, Research Infrastructures/communities, researchers, institutions, libraries, innovators