Day 1 – Wednesday 5th September

09:00-9:30 Coffee & Registration

Session 1 

9:30-10:45  Welcome to the Conference by the OpenUP consortium

Tony Hellauer-Ross (moderator day 1) & Michela Vignoli


Professor Sophie Scott

Professor Sophie Scott FMedSci is at University College London (UCL), where her special interest is in researching the neuroscience of voices, speech and laughter. Sophie is known for her public engagement work. She has been awarded a UCL Provost’s Award for Public Engagement.

10:45- 11:15 Coffee Break

Session 2

11:15 – 12:45  Motivate and Meet: Review | Disseminate | Assess

A session in which we will discuss some of the core topics of OpenUP such as open peer review, altmetrics and innovative dissemination with the winners of the OpenUP Blog Competition for Early Career Researchers and Students.

Edit Görögh, Clemens Blümel, Tony Ross-Hellauer

And the winners of the OpenUP Blog Competition:

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch

Session 3

13:45 – 15:15  Motivate and Meet: Online tools and platforms

Introduction to online tools and platforms including the OpenUP Hub to support science and researchers. Representatives of significant efforts present their work and discuss challenges and opportunities.

Eleni Toli


15:15- 15:45 Coffee Break

Session 4

15:45 -17:00  Motivate and Meet: Open Science Cafe

A Science Cafe to foster interaction and exchange between all stakeholders in the context of Open Science.

17:00 – 17:45 Conference Reception

19:00- 23:00 Conference Dinner at Volle Gas which is a 16 min walk from the Academy Palace

Day 2 – Thursday 6th September

08:30 – 9:00 Coffee & registration

Session 5

9:00- 9:50 Welcome to Day 2

Moderator day 2: Michela Vignoli


Jessica Polka

Jessica Polka is Executive Director of ASAPbio, a researcher-driven non-profit working to promote innovation and transparency in life sciences communication. ASAPbio aims to accelerate cultural change in two areas: preprints and open peer review reports. She became a visiting scholar at the Whitehead Institute and a research affiliate at MIT Libraries following postdoctoral research in synthetic biology at the Harvard Medical School and a PhD in biochemistry and cell biology at the University of California, San Francisco.

Session 6

09:50 – 11:30 The Future: Coffee and the New Methods Marketplace

Practical guidance on using new methods in a marketplace setting, together with representatives of other open science projects and initiatives.

Different booths on the market include:

  • FOSTER Open Science
  • OpenAIRE
  • OKMaps
  • RDA Early Career and Engagement IG
  • OpenUP

Session 7

11:30 – 12:45 The Future of Open Science in research policies

Moderator: Natalia Manola

Keynote: How to get Open Science moving: experiences in the Netherlands

Professor Karel Luyben, National Coordinator Open Science The Netherlands and member of the EC Open Science Policy Platform 

Presentation of OpenUP policy recommendations


  • Eva Mendez
  • Mojca Kotar
  • Elisabeth Lex
  • Frederick Fenter

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch

Session 8

13:30 –14:30  The Future: Who wants some Open Science?

Bianca Kramer and Jeroen Bosman (101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication) will lead this interactive session in which gaps, recommendations and opportunities will be discussed together with the audience.

Session 9

14:30 – 15:00 Conference Wrap-up

Tony Hellauer-Ross & Michela Vignoli