Lifelong learners & public

Open for you! An introduction series to Open Science

Everything you always wanted to know about Open Science but were afraid to ask!

New training sessions: courses, workshops and interviews

The vision of science we champion at the 4EU+ member universities is free from paywalls or borders. It’s open! Our institutions organized the first series of training meetings to discover and explore all aspects of Open Science in 2021-2022 and now it's time to continue with the successfully launched initiative. Whether you are a PhD candidate, senior researcher, staff member working in research support or you are simply curious - you are welcome to join the seminars. As they are held online, you can do it from practically anywhere. All you need to do is to secure your spot by filling in the registration form for each seminar you are interested in.


For more information, you can contact the Open Science advocate at your university:

Introduction to Open Science and Research Integrity

Day and time: 22 February 2023, 14:00 - 15:30

Short description: This inaugural session offers to introduce the public to the challenges of open science with particular emphasis on its link with questions related to research integrity. The presentation will be followed by an interview with Paola Masuzzo, PhD in Bioinformatics from Ghent University (Belgium) and commited to promote open research practices.

Speakers: Interviewer : Sébastien Perrin (SU) - Interviewee : Paola Masuzzo, Data Scientist and Independent Researcher, IGDORE (Gent, Belgium)

Presentation is available here.

Open Access and Open licences

Day and time: 24 March 2023, 14:00 - 15:30

Short description: Creative Commons licenses are the most widely used copyright licenses for Open Access publications and have become an integral part of the publishing process in the wake of the Open Science movement. As a researcher, you will often find yourself in situations, where you must choose between several Creative Commons licenses when your manuscript is accepted for publication in an Open Access journal. Choosing a license requires knowledge of what distinguishes the individual licenses from each other. This presentation will shed light on what Creative Commons licenses means: What is the differences between the individual licenses; and what should you, as a researcher, consider when choosing a license? In addition, the presentation is also an introduction to some of the copyright concepts that come into play when publishing research, including the implications of assigning copyright to a publisher.

Speakers: Rasmus Rindom Riise (UCPH), Katarina Smitt Engberg (UCPH), Paola Galimberti (UNIMI)

Presentation is available here.

Publishing with the rights retention strategy : is it for me ?

Day and time: 31 March 2023, 14:00 - 15:30

Short description: The rights retention strategy, initially put in place by research funders, is available to all researchers and allows them to retain sufficient intellectual property rights on their author manuscript to disseminate their research. On the agenda: - What does a classic (and exclusive) publisher / author agreement say ? - How to apply the rights retention strategy ? - Discussion with Johan Rooryck, Executive Director of cOAlition S.

Speakers: Interviewee (RRS) : Johan Rooryck (cOAlition S)- Interviewer (RRS) : Pascale Pauplin (SU)

Presentation is available here.

Preprint and Open Peer Review

Day and time: 11 April 2023, 14:00 - 15:30

Short description: Open access began with preprints in the 1990s. Today, preprints remain a popular means of disseminating scientific results in certain disciplines. It also makes it possible to experiment with new ways of carrying out peer review and to build new publication models. The presentation will be followed by an interview with Thomas Guillemaud and Denis Bourguet, co-founders of the Peer Community In initiative.

Presentation is available here.

Predatory publishers and identity fraud – how to identify dubious providers

Day and time: 27 April 2023, 15:00

Short description: In our presentation, we will talk first about the phenomenon of predatory publishers; we will present the characteristics of their dishonest and often illegal business model and show some schemes of recognizing and avoiding publishing at predators. Then, we will discuss a new emerging challenge for scholarly publishing that is the identity fraud of scientific journals (described as hijacked journals). Those two phenomena might endanger the integrity of scholarly communication by violating the reliability of scholarly publications and hence, deform the image of science and badly influence your research career. Join us to equip yourself with a knowledge shield that will protect you against scammers!

Speakers: Zuza Wiorogorska (UW), Georg Schwesinger (UHD)

Presentation is available here.

Searching for open access works

Day and time: 11 May 2023, 14:00 - 15:00 (TBC)

Short description: This session is a workshop whose goal is to help you doing your literature search in an open environment. We will present different search tools and show you how to use them. This training include practice time to allow you to search open access literature in your field.

Speakers: Léa Gonnet (SU), Paola Galimberti (UNIMI)

Presentation is available here.

Managing FAIR Data in the Humanities: Approaches and Examples

Day and time: 19 June 2023, 14:00 - 15:30 (TBC)

Short description: Researchers in cultural studies disciplines and cultural institutions are increasingly confronted with the need to sustainably secure their digital research data. In this presentation, we will outline different approaches that have been developed in order to provide scholars with an infrastructure and sustainable support throughout the data life circle. We will present different solutions and examples on how open and FAIR research data is being managed in the humanities.

Speakers: Alexandra Büttner & Peggy Große (UHD), Meriç Akdogan (SU)

Presentation is available here.

The FAIR principles in science, technology and engineering – How to write a good Data Management Plan for FAIR research data

Day and time: 26 June 2023, 14:00 - 15:30

Short description: In recent years, the so-called FAIR principles have become the gold standard for research data and are now at the core of policies from universities, funders and publishers. In this session, we will present how to write a Data Management Plan (DMP) that will help to make research data FAIR – that means Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. We will present examples from the natural, technical and life sciences.

Speakers: Cécile Arènes (SU), Asger Væring Larsen & Falco Hüser (UCPH)

Presentation is available here.

Researcher ID and digital strategy: creating a real Orcid ID to be visible

Day and time: 3 July 2023, 9.30 - 11:00

Short description: A researcher identifier is a unique and permanent sequence of numbers and/or letters that unambiguously identifies a researcher. It gives the researcher a better visibility, allows to list his publications and to distinguish him from possible homonyms. This training session will present various researcher identifiers, highlighting their differences. The participants will then create an ORCID identifier with the help of the trainers. ORCID is an international researcher identifier, recommended by research funders and many journals.

Speakers: Pascale Pauplin & Aurélien Moisan (SU)

Presentation is available here.

Open research software - how to disseminate it?

Day and time: 6 July 2023, 14:00 - 15:30

Short description: Software source code contains a growing part of the scientific and technical knowledge developed in the research activities, in all fields. It is essential to disseminate and archive this knowledge. This session will include a training session and an interview with a Software Heritage ambassador.

Trainer : Liam Keegan (Scientific Software Center, Heidelberg University)

Interview : Pierre Poulain (Paris-Cité University, Institut Jacques Monod)

Interviewers : Cécile Arènes (Data librarian, Sorbonne University Library) and Océane Valencia (archivist, Sorbonne University Library)