Programme Programme

e-IRG Workshop, June 3, 2015, Riga, Latvia

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Title of the Workshop: "Open Science and e-Infrastructures"

Twitter hashtag: #eirg

The e-IRG workshop under the Latvian presidency of the European Union covers the theme of Policy Aspects of Open Science for e-Infrastructures. It aims to discuss the requirements and consequences of the transition to Open Science on e-Infrastructure policies. The topics discussed will cover the policies on governing the access to data, computing and networking resources, sharing of resources and the transfer of knowledge.

This one-day e-IRG workshop will take place on 3 June as pre-conference event to the WIRE conference -Week of Innovative Regions on June 4-5. The e-IRG workshop sessions will explore how different e-Infrastructure policies have to be adapted to support Open Science and how the different countries, in particular the widening countries*, could benefit from these changes. In the afternoon of the first day of the WIRE conference, one of the parallel sessions will tackle the topic "The Challenges of Open Data" with emphasis on regional aspects.

In more detail, the aim of the workshop is to discuss the requirements and effects of the gradual transition from Science to Open Science on e-Infrastructure policies and to present some use cases. To support the transition from Science to Open Science the policies governing the access to data, computing, and network –in short the e-Infrastructures– enabling the sharing of data and resources and the transfer of knowledge and software need to be adapted.

Programme - final version
9:00 – 10:30 Welcome addresses and invited presentations - keynote
 

Objective: Welcome-Introductions and visionary talk

In this session local dignitaries will provide welcome addresses and the perspectives of Latvian EU presidency; EC representatives will present EC Consultation on Science 2.0 results, and there will be a keynote presentation on the policy implications for e-infrastructure when Open Science is introduced.

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09:00

Sverker Holmgren (e-IRG Chair)

Welcome address; goals of the workshop [pdf]

Welcome address; goals of the workshop - Sverker Holmgren (e-IRG Chair) from eirg on Vimeo.

09:10

Lauma Sika, Counsellor, Attaché (Research and Space questions), Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to the European Union

Welcome address; Latvian Ministry of Education  [pdf]

Welcome address; Latvian Ministry of Education - Lauma Sika from eirg on Vimeo.

09:20

Ilmars Slaidins (e-IRG Co-Chair), Riga Technical University, Latvia

Welcome address; Local Host   [pdf]

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09:30

Jean-Claude Burgelman, HoU A6, DG RTD, European Commission

Keynote: EC Consultation on Science 2.0 results   [pdf]

Keynote: EC Consultation on Science 2.0 results - Jean-Claude Burgelman, HoU A6, DG RTD, European Commission from eirg on Vimeo.

10:00

Anders Flodström, EIT ICT Labs

Keynote: Open Innovation and Open Science - Brainchildren   [pdf]

Keynote: Open Innovation and Open Science - Brainchildren - Anders Flodström, EIT ICT Labs from eirg on Vimeo.

 
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30 Session 1: Open Science - Directions and main issues
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Objective: Present main directions on Open Science along with main issues or areas that may need policy actions.

The aim of this session is to present the main directions on Open Science along with main issues or areas that may require policy actions. OpenScience Finland, the Research Data Alliance actions on Open Science/Data and the Long Tail of Science/Data perspectives will be presented in this session.

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11:00

Sami Niinimaki, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland

Finnish Open Science and Research Initiative 2014–2017   [pdf]

Finnish Open Science and Research Initiative 2014–2017 - Sami Niinimaki from eirg on Vimeo.

11:30

Wolfram Horstmann, University of Goettingen, Germany and LIBER

Beyond Big Bata — The Long Tail of Research   [pdf]

Beyond Big Bata — The Long Tail of Research - Wolfram Horstmann from eirg on Vimeo.

12:00

Mark Parsons, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA and RDA Secretary General

Data Policy for Open Science   [pdf]

Data Policy for Open Science - Mark Parsons from eirg on Vimeo.

 
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break
 
13:30 - 15:00 Session 2: Open Science - Use Cases
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Objective: Present some concrete use cases on Open Science, including best practices, challenges and plans.

The aim of this session is to present some concrete use cases on Open Science, including best practices, challenges and plans. New ESFRI/Research Infrastructure cluster projects and e-Infrastructure data projects will be presented focusing on their approach regarding Open Science. The issue of open software licenses will also be tackled.

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13:30

Mark Allen, CDS Strasbourg, France                                                          

Open Science in the framework of the ASTERICS Astronomy ESFRI cluster   [pdf]

Open Science in the framework of the ASTERICS Astronomy ESFRI cluster - Mark Allen from eirg on Vimeo.

13:50

Stuart Lewis, Edinburgh University Library, UK

Research Library Support for Open Science - supporting the transition   [pdf]

Research Library Support for Open Science - supporting the transition - Stuart Lewis from eirg on Vimeo.

14:10

Natalia Manola, University of Athens/ATHENA Research Center, Greece

Text mining: the next data frontier. An infrastructural approach   [pdf]

Text mining: the next data frontier. An infrastructural approach - Natalia Manola from eirg on Vimeo.

14:30

Neil Chue Hong, Software Sustainability Institute, UK

Open software for (open) science   [pdf]

Open software for (open) science - Neil Chue Hong from eirg on Vimeo.

 
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
 
15:30 - 17:00 Session 3: Open Science - The policy perspective and relevance to e-Infrastructures (PANEL)
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Objective: Present Open Science policy perspectives at EU/regional/national level and relevance/implications on e-Infrastructures (again at EU/regional/national level).

The aim of this panel is to present Open Science policy perspective at EU/regional/national levels and relevance/implications on e-Infrastructures (again at EU/regional/national levels). The viewpoints of national initiatives, EC, ESFRI and of key e-Infrastructure data projects will be explained.

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15:30 

Francoise Genova, CDS, France,  Panel Chair

Introductory talk

Open Science - The policy perspective and relevance to e-Infrastructures (Panel) from eirg on Vimeo.

15:40

Panelists:

  • Jean-Claude Burgelman DG RTD-EC  [pdf]
  • David Bohmert,  ESFRI representative, Swisscore
  • Bob Day, Executive Director JANET, and Chief Executive Officer of GÉANT
  • Iveta Gudakovska, Latvian representative in OpenAIRE project, Library University of Latvia [pdf]
  • Sami Niinimaki, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland [pdf]

Panel: short statements from each member                                              

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16:15

Panel discussion

Questions and Answers-Discussion

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16:45

Panel Chair/Rapporteur

Summary

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16:55

e-IRG Chair, Sverker Holmgren

Wrap-up

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17:00

Sverker Holmgren, Ilmars Slaidins, Antoine Barthel

Final Words, Remarks, Future plans

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e-IRG: The e-Infrastructure Reflection Group is a European self-regulated and independent body of national delegates and the European Commission. It was founded in 2003 and provides strategic advice and guidance on the development of a European e-Infrastructure for science and research. The two main objectives of e-IRG are the establishment of e-IRG as main advisory body on e-Infrastructures internationally and the development as the coordination platform for all components of European e-Infrastructures. To stimulate and facilitate the presentation of all different components to users as integrated e-Infrastructure service e-IRG promotes the e-Infrastructure Commons, which is the political, technological and administrative framework for an easy, integrated and cost-effective shared use of distributed resources across Europe. (http://e-irg.eu)

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* Definition of "Widening Countries": These are the countries that are ranked below 70% of the EU average of the composite indicator of Research Excellence and include the following Member States (MS): Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia; and Associated Countries (AC): Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.

 

e-IRG Delegates Meeting  and Workshop during the Latvian Presidency of the European Union are supported by the European Regional development fund within the project „Development of Riga Technical University International Cooperation and Scientific Capacity", No.2015/0015/2DP/2.1.1.2.0/14/APIA/VIAA/006