LU Open Science Days – Program and registration

Why should we engage in Open Science and how? What are the benefits and challenges? Open Science is ascribed increased importance by multiple actors in the research community for facilitating dialogue between academia and society. It enables interdisciplinary research, enhances transparency and replicability, and ultimately strengthens the foundations of research integrity. Join us on the 20th and 21st of November at Palaestra for the inaugural event organised by the cross-faculty Open Science Champions group aimed at bringing together staff, faculty, and research students from across the university to engage in a dialogue about what the future of Open Science and Open Access should look like in Lund and beyond.

Sessions will address the LU approaches to educating scientists about open science, the principles we adhere to and the infrastructures we need and build in and around LU, as well as the ways Open Science practices are considered when we reach out to diverse stakeholders. It’s a two-day event to celebrate the essence of Open Science, share ideas and experiences, discuss the expectations from Lund University and explore the future of Open Science. And of course, there will be delicious food and beverages to enjoy while you mingle with your peers.

The program committee invite all LU-affiliated researchers and PhD-students as well as support staff that work with research support to attend this free of charge lunch-to-lunch celebration of the principles and practices of Open Science, featuring inspiring speakers, interactive sessions, and lively discussions. Join us for an intellectually nourishing experience. Engage in brain-boosting discussions, savour delicious food for thought, and quench your thirst for knowledge with a side of beverages. Get ready to mingle, munch, and make connections that’ll last longer than your snack stash!

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Monday 20th November

11:30-13:00 Registration and lunch

13.00-13.05 Opening the conference – Per Runeson

13:05-13:45 Inaugural speach –  Pro-Vice Chancellor Per Mickwitz

13:45-14:30  Open Science Education

Open science starts with the planning of the research. The past decade has seen a proliferation of tools and practices for ensuring that research is robust and transparent. There is no better place to introduce this than for courses for the future generation of researchers.  In this session we will present and discuss two initiatives – one at the masters level and one at the doctoral level. In addition we will present the now obligatory ethics training for doctoral students.  Ethics – both the legal and the practical aspects – intersects in interesting ways with open science.

Speakers and discussants: Åse Innes-Ker, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Maggie Hellström, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science – ICOS Carbon Portal, Maria Johnsson, Project coordinator, Stöd till forskning och lärande – Faculty of Medicine.

Moderator: Åse Innes-Ker

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-16:30  Open Science and Research Data Management – Opportunities and Challenges

Explore the special session on research data management, FAIR data, and repositories. LU researchers from diverse scientific fields together with our keynote speaker will unveil FAIR and Open repository insights, share practical solutions and discuss challenges. The session aims at creating a platform for dynamic discussions as speakers and attendees delve into the evolving landscape of research data management and the needs of LU scientists in the big-data era. Your input is crucial to shaping the future of Open Science. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be a part of the conversation.

Keynote: Anders Conrad, DeiC – Implementing FAIR – core pillars in national and international initiatives translating principles into action

Speakers and discussants: Anna Lundberg, Professor, Department of Sociology of Law, Nicoló Dell’Unto , Professor, Department of Archaeology, Harry Lankreijer, senior lector, Department of INES and ICOS Carbon Portal, Jonas Lindeman, LUNARC.

Moderator: Per Runeson, Professor, Department of Computer Science

16:30 – Poster mingle and reception

Tuesday 21st November

08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:45 Keynote: Replacing academic journals, Björn Brembs, Professor Neurogenetics, University of Regensburg.

09:45-10:30  Financing Open Access Publishing

Publishing open access is rapidly becoming an institutional requirement for publicly funded research, and rightfully so. Universities channel substantial funding to support open access, but this funding mainly goes to for-profit publishers, leaving a whole plethora of not-for-profit publishing options underfunded. In this session we zoom in on this topic, addressing the following questions: What are the current options for publishing open access at Lund University? What are the existing imbalances in supporting open access? What are the challenges that not-for-profit publishers face and how can they be addressed?

Speakers: Ekaterina Chertkovskaya, researcher, Environmental and Energy Systems Studies, Kristoffer Holmqvist, University library, Annegret Engel, associate professor, Department of Law.

Moderator: Nicholas Loubere, Senior lecturer, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:45  Outreach as open science practice

Many researchers have a strong desire to reach out to the public with their research topics and results. The reason could be anything from stimulating young people’s curiosity, educational purposes or contributing to the political debate. At Lund University, we have many venues for meetings between researchers and the public: Vattenhallen Science Center, the Historical Museum, the Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art, the Botanical Garden, Odeum, lectures and events. In this session, you will meet researchers who are involved in outreach activities, and you will receive information about several opportunities to participate in outreach activities in a simple way.

Speakers: Ulf Ellervik, Professor, Centre for Analysis and Synthesis, Allison Perrigo, Director, Lund University Botanical Garden.

Moderator: Monica Almqvist, Office Director Vattenhallen Science Centre and Senior Lecturer Department of Biomedical Engineering

11:45-12:30 Panel discussion: Open Futures

The ways in which open science and open access have been conceptualised and practiced at Lund University, across the EU, and beyond has shifted rapidly in recent decades, alongside expectations for how research is conducted and disseminated. And looking forward the landscape seems likely to continue to transform as institutions change policies, national funders make new mandates, and international agreements come into force. This session aims to create an interactive forum where we will envision what the future holds for open science and open access and the different trajectories these movements could take, considering the broader implications for researchers and scientific inquiry.  

A diverse panel of experts will share their insights and perspectives and attendees are encouraged to actively engage, sharing their thoughts and questions with the panel and fellow audience members. Your participation will contribute to shaping the collective vision of open science and open access moving forward. 

Panellists: Maggie Hellström, Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science – ICOS Carbon Portal, Anders Conrad, DeiC, Per Runeson, Department of Computer Science, Håkan Carlsson, Library Director, Lund University Library.

Moderator: Angeliki Adamaki

12.30-12.45: Closing the conference and lunch

Closing remarks Nicholas Loubere.

August 22, 2023

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