Call for Abstract Submission, deadline is 11 Jan 2017, 13:00 CET.

Open Data and Open Science are broad movements looking beyond Open Access to openly publish and share scientific research immediately. Accessibility is addressed at all levels for everyone, without fees.

Open Data and Open Science not only address publications, but scientific research results in general, including figures, data, models, algorithms, software, tools, notebooks, laboratory designs, recipes, samples and much more. Furthermore, they relate to the communication, review, and discussion of research results and consider changing needs regarding incentives, quality assessment, metrics, impact, reputation, grants and funding. Thus Open Data and Open Science encompass licensing, policy-making, infrastructures and scientific heritage, while safeguarding the dynamic nature of science and its evolving forms.

Furthermore, Open Data and Open Science meets the increasing public interest in research results, exemplified by the uptake of Citizen Science, by establishing cooperative platforms for Public Sector Information and governance data, to promote the active engagement of the whole society, including decision-makers, governmental agencies and the general public, and contribute to a true democratisation of knowledge.

Beyond the ethical arguments, Open Data and Open Science also offer an opportunity for young researchers to adapt to a new workflow for performing impacting research and forming unexpected collaborations. Open Data and Open Science can significantly contribute to building a strong research profile, while addressing funder ambitions on stimulating innovation and economic growth through removing all barriers to data and knowledge sharing.

This session is not meant to elaborate abstractly on Open Data and Open Science. Rather, it looks at what is possible nowadays and what is ready for application in geosciences. The speakers present success stories, failures, best practices, solutions and introduce networks. It is aimed to show how researchers, citizens, funding agencies, governments and other stakeholders can benefit from Open Data and Open Science in various flavors, acknowledging the drawbacks and highlighting the opportunities available for geoscientists. The session shall open a space to exchange experiences and to present either successful examples or failed efforts. Learning from others and understanding what to adopt and what to change are to help towards own undertakings and new initiatives, so that they become successes.


Austria Center Vienna Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1 1220 Vienna Austria

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Organisers: Conveners: Lorenzo Bigagli, Martin Hammitzsch, Bernadette Fritzsch, Berit Arheimer, Ivo Grigorov (Foster Project)
Language: EN

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