The aim of these 4 trainings is to increase young researchers’ competence on open science and to develop practical skills on open access publishing and research data management. The series of workshops and a round table discussion with different stakeholders (policy makers, funding agencies institutional managers, research administrators, etc.) will be organized during the events. Representatives from the Research Council of Lithuania, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, the National Points of Reference on Access to and Preservation of Scientific Information will participate in the round table discussion. During the workshops is expected to train up to 300 people and by online video material reach additionally up to 400 researchers, doctoral students and 100 librarians. The librarians and young researchers after the workshops will organize the OA events at their institutions.

Thursday 19th of March, 2015

  • EU and national open access and open science policies and practices, in particular, in relation to publicly funded research in Horizon 2020 and national grant schemes.
  • Linking Open Access research publications with Open research data.

    Thursday 24th of April, 2015

  • Institutional repositories and research data archives: practical guidelines on how to comply with Horizon 2020 open access requirements, how to submit publications to the national and international repositories of publications and data.
  • How to publish in open access journals and how to avoid predatory journals.
  • The overview of the open access infrastructure in Lithuania. eLABa, Lituanistika, MIDAS, LiDA, etc.).
    update: event date changed to April 15th

    Thursday 25th of September, 2015
    FOSTER discussion ‘Open Access in Lithuania: ‘Open access in Lithuania: aims and challenges’ (in Lithuanian) is stream at the annual international conference Social Innovations: Theoretical and Practical Insights (SOCIN).
    The discussion will focus on the following questions:

  • The areas of Open Access: research publications, research data and research infrastructures (soft and hard). What is more important?
  • Green, gold or hybrid Open Access to publications. Which way do we choose?
  • OpenAIRE2020: FP7 post-grant Open Access publishing funds pilot.
  • What do we need to be willing to share our research data?

    Moderator: professor dr. habil. Rūta Petrauskaitė (the Research Council of Lithuania)

    Wednesday 21st of October, 2015

  • Research data management plan, issues of research data management planning.
  • Traditional and alternative research evaluation, almetrics.

    Thursday March 31 2016
    13.30–14.00 Registration
    14.00–14.15 Opening Address
    14.15–15.00 Benefits of Open Science
    Speaker: Dr Lennart Martens (Professor, Ghent University).
    15.00–15.45 Open Science and Creative Commons
    Speaker: Gwen Franck (Regional Coordinator for Creative Commons in Europe, Open Access Coordinator at
    15.45–16.00 Questions and discussion.

    Register here for the March 19 event:

  • Contact information


    KTU "Santaka" valley (K.Baršausko st. 59, Kaunas) 1 st conference room, Lithuania

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    Organisers: Kaunas University of Technology
    Language: English, Lithuanian


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