YEAR Annual Conference 2015: Open Science in Horizon 2020

YEAR Annual Conference 2015: Open Science in Horizon 2020

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The Young European Associated Researchers (YEAR) Network organises its Annual Conference on 11-12 May 2015 at VTT in Helsinki/Espoo (Finland) with a focus on Open Science!

"Sharing is caring"! This is probably a good way to describe what Open Science really means: a new approach to science to share ideas, research results, research data, and publications with the rest of the world, through the newly available network technologies.

The YEAR Annual Conference is a two-day event for young researchers, which offers a platform for exchange and training focused on key aspects of EU projects. For the 2015 edition, co-funded by FOSTER, YEAR chooses to focus the conference on Open Science in Horizon 2020. This event provides young researchers with a solid basis for successful integrations of both open access and open research data concepts in Horizon 2020 projects as well as current research workflows.

For more information and updates, see the FOSTER event page

Conference Day 1: invited international experts will introduce strategies for fulfilling open access requirements in H2020 projects and Open Data Pilots. The goal of Day 1 is to give the attendees the necessary background information and useful tools for publishing open access or open research data.

Conference Day 2: the young researchers are invited to come with a project idea relying on, or promoting open research data/open science aspects. They will be challenged to defend their idea and to work it out with the other young researchers to take a chance to win one of the two YEAR Awards. The goal is for the young researchers to gain hands-on experience on developing strong project ideas as well as to find other potential project partners.

YEAR Awards: the two most outstanding project ideas defended and developed during the Conference Day 2 will be awarded. The YEAR Awards consist of a European Project Management training course and 5000 euros each to further develop the project ideas.

Organisers: YEAR in cooperation with VTT, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, KNOW Center Graz and SINTEF.