26 August 2019: Open Scholarship and Open Science, the move to openness in research and scholarly environments – What’s it all about?

Title: Open Scholarship and Open Science, the move to openness in research and scholarly environments – What’s it all about?

Date:  Monday,  26th of August, 2019

Host Library:   RCSI

Course Location: Albert Lecture Theatre, RCSI, 123 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin

Fee:  €30 (Includes lunch)

Duration: 10:00 – 13:30

A seminar has been organized by the CONUL Research Group and CONUL Training and Development Group to give library staff who don’t work directly in research support an understanding of open science. The seminar will also describe how libraries can support this revolution in the research process and dissemination of knowledge and will feature five presentations followed by a panel discussion.  Talks will give an overview of Open Science/Scholarship, Open Access to Research, Open Evaluation of Research and the How and the Why of Research Data Management

Researchers are increasingly being encouraged to embrace Open Scholarship/Open Science. It encompasses a wide variety of collaborative and transparent practices to ensure science and scholarship become more credible, reliable and efficient. FOSTER defines Open Science as “the practice of science in such a way that others can collaborate and contribute, where research data, lab notes and other research processes are freely available, under terms that enable reuse, redistribution and reproduction of the research and its underlying data and methods”

Even though the movement refers to science, it applies to all disciplines as well as educational practices and citizen science. The aim is to work together to create knowledge that is open and accessible to all. John Cox, University Librarian at NUI Galway and Dr Elaine Toomey, NUI Galway outline here how “How open science creates better research”.

Seminar Outline

10:00 Tea/coffee, Registration

10:30 Introduction to Open Science/Scholarship (Breeda Herlihy, UCC)

10:50 Open Access to Research (Michael O’Connor, QUB)

11:10 Tea/coffee

11:30 Evaluating Open Science: monitoring and measuring open academic outputs (Mick Carragher, UU)

11:50 Research Data Management (RDM) – what it is and why it’s necessary (Fran Callaghan, DCU)

12:10 The How of RDM – Data Management Plans, checklists, information flyers and service approaches (Aoife Coffey, UCC)

12:30 Panel Q&A with discussion

13:00 Lunch

Bookings will be open in July.