Open Access week at EUI 2023: join the discussion

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Open Access Week 2023

International Open Access Week is 23-29 October and this year’s theme is Community over Commercialisation.  Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

The purpose of the theme is to encourage a candid conversation about which approaches to open scholarship prioritise the best interests of the public and the academic community—and which do not.

EUI Library is celebrating with two events to discuss and raise awareness on topics related to the value and practice of Openness in academia. Discussions also touch on funding opportunities to publish in Open Access and the importance of developing a researcher online identity and presence.  Register today to get involved and to learn more:

1. EUI Open Access roundtable: Openness and Transparency in Social Sciences and Humanities Research

  • Where: Emeroteca, Badia Fiesolana and online
  • When: Monday, 23 October 2023 from 11:00 to 12:30
  • Register to attend

The EUI Open Access roundtable will include the following four panelists and one short presentation to celebrate the 20 years of CADMUS, the EUI Research Repository. The panel will discuss openness and transparency in Social Sciences and Humanities research. The session will include open discussion, questions and debate.

  • Grainne De Burca, Professor, Law Department
  • Sarah Nouwen, Professor of Public International Law, Law Department; co-director of AEL
  • Benno Gammerl, Professor of History of Gender and Sexuality, HEC
  • Stefano Guzzini, Professor SPS, Chair in Political and Social Theory and as Swiss Co-chair in Federalism, Democracy, and International Governance.

Panel participants will engage in a discussion, according to their own academic background and experiences, in reply to the following questions:

  1. What advice would you give to early career researchers looking to share their research via Open Access?
  2. How would you characterise, from your personal and disciplinary perspective, the benefits of Open Access?
  3. Which would you consider the main challenges for Open Access? Did you have any doubts about publishing in Open Access?
  4. Research data are increasingly included in academic portfolios, listed alongside publications, at times shared openly, certainly cited when possible. From your experience, how is this evolving in your field?

2. Transparency, Reproducibility and Impact: Placing Open Science Into Practice

  • Where: Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana and online
  • When: Wednesday, 25 October 2023 from 14:00 to 15:30
  • Register to attend

A Library introduction to Open Science by Simone Sacchi (EUI Library). This hybrid session explores how researchers and scholars benefit from placing Open Science into practice. Following a researcher’s experience, this seminar will guide the audience throughout the research lifecycle to discover practices, resources, and tools intended to foster research transparency, reproducibility, and impact, while promoting a more equitable access to knowledge.

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