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Open for you! A series of webinars to discover open science

For the third year, the 4EU+ Alliance offers a series of webinars to discover various aspects of open science. As the movement for open access to publications is reshaping the academic world, the need for transparency, reproducibility and collaboration fosters the development of a wider set of practices: open peer review, FAIR and open data, open software, citizen science... Most sessions will include a presentation and a flash interview with some operator or expert of a specific area of open science.

This inaugural session offers to introduce the public to the challenges of Open Science with particular emphasis on its relations with the issues of research integrity. The presentation will be followed by an interview with Stéphanie Ruphy, professor of philosophy of science and head of the French Office for Research Integrity.

Date and time : Thursday 18th January 2024 ,  2:00-3:30 pm

Open access began with preprints in the 1990s. Today, preprints remain a popular means of disseminating scientific results in certain disciplines. It also makes it possible to experiment with new ways of carrying out peer review and to build new publication models. The presentation will be followed by an interview with Daniela Saderi, neuroscientist, co-founder and director at PREreview.

Date and time  : Thursday 15th February 2024, 4:00-5:30 pm

Once an author's manuscript has been accepted for publication, the author signs a publishing agreement. What are the points to bear in mind? What are the author's rights? How can they be preserved once the manuscript has been published? This online workshop offers participants to analyze publishing agreements in small groups.

Date and time: Thursday 21st March 2024, 2:00-4:00 PM

 In this presentation, we will talk first about the phenomenon of predatory publishers; we will present the characteristics of their dishonest and often illegal business model and show some schemes of recognizing and avoiding publishing at predators. Then, we will discuss a new emerging challenge for scholarly publishing that is the identity fraud of scientific journals (described as hijacked journals). Those two phenomena might endanger the integrity of scholarly communication by violating the reliability of scholarly publications and hence, deform the image of science and badly influence your research career. Join us to equip yourself with a knowledge shield that will protect you against scammers!

Date and time :  Wednesday 17th April 2024, 2:30-4:00 PM

The goal of this workshop is to help you search literature in an open environment. The trainers will present different search tools and show you how to use them. The workshop includes practice time to allow you to search open access literature in your field.

Date an time : Wednesday 15th May , 2024, 2:30-4:00 PM

 Researchers in cultural studies disciplines and cultural institutions are increasingly confronted with the need to sustainably secure their digital research data. In this presentation, we will outline different approaches that have been developed in order to provide scholars with an infrastructure and sustainable support throughout the data life circle. We will present different solutions and examples on how open and FAIR research data is being managed in the humanities.

Date and time : Wednesday 29th May 2024, 2:00-3:30 PM

 In recent years, the so-called FAIR principles have become the gold standard for research data and are now at the core of policies from universities, funders and publishers. In this session, we will present how to write a Data Management Plan (DMP) that will help to make research data FAIR – that means Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. We will present examples from the natural, technical and life sciences.

Date and time :  Thursday 13th June 2024, 2:00-3:30 PM