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Published on Tuesday, October 04, 2016


The theme of this year’s International Open Access Week, to be held October 24-30, will be “Open in Action”. The Belgian universities, with the support of the Royal Library, jointly organize a two-day event titled “Open Science on the move”. As “Open Access” becomes a more and more familiar concept, this event will focus on the broader picture of “Open science” and how to open up all aspects of scientific research.



The topic of open access has moved well beyond opening up publications and research data. Additional to those important ways of sharing lies a more integrated approach, generally known as open science. The striving for transparency, public availability and reuseability has made some enthusiastic advocates for Open Science. But what are the possibilities and challenges? And how to apply Open Science in your research workflow?

Find out more during the international Open Access week, where the Belgian Universities jointly organize a two-day event titled ‘Open Science on the Move’. Registrations are now open: you can enrol here. The full program is available here.

On the first day of our workshop, 24 October, we’ll explore the possibilities to apply Open Science all throughout the research cycle: from open data to open peer review, from applying open licenses to using social media and scientific social networks .

The second day will focus on infrastructure and policies. Open Science can after all, only succeed with the proper support. Anyone can attend and the two days are complementary, although the first day focusses more on researchers, PhD-students and post-docs, while the second day is oriented towards research administration, coordinators and librarians.

Some practical information

The event will take place at the Royal Library of Belgium, Keizerslaan 4 Boulevard de l’Empereur, 1000 Brussels. We’ll start registrations at 9.00.

You can find an overview of the program here. Please note that slight changes to the program may still occur. If you would like to participate you can enrol here. Registration is free of course but mandatory as we’d like to be well-prepared for your  participation.


24 October 2016

9:00-9:30 Registration

9:30 – 09:50 Welcome

  • 09:50 – 10:20 Open Science, (far) beyond open access to scholarly publications, Marc Vanholsbeeck
  • 10:20 – 11:00 Researchers experience: the self-journal of science, Michael Bon

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break

  • 11:15 – 11:45 Managing data and the Open Research Data Pilot for H2020 projects, Emilie Hermans
  • 11:45 – 12:15 ORCID , repositories and Researchers! Hannelore Vanhaverbeke

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch + questions for panel

13:15 – 14:15 World Café: legal aspects explained

  • Publication contract and copyright in practice: Carl Demeyere
  • Creative commonsGwen Franck
  • Predatory publishers: Eline Schoeters
  • DMP legal aspectsJoke Claes

14:15-14-30 Coffee break

14:30 – 15:30

  • Connecting with society through social media and blogging, David Domingo 
  • Scientific Social Network, Damien Debecker

15:30 – 16:30 Open Peer Review Panel:

  • Springer Nature
  • Martin Eve (Open Library of Humanities)
  • Michelle Ponte (Frontiers)

moderator: Demmy Verbeke

16:30 – 17:00 Conclusion, Bernard Rentier

25 October 2016

9:00 – 9:30 Registration

  • 9:30 – 10:00 What’s happening about OA in Belgium in connection with Europe? E. Laureys
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Policies of different associations: LERU, EUA, CESAER, Inge Van Nieuwerburgh

10:30-10:45 RDM taskforce, Lucy Amez

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break

  • 11:00 – 11:30 Does Open Science open new ways to assess research and evaluate researchers? Marc Vanholsbeeck
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Science needs free, reference implementations of open standards: The example of Orthanc in medical imaging. Sebastien Jodogne

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 13:45 Repository of the future, Ruben Verborgh, Bram Luyten

13:45- 14:00 Coffee Break

14:00 – 15:30 The best of my repository:

  • UHasselt: simplified submission form, Eline Schoeters
  • ULB:  import references from Scopus automatically, METS,Cécile Gass
  • VUB: Open social science data in Belgium: the old and the new, Johan Surkijn
  • ULg: user friendly tools and request print system D. Chalono
  • KU Leuven: stats on downloads, views, request copy, Carl Demeyere
  • OpenAIRE: the power of an interoperable repository network, Emilie Hermans

15:30 – 16:00 conclusion, Bernard Rentier


  • Royal Library of Belgium - 4 Boulevard de l’Empereur
    Brussels, Belgium (1000)


  • Monday, October 24, 2016
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016


  • open access, open science, repository

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Christophe Algoet
    courriel : calgoet [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be


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