OpenAIRE’s National Workshop in the UK

On the 1st of November, the Jisc-partnered project, Open access infrastructure for research in Europe, or OpenAIRE, will be hosting its national workshop in the UK.  Entitled, “OpenAIRE workshop for UK universities: Open access in Horizon 2020”, the focus of the day will include an overview of the initiative, itself, as well as allow UK Universities and their EU funded researchers to learn about the Horizon 2020 OA policy and the Research Data and FP7 Post-Grant Pilots.  Interested parties would include research administrators, research librarians, project coordinators, and academic researchers.

Speakers will include:

  • Tony Ross-Hellauer, OpenAIRE Scientific Manager at the University of Göttingen
  • Dr Stephen Curry, Imperial University
  • Caroline Ingram, Jisc Subject Specialist
  • Sarah Jones, Senior Institutional Support Officer from the DCC
  • Kevin Ashley, DCC Director
  • Pablo de Castro, Open Access Project Officer, LIBER
  • Marina Angelaki, Project Officer, National Documentation Centre/NHRF
  • Rachel Bruce, Deputy Chief Innovation Officer for Jisc

The workshop will take place at The Studio in Birmingham from 10:00-16:00.  The event is free, but registration is required:

Following the OpenAIRE workshop, Jisc will also be hosting a Research Data Alliance (RDA) workshop. The RDA is a global initiative supported by major research funders to help develop and maintain infrastructure for open research data. The day will provide attendees with information about how the RDA, as a community-driven organisation, is working to achieve its vision. It will include representatives from specific working and interest groups highlighting their work and discussing how this work can be used practically in universities and data centres in the UK. The RDA event is scheduled for the 2nd of November at the same venue in Birmingham from 10:00-16:30; it is also free and again registration is required:

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