Discussion on the draft of EOSC Strategic Implementation Plan 2017-2020 at the Ministry of Education and Science

As a follow up of OpenCon Lithuania 2017 on 23 October and in relation to the presentation by the Commission on EOSC given at the 6th ERAC Standing Working Group on Open Science & Innovation on 25 October, Ausra Gribauskiene, representing the Ministry of Education and Science and the National Point of Reference for OA, invited different stakeholders for an informal discussion on national aims and vision with reference to the draft of EOSC Strategic Implementation Plan 2017-2020. The aim of the meeting held at the Ministry of Education and Science on 6 November was to review the inventory of OS-related structures in the country and to discuss their future in relation to EOSC.

Adviser to the Minister of Education and Science professor Eugenijus Butkus,  Vice Chair of the Research Council of Lithuania professor Ruta Petrauskaite, representatives of the national repositories (LiDA – Dr Vaidas Morkevicius, MIDAS – professor Gintautas Dzemyda, Dr Zibute Petrauskiene and Irena Kriviene), representatives of the Lithuanian Research and Education Network (LITNET) Raimundas Tuminauskas and Marijus Jurgutis, representatives of the Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre (MOSTA), the Division of Science at the Ministry of Education and Science, and the Lithuanian OpenAIRE NOAD took part at the meeting.

The meeting started with a presentation by Ausra Gribauskiene on the draft of EOSC Strategic Implementation Plan 2017-2020 and the contribution from OpenAIRE NOAD Dr Gintare Tautkeviciene on the results of the survey on the national landscape of OS – policy documents and repositories. This was a start of a lively discussion of the stakeholders on the role of the existing structures for the development of OS in Lithuania.

As a result of the meeting, the National Point of Reference for OA are working on the action plan to stimulate further discussion and a proposal on the national OS landscape to the Ministry of Education and Science with reference to EOSC.

*posted on behalf of the OpenAIRE NOAD in Lithuania*

Gwen Franck

Open Access Programme Coordinator at EIFL - Electronic Information for Libraries / Open Access Project Officer at LIBER - Association of European Research Libraries

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