Hungarian National Workshop on Open Science Debrecen, Hungary

*posted on behalf of the OpenAIRE NOAD in Hungary, Judit Fazekas-Paragh*

On 7th November the Hungarian National Workshop on Open Science was organized by the University and National Library University of Debrecen. Around 60 attendees were interested in the topics.

The workshop was an important occasion of Open Science in Hungary. Policymaker representatives of different institutions attended because of the four exciting presentations.

„The OpenAIRE project series: Open Access services and infrastructure in the European Union” presented by Iryna Kuchma (EIFL).  Iryna highlighted OpenAIREs’ technical network that fosters the implementation and monitoring of open science policies, including open access to publications and research data. The presentation covered the architecture, policies, technical and human support services of OpenAIRE.  

„Towards open science by default” presented by Remedios Melero (Spanish National Research Council). Reme  showed us that Open Science is a comprehensive conception to the whole research life cycle from the idea  to the dissemination and preservation of research outputs.  „Open scince is a challenge for changing the status quo of science.”

„Open Peer Review – moving towards a more transparent scholarly publishing system” presented by Edit Görögh (OpenUp Project Officer, University of Göttingen). Edit emphasized  the new tools, platforms and services that  improve scholarly communication across all phases of the research workflow. The presentation demonstrated new alternative peer review tools and methods that form the communication of scholarly results and how they endorse to the enhancement colloquy of open science.

„The Data Way to Open Science-Understanding Policies” presented by Paolo Budroni (Vienna University Library Head of Archive Services Department)

„In this context Open Science is seen in a visionary way, as a movement to make scientific research, data, and dissemination accessible at all levels of an enquiring society. This will be possible only if we understand how to manage and steer the different components and players, at all levels of the Open Science Cloud.”

At the round-table discussion the parties agreed that we need local and national regulations for open science integrity. The researchers need more training to acquire the new tendencies in the research workflow and the regulation of the grants.

Presentations are available here:  

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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