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OpenScience Fair 2017 in 5 mins

Open Science FAIR

Athens Sept 6-8, 2017

Binding policies and researcher flows, infrastructures and services with people.

Join us for the inaugural international conference for all topics related to Open Science


Open Science is a new research paradigm facing many challenges, mainly the ingrained research habits accompanied by non-incentive institutional and funder reward systems, the lack of embedded tools and services, the connection to non-academic communities.


Open Science Fair will critically showcase the elements required for the transition to Open Science: e-infrastructures and services, policies as guidance for good practices, research flows and new types of activities (disseminate, mine, review, assess, etc.), the roles of the respective actors and their networks.


OSFair2017 is organized as an emblematic initiative of four EU projects in the area of Open Science: OpenAIRE, OpenUP, FOSTER and OpenMinTeD. It is locally curated by the National Kapodestrian University of Athens and the “Athena” Research and Innovation Center and co-sponsored by the National Library of Greece.

Conference topics

  • infrastructures for open science: services, methods, networks
  • open access platforms for all research artifacts
  • next generation of repositories
  • implementations for FAIR data
  • publishing models and costs
  • open peer review
  • impact of open science/all types of metrics
  • novel ways of disseminating science for impact of open science
  • research assessment models
  • research analytics and visualizations
  • text and data mining for/from research
  • citizen science
  • data skills for open science
  • open education platforms
  • Expected Outcome

    The conference will include keynotes by distinguished speakers, roundtable discussions, hands-on workshops and training sessions, as well as a poster session. It will bring together different stakeholder perspectives and will suggest "roadmaps" towards implementation on targeted aspects of Open Science.

  • Targeted audience

    Funders and policy makers, publishers and content providers and creators, Research Infrastructures/communities, researchers, institutions, libraries, innovators

Keynote speakers

OSFair will host key scientists, policy makers and science stakeholders from around the world who will provide inspirational views on how open data and open science influences all aspects of life, policy makers who will tell us what lies ahead, infrastructure/service providers who will present their solutions, and innovators who will bring in their ideas and their notion of openness.

Prof. Nectarios Tavernarakis, Chairman of the Board of Directors FORTH - Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, will present the view from a researcher perspective, as well as the open access initiatives in the European Research Council (ERC) for Open Access and data integrity .
Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University and a senior UN advisor as one of the world's leading experts on economic development and the fight against poverty, will set the conference pace to show the connection of open data and open science with the sustainable development.
Prof. John P. A. Ioannidis from Stanford University will close the conference elaborating on issues related to interoperability and reproducibility of science.







Athens, Greece

The conference will take place at the new premises of the National Library of Greece (NLG) at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC).

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