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UGent lecture: 'Open Science: Policy, Practice and Implications'

All researchers and staff members are welcome to join this lecture. Participation is free of charge.

The lecture will be followed by an overview of "Open Science @ Ghent University" by Ms Inge Van Nieuwerburgh (University Library).

(Abstract) In April 2016 the Dutch Presidency of the EU issued the Amsterdam Call to Action on Open Science. What does this mean for researchers and universities in Europe? This lecture is designed to demystify the concept of Open Science and explore its implications across the hard- and life-sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. Focussing centrally on the drive towards Open Access publishing and its consequences for the scholarly eco-system, Josie Dixon will also discuss the demand for Open Data, and the growing practice of Open Review in some sectors of the scholarly community. This is a chance to understand some key policy developments affecting 21st-century researchers, with far-reaching implications for our collective future.

(Lecturer) Josie Dixon is an international Publishing and Research Training Consultant. Having spent 15 years in the academic publishing industry (as Senior Commissioning Editor at Cambridge University Press, and Academic Publishing Director at Palgrave Macmillan), she has spent the last ten years giving lectures and workshops for researchers in over 80 universities in Europe and the USA.