Be Open – Be Scientist! The global transformation of science. Policy Perspective
In the light of such global challenges as climate change, pandemics, or security, the complex and multi-faceted transformation toward Open Science has never been so demanded. So far, the research integrity, scientific trustworthiness, and equal and just access to scientific resources motivated policy-makers toward OS. However, the last two years have proven that OS allows for unprecedented global scientific collaboration leading to the better utility of science and its responsiveness to global and local needs.
It is why Open Science is a part of Katowice’s agenda for the 10th ESOF 2022 Regional Conference and it will continue until the end of 2024 when the city proudly holds the title of European City of Science.
The goal of the panel titled “Be Open – Be Scientist! The global transformation of science” is to conduct a multilevel assessment of the current situation of Open Science policy and practice in Europe considering the complexity of its taxonomy. During the first part of the session, policymakers will introduce their perspective on current structural factors supporting the implementation of OS policy, but also barriers that inhibit this process at the EU, state, and university levels. Following, the complexity of transformation in questions the multilevel and multisectoral stakeholders approach will be presented (Quadruple Helix Model).
In the second part of the session, the Open Science practitioners will take the lead in the discussion to present their conditions for the much-required transformation of research communities into communities of scientific sharing culture. This idea entails a structural and individual shift in the way scientists perceive and conduct their research activities and academic collaboration. This part of the panel will be hosted by the OS coordinators, data stewards, data librarians, representatives of civic organisations, and researchers themselves.
The panel “Be Open – Be Scientist! The global transformation of science” will be the starting but essential point for further Open Science initiatives within the European City of Science Katowice 2024.
Panel organisation team:
Natalia Galica, Coordinator for Open Science and Data Champion at the University of Silesia in Katowice
Dr Aneta Pazik-Aybar, Coordinator for Open Science at National Science Centre Poland
Edyta Gałuszka, Open Science Office at National Science Centre Poland
Chairman of the panels:
Prof. Michał Daszykowski, Vice-Rector for Research and Finance, University of Silesia in Katowice
Prof. Johan Rooryck, Executive Director of cOAlition S& founding member and president of the Fair Open Access Alliance
Speakers invited to the panel:
- Prof. Zbigniew Błocki, Director of National Science Centre Poland
- Dr. Bregt Saenen, Senior Policy Officer in charge of Open Science, Science Europe (online)
- Silvia Bottaro, Legal Officer – Open Science, European Commission (online)
- Ron Dekker, Project Leader EOSC Future & Project Director Open Science at Technopolis Group Belgium (online)
- Mariusz Jankowski, Head of the Investors Department of Katowice City&Katowice leader of European Digital Innovation Hub
- Kazimierz Karolczak, Chairman of the Board of the Metropolis GZM, Metroplis GZM Open Data Project.
- Iryna Kuchma, Open Access program manager EIFL (EIFL-OA) (online)
- Ana Persic, UNESCO, Senior Programme Specialist, Chief of Section a.i. Division of Science Policy and Capacity-Building Natural Sciences Sector UNESCO (online)
- Dr. Anna Wałek, Director of the Gdańsk University of Technology Library, President of International Association of University Libraries (IATUL)
University of Silesia in Katowice
National Science Centre Poland