Be Open – Be Scientist! The global transformation of science. Practice 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


Key-note speaker:

Prof. Johan Rooryck, Executive Director of cOAlition S& founding member and president of the Fair Open Access Alliance


Speakers invited to the panel:

  1. Prof. Zbigniew Błocki, Director of National Science Centre Poland
  2. Dr Lidia Borrell-Damián, Secretary General of Science Europe (online)
  3. Ron Dekker, Project Leader EOSC Future & Project Director Open Science at Technopolis Group Belgium (online)
  4. Natalia Galica, Coordinator for Open Science and Data Champion at the University of Silesia in Katowice
  5. Natalia Gruenpater, Open Science Platform at Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw (ICM) & OpenAIRE NOAD in Poland.
  6. Iryna Kuchma, Open Access program manager EIFL (EIFL-OA) (online)
  7. Dr Maria Pawłowska, Director for International Relations at Visnea&Data Steward School
  8. Prof. Rūta Petrauskaitė, Director of the Institute of the Digital Resources and Interdisciplinary Research at Vytautas Magnus University (online)
  9. Dr Anna Wałek, Director of the Gdańsk University of Technology Library, President of International Association of University Libraries (IATUL)


Institutions involved:

University of Silesia in Katowice
National Science Centre Poland

The event is finished.