Open Science Essentials

Open Science Essentials : Towards a skill set and showcases

Date workshop: 26.6.2019

Timing workshop: 9:00-12:00

Coffee break: 10.15 AM

Minimum number of participants for digital skills WG Part 1 group: 20

Maximum number of participants for digital skills WG Part 1 group: 60

Part 1: 9-10:15 am

Open science skills for both research librarians and researchers are at the centre of all evolutions towards “openness”. Created in July 2018, the “Digital Skills or Library staff and Researchers” LIBER working group has started working in two complementary directions : building a core skills set list, and spotting Open Science training programmes relying on skills identification. The first results of this combined approach shall be presented during this workshop and will lead to collecting feedback and active input from the workshop participants: we need to discuss these results, and we need your vision and reactions – this is an active and collaborative workshop ! Complementary with the 2018 LIBER/FOSTER+ workshop “Let’s build the skills!” and the EOSCpilot & LIBER Webinar “Skills and Training in Open Science and the EOSC ecosystem”, the Digital Skills LIBER WG is aiming at spreading a more open culture and positioning libraries as a key-partner with skills training for a complex and forward-thinking conception of Open Science. This active workshop of 75 mn shall be continued by a presentation of the SSHOC Project with a focus on Social sciences in the EOSC, in collaboration with LIBER Digital Humanities WG and DARIAH

Part 2: 10:30 am-12:00 pm

The second half of this workshop will be a session shared with the SSH Open Cloud (SSHOC) project and the Digital Humanities and Digital Cultural Heritage Working group/Digital Skills for library staff and researchers.

Aim of the session is to present the SSHOC Project, the SSH Open Marketplace and activities towards building expertise for users, and especially libraries. The presentations will be followed by asking the workshop attendees to provide their input in an interactive manner about their needs on skills building and training.

Introductions: Vasso Kalaitzi (LIBER), Cécile Swiatek (LIBER Digital Skills Working Group), Lotte Wilms (Digital Humanities Working Group)

Moderation: Darja Fišer (CLARIN)


The SSH Open Marketplace, Laure Barbot (DARIAH)

The SSHOC Training Network and Toolkit, Ellen Leenarts (DANS)

Focus moment and Q&A

Interactive session

Closing Remarks: Bertil F. Dorch, University Library of Southern Denmark

Background information on the SSHOC Project:

SSHOC is an EU funded H2020 project that aims to provide a full-fledged Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) where data, tools, and training are available and accessible for users of SSH data. The focus of the project is determined by the goal to further the innovation of infrastructural support for digital scholarship, to stimulate multidisciplinary collaboration across the various subfields of SSH and beyond, and to increase the potential for societal impact. The intention is to create a European open cloud ecosystem for social sciences and humanities, consisting of an infrastructural and human component. In the context of SSHOC, LIBER is leading the work package on Fostering Communities, Empowering Users & Building Expertise.

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