The RDA Slovenian National Node is announcing a conference on Open Research Data in Slovenia on 14 November 2019 in Maribor, Slovenia.
Open access to publicly funded research results is one of the foundations for advance in research excellence and for long-term sustainability of public funding. The complex process of establishing open science leads to renewed valuation of science, culture of research and collaboration, and infrastructural capacities. Assertion of open research data model within the framework of open science affects an entire chain of processes that are involved in attaining conditions which enable scientific research. At the moment, the necessary infrastructure for FAIR data sharing has not yet been fully implemented in Slovenia even as the demand for it is enforced by the new Horizon Europe call and the upcoming Research and Development Activity Act.
The conference will enable the exchange of information on the activities and plans of individual research data related services and projects, an overview of the implementation of the principles of the National strategy of open access to scientific publications and research data in Slovenia (↗), and an overview of the current situation in the specific areas within the Slovenian research community. Data service representatives, researchers, research policy-makers and practitioners, representatives of academic and research institutions, and others are invited to join the debate.
Program of the event is available here.
The conference is part of the two-day event Open Science 2019 that will take place on 14 and 15 November 2019 in Maribor, Slovenia. The Open Research Data in Slovenia conference will be followed by a Workshop for researchers and a presentation of National initiative for the Slovenian open science community. Researchers of all fields, particularly those at the beginning of their careers are invited to join the workshop, which will be led by renowned experts from Slovenia and Europe. Participants will be introduced to open science, the principles of responsible data sharing according to the FAIR principles, research data management plans, open hardware, open peer-review systems, and open access, gaining skills that will enable them to share their data and other research findings openly and responsibly. Working languages will be English and Slovenian.
The event is co-organised by RDA Node Slovenia, Young Academy of Slovenia, Ministry of Education, Science and Sports, NI4OS-Europe project (National Initiatives for Open Science in Europe), University of Maribor Library and ARNES.
We hope to see you in Maribor!