IG Research data needs of the Photon and Neutron Science community - P6 meeting session

24 September 2015- BREAKOUT 6 - 15:30

Open Science and policies for Large User Facilities

Large user facilities (like neutron and photon RIs) provide research capabilities as a service, resulting in very substantial amount of scientific data. The obligations implied by and policies applying to data generated at publicly funded (large) user facilities are in many cases poorly defined, and promotion of Open Science hampered by a lack of commonly agreed policy models. The purpose of the session is to present the evolution of open science policies both from the perspective of the user facilities as well as the research organizations like HGF, DOE, NSF ... ; and to discuss opportunities to develop, align or implement policies promoting Open Science at user facilities. 
Proposed agenda:
Hans Pfeiffenberger: Evolution of Open Science in Europe and the Helmholtz Society 
N.N: Evolution of Open Science in the US (DOE, NSF, NIH) tbc 
Jean-Francois Perrin: Practical Open Science at ILL 
We will aim for an additional contribution by the Practical Policies Group. 
Depending on the available time slot, possible additions could be "HDF5/NeXus supporting Open Science", "Materials Genomics & Open Science" ... 
H.Pfeiffenberger and J-F.Perrin confirmed. Talk titles are tentative placeholders! 
co-chairs A.Boehnlein & T.Proffen aim to organize the US contribution. 

Contact Person: Frank Schluenzen

Co-chairs: Amber Boehnlein, Brian Matthews, Thomas Proffen