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Frontier research often heavily relies on data that is produced or collected during the research process, or on existing data that is being analysed and built on in the context of new research questions. It is therefore vital that researchers, their institutions and funders adopt and support good research data management practices, including the sharing of data in an appropriate way.

Frontier research often heavily relies on data that is produced or collected during the research process, or on existing data that is being analysed and built on in the context of new research questions. It is therefore vital that researchers, their institutions and funders adopt and support good research data management practices, including the sharing of data in an appropriate way.

In September 2014, the ERC Executive Agency in collaboration with the ERC Scientific Council Working Group on Open Accessorganised a 2-day workshop on 'Research Data Management and Sharing' to explore this important topic together with ERC grantees and other researchers, with representatives from funding bodies, universities and other research performers, with publishers, policy makers and other interested parties.

With close to 150 registrations from across Europe (and several more on the reserve list that could not be admitted anymore) the workshop proved to be extremely popular, showing the timeliness and importance of the topics that were discussed

The presentations (with very few exceptions) are available from within the programme below. The ERC Scientific Council Working Group on Open Access also plans to elaborate a short document with recommendations related to Research Data Management and Sharing, based on the outcomes of the workshop. That document will then also be published on this page.

 

18-19 September 2014

ERC Executive Agency, Covent Garden, 16 Place Rogier, Brussels

Main venue: Auditorium 'Nowotny' (25th floor)

FINAL PROGRAMME (PDF version)

Day 1: 18 September 2014

12:30 – 13:00

Arrival of participants, security check and registration

SESSION 1: Welcome and Introduction – Opening speech

Venue: Auditorium 'Nowotny' (25th floor)

13:00 – 13:25

  • Professor Nicholas Canny, ERC Scientific Council, Chair of the Open Access working group
  • Dr Theodore Papazoglou, Head of Unit ERCEA-A.1: Support to the Scientific Council

13:25 – 13:40

  • Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the ERC

SESSION 2: Setting the scene

Venue: Auditorium 'Nowotny' (25th floor)

Chair: Professor Núria Sebastián Gallés, Vice President of the ERC, former member of the Open Access working group / Universitat Pompeu Fabra

13.40 – 15:00

15.00 – 15:30

Coffee Break & moving to parallel sessions

SESSION 3a:

Domain specific perspectives: Life Sciences

Venue: Auditorium 'Nowotny' (25th floor)

Moderator: Dr Barbara Ensoli, ERC Scientific Council/ National AIDS Center - Istituto Superiore di Sanità Rome

Co-moderator: Dr Anna Lönnroth Sjödén, Head of Unit ERCEA-B.3: Life Sciences

Rapporteur: Dr Ingrid Roxrud, ERCEA-B.2: Call and Project Follow-up Coordination

15.30 – 18:00

Presentations by invited ERC grantees from the Life Sciences domain

Discussion followed by joint preparation of feedback to the plenary – key messages and recommendations

SESSION 3b:

Domain specific perspectives: Physical Sciences and Engineering

Venue: SDR 2&3 (25th floor)

Moderator: Professor Pavel Exner, Vice President of the ERC / Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Co-moderator: Dr Martin Penny, Head of Unit ERCEA-B.4: Physical Sciences and Engineering

Rapporteur: Dr David Krasa, Team Leader, ERCEA-B.4: Physical Sciences and Engineering

15.30 – 18:00

Presentations by invited ERC grantees from the Physical Sciences and Engineering domain

Discussion followed by joint preparation of feedback to the plenary – key messages and recommendations 

SESSION 3c:

Domain specific perspectives: Social Sciences and Humanities

Venue: Ground floor Auditorium

Moderator: Professor Martin Stokhof, ERC Scientific Council / University of Amsterdam

Co-moderator: Professor Nicholas Canny, ERC Scientific Council, Chair of the Open Access working group

Rapporteur: Dr Pascal Dissard, Open Access Task force, Team Leader, ERCEA-B.2: Call and Project Follow-up Coordination

15.30 – 18:00

Presentations by invited ERC grantees from the Social Sciences and Humanities domain

Discussion followed by joint preparation of feedback to the plenary – key messages and recommendations 

18:00

End of Day 1

 

Day 2: 19 September 2014

8.30 – 9:00

Arrival of participants and security check

SESSION 4: Reporting from the parallel sessions of Day 1 and debate

Venue: Auditorium 'Nowotny' (25th floor)

Chair: Dr José Labastida, Head of Department, ERCEA-B: Scientific Management

9.00 – 10:00

10:00 – 10:10

Moving to parallel sessions (coffee will be served during the parallel sessions)

SESSION 5a: Cross-cutting issues: Data management and data sharing

Venue: Auditorium 'Nowotny' (25th floor)

Moderator: Dr Theodore Papazoglou, Head of Unit ERCEA-A.1: Support to the Scientific Council

Co-moderator: Dr Monique Smaihi, Team Leader, ERCEA-B.2: Call and Project Follow-up Coordination

Rapporteur: Dr Sebastian Winkler, ERCEA-B.5: Social Sciences and Humanities 

10:10 – 12:30

Presentations by invited speakers

Short contribution:

Discussion followed by joint preparation of feedback to the plenary – key messages and recommendations

SESSION 5b: Cross-cutting issues: Data storage and curation – quality, sustainability and interoperability

Venue: SDR 2&3 (25th floor)

Moderator: Professor Martin Stokhof, ERC Scientific Council, Open Access working group / University of Amsterdam 

Co-moderator: Dr Ben Tubbing, Head of Unit ERCEA-B.1:  Process Management and Review 

Rapporteur: Dr Alice Rajewsky, Team Leader, ERCEA-B.5: Social Sciences and Humanities 

10:10 – 12:30

Presentations by invited speakers

Short contribution:

Discussion followed by joint preparation of feedback to the plenary – key messages and recommendations

SESSION 5c: Cross-cutting issues: Data discoverability, data access and data (re-)use

Venue: SDR 'Dingwell' (20th floor)

Moderator: Professor Tomasz Dietl, ERC Scientific Council, Open Access working group / Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences

Co-moderator: Dr Barbara Ensoli, ERC Scientific Council / National AIDS Center, Rome  
Rapporteur: Dr Line Fredslund Volkers, Open Access Task force, ERCEA-B.2: Call and Project Follow-up Coordination 

10:10 – 12:30

Presentations by invited speakers

Short contribution:

Discussion followed by joint preparation of feedback to the plenary – key messages and recommendations

SESSION 5d: Cross-cutting issues: Rewards and incentives for good data management, data sharing and re-use

Venue: SDR 'Mas-Colell' (23rd floor)

Moderator: Professor Núria Sebastián Gallés, Vice President of the ERC, former member of the Open Access working group / Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Co-moderator: Dr Tim Hunt, ERC Scientific Council, Open Access working group

Rapporteur: Dr Claudia Alves de Jesus Rydin, Open Access Task force, ERCEA-B.4: Physical Sciences and Engineering 

10:10 – 12:30

Presentations by invited speakers

Short contribution:

Discussion followed by joint preparation of feedback to the plenary – key messages and recommendations

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch break

SESSION 6: Reporting from the breakout sessions of Day 2 and debate

Venue: Auditorium 'Nowotny' (25th floor)

Chair: Dr Theodore Papazoglou, Head of Unit ERCEA-A.1: Support to the Scientific Council

13.30 – 14:45

SESSION 7: Round table discussion and closing

Venue: Auditorium 'Nowotny' (25th floor)

Chair: Professor Nicholas Canny, ERC Scientific Council, Chair of the Open Access working group

14.45 – 15:50

Discussion with invited panel members and the audience

  • Dr Jean-Claude Burgelman, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, Head of Unit RTD-A.6: Science policy, foresight and data
  • Dr Jennifer Lin, Senior Product Manager, Data Program Lead, PLOS – Public Library of Science
  • Géraldine Clément-Stoneham, Knowledge and Information Manager, Medical Research Council
  • Professor Torbjørn Digernes, Former Rector at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology / EUA - European University Association and Chair of the Open Access WG of CESAER – Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research
  • Dr Lynn Kamerlin, Chair of the Young Academy of Europe, ERC Starting Grant, Uppsala University

15.50 – 16:00

Closing remarks – lessons learnt and next steps

  • Professor Nicholas Canny, ERC Scientific Council, Chair of the Open Access working group

16:00

End of the workshop