The Pomeranian Open Science Conference
On 23–24.10.2017 at the Gdansk University of Technology a conference on open access to publications and scientific data was held. It was attended by scholars, publishers and scientific information staff from all over Poland, including the NMFRI. The patron of the conference was the Rector of the Gdansk University of Technology, Prof.Eng. Jacek Namieśnik. The keynote speaker was Ms. Vanessa Proudman, the Director of SPARC Europe. This organization, cooperating with the European Commission, works to promote Open Access in science.
The conference took place at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics, and was broadcast live on the YouTube channel, as well as on Twitter.
During the two-day meeting a number of important issues were discussed such as the European Union and the Polish authorities policy towards OA, the benefits of publishing in OA, publishers’ policy towards OA, institutional and orphan repositories, OA requirements in Horizon 2020, open access to research data, copyright and CC license, the role of the SHERPA RoMEO database in the open access of publications, or the importance of meta data for efficient searching.
A special place in the program of the conference was occupied by the newest project of the Gdansk University of Technology, i.e. “MOST Wiedzy”. It is a platform that combines the world of science with the world of business; it is also an institutional repository.
The meeting entitled “The Pomeranian Open Science Conference. Openness of Knowledge Sharing and Promotion of Research Achievements” should be considered to be exceptionally successful and useful for scientists and employees of scientific information, as important issues were highlighted (knowledge about which had been so far superficial, or did not exist).
Conference materials are available to the NMFRI staff at the Institute’s Scientific Library.
Photo: Małgorzata Grabowska-Popow
Photo: Twitter, thanks to the courtesy of Gdańsk University of Technology