The afternoon program of the Opendata.ch/2016 Conference is composed of three parallel tracks, each being dedicated to a specific subject and containing 4 workshops. Here you go with the detailed information about the .EDU Track:
Time: 02:00pm .EDU Track
Room: Salon bleu
Moderation: Isabelle Kratz, Diretctor of the EPFL Library
Abstract: Within the open access, open data and open science debate, the European Commission acts as policy maker and a research funder. As a policy maker, it works with the Member States to co-ordinate national policies on access to and preservation of scientific information. As a research funder, it sets rules on open access and open research data in Horizon 2020. This presentation will give an overview of the Commission’s vision and work regarding open research data, and will put it into the broader context of the emerging policy work on open science.
Biography: Celina Ramjoué is Head of Sector for “Open Access to Scientific Publications and Data” at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT). Before joining DG CONNECT in 2012, Celina worked on open access, open science and science and society issues for the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation for seven years. Prior to joining the European Commission, Celina was a researcher in the field of comparative public policy at the University of Zurich. Her fields of specialisation included genetically modified food and assisted reproductive technology. Celina holds a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in political science and foreign affairs (Universities of Virginia, Munich and Zurich) and been a visiting researcher at Harvard University and the European University Institute.
Abstract: In order to get academic buy in for Open Research, researchers need to be convinced about the benefits of sharing. Additionally, sharing cannot be perceived as a burden – it needs to be easy. In my talk I will explain the arguments used in Cambridge to advocate for Open Research and also the services provided to make the process of sharing as simple as possible.
Biography: Marta Teperek did a PhD in molecular biology at the University of Cambridge. Having first hand experience of problems that researchers face on a day to day basis with the journals’ impact factor dictating the future of their academic career, Marta decided to get professionally involved in advocating for Open Research and for better transparency in science. In 2015 she joined the University of Cambridge to lead the development of the Research Data Management Facility, with the aim of creating services to support researchers at the University of Cambridge in good management and sharing of research data.
Abstract: Materials are key for technological innovations, with direct impact in our lives. I will describe the motivations of our project on design and discovery of materials, and illustrate the challenges that we are addressing: automate the data generation, use it for discovery, and share it.
Biography: G.Pizzi obtained his PhD in Physics (cum laude) from Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa) in 2012. He then moved to the Materials department of EPFL as a postdoc and now senior scientist. Author of 1 patent, 18 scientific papers and over 5 simulations codes, his interests focus on the discovery and design of novel materials and the optimization of their properties. Moreover, at EPFL he coordinates the development team of AiiDA and MaterialsCloud – platforms to automate and manage the simulations of materials, store the resulting data, and share them.
Abstract: Science Matters – The next generation of science publishing that promotes honesty, reproducibility and collaboration.
Biography: Lawrence Rajendran is the founder of Sciencematters and wants to change the way we communicate science. He is a renowned expert in the cell biology of Alzheimer’s disease and was featured in the 2009 World’s top 100 Scientists.