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February 2020

IDCC20: 15th International Digital Curation Conference

February 17 - February 20
Croke Park, Jones Road
Dublin, 3 Ireland
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Collective Curation: the many hands that make data work: The programme will focus on community, the various stakeholders that play a role in ensuring digital objects are properly created, managed and shared.

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REWARD | EQUATOR Conference 2020: Sharing Strategies for Research Improvement

February 20 - February 22
Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus, Luisenstraße 58-59
Berlin, Berlin 10117 Germany
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We now have extensive evidence of the prevalence and impact of many wasteful research practices and practical strategies are emerging to improve research. At the REWARD | EQUATOR Conference 2020 our focus will shift to place emphasis on the development, evaluation and implementation of strategies to reduce waste and increase quality in research.

Covering the perspectives of Ethics Committees and Regulators, Publishers, Institutions and Researchers, and Funders, and with dedicated sessions relating to methodological issues in Research on Research, the Conference will bring together leading practitioners in research improvement in plenary sessions, and provide ample opportunities for discussion and facilitation of new collaborative partnerships.

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Wikimedia in Education UK Summit

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm GMT
Disruptive Media Learning Lab, Coventry University, Lanchester Library, Gosford Street
Coventry, CV1 5DD United Kingdom
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Wikimedia UK in partnership with Coventry University are holding an event on Wikimedia for educators. About this Event In the autumn of 2019, over 7,500 students on over 380 courses added more than 5.3 million words – citing reliable, authoritative sources – to Wikipedia in the context of their studies' coursework. In doing so they made a substantial contribution towards the goal of making knowledge freely available to everyone, but also had an opportunity to engage with innovative ways of…

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Workshop on Training in EOSC

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - February 28 @ 1:00 pm CET
Dutch Research Council (NWO), Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië 300
Den Haag, 2593 CE Netherlands
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DANS has taken the initiative to bring trainers in projects related to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) together to work on the future of training activities in EOSC.

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March 2020

Open Science Days 2020

March 2 - March 3
Harnack House of the Max Planck Society, Ihnestraße 16-20
Berlin, 14195 Deutschland
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The Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) cordially invites you to participate in the Open Science Days 2020. The event will take place at the Harnack House in Berlin and is going to extend over one and a half days (March 02/03). For this event, we have decided to broaden our view on the world of research and to examine the relationship between Open Science and Good Scientific Practice. What does that mean? When looking at the different areas of Open…

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University course: Sharing is daring: Open Science approaches to Digital Humanities

March 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm CET
University of Vienna, main building, Hörsaal 41, 1st floor, staircase 8, UniversitÀtsring 1
Vienna, 1010 Austria
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The course gives an introduction to the Open Science movement and its applications in digital humanities subjects. Students are introduced to different definitions of Open Science, the motivations of the Open Science movement and the European Open Science landscape. The main focus is on Open Science tools that are applicable in students’ and researchers’ daily routines. These tools enable users to find openly available resources as well as to share their own research. Participants will have the opportunity to test these tools and to receive support in using them in the course of the semester.

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OCLC Library Futures Conference 2020

March 3 - March 4
Intercontinental Vienna, Johannesgasse 28
Vienna, 1030 Austria
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Join fellow library leaders and members of the OCLC Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Council (EMEARC) at the OCLC Library Futures Conference.

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Barcamp Open Science 2020

March 10
Wikimedia Germany, Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
Berlin, Berlin 10963 Germany
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Save the date for 2020: Barcamp Open Science // 10 March 2020 // Wikimedia, Berlin // #oscibar

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Open Science Conference 2020

March 11 - March 12
H4 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 32
Berlin, Berlin 10178 Germany
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Save the date for 2020: Barcamp Open Science // 10 March 2020 // Wikimedia, Berlin // #oscibar Open Science Conference // 11-12 March 2020 // H4 Hotel, Berlin // #osc2020

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2nd PEERE International Conference on Peer Review 2020

March 11 - March 13
La Nau Cultural Center // School of Engineering of the University of Valencia // Botanical Garden of the University of Valencia Valencia, Spain + Google Map

Following the success of the 1st PEERE International Conference on Peer Review, the PEERE COST Action follow-up community organises the second edition of the PEERE International Conference on Peer Review in Valencia on 11-13 March 2020.

The conference aims to provide a forum for scholars, practitioners and science stakeholders to share research, models, tools and experience on peer review in different fields, e.g., medicine, computer science, social sciences and humanities. It aims to stimulate the use of evidence-based research in the design and implementation of peer review in a variety of fields and encourage more systematic research.

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Scottish Open Data Unconference 2020

March 14 - March 15
ONE Codebase, Schoolhill
Aberdeen, AB10 1JQ United Kingdom
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We will be hosting the event over the weekend of 14th and 15th March 2020 at ONE Codebase, Schoolhill, Aberdeen. The first two batches of tickets went really quickly. Our final batch was made 6th December. Once they are finished, that is it. Be quick to grab one of them. You can register your interest meantime. The tickets are free, although we have a suggested donation for them. If you do donate then all receipts go to our work on…

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2020 RLUK Conference

March 16 - March 18
Wellcome Collection, 83 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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We cannot predict the future, but research libraries can create and transform it. The research paradigm is shifting, and the wider context in which we operate grows ever more complex. 

The 2020 RLUK Conference will seek to understand how the transformation of the library, and its transformational power, can change the culture of research, and correspondingly shift our thinking, values, services and offer.

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LIBSENSE workshop “Co-designing Open Access publishing infrastructures in Africa”

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm WAT
Hotel Golden Tulip le Diplomate Cotonou, N° 90 Rue 12.017 Boulevard de la Marina
Cotonou, 8379 Benin
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If you want to work collaboratively to design free and open source open access publishing infrastructure in Africa, please get out your diary! On Tuesday, March 17 in Cotonou (Benin), please plan to join Coko Founder Adam Hyde, WACREN’s Omo Oaiya, and Iryna Kuchma from EIFL for a workshop on the subject.

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RDA 15th Plenary Meeting – Australia

March 18 - March 20
MCEC: Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl
Melbourne, Victoria 3006 Australia
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The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is delighted to announce that its 15th Plenary Meeting will take place from 18 - 20 March 2020 in Melbourne, Australia, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, MCEC.

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RRI for real – Shaping the future of open science and society relations

March 19 - March 20
Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5
Rome, 00185 Italy
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The FIT4RRI consortium is delighted to announce its upcoming summit “RRI for real” marking the end of our three-year project. FIT4RRI brought together experts from nine European countries, who analysed and tested how to foster the real uptake of Responsible Research & Innovation and Open Science. The summit starts a new collaborative phase of shaping the future of open science and society relations. At the University of Rome about 100 delegates will come together to exchange experiences and tools to…

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Collaborations Workshop 2020 (CW20)

March 31 - April 2
Queen’s University Belfast, University Road
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom
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The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop series brings together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software. Collaborations Workshop 2020 (CW20) takes place from Tuesday 31st March to Wednesday 1st April 2020 at Queen's University, Belfast.  The CW20 Hack Day takes place on the evening of Wednesday 1st of April to end of the working day Thursday 2nd of April at Ulster University, Belfast.

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April 2020

OER20: The Care in Openness

April 1 - April 2
Resource for London, 356 Holloway Rd
London, N7 6PA Großbritannien (Vereinigtes Königreich)
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Open Education Resources (OER) Conference 2020 (OER20) will be taking place in London on April 1-2, 2020.

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Sustainable Science Symposium

April 15
LocHal Bibliotheek, Burgemeester Brokxlaan 1000
Tilburg, 5041 Netherlands
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The future of science is about more than just reproducibility or access. Join us in a day of radical and uncompromising thought about the sustainability of science in all its shapes and forms.

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2020 EUA Annual Conference

April 16 - April 17
GdaƄsk University of Technology, Gabriela Narutowicza 11/12
GdaƄsk, 80-233 Poland
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Universities play a crucial role in creating knowledge and fostering democratic and sustainable societies. Their impact on wellbeing and the development of a thriving, competitive Europe stems from educating future leaders, professionals, researchers and citizens. It equally comes from curiosity-driven research aimed at identifying and meeting the broad challenges we all face and outreach to local and global industry and governments to foster much-needed innovation. Yet demonstrating and communicating universities’ impact at the societal level is a challenge in itself. Universities need strong leadership, a focused strategic approach, as well as coordinated efforts across Europe and beyond. The 2020 EUA Annual Conference will provide a platform to explore how universities are making a difference, how their impact can be maximised and how to give visibility to their key role in addressing broad challenges.

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ELPUB 2020: Charting The Futures(s) of Digital Publishing

April 18 - April 21
UCL Qatar, Education City
Doha, 25256 Qatar
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The 24th edition of the International Conference on Electronic Publishing will be hosted by UCL Qatar in Doha, Qatar from 18-21 April 2020.

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Digital Pedagogy Lab UK

April 20 - April 22
The Open University Milton Keynes, MK7 6BB + Google Map

Digital Pedagogy Lab UK is a unique event which explores the meaningful connections between digital technology, teaching, and learning. The Open University, one of world’s only fully online universities, provides a perfect setting for this discussion. DPL UK will offer a special opportunity for collaboration, creation, exploration, and invention for international educators at all levels.

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May 2020

STS Conference Graz 2020

May 4 @ 9:00 am - May 6 @ 4:00 pm CEST
Hotel “Das Weitzer”, Grieskai 12-16
Graz, 8020 Austria
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The annual STS conference provides space for international scholars and young scientist to discuss their topical research amongst peers. The contributors to this event address the complex ways in which science, technology and society co-evolve and mutually shape one another. In such a way, the participants of the conference aim to provide a better understanding of the world in which we live. This includes the assessment of emerging technologies, the scrutiny of ethical, legal and social aspects of contemporary scientific practices as well as the transition to environmentally friendly and socially desirable techno-scientific futures.

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2020 Festival of Learning: Disruption & Transformation in Higher Education

May 11 - May 13
The Pinnacle Hotel, 1133 W Hastings St
Vancouver, British Columbia BC V6E 3T3 Canada
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This year, we explore disruption and transformation in post-secondary education. We ask: How are we intentionally disrupting our work at an individual, institutional, or societal level? What prompts us to transform practices, policies, or processes?

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May 13 - May 14
University of California, Washington Center, 1608 Rhode Island
Washington, DC, 20036
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csv,conf is a community conference that is about more than just comma-sepatated-values – it brings together a diverse group to discuss data topics including data sharing, data ethics, and data analysis from the worlds of science, journalism, government, and open source. Over two days, attendees will have the opportunity to hear about ongoing work, share skills, exchange ideas (and stickers!) and kickstart collaborations. 

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Creative Commons Global Summit 2020

May 14 - May 16
Museu do Oriente, Avenida BrasĂ­lia, Doca de AlcĂąntara (Norte)
Lisboa, 1350-352 Portugal
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The 2020 Creative Commons Global Summit is returning to Lisbon, Portugal on 14-16 May!

We’ve grown the CC Global Summit every year as hundreds of leading activists, advocates, librarians, educators, lawyers, technologists, and more have joined us for discussion and debate, workshops and planning, talks and community building. The CC Global Summit is a can’t-miss event for anyone interested in the global movement for the commons.

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Africa OSH Summit 2020

May 14 - May 16

Focusing on DIYBio & Sustainability in 2020 Africa OSH Summit 2020 will be held in Yaounde, Cameroon, from 14 to 16 May 2020, under the theme ‘Growing the Do-It-Yourself & Do-It-Together (DIY/DIT) Culture for Community Transformation’. It will be hosted by Mboa Lab. The summit will host workshops, discussions, and conferences on making, hacking and DIYBio for a wide range of stakeholders to engage with the processes of design, co-creation, problem-solving. Additionally, participants will be engaged on how the open…

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Frontiers Forum 2020

May 15 - May 17
Fairmont Palace, Avenue Claude Nobs 2
Montreux, 1820 Switzerland
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The Frontiers Forum accelerates science-based solutions for the most critical challenge of our time: enabling every person, in every corner of the world, to live a healthy and prosperous life on a healthy, thriving planet. This invitation-only event brings together internationally renowned scientists, policy makers and entrepreneurs, who showcase and discuss groundbreaking new developments for extending healthspans, producing food in a sustainable way, providing clean energy, reversing climate change and preserving biodiversity. The aim is to spark powerful collaborations that…

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H5PCon – H5P Conference 2020

May 18 - May 20
University of Wisconsin–Madison Madison, WI 53706 United States + Google Map

The H5P Conference 2020, to be held from 18-20 May in Madison, Wisconsin USA is the first H5P Conference in North America and has the potential to become the largest and most vibrant gathering of H5P community members ever!
The H5P core team will be very much present in the program. In Melbourne, we made the largest release announcement ever for H5P, and we hope to eclipse it with what we will launch in Madison. We intend to introduce features that will change the world of interactive content forever making H5P Con 2020 a historic event in a major way.

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IASSIST 2020 – Data by Design: Building a Sustainable Data Culture

May 19 - May 22
Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, MÀssans Gata/KorsvÀgen
Göteborg, 412 94 Sweden
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There is a rapidly growing interest in working with open research data in Sweden, and international collaborations are becoming more and more important to make it happen. The Swedish National Data Service (SND) is therefore happy to welcome all participants to the annual IASSIST conference in Gothenburg in 2020.

As a national research data repository governed by a consortium consisting of seven Swedish universities and working in agreement with over 30 institutions, SND has the potential to reach a large number of researchers who could gain from the knowledge exchange and experiences of IASSIST.

The conference theme, “Data by Design: Building a Sustainable Data Culture”, emphasizes two core values embedded in the culture of Gothenburg and Sweden: design and sustainability. We invite you to explore these topics further, and discuss what they could mean to data communities.

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70th Annual ICA Conference on “Open Communication”

May 21 - May 25
Gold Coast Gold Coast, Queensland Australia + Google Map

We are delighted to invite you to the 70th Annual International Communication Association Conference in Gold Coast, Australia from 21-25 May 2020.

The theme of ICA 2020 is Open Communication.

The ICA 2020 conference theme aims to facilitate and deepen the conversation about Open Science in the field of communication. The international movement towards Open Science touches on many aspects of our research practices, and discussing the implications will enable and contribute to a conversation in the ICA and our field more broadly about Open Science. This is an inclusive conversation from which our entire field can benefit.

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