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May 2020

Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon

May 27 @ 8:00 am - June 5 @ 5:00 pm EEST
University of Helsinki, Minerva Plaza, Siltavuorenpenger 5 A
Helsinki, Finland
Free

The Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon is a chance to experience an interdisciplinary research project from start to finish within the span of 10 days. For researchers and students from computer science and data science, the hackathon gives the opportunity to test their abstract knowledge against complex real-life problems. For people from the humanities and social sciences, it shows what is possible to achieve with such collaboration. 

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Open Science Barcamp NL

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm CEST
SURF Utrecht, Kantoren Hoog Overborch Hoog Catharijne Nederland, Moreelsepark 48
Utrecht, 3511 EP Netherlands
Free

On the 29th of May the Dutch Open Science Communities, together with the ACOS team, will organise an Open Science Barcamp at the SURF offices in Utrecht (at the central station).

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Intersections: Connecting Open/Technology, Education, Society, and Scholarship ‚Äď The inaugural OTESSA conference

May 31 - June 2
Western University, 151 Richmond St
London, Ontario N6A 3K7 Canada
CAD500

Who: Open/Technology, Education, Society, and Scholarship Association (OTESSA) What: Intersections: Connecting Open/Technology, Education, Society, and Scholarship ‚Äď The inaugural OTESSA conference Where: Western University in London, ON, Canada (at Congress) Book your accommodation ASAP as it is first come/first served. When: May 31-June 2, 2020 Why: Gather to build connections and community, and to explore our 2020 subthemes ‚Äď Ethics, Access, & Futures ‚Äď together Download or link to a PDF flyer of the Call for Proposals here in both…

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June 2020

Open Repositories 2020

June 1 - June 4
Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch University, Victoria St & Ryneveld Street
Stellenbosch, 7599 S√ľdafrika
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Free

The Open Repositories Steering Committee and Stellenbosch University is delighted to announce that the 15th Open Repositories Conference will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, from 1-4 June 2020. The conference will be organised by Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service who looks forward to welcoming delegates to the first Open Repositories Conference (OR) on the African continent.

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Open Apereo 2020 – The Higher Education Open-Source Conference

June 15 - June 19
The University of Michigan, School of Information, 105 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Free

Open Apereo is the open-source conference for education. It's an international, inclusive event offered by the Apereo Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and sustaining innovative open-source software solutions for education. Apereo sponsored software communities develop and sustain learning tools and environments, media capture and management, authoring learning materials, portals, authentication, learning analytics, and more.

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EAHIL 2020 Be Open, Act Together

June 22
Vienna House Andel‚Äôs ŇĀ√≥dŇļ, Ogrodowa 17
ŇĀ√≥dŇļ, 91-065 Poland
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The main theme of the conference is Open Science. There will be a focus on topics such as open access, professional collaboration, and innovation, and we invite your contribution to discuss their current state and ideas for the future. Be Open, Act Together creates space to share our own experience and expertise with fellow librarians from around the world. During June 22-26, 2020 we will acquire new skills and share novel information related to the most important issues in contemporary medical librarianship.   

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LIBER 2020 Belgrade – Building Trust With Research Libraries

June 24 - June 26
University of Belgrade, Studentski trg 1
Beograd, 11000 Serbia
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Held in late June or early July, the conference brings library directors and their staff together for three days of networking and collaboration. Delegates mainly come from Europe but people from around the world are welcome, and we regularly welcome guests from countries including Australia, Canada and the United States.
The goal of the conference is to identify the most pressing needs for research libraries, and to share information and ideas for addressing those needs.

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International Conference on ICT enhanced Social Sciences and Humanities 2020 (ICTeSSH2020)

June 29 - July 1
Impact Hub Amsterdam, Linnaeusstraat 2C
Amsterdam, 1092 Netherlands
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EUR300

The ICTeSSH 2020 conference aims to bring together leading SSH researchers, computer scientists, informaticians, publishers, librarians, vendors of research ICT tools, SSH decision makers and others, to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of ICT enhanced Social Sciences and Humanities. In addition, the conference aims to discuss promising new ideas and identify new potential collaborators.

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July 2020

ESOF2020 – EuroScience Open Forum

July 5 - July 9
Porto Vecchio, Trieste, Corso Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, 4
Trieste, 34132 Italy
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The 9th edition of ESOF will attract thousands of delegates to Trieste, the host city of ESOF2020 and the European City of Science 2020, during the week of the conference.

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Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference 2020

July 9 - July 10
Hunt Museum, The Custom House, Rutland St
Limerick, V94 EV8A Ireland

The Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference aims to bring people together to share their experiences of working on sharing information in minority languages. We hope to help people learn how to encourage the flow of information across language barriers and support associated communities. As in previous years we will have a strong focus on Wikidata and its potential to support languages.

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41st IATUL Annual Conference: Bridging Universities and Society Libraries as Connectors

July 12 - July 16
FEUP, University of Porto, R. Dr. Roberto Frias
Porto, 4200-465 Portugal
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EUR150

The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) invites you to attend the 41st IATUL Annual Conference at Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal from 12 to 16 July 2020. This is an excellent opportunity to hear about the latest academic library initiatives and network with colleagues and friends from all over the world.
The emergence of movements such as Open Science, Open Innovation and Citizen Science highlights how society benefits when institutions of higher education expand access to research and teaching. Ongoing engagement and collaboration between universities and communities are important components of these open initiatives. Academic libraries worldwide are playing vital roles in facilitating these initiatives through the development of new and innovative services and infrastructure.

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WPCampus 2020

July 15 - July 17
Tulane University, 6823 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118 United States
USD50

WPCampus 2020 is a three-day conference event filled with sessions, networking, and social events. It will cover a variety of topics, all focused on the growth of Higher Education, Accessibility, WordPress, and its people. The fifth annual WPCampus conference will take place July 15-17, 2020 on the beautiful campus of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Explore previous conferences to learn more about our event. What to expect While the format of our event is similar to a WordCamp, our…

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August 2020

FORCE11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI) 2020

August 3 - August 7
UCLA Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States + Google Map
Free

FSCI is intended for anybody who is interested in the developing new world of Scholarly Communication: researchers, librarians, publishers, university and research administration, funders, students, and postdocs.

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Data Science Summer School 2020

August 3 - August 4
Alte Mensa, Göttingen, Wilhelmsplatz 3
Göttingen, 37073 Germany
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Free

In 2020 the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen will host for the fourth time an (International) Summer School on Data Science. This program is aiming on students who have completed their bachelor degree already. Basic knowledge of one or more programming languages is expected.

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JupyterCon 2020

August 10 - August 14
Berlin Conference Center, Alexanderstr. 11
Berlin, Berlin 10178 Germany
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We are thrilled to announce a global Jupyter conference: JupyterCon 2020 will be held August 10‚Äď14 in the historic city of Berlin, Germany.

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4th FESN Scientific School: ‚ÄúA Toolbox for Neuropsychological Research and Practice‚ÄĚ

August 24 - August 27
Freie Universität Berlin, Seminarzentrum, Silberlaube (Erdgeschoss), Otto-von-Simson-Str. 26
Berlin-Dahlem, 14195 Germany
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EUR150

FESN will organise its fourth Neuropsychology School being held at the FU Berlin from August 24th to 27th, 2020 (Local Organizers: Professor Michael Niedeggen and Ina Nordwald). The school is addressed to graduate students in their final years of PhD, or early post-docs, as well as clinicians at a comparable level of career. About 50 participants are invited from all partaking National Societies.

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Netherlands National Open Science Festival

August 27
Campus Wageningen University & Research Wageningen, 6708 PB Netherlands + Google Map

The National Open Science Festival provides researchers the opportunity to learn about the benefits of different Open Science practices. It is a place to meet peers that are already working openly or that are interested to start doing so. Key to this day is sharing knowledge and best practices.

In organizing the National Open Science Festival, the program committee welcomes input from researchers in developing the programme for the day. The call for Sessions opens on Feb 1st.

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September 2020

OPERAS workshop “Knowledge Infrastructures and Digital Governance. History, Challenges, Practices”

September 7 - September 9
University of Luxembourg, Belval Campus, 2, avenue de l'Université
Esch-sur-Alzette, 4365 Luxembourg
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Free

This workshop aims at revisiting digital knowledge infrastructures from an organisational and governance perspective, through their history, their stakes and achievements, as well as their challenges and obstacles. It will to explore how these infrastructures frame themselves, evolve and adapt, how they stimulate participation and implement innovative models of governance (e.g. Wikipedia) as well as how they create a shared culture and common values, how they sustain knowledge commons and may contribute to a new epistemology and scientific environment. 

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The 8th World Sustainability Forum

September 14 - September 19
International Conference Center in Geneva (CICG), Rue de Varembé 17
Genève, 1211 Switzerland
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CHF160

WSF2020 is an international scientific conference coordinated by the MDPI Sustainability Foundation, under the patronage of the University of Basel, the University of Geneva and‚ÄĮ the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN).

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Open Access Tage 2020

September 15 - September 17
Bielefeld Bielefeld, Germany + Google Map

Die Open-Access-Tage sind die zentrale jährliche Konferenz zum Thema Open Access und Open Science im deutschsprachigen Raum. Die Open-Access-Tage 2020 finden vom 15.09. bis 17.09. in Bielefeld statt. Nähere Informationen finden Sie auch auf Twitter (#oat20).

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PUBMET2020 – The 7th Conference on Scholarly Publishing in the Context of Open Science

September 16 @ 10:00 am - September 18 @ 6:00 pm CEST
University of Zadar, Ul. Mihovila Pavlinovińáa 1
Zadar, 23000 Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)
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Free

PUBMET2020, Zadar, Croatia PUBMET2020 IS GOING ONLINE! Dear colleagues, editors, librarians, publishers, researchers and students, you are kindly invited to participate at PUBMET2020 ‚Äď The 7th Conference on Scholarly Communication and Publishing in the Context of Open Science. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the format of the conference has been changed to a virtual conference. Organizers: University of Zadar, Department of Information Sciences Croatian Association for Scholarly Communication (CROASC), Zagreb University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology RuńĎer…

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COASP 2020: 12th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing

September 22 - September 24
Sofitel Victoria Warszawa, Królewska 11 00-065 Poland + Google Map
Free

OASPA is pleased to announce that the OASPA 2020 annual conference will take place from Tuesday 22 - Thursday 24 September 2020 at the Sofitel Warsaw Victoria, Poland. Please save the date in your diary.

More details regarding registration and program development will be available in the coming months from oaspa.org/conference.

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October 2020

2020 Scholarly Communication Institute

October 4 - October 8
Durham, North Carolina Durham, NC United States + Google Map

The 2020 Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute will be held from October 4 to 8, 2020, in downtown Durham, North Carolina. This year’s theme will be Community, collaboration, and the commons. If you’re interested in participating, please review the Request for Proposals, and submit your proposal before May 1.

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FORCE2020

October 19 - October 21
Donostia San Sebastian Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain + Google Map
Free

#Force2020 will be in San Sebasti√°n. October 19-21, 2020. ‚ÄĒ Let‚Äôs get creative with how we bring our communities together. Save the date and see you there! #Force2019

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International FAIR Convergence Symposium 2020

October 22 - October 24
Paris, tba Paris, France + Google Map

Please save the date for the International FAIR Convergence Symposium convened by CODATA and GO FAIR on October 22-23 2020; followed by the CODATA General Assembly, 24 October 2020.  The International FAIR Convergence Symposium will provide a forum for advancing international and cross-domain convergence around FAIR. The event will bring together a global data community with an interest in combining data across domains for a host of research issues - including major global challenges, such as those relating to the Sustainable Development Goals.

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2nd Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum – The Global Transition to Open Access: Challenges and Solutions

October 26 - October 27
Skulpturhalle Basel, Mittlere Str. 17
Basel, 4056 Switzerland
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CHF150

The 2nd Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum (BSPF) will be held in Basel, 26‚Äď27 October 2020. The aim of the forum is to offer a platform for open and constructive conversation between researchers, learned societies, university librarians, funding agencies, scholarly publishers, publishing platforms, and other concerned stakeholders (professional associations, etc.) to identify implementable solutions for a sustainable global transition to open access. A main topic of discussion of BSPF2 will be the challenges facing learned societies in this transition to Open Access, but the conference will also cover a broad array of topics relevant to these challenges, like the development of alternative metrics, the evaluation and promotion of researchers, the OA price transparency, the current situation and limitations of transformative agreements, copyright, etc.

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November 2020

OPERAS Annual Conference 2020

November 2 - November 4
Brussels Brussels, Belgium + Google Map

The Annual OPERAS Conference ‚ÄúOpening up Social Sciences in Europe: from Promises to Reality‚ÄĚ, scheduled for 2‚Äď4 June 2020 at the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR) in Brussels, has been postponed due to the current outbreak of COVID-19. The conference will take place 2‚Äď4 November 2020 at the same location. The conference will address the following key issues: What are the challenges for SSH (social sciences and humanities) researchers in adopting ‚Äúopenness‚ÄĚ as a common scholarly communication practice? How can…

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DARIAH Annual Event 2020: Scholarly Primitives

November 10 - November 12
Zagreb Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska) + Google Map

It has been twenty years since John Unsworth famously formulated scholarly primitives -- discovering, annotating, comparing, referring, sampling, illustrating and representing -- as a set of basic scholarly activities across disciplines, theoretical frameworks or eras. We will use the DARIAH Annual Event 2020 as an opportunity to re-evaluate and probe the notion and scope of scholarly primitives in the context of the ongoing developments in the field of Digital Humanities and DARIAH’s continuous efforts in shaping an effective and sustainable research infrastructure that meets the needs of humanities scholars.

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September 2021

Ninth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication

September 12, 2021 - September 14, 2021
Chicago Chicago, IL United States + Google Map

The Ninth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication will be held in Chicago, September 12-14, 2021. Our aim is to encourage research into the quality and credibility of peer review and scientific publication, to establish the evidence base on which scientists can improve the conduct, reporting, and dissemination of scientific research. Call for Research See Editorial, Ninth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication: Call for Research, published in JAMA and The BMJ. For the Ninth Congress,…

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July 2022

ESOF2022 ‚Äď EuroScience Open Forum

July 4, 2022 - July 10, 2022
Leiden Leiden, Netherlands + Google Map

In 2022 Leiden will host the EuroScience Open Forum, the biggest multidisciplinary scientific convention of Europe. The Leiden candidacy is supported by two local champions of Leiden University, Prof. Dr Corinne Hofman and Prof. Dr Ferry Breedveld. Both are very proud of the result.

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