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March 2020

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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Free

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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University Press Redux Conference 2020

March 17 - March 18
Churchill College, Cambridge University, Storey's Way
Cambridge, CB3 0DS United Kingdom
GBP250

Redux 2020 will bring together nearly 300 delegates and speakers from across the world – university presses, funders, policy makers, libraries and service providers to provide a platform for key players in the industry to discuss challenges, explore new ideas, and collaborate.

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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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Free

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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2020 PressEdConf Conference

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm GMT
Twitter -PressEdConf
Free

PressED is a conference (#pressedconf20) looking into how WordPress is used in teaching, pedagogy and research.

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Society of Young Publishers Scotland 2020 Conference

March 27 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm GMT
Central Hall, Edinburgh, 2 West Tollcross
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9BP United Kingdom
GBP25

SYP Scotland are back in 2020 with our new conference: 20/20 Vision! Join us on Friday 27th March at Central Hall in Edinburgh.

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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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Seeking Sustainability: Publishing Models for a Virtual Age

April 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
online / webinar
Free

If you were disappointed that you wouldn’t be able to attend our Pre-Conference Seminar at UKSG, now is your chance!  The event will now be held as a virtual event on Thursday, April 2, 2020, from 10:00-12:00 pm ET, and event registration remains open. The event will open with a presentation by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) entitled “State of the Deal: Open Access Models Today.” Following a Q&A discussion, Heather Staines (Head of Partnerships, Knowledge…

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Sustainable Science Symposium

April 15
LocHal Bibliotheek, Burgemeester Brokxlaan 1000
Tilburg, 5041 Netherlands
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EUR15

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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EUR85

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
GBP250

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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COAR2020: Fostering Diversity in Scholarly Communication – expanding and strengthening the role of repositories

April 20 - April 24
Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), ProlongaciĂłn Primavera 2390
Lima, 15023 Peru
Free

Diversity is an important characteristic of any healthy ecosystem, including scholarly communications. Diversity in services, platforms, funding mechanisms, and evaluation measures will allow the system to accommodate the needs of different research communities and support a variety of workflows, languages, scholarly outputs, and research topics. As we continue on the path towards full and immediate open access (and open scholarship more broadly) we must think about how we can create the conditions that allow diversity to exist and flourish. At…

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May 2020

Open Digital Scholarship in the Humanities #OpenHUMS

May 4
UCL Institute for Advanced Studies, IAS Forum, G17 South Wing, Wilkins Building, Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
Free

Open Digital Scholarship in the Humanities draws together those who are involved in the creation, dissemination, management, and archiving of open digital scholarship. We are pleased to announce that Martin Paul Eve (Birkbeck College, University of London) and Mia Ridge (British Library) are featured speakers for the event, and that Claire Warwick (Durham University) will act as respondent. This action-oriented event is geared toward leaders and learners from all fields and arenas, including academic and non-academic researchers, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, librarians and archivists, publishers, members of scholarly and professional associations and consortia, open source practitioners and developers, industry liaisons, community groups, and other stakeholders. 

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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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University approaches to Citizen Science in the transition to Open Science

May 8
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Av. del Tibidabo, 39
Barcelona, 08035 Spain
Free

EUA, UOC and Openaire are organising a joint workshop on Citizen Science to (1) foster understanding of the challenges and opportunities for universities engaging in Citizen Science, and (2) explore how Citizen Science can benefit from and add to the transition to Open Science.

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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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csv,conf,v5

May 13 - May 14
University of California, Washington Center, 1608 Rhode Island
Washington, DC, 20036
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Free

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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Open Access: mehr Partizipation oder neue Ungleichheiten?

May 13 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm CEST
UniversitÀt Bern, Kuppelsaal, HauptgebÀude, Hochschulstrasse 4
Bern, 3012 Switzerland
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Free

Das Vizerektorat QualitĂ€t und die UniversitĂ€tsbibliothek Bern laden zu einer Diskussion ĂŒber die emanzipativen Potentiale und Risiken von Programmen zur Umsetzung von Open Access ein.

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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
Free

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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ECSA Conference 2020, Trieste – Encounters in Citizen Science

May 24 - May 26
Congress Building of the Maritime Station,, Molo dei Bersaglieri, 3
Trieste, 34123 Italy
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EUR150

Third International ECSA Conference 2020
24 to 26 May 2020 in Trieste, Italy
#ECSA2020

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