Register to B·Debate: Open Science: from values to practice. Building a roadmap for transformative change

B·Debate: Open science: from values to practice. Building a roadmap for transformative change.
It is a joint initiative of Biocat and Obra Social “la Caixa”, is co-organized with the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), the University of Barcelona (UB), the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). 

Registration closes on October 2, 2018. REGISTER HERE 


  •  4-5- October, 2018


  • hosted by Biocat and Obra Social "la Caixa" CosmoCaixa Barcelona


  • The scientific community from academia and industry, policymakers and funders, industry, civil society organisations and the education community. 

Why ...  

  • Open Science:

... aims to open up the whole research cycle to society, reinforcing the idea of scientific knowledge as a public good;
... leverages on new digital technologies and facilitates inclusiveness, openness, participation and collaboration across the globe. It embraces open access to publications, data, codes, methodologies, ethics and integrity, open research evaluation, open educational resources and multi-stakeholder engagement in research;
... is implemented in parallel with Responsible Research and Innovation that share some of its goals and are both boosted by different scientific communities, governments and the European Commission.

The goal of this event...

... is to start building a roadmap for practicing Open Science, by gathering national and international experts from different disciplines and exchanging knowledge and good practices among participants. 

Four main streams of Open Science will be focused:

  1. Open Access;
  2. Research integrity and reproducibility;
  3. Research evaluation;
  4. Stakeholder engagement.

The event itself will be a co-creation experience during dedicated working sessions, to build together specific recommendations with input from all relevant stakeholders.

The main outcome of this B·Debate will be a call for action on Open Science, with the potential to become a living guide for the implementation of Open Science in Catalonia and Spain. This will include concrete recommendations for different stakeholders, as has been done in the Netherlands or Portugal.


*** Invitation to the Interest Group in Agricultural Data (IGAD) RDA Pre-Meeting P12, 5-6 November, 2018, in Gaborone, Botswana, Africa

*** International Data Week 5-8 November 2018  - Registration Open!

*** Ready for Open Access Week? 22-28 October 2018, Globally!

AIMS.FAO.ORG is looking forward towards creating awareness of the work done in Open AccessOpen Data, Open Science through dialogue, capacity development, collaboration and diversity, - in this way science can be advanced much faster, addressing the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).

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