The role of collaboration in building a global knowledge commons

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and the University of Vienna are pleased to announce the upcoming COAR Annual Meeting and Conference, which will take place at the University of Vienna on April 12 & 13, 2016. 

The major themes for this year's meeting are new roles for repositories and international collaboration. The conference will offer participants the opportunity to learn about international trends in open science/open access, engage with colleagues from around the world, and pursue collaborative projects with international partners.

The discussions will lay the foundation for COAR's work in 2016-17 around new functionalities for repositories, value-added services, and improving the flow of research knowledge.

Registration fees:

  • €50 Euros (for members of COAR and e-Infrastructure Austria)
  • €80 Euros (for non-members).

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Conference themes and speakers

Next generation repositories: The meetings will kick off with two thought-provoking speakers talking about new technologies and roles for repositories.

  • Pandelis Perakakis, Open Scholar and University of Granada
  • Herbert Van de Sompel, Los Alamos National Laboratory 

Focus on China: There will be a session offering an overview of the current state of open science in China.

  • Xiaolin Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Dr. Liping Ku, Chinese Academy of Sciences

International collaboration: Several presentations will report on existing international, collaborative work.

  • Daisy Selematsela, National Science Foundation, South Africa
  • Gerald Beasley, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Plus speakers from Latin America, Europe and the United States

Improving the flow of knowledge: The conference will close with an open, interactive discussion about how we can improve the flow of knowledge around the world. 

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