Open Science Symposium in Greece - policies, infrastructures, services, data

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Open Science Symposium in Greece - policies, infrastructures, services, data
29 Nov 2018 UTC

Open Science Symposium in Greece - policies, infrastructures, services, data

29 Nov 2018 to 30 Nov 2018

Open Science is believed to be one of the means to accelerate new knowledge generation and products development, leveraging science communication with the Industry to strengthen regional economies. Elements of openness in research outputs, procedures and practices have been formally included in European Union strategies and priorities for Research, Development and Innovation such as the Innovation Union, the European Research Area and the Digital Single Market with the most recent achievement being the HorizonEurope mandates.

The Research Center "Athena", in the framework of the European projects OpenAIRE, infrastructure for Open Science in Europe, and the RDA Europe 4, the European plug-in of Research Data Alliance (RDA), is organizing a two-day symposium entitled: "Open Science in the Greek research ecosystem: research processes, research data and partnerships". Symposium To be held from 29 to 30 November in Athens (Athinais).

The Symposium will be attended by representatives of research and higher-education institutions of the country to inform the audience about their contributions, services and their work, and to be informed of the efforts at European and national levels as well as the latest developments in infrastructure, services, policies and legal issues around Open Science.

The Greek Open Science Symposium is organised in order to:

  • bring key stakeholders together and initiate open discussions and communication among them
  • understand national priorities and align them with the EC requirements for Open Access to publications, Open and FAIR research data,
  • see where Greece stands with the current technical and policy framework which drives Greek (open) research ecosystem activities, and
  • decide on how to most effectively collaborate in moving towards the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

First day revolves around topics for open science policies and infrastructures and welcomes Infrastructure and service managers, Project leaders/coordinators, Rectors, Head Librarians, Head of Research Centers as well as the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) and the Greek Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs.

The second day is devoted to hands-on sessions, in an attempt to spread awareness and familiarise Repository, service and infrastructure managers, Librarians, Project administrators, Domain specific communities and individual researchers, early career researchers and students with Open Science practices and services.


The objectives of the Symposium:

  1. To understand the national research ecosystem, institutional characteristics, the actions of main stakeholders and initiatives undertaken, with regard to open access to publications and research data, new ways of peer review of research, open methodologies and other activities under the umbrella of open science and operations for research data
  2. To prioritize institutional and technical issues for implementing horizontal and research infrastructure and services, for a strong representation of Greece in the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)
  3. To learn and familiarize with new tools and technologies for research, created both within the HELIX national infrastructure, RDA and OpenAIRE and through the other projects and synergies. These may include interoperability and repositories infrastructure services, tools to create and apply Data Management Plans, enrollment of e-infrastructure service tools to the European service catalogue, etc.


For more information please visit: or join the RDA in Greece group National Group