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04 Mar 2015

Submit an Abstract for Open Research Data: Implications for Science and Society

04 March 2015

The Open Research Data: Implications for Science and Society Conference is taking place in Warsaw, Poland from May 28-29, 2015

The organisers have published the call for abstracts and the deadline for abstract submission is March 31, 2015.

The conference aims to provide a forum for a broad debate on all issues related to opening research data. The topics covered will include:

  •     Data sharing, data publishing: policies, strategies and incentives
  •     Tools and methodologies for opening data
  •     Re-use of data for science and society: opportunities and challenges

RDA Secretary General, Mark Parsons will be presenting at the event.

Proposals for short presentations about open research data are now welcome. Presentation abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to conference@pon.edu.pl The official language of the conference is English. The length of an abstract should not exceed 400 words. Each presentation will last 10 minutes and will be followed by a 5-minute discussion. The topics of the conference fall into three broad sessions. The sessions will cover (but are not limited to) the following sub-points:

1. Data sharing, data publishing: policies, strategies and incentives

  • Foundational challenges: what is data at the community and cross-community level
  • Data management policies: institutional, publisher, funder and national level
  • Open data policies and mandates
  • Current and future strategies for open research data
  • Incentives for data sharing by the scientific community
  • Data quality control

2. Tools and methodologies for opening data

  • New software and e-infrastructure requirements
  • Data archives and repositories
  • Data publishing workflows
  • File formats and metadata standards
  • Interoperability
  • Data journals
  • Data citation
  • Data management on the researcher’s level
  • Long-term preservation

3. Re-use of data for science and society: opportunities and challenges

  • Data mining
  • Interdisciplinarity – promoting the cross-use of data
  • Re-use by citizen science
  • Re-use by data journalism
  • Data collection development in libraries and other institutions
  • Legal challenges – copyright, sui generis database right, sensitive and confidential data
  • Ethical issues related to data opening
  • Social and economic impact of open research data

The deadline for abstract submission is March 31, 2015. All submissions will be reviewed by April 15, 2015.

Download the Call for Abstracts PDF here