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OpenAIRE: Do you speak Open Science? Discover why you should!

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Event date: Thursday, 26 October 2017 02:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Place: Maison du Savoir, 3rd floor, Room 3.500
Belval Campus
2, avenue de l'Université
L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED, but you are welcome to watch the LIVE STREAM.


Research is becoming progressively more open, transparent and accessible to society. Open Science is all about making publications free to access (Open Access), rendering data and code available to re-use and share (Open Data, Open Source) and changing towards more transparent and collaborative practices.

Do you speak Open Science? You might still be unsure what is in it for you! Why is it beneficial and how can it be implemented? What better way than hearing from successful fellow researchers who have built their career doing Open Science!      



The stream will start a bit before the beginning of the event at3 PM CEST.  If you have a YouTube account you may want to activate the “Set reminder” bell , to be reminded before the event starts.  You will be able to use the LIVE CHAT area to ask questions during the talks, which may then be read to the speakers during the ‘Questions & Answers’ time (see full programme below).

Please share the live stream link with anyone who might be interested!If you are a social media user, you may want to use some of the following hashtags: #OpenScience #Luxembourg @openaire_eu #OpenAccessWeek #OAWeek #OpenInOrderTo #OpenAccess #OpenData



14:00-15:00: Registration and coffee

15:00-15:45: Keynote 1 - "Do you speak Open Science? Discover why you should!", Lennart Martens (Ghent University, Belgium)

Advances in computing and communications have enabled a radical transformation of the practice of science, making it more open, more global and collaborative, and closer to society than ever before. This presentation provides reasons why you should adopt Open Science practices for your data, code, and publications, offers tips and resources on how you can make your science open, and also shows you a glimpse of the potential benefit you can extract from Open Science.

15:45-16:30: Keynote 2 - "Open in order to ... fight inequality.", Conchita D'Ambrosio (University of Luxembourg)

Economic inequality bothers many of us, including some of the top 1%.  The best way to fight inequality is to understand what it is, what causes it and what its effects on our societies are. In this presentation, I will illustrate our projects: the “Inequality and…?” lecture series, which regularly takes place in Luxembourg, and the October Days for Sustainable Development, which is currently in its 3rd edition.  These projects, as well as my own research, make use of dataset repositories, for example, the Luxembourg Income Study, that are both open to students and researchers and permit analyses on the topic of inequality to be possible.

16:30-17:00: Questions & Answers

17:00-19:00: Networking around a complimentary standing buffet


Lennart Martens

Lennart Martens is a professor of Systems Biology at Ghent University, and Group Leader in, and Associate Director of, the VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology. After his Master’s thesis in 2000 he worked as a software engineer and framework architect for a software company before returning to Ghent University in 2002 to pursue a PhD in the nascent field of proteomics bioinformatics. During this time, he designed and built the Proteomics Identifications Database (PRIDE) for public proteomics data sharing at EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute as a Marie Curie Fellow of the European Commission. He graduated with a PhD in Sciences: Biotechnology from Ghent University in 2006 prior to joining EMBL-EBI in Cambridge, UK as PRIDE Group Coordinator. He rejoined Ghent University and VIB in 2009. His research interests focus on the application of bioinformatics to high-throughput data, and his current projects include the development of novel, advanced data processing and interpretation algorithms. Dr. Martens is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, serves on the Board of the Belgian Proteomics Association, the proteomics section of the Royal Chemistry Society of Flanders, and has been elected to the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) Council, and to the HUPO Executive Committee. Dr. Martens has also been elected to the Belgian Young Academy, and has been awarded the Prometheus Award for Research Excellence by Ghent University in 2014, and the Juan Pablo Albar ‘Proteomics Pioneer’ Award by the European Proteomics Association in 2015. An author on more than 200 research papers and two Wiley textbooks on mass spectrometry based bioinformatics, he serves as Editor or Editorial Board member for PROTEOMICS, Molecular BioSystems, PLoS ONE, and PeerJ.

Conchita D'Ambrosio

Conchita D’Ambrosio  was appointed Professor of Economics at the Université du Luxembourg in April 2013 as part of the PEARL programme. Before joining the University of Luxembourg, Conchita D’Ambrosio was Associate Professor of Economics at the Università di Milano-Bicocca. She studied economics at the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan, and at New York University, from which latter she obtained her Ph.D. in 2000.
Her research mainly focuses on income and wealth distributions, deprivation, polarization and social exclusion. Since 2008, Conchita D’Ambrosio has been the managing editor of the Review of Income and Wealth. She has been Senior Researcher at the Centro de Investigación en Vulnerabilidades y Desastres Socionaturales of the Universidad de Chile since 2011, Permanent Visiting Fellow of the Department of the German Socio-Economic Panel Study of DIW Berlin since 2002, and Research Professor of the same Department since 2012. She has been Fellow of Econpubblica, the Research Centre on the Public Sector of Università Bocconi, since 1998. She was also a Member of the Italian Statistical Institute “Commissione scientifica per la misura del benessere”, 2011–2012, Member of the Eurostat Task Force for the development of the 2013 EU-SILC ad hoc module on well-being in 2010, Research Associate at OPHI research group at the Oxford Department of International Development, 2009–2011, Member of the World Health Organization Scientific Resource Group on Equity Analysis and Research, 2009–2011, Treasurer of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, 2007–2009 and Council member of the latter in 2005–2007.


This event will be in English only.


3rd floor of Maison du Savoir, Belval Campus


Feel free to contact the National Open Access Desk representative in Luxembourg (OpenAIRE) about this event or anything relating to Open Science: Jonathan England


This first Open Science event in Luxembourg is organised by the University of Luxembourg and OpenAIRE in partnership with FNRLIHLISTLISERMPILuxDoc and EURAXESS.