Symposium "Open Science in the Greek Research Ecosystem: Research Data, Procedures and Collaborations"

29-11-2018 to 30-11-2018

The Symposium Agenda Results

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. Registration and participation in the Symposium is free.
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.
Partnerships: The symposium will be held in cooperation among OpenAIRE, RDA Europe (Research Alliance Alliance EU-plug in), and the National Data Service HELIX-Hellenic.
The Symposium will be held in Athinais (Kastorias 34, 10447, Athens)
To register go here. Deadline for statements of interest is set by 20/11.
See the program the Symposium here.
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Thursday 29 November 2018


10:00 - 10:30 

Registration and coffee

10:30 - 11:00 

Welcome and greetings from the political leadership

11:00 - 12:00 

The European Open Science Framework (keynotes)


  • EOSC: European Open Science Cloud, EC representative

  • OpenAIRE: Infrastructure for Open Science in Europe, Natalia Manola, Research Associate at “Athena” Research and Innovation Center and Managing Director for OpenAIRE

  • RDA Europe: The European plug-in of Research Data Alliance and the Greek National Node, Fotis Karayannis, Greek RDA Europe Node

  • LIBER: Association of national and university research libraries in Europe, Giannis Tsakonas, Acting Director at the University of Patras Library

12:00 - 14:00 

Designing the national agenda for an Open Science (OS) Strategy: challenges, priorities, collaborations

12:00 - 12:20 

Current state of the Open Science policies in the EU and how they influence stakeholders’ research ecosystem, Prodromos Tsiavos, Consultant Attorney at “Athena” Research and Innovation Center

12:20 - 13:30

Existing initiatives and challenges in the Greek research area: presentations from representatives of key stakeholder organisations

13:30 - 14:00

Open discussion: priorities and collaborations towards the establishment of a national agenda

14:00 - 15:00

Light Lunch

15:00 - 17:00

Infrastructures for research: services and policies for data management

15:00 - 15:40

Greek Digital Infrastructure for Research: HELIX Brief introduction to the project, Afrodite Sevasti, GRNET (tbc) HELIX - Hellenic Data Services, Spiros Athanasiou, “Athena” Research and Innovation Center

15:40 - 17:00

Flash Talks for data management performed by key infrastructures of the National Roadmap for Research Infrastructures (GSRT 2014)

17:00 - 17:30

Coffee Break

17:30 - 18:30 

National Infrastructures for Research: collaborations and sustainability


Common Requirements for Research Infrastructures: Summary Conclusions of the Workshop on the Role of Electronic and Research Infrastructures in the National Research Agenda (The role of Research e-infrastructures in the National Research Agenda), Dr. Vangelis Karkaletsis, National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” Summary of the day and open discussion for prioritisation and decision on joint actions, prof. Yannis Ioannidis, President of ‘Athena” Research and Innovation Centre

18:30 - 20:30

Welcome Reception

Friday 30 November 2018


09:00 - 09:30

Registration and coffee

* Use of personal laptops is required

09:30 - 11:00

Main sessions


  • Open Science Clinic: How to keep your science healthy by publishing your projects in Open Access and sharing all your scientific results, including data and code. - Elli Papadopoulou, Prodromos Tsiavos “Athena” Research and Innovation Center, Marina Angelaki ΕΚΤ

  • HELIX Data & Lab Workshop: User training in posting and use of open scientific data in the Hellenic Data Service. The session is organised in two sections covering activities of the full lifecycle of the data.

    • HELIX Data. Step-by-step we will explore metadata production, select a suitable license, and manage data in the Greek Data Services catalog. We'll show you how to share your data in just a few minutes and implement the National and European Open Sharing policies. Bring your data, become the first users of the directory and train your partners in data sharing.

    • HELIX Lab. Learn how to experiment and analyze scientific data using the Jupiter Notebooks service offered by the Hellenic Data Service. Through your browser and the programming language you prefer, you have access to scalable computing infrastructure to support you in your research. If you are already using Notebooks, you know Python or R, or you are into Data Science, we can show you how HELIX Lab can help you.

Dimitrios Skoutas, Angelos Tzotsos, Giorgos Chatzigeorgakidis, Pantelis Chronis, Kostas Patroumpas, Yannis Kouvaras, Michail Alexakis, Nikiforos Leonidakis, Giorgos Kostoulas - “Athena” Research and Innovation Center

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 17:00

Parallel Sessions

11:30 - 13:30

Open Access and Open Science practices and implementation tools

11:30 - 12:10 

Research Data: openDMP tool for Research Data Management Plans

12:10 - 12:50 

Anonymisation of sensitive and personal data with Amnesia tool

12:50 - 13:30

Services registration in the European Directory for e-Infrastructures and Providers: e-InfraCentral

11:30 - 13:30

Infrastructures and Services for Research Data Management - Interoperability

11:30 - 12:10

Introduction to RDA & RDA outputs RDA Early Career Engagement IG: how the Mentoring Programme supports early career researchers

12:10 - 12:50

A virtual environment for sharing research data, linking it to publications and software, testing and evaluating them.

12:50 - 13:30

SCHOLIX: interoperability & information exchange between publications and data

13:30 - 14:30

Light Lunch

14:30 - 15:50

Open Access and Open Science practices and implementation tools


14:30 - 15:10

Repository interoperability and content enrichment with “Content Provider Dashboard”

15:10 - 15:50

Greek repositories in OpenAIRE and HELIX: what you need to know, implementation roadmap

14:30 - 15:50

Infrastructures and Services for Research Data Management

14:30 - 15:10

Data Description Registry Interoperability (DDRI): interoperability between different platforms

15:10 - 15:50

ELIXIR-GR: bibliographic data mining services

15:50 - 16:20 

Coffee Break

16:20 - 17:00 

Open Access and Open Science practices and implementation tools

16:20 - 17:00

E-publishing: electronic platforms for Open Access publishing in Greece ΕΚΤ

16:20 - 17:00

Infrastructures and Services for Research Data Management

16:20 - 17:00

Open Science Training: Greek translation of the FOSTER Handbook (FOSTER, LIBER και OpenAIRE)





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