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National eScience Symposium 2019: Digital Challenges in Open Science

When:Th 21-11-2019
Where:Johan Cruijff ArenA Amsterdam

The Netherlands eScience Center will host its 6th annual National eScience Symposium on 21 November 2019 at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam. The theme of this year’s edition is ‘Digital Challenges in Open Science’. The Dutch National eScience Symposium is a one-day event where academic researchers, industry representatives and policy-makers from various disciplines come together to discuss and share views on the latest developments in eScience.

Using digital technologies to advance Open Science
The 2019 eScience Symposium will focus on the ways that innovative digital technologies can be used to advance Open Science.

According to the European Commission “Open Science represents a new approach to the scientific process based on cooperative work and new ways of diffusing knowledge by using digital technologies and new collaborative tools. The idea captures a systemic change to the way science and research have been carried out for the last fifty years: shifting from the standard practices of publishing research results in scientific publications towards sharing and using all available knowledge at an earlier stage in the research process.” The 2017 Coalition Agreement of the Dutch cabinet states that very soon “Open Science […] will be the norm in scientific research”.

The importance of research software and support
The systematic change in the way science is practiced is only possible through close collaboration between practitioners, policy-makers and the designers and developers of new digital solutions and tools. The role of research software and support is essential in this regard.

The 2019 National eScience Symposium is the opportunity for anyone working in academia, industry, research funding, research publishing and research policy to engage in fruitful discussions with leading technology experts. It offers a chance to exchange valuable knowledge and views on these topics and, accordingly, to help shape and define the future of Open Science.

The symposium will feature thematic sessions showcasing world-class research and digital developments around Open Science. Topics include digital challenges in open science, the role of open science in space and earth research, and the European Open Science Cloud. In addition, the symposium will showcase several demos of cutting-edge research software developed by the eScience Center and its partners, as well as the announcement of the Young eScientist Award 2019.

More information: See the full program.