Jul 10 – 14, 2023
Europe/Zurich timezone
There is a live webcast for this event.

Agenda of the Open Science Summit

The Summit will consist of morning plenary sessions and panel discussions (open also for remote participants) and more focused in-person afternoon workshop sessions in which participants will be encouraged to collaboratively develop the open science policies and action plans. The aim is that by the end of the week, attending institutions will be further along the path of establishing open science as the norm for research practice at their relevant institutional/national settings.

Day 1: Summit Opening

The first day of the summit sets the vision of how organizations can accelerate the adoption of open science through bold vision and strategic planning. In the morning session, we will hear from an exciting line-up of speakers about the state of global open science. The afternoon session convenes participants into working groups to discuss major challenges, share expertise, and work together on best practices for open science strategic action plans. 

Day 2: Open Data Sharing

Open and FAIR (i.e. findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) data accelerate new discoveries, informs policies, and promotes transparency and reproducibility in science. However, the development, production, and maintenance of Open and FAIR datasets is rife with challenge. Day 2 of the conference will highlight some of these challenges, and then demonstrate how some major research institutions (including CERN and NASA) have worked to address these through policy and also implementation solutions. The afternoon workshop addresses these challenges and advises participants on the best practices for developing open data policies and developing strategies for making data FAIR

Day 3: Open Source for Open Science

Open Source software and hardware accelerates research, innovations, enables new partnerships, and promotes transparency and reproducibility in research. The plenary session, led by progressive leaders in Open Source, will surface some of the major challenges, obstacles, and opportunities in Open Source. Day 3 of the workshop addresses these challenges and enables participants to learn from best practices for open source and to develop strategies for starting or opening up their own institutional policies and practices. 

Day 4: Open Science: Reproducible, Reusable and Rewarding

Various stakeholders and society at large demand trustworthy research practices. Fundamental principles of Open Science include the reproducibility and reusability of research, which should be part of good scientific conduct. The plenary session of day 4 situates Open Science as an integral part of research integrity. We then delve deeper into the current state of research reproducibility, discuss what needs to happen so that research actually gets re-used, and how to change the research assessment system to recognise and reward open and reproducible science. The afternoon workshop sessions will discuss how institutional policies or procedures can enable reproducible or resusable science, and how attendees can foster reproducible research practices at their institutions. 

Day 5: Towards Open Science

Building on the work from the previous days, Day 5 will address the socio-cultural-political challenges of creating an organizational commitment to open science. In particular, it will discuss how to tackle systemic issues, including how to realign incentives to promote OS practices. It will culminate with a keynote on how best to build an equitable, inclusive, open science future. The summit will conclude with presentations from participants on the progress achieved throughout the week on their respective open science policies and implementation plans.