Jun 19 – 21, 2019
University of Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone
Open Science – its impact and potential as a driver for radical change



Atmire's mission is to increase the speed of scientific progress world wide by simplifying online access to scientific outcomes and publications.

How does Atmire accelerate science?

Atmire assists academic institutions, government agencies, international non-profits and corporations by exposing their digital output as wide as possible.

A vast amount of code Atmire writes in projects flows back upstream to the Open Source DSpace platform. This makes institutional repositories also viable for less fortunate institutions and individuals.

The University of Turin is one of the most ancient and prestigious Italian Universities.

Hosting over 74.000 students and with 120 buildings in different areas in Turin and in key places in Piedmont, the University of Turin can be considered as “city-within-a-city”, promoting culture and producing research, innovation, training and employment.

The Open Access office is recognized in Italy as one of the major players in Open Science advocacy and training. The office has a long experience in faculties engagement in Open Science, through focus groups, seminars and the organization of 21 national and international events since 2010.

The University of Turin is partner in HIRMEOS (Horizon2020 Grant 731102) and is member of the Core Group of the OPERAS consortium. The Head of the Open Access office is National Open Access Desk of the OpenAIRE Advanced project (Horizon2020 Grant 777541).



MDPI is an open access publisher that has supported open science through journals, conferences and other initiatives for more than two decades. MDPI has the mission to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines. Our 202 diverse, peer-reviewed, open access journals are supported by over 35,500 academic editors. We serve scholars from around the world to ensure the latest research is freely available

DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses. DART-Europe is endorsed by LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche), and it is the European Working Group of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD).

The DART-Europe partners help to provide researchers with a single European Portal for the discovery of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), and they participate in advocacy to influence future European e-theses developments. DART-Europe offers partners a European networking forum on ETD issues, and may provide the opportunity to submit collaborative funding applications to achieve DART-Europe's vision for ETDs.

UCL Press was re-established at the heart of UCL (University College London) in 2014 as a new Open Access university press. UCL Press was officially launch in June 2015 with its first publications. The Press will mainly publish scholarly monographs, textbooks and journals, and will make all its publications available freely in Open Access form, as well as selling print books. By making publications freely available online UCL Press ensures that research reaches the widest possible audience, and that fellow researchers, students and policy makers anywhere in the world can use and share them easily.