RECODE Final Conference
RECODE is organizing its Final Project Conference on 15 and 16 January 2015 in Athens. The conference aims to contribute to the ongoing dialogue on open science and open access to research data in particular by providing a forum for discussion that brings together an excellent line-up of international experts and key stakeholders. The Conference is designed around the following key themes:
• Policies for open access to research data
• Good practices in enabling re-use of research data
• Open research data and research cultures
• PSI as research data and vice versa
• Grand challenges in opening access to research data
The conference will showcase the results from RECODE and officially launch the RECODE Policy Recommendations. The key impact of RECODE will be to reduce fragmentation in the open access ecosystem by providing practical and evidence based advice to the organisations involved in facilitating open access to research data. This will be achieved through the production of overarching recommendations as well as specifically targeted at the following stakeholder groups:
• Data managers
• Research institutions
The strength of the RECODE project lies in its focus on open access to research data as an object of investigation, resulting in an empirical foundation on which the recommendations are built. Accompanying the recommendations are also best practice examples from a variety of European and International organisations which serve to provide a strong knowledge base for those who seek to implement open access to research data within their own contexts.
The RECODE final conference provides an opportunity for learning as well as taking part in a rich dialogue regarding open access to research data within the current European research landscape. The Agenda and location information can be found on the RECODE website.
The conference is organized by the National Documentation Centre and will take place at the National Hellenic Research Foundation in the heart of Athens. Attendance is free but registration is required. The conference will be broadcast through live streaming.