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CeDEM 2013: Workshop


We have started this public Wiki space dedicated to the topic in order to assemble policy recommendations for the implementation of Open Research. We encourage all participants to contribute to this space before, during and after the workshop. The aim is to make the outcomes of the workshop available to the general public. The results will be further developed and disseminated through the Austrian Open Research Wiki.

The collected information supports the activities related to our workshop on "Open Research: Data Management and Policies in the Austrian national context" at CeDEM 2013 in Krems (AT). The workshop took place on Thursday, May 23 at 11:00-12:30 CET.

Blogpost by conference organisers: http://digitalgovernment.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/cedem13-day2-workshop/#more-8911

The conference proceedings are available at  http://de.scribd.com/doc/152940220/Proceedings-of-the-Conference-for-E-Democracy-and-Open-Governement-2013-CeDEM13 (accessed August 21, 2013).

Content of the workshop & speakers


The workshop was organised and led by Mag. Michela Vignoli and Dr. Ross King from AIT Austrian Institute of Technology.

Introduction to the workshop by Mag. Michela Vignoli

Introduction to the discussion by Dr. Ross King

Invited speakers:

Mag. Wolfgang Nedobity from Universities Austria (UNIKO) contributed with a presentation of aspects to be addressed by policy recommendations.

MSc. Eng. Tomasz Miksa from SBA Research presented a statement by Ao.Univ.Prof. Andreas Rauber from the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) about the importance of Data- and Process Management Plans for a successful implementation of Open Access to research.

Aim of the workshop


The workshop addressed the challenges of implementing Open Research on a political and technical level, and brought together fourteen experts from Austria and the European Union. The attendees discussed ideas for national policies for Open Research.

The objectives of the workshop were to

  • Identify relevant national stakeholders
  • Codify policy recommendations
  • Explore technical solutions for policy implementation
  • Explore political solutions for policy implementation

All objectives have been at least partially addressed in the discussions. Documentation of the workshop results will be provided soon.

The codification of the policy recommendations is work in progress, as this is a high-level goal.

Outcomes


Highlights from the discussions
  • Austria should keep pace with Open Access developments in other countries, like the UK and the USA, and prepare for the planned requirements for Open Access in Horizon 2020.
  • It is necessary to agree on a common line and goals to be achieved in order to head towards a successful implementation of Open Access in Austria.
  • The individual requirements of the different institutions, stakeholders, and research fields should be taken into account.
  • Gaps in research as gaps between sciences and humanities, as well as gender gaps should be addressed.
  • In order to achieve a common ground for Open Access to research publications and data the implementation of national policies is recommendable. Top-down policies can have a strong effect.
  • Austrian Open Access policies should be codified based on already available policy statements.
  • The codification process of national policy recommendations needs to be organised and coordinated in order to address all requirements and needs of the various stakeholders.
  • A national network like the OANA is an ideal coordination point for the elaboration and codification of policy recommendations.
  • Additionally, cooperation with the local group of the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) should be considered. Open Science mailing list
Collected best practice examples for Open Access Policies
OA: State of the art in Austria
Detailed and expanded workshop documentation

Send your comments to michela.vignoli (at) ait.ac.at, add your suggestions below as a comment to this wiki page, or send a direct tweet to @iea_ioi.

Policy Recommendations for Open Research: Challenges


We would like to formulate clear policy recommendations that address the following Open Research questions.

  • Legal aspects (e.g. contributors from different countries, where other copyright laws apply)
    • Licensing (different models), defining how the data can be used (attribution; re-use; transform/change)
  • Data Management requirements for Research Institutions
  • Accessibility requirements (requirements for metadata, indexing, etc.)
  • Provenance requirements of Research Data
    • Proper attribution to author/owner
    • Versioning, tracking developments/results
  • Economic shifts (who funds publication and preservation of online data)

Nearly all requirements have both political aspects and technical aspects. Political aspects should reflect how requirements are defined and enforced. Technical aspects should reflect how requirements are implemented. It is important to consider the political and technical aspects concurrently in order to avoid the definition of policies that cannot be feasibly implemented, monitored and enforced.

Documents


Advancing Open Access: Some examples

More links can be found here.


Call for Contribution

We believe that strong general policies are necessary in order to advance Open Access to research data and publications. In order to codify policy recommendations which consider the following aspects and challenges of Open Research, we encourage Open Access experts from Austria and the European Union to join the discussion.

  • Legal aspects (e.g. contributors from different countries, where other copyright laws apply)
    • Licensing (different models), defining how the data can be used (attribution; re-use; transform/change)
  • Data Management requirements for Research Institutions
  • Accessibility requirements (requirements for metadata, indexing, etc.)
  • Provenance requirements of Research Data
    • Proper attribution to author/owner
    • Versioning, tracking developments/results
  • Economic shifts (who funds publication and preservation of online data)

Nearly all requirements have both political aspects and technical aspects. Political aspects should reflect how requirements are defined and enforced. Technical aspects should reflect how requirements are implemented. It is important to consider the political and technical aspects concurrently in order to avoid the definition of policies that cannot be feasibly implemented, monitored and enforced.

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