International seminar “Open Access – Plans and Choices” focusses on the requirements and options for providing open access to research results


University of Tartu Library and the Estonian DataCite Consortium will hold an international seminar “Open Access – Plans and Choices” at the UT Library Conference Hall (1, W. Struve St.) on 6 November.

The purpose of this event is to continue the discussion between researchers, funders and publishers of research about the latest developments in the Open Access-related regulations and the Plan S initiative, to talk about the accessibility of research information in Estonia and to highlight the best practices in the application of Open Access principles. Among the presenters will be Academician Jaak Järv, the chief expert at the Research Policy Department Martin Eessalu, the editor-in-chief of the UT Press Ivo Volt, and the chief specialist of the eBiodiversity Portal of the UT Natural History Museum Allan Zirk.

Jeroen Bosman (University of Utrecht) will introduce the “Plan S”, the initiative of the European Research Council and research funders, which requires that the providing of immediate and full open access to publications and FAIR data shall be mandatory for all with the effect from 2021.

Ivo Wijnbergen will explain the advantages of the ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID), a unique and persistent identifier, and the ways of using it for assembling and combining a researcher’s all professional activities: institutions, grants, research projects, publications and research data. Integration of the ORCID with the biodiversity platform PlutoF will be presented together with the team of digital archives of the UT Natural History Museum.

We welcome researchers, doctoral students, funders, research administrators, H2020 project coordinators, librarians and everybody who is interested in these problems to participate and share your ideas and opinions.

Information about the activities of the RDA (The Research Data Alliance) and about possibilities for involving researchers in the RDA work and interest groups can be found at the seminar registration desk. Starting from this October, the UT Library is the national RDA Europe node in Estonia; in order to support the sharing of research data, the library would be happy to advise everybody in the interaction and cooperation of the RDA social and technical networks.  

Programme and registration to the seminar:

Working language: English
The event is supported by OpenAIRE


Additional information:
Liisi Lembinen
Director of Development
737 5704

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