International seminar "Open research Data"

University of Tartu Library and DataCite Estonia Consortium organised an international seminar

Open Research Data -
the FAIRest Data is the Future of Science

20th of April 2017
Tallinn University of Technology

Target Groups

The target group was researchers, doctoral students, data managers and research administrative staff who were supposed to preserve and open up their research data.

Keynote speaker prof. Carol Tenopir

Keynote speech was delivered by prof. Carol Tenopir who will introduced her two different research: 2015 PLOS ONE scientists survey that shows why Research Data Services are needed and LIBER 2016 research data services in European libraries: current offerings and plans for the future.

Carol Tenopir is a Chancellor’s Professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the Director of Research for the College of Communication and Information, and Director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies. She is currently Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies in Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki Finland. Her areas of teaching and research include: information access and retrieval, electronic publishing, and the information industry. She is the author of five books, including, Communication Patterns of Engineers, winner of the American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering Libraries Division 2005 Best Publication Award, (IEEE/Wiley InterScience, 2004) with Donald W. King.

Dr. Tenopir has published over 200 journal articles, is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, and for 28 years wrote the “Online Databases” column for Library Journal. She is the recipient of the 2009 Award of Merit from the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST), the 2002 ASIST Research Award, and the 1993 ASIST Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award. In addition, Dr. Tenopir received the 2010 Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of Illinois GSLIS, the 2000 ALISE Award for Teaching Excellence, and the 2004 International Information Industry Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Tenopir holds a PhD degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois.

Invited speaker Urban Ericsson

Urban Ericsson  is working as a repository manager for the DiVA consortia (44 members) in Sweden. DiVA ( is a publishing system for research and student theses and a digital archive for long-term preservation of publications. From last year it is also possible to publish research data in DiVA.

Programme and Presentations

Presentations are available in University of Tartu  Digital Arhive on DSpace

10:15    Welcome coffee and registration

11:00    Welcome by prof. Renno Veinthal Vice-Rector of Research of Tallinn University of Technology

11:10    Keynote speaker Carol Tenopir (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
            Research Data Services in European University Libraries: Current Offerings and Plans for the Future

11:55    Invited speaker Urban Ericsson (DiVA consortia, Sweden). 
            Publishing Research Data in Repositories: New Output, New Knowledge and New Occupations

12:25    Networking lunch, supported by OpenAIRE Horizon2020 

13:05    Vaidas Morkevicius (Institute of Public Policy and Administration, Kaunas UT. Lithuanian Data Archive for SSH)
            Lithuanian SSH Data Archive: starting DA before FAIR

13:25    Dr. Žibutė Petrauskienė (Vilnius University Library)
            MIDAS – national data archive and its functionality

13:45    Maksim Mišin (University of Tartu Library)
            Filling Institutional Data Repository. University of Tartu Perspective. DataDOI new user interface

14:05    Aleksei Kelli (University of Tartu)
            Open Data in Digital Society: Opportunities and Challenges

14:20    Arko Olesk (Tallinn University)
            A Survey of Open Science Attitudes and Practices among Estonian Scientists 

14:35    Coffee and conversation

14:55    Mare Ainsaar (University of Tartu)
            Open Research Data in Social Sciences: Great principles, but lack of carrots

15:25    Liina Lindström (University of Tartu)
             What is data in the humanities?

15:55    Rein Murakas (University of Tartu)
            Use of social science data: experiences and problems

16:15    Liisi Lembinen (University of Tartu Library)
            OpenAIRE 2020 – Services for Researchers and Funders

16:25    Wrap-up and good-bye





Tallinn University of Technology, room  SOC-212
Akadeemia tee 3, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia

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From Tallinn Bus Station: bus no. 23, stop "Üliõpilaste tee"
From Tallinn Train Station: trolleybus no. 4, stop "Ehitajate tee"

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