International seminar "Open research Data"

20th of April 2017
Tallinn University of Technology,  room  SOC-212

University of Tartu Library and DataCite Estonia Consortium are organising an international seminar: Open Research Data - the FAIRest Data is the Future of Science


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

KEYNOTE SPEAKER prof. Carol Tenopir

Keynote speech is delivered by prof. Carol Tenopir who will introduce 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.


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


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 (title to be added) (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

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

12:25    Lunch and conversation

13:05    Lithuanian SSH Data Archive (Vaidas Morkevicius)

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

13:45    DataDOI new user interface (Maksim Mišin, University of Tartu Library)

14:05    Open science in Estonia and Europe: legal and economic approach - project overview (presenter to be added)

14:20    Open science in Estonia and Europe: user approach (presenter to be added)

14:35    Coffee and conversation

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

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

15:55    Research Data Management Plan guarantees research integrity (Tiiu Tarkpea, University of Tartu Library)

16:15    OpenAIRE possibilities for researchers and funders (Liisi Lembinen, University of Tartu Library)

16:25    Wrap-up and good-bye

Library tour for interested participants after the event. 


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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The event is free of charge. For registration, please fill out this form. Registration is open until the 13th of April 2017.


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