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Future Unboxing Events

20th March (12.30-2pm): ‘The role of researchers within the European Open Science Cloud framework’ – with Gareth O’Neill (Robert Emmet Theatre, Arts Building)

What is the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)? How will it benefit researchers and the the research environment more generally? How is EOSC contributing to addressing the great societal challenges we face? Why are the FAIR data principles important to EOSC?​

The EOSC is built to provide more than 1.7 million researchers with FAIR data and services infrastructure in order to advance interdisciplinary research in Europe. Join us for a talk by Gareth O'Neill, the Principal Open Science Consultant at the Technopolis Group who is currently acting as EOSC Adviser to the EOSC Secretariat & an Open Access Ambassador for cOAlition S and Plan S. Gareth will provide insight into the latest EOSC related developments, offer a vision for the future of open infrastructures and data sharing and much more on March 20th. There will be ample time for questions and comments from the floor.

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31st March (10.00-12.00) 'Open Scholarship & the Humanities' with Prof. Margot Finn, President of the Royal Historical Society. (Trinity Long Room Hub)

Everyone agrees Open Scholarship is good for research and society. The disagreement surfaces in debate on the rigidness of Open Access mandates, their timing and ‘unintended consequences’ for historic institutions, practices and researchers. Seeking to reconcile these concerns is important to deliver a vision for ‘inclusive openness’ as part of our broader transition to an Open Research environment.

We will be joined by distinguished Prof. Margot Finn, the President of the Royal Historical Society and University College London’s Chair in Modern British History, on March 31st to discuss these concerns and more in Trinity’s Long Room Hub.

Prof. Finn is a leading voice identifying the difficulties facing humanities researchers in light of Open Access mandates such as Plan S, and authored the guidance paper “Plan S and the History Journal Landscape” published in October 2019 by the Royal Historical Society. Prof. Finn will give a talk exploring who and what open access is for; offer a vision for how ‘inclusive openness’ can be achieved, followed by a Q&A session.

Please join us as we continue to unbox what Open Scholarship means for our scholarly community. Register here: