Here you will find all presentations of the conference linked to the name of the presenter. The videos of the conference will be stored at the OpenAIRE vimeo channel. First photos of the conference you can find here:


Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Location: Athens University History Museum
Venue: Tholou 5, 105 56 Athens, Greece

13:00 – 13:30 Registration and catering for workshop participants
13:30 – 16:00 Workshop “Research Data Management” (for OpenAIRE NOADs and COAR members)
18:30 – 21:00 Meet&Greet COAR members and cocktail reception on invitation by orbmc
21:00 Warm-up Dinner (self-paid) (venue: tba)

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

09:00 – 10:30 Breakfast Club Workshop (workshop discussions about hot topics, like repository visibility, usage data, vocabularies, training, interoperability etc.)Location: Athens University History Museum
Venue: Tholou 5, 105 56 Athens, Greece
11:00 – 13:00 General Assembly – COAR-members and partners only! Location: Athens University History Museum
Venue: Tholou 5, 105 56 Athens, Greece
13:00 – 13:30 Transfer to Acropolis Museum for light lunch and registration
OpenAIRE-COAR conference at Acropolis Museum
13:30 – 14:00 Welcome

  • Yannis Ioannidis – President and General Director, ATHENA Research and Innovation Center,  OpenAIRE
  • Dimitrios Pandermalis  – Director of the Acropolis Museum, Professor of Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Christos Vasilakos – General Secreteriat, Ministry of Science and Technology Greece
14:00 – 14:10 Open Access in H2020 – Anni Hellman, European Commission
14:10 – 14:50 Keynote: Re-imagining the role of IR in Open Scholarship – Leslie Chan, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough
14:50 – 15:30 Keynote: Global collaborative neuroscience: Building the brain from big data – Sean Hill, Co-Director of Neuroinformatics in the Human Brain Project, École Poly­tech­nique Fédérale de Lau­sanne
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 18:00

Session 1: Aligning Repository Networks

The value of repositories lies in their interconnectedness. This session will explore the implementation of cross-regional repository infrastructures, their alignment and the benefits they bring global research.
Chair: Norbert Lossau – Vice-President of Göttingen University
  • OpenAIRE: Donatella Castelli – CNR-ISTI,  OpenAIRE technical coordinator
  • SHARE: Elliot Shore – Executive Director Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
  • RED CLARA/LaReferencia: Carmen-Gloria Labbé
  • World Bank: Jose de Buerba – Senior Publishing Officer, Head of Marketing, World Bank
  • Q&A
18:15 – 20:00 Guided Tour of the Museum
20:30 Conference Dinner at  Lycabettus hill Orizontes Restaurant

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Location: Acropolis Museum
Venue: Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens, Greece

9:00 – 10:45

Session 2: Research data: the institutional context and beyond

Research data are an integral part of the open access landscape. This session will look at how the research institution is well placed to manage research data, what are the policies, responsibilities and workflows that need to be in place. The benefits of open data will also be stressed, and how the institution can meet the demands of modern science.
Chair: Tim Smith – CERN
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 13:00

Session 3: Maximizing the exploitation of open research results through text mining

Text mining has become an important new research method. This session will examine how to extract new insights from data and literature, what are the legal and technical barriers, and how to overcome them.
Chair: Jo McEntyre – PMC Europe/EBI
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30

Session 4: The impact of openness and how to evaluate research

Perspectives on the impact of Open Access and Open Science; who it affects, how to increase and how to evaluate and measure research impact.
Chair: Natalia Manola – University of Athens, OpenAIRE
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:45

Session 5: The now and the future of open scholarly communication

A host of new initiatives are being developed that challenge the traditional scholarly publishing paradigm. This session will showcase some emerging models and initiatives that are gaining traction, and provide insight into a very different future for scholarly communications.
Chair: Paolo Manghi – CNR-ISTI, OpenAIRE
  • Open peer review – Pantelis Perakakis/Michael Taylor – Co-founders of Open Scholar
  • Open Science – The Future of Scholarly Publishing -Kamila Markram, Neuroscientist, Co-founder and CEO of Frontiers
  • Q&A
16:45 – 18:00

Panel Discussion: How to align and move forward? What are the priorities?

The panel will be comprised of leaders who will be asked to be provocative, think outside of the box and describe how they see the future for scholarly communication in 5 years.
Chair: Yannis Ioannidis, OpenAIRE co-coordinator

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Location: Cultural Center of UOA – Kostis Palamis Building

Venue: Akadimias ke Sina 48, 106 72 Athens, Greece

9:00 – 10:00 COAR Strategic Committee Meeting
10:00 – 11:00 COAR Executive Board Meeting