Workshops and Panels

How to advocate for social sciences and humanities
November 2, 9:30-11:00 (CET, UTC+01:00)

The goal of this panel is to develop a strategy on how to advocate for the social sciences and humanities disciplines and to target funders and policy makers, both at national and at European level. Conclusions will be based on the professional experience of the panelists. The exchange of both advocacy experiences and as  examples of actual best practices, challenges, or obstacles will help us in  finding a common ground to operate on the European level while taking into account local specificities.

This panel will include brief presentations on how to advocate for the social sciences and humanities disciplines in European countries by working with funders, policy makers, researchers and other stakeholders. The session will be based on actual examples of such activities. Presentations will be followed by a moderated Questions and Answers.

Chairs/Moderators: Sally Chambers, Elisabeth Ernst, Mateusz Franczak

Speakers: Alíz Horváth, Nina Kancewicz-Hoffman, Jane Ohlmeyer, Jack Spaapen, Marc Vanholsbeeck

A Plan S for Academic Books: Voices from the Community
November 2, 09:30-12:00 (CET, UTC+01:00)

In 2019, DARIAH, EASSH and OPERAS organized a roundtable gathering researchers, publishers, publishing infrastructures and other types of stakeholders to discuss the challenges and opportunities of a Plan S for academic books. One year later, SPARC Europe joined the group to prepare a workshop to invite the community to discuss how collective action from funders could support the open access publication of academic books. The workshop will be composed of a panel discussion followed by a collective writing session to produce a report that will form the basis of feedback to cOAlition S to support them in their policy development for OA books. This collective effort will be shared with the community for comments in the Open Access Book Network before sharing it with cOAlition S.

 

Martin Paul Eve: Opening the Future: A New Open Access Model for Books  

In this talk, Professor Martin Paul Eve will discuss a new economic model for open access to research monographs and edited collections that should be implementable across the university press landscape. Based on the recent revenue report for the Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM) project, this talk will detail the existing options and then describe the Opening the Future model, in which subscriptions to a backlist are used to fund an open-access frontlist. The talk will give information about the pilot case of Opening the Future at the Central European University Press and set out the next steps in the project.

Agata Morka: Every Trick in the Book: How to Make OA Books Work for European Libraries  

What are the main challenges that academic libraries experience when dealing with open access books? What are the crucial criteria that they take into consideration when deciding for or against innovative OA books projects? Over the course of four workshops organized jointly by the OPERAS-P and the COPIM project we asked librarians for their views on the issues surrounding collective funding for OA books. In this presentation, Agata Morka will talk about the outcome of these conversations, analyzing a polyphony of voices we heard from the library community across Europe.

Lara Speicher: UCL Press: The UK’s First Fully Open Access University Press  

UCL Press launched in 2015 as the UK’s first fully open access university press. It has gone on to publish over 160 open access monographs, and build a portfolio of 15 OA journals, which have together been downloaded around the world over 3.5 million times. This presentation will describe the institutional mission behind the Press, some key success stories, and the experiences of authors who have published their OA books with the Press.

Victoria Tsoukala: Open Access in Horizon Europe: The Case of Monographs

In Horizon Europe, the European Commission’s new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation starting to 2021, immediate open access will become a reality. In her talk, Victoria will discuss the general provisions focusing in particular on the Commission’s proposed policy regarding monographs and place them in the broader context of the policy.

Koen Vermeir: An Early Career Perspective on a Plan S for OA Books

After some initial wavering, Robert-Jan Smits and the team that would later form the core of cOAlition S decided not to include books in the Plan S principles. Consultations led to the conclusion that books were different and needed their own timeline. We will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities of a Plan S for books, especially from the perspective of early career researchers and the humanities and social sciences.

Chairs/Moderators: Jon Deer (EASSH), Pierre Mounier (OPERAS), Vanessa Proudman (SPARC Europe), Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra (DARIAH)

EOSC Co-Creation: Anticipating the future of research in the social sciences and humanities (booked up!)
November 2, 14:00-16:00 (CET, UTC+01:00)

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative aims at supporting more than 1.7 million researchers and fostering interdisciplinary research in Europe. To better understand what the research community needs, the EOSC Secretariat is organizing workshops, interviews and consultations.  

The objective of this event co-organized by OPERAS, the EOSC Secretariat, and KBR is to inquire not only about social sciences and humanities (SSH) researchers' actual needs with respect to research infrastructures, services and policies, but also about their visions and future needs. 

The participants will be proposed a list of related topics to discuss further, including, but not limited to, the following: How to be able to trust the data reused? How to address translations issues (between humans, disciplines, sectors, etc.)? Which provisions would facilitate both data reuse and personal data protection? Does the digital environment modify SSH disciplines and data types so as to require new kinds of services? From digitization to research data management, which digital skills will be necessary in the future SSH research? 

As an introduction to these innovative prospects, the workshop will first introduce the European research landscape in the SSH, through presentations of OPERAS, the EOSC Secretary and the SSHOC project. Practical implementations will then be described: The Cultural heritage charter and KBR services related to TDM and SSH data management. The attendees will be invited to contribute to the discussion in four breakout sessions. 

Chairs/Moderators: Sally Chambers, Laure Barbot, Andreas Rauber, Arnaud Gingold, Francesca Di Donato

Speaker: Julie Birkholz, Sally Chambers, Laure Barbot, Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra, Andreas Rauber, Arnaud Gingold 

Open Access Journals and Plan S: Ready to Go?
November 2, 14:00-16:00 (CET, UTC+01:00)

In this workshop we shall discuss the implications of Plan S for Open Access journals in the Social Sciences and Humanities, giving voice to experts on scientific, technical, political and organizational issues. To set the framework, the overview of the existing infrastructure and preliminary results of the Diamond Open Access journals will be presented. We shall then discuss possible strategies, funding schemes, risks, business models, and operational choices. 

Chairs/Moderators: Elena Giglia, Jadranka Stojanovski

Speaker: Bianca Kramer, Jeroen Bosman, Dominic Mitchell, Saskia de Vries, Johan Rooryck, Vanessa Proudman

Opening and Keynote:
Scientific Communities and Infrastructures: A Personal Perspective
November 3, 09:30-10:45 (CET, UTC+01:00)

The OPERAS conference will be opened officially by Jadranka Stojanovski (Chair of the Executive Assembly) and some organizational information by Judith Schulte (Max Weber Stiftung). 

 

Keynote by Johan Rooryck:  

In the keynote Johan Rooryck will present his personal experience as an editor of the subscription journal Lingua, whose community moved to the Open Access journal Glossa in 2015. Open Access initially was a way to take back control of the journal’s governance. The transition process also made him realize the essential role of the journal as a community rather than as a tool for communication or a title in a publisher’s list (e.g. Montgomery & Neylon 2019). This in turn will lead him to consider issues of governance, control, and organization of the scholarly community and the infrastructure needed for this purpose.

Keynote Speaker: Johan Rooryck 

Chairs/Moderators: Jadranka Stojanovski, Suzanne Dumouchel, Judith Schulte 

OPERAS Research Infrastructure in 90': Mission, Vision, Action 
November 3, 11:00-12:30 (CET, UTC+01:00)

OPERAS is the Research Infrastructure supporting open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) in the European Research Area. Its mission is to coordinate and federate resources in Europe to efficiently address the scholarly communication needs of European SSH researchers. 

In this panel we will first have an introduction of the scholarly communication landscape in Europe for social sciences and humanities by Jadranka Stojanovski. She will present the results of a survey done in the OPERAS-P project: What are the current practices, habits and issues in scholarly communication? Afterwards, Delfim Leão will present the results of the survey on “Multilingualism in Social Sciences and Humanities” he and his team at Coimbra University are currently conducting in OPERAS-P to prepare a future platform aimed at supporting translation of SSH content.  

Maciej Maryl will present the “Future of Scholarly Writing in Social Sciences and Humanities” paper prepared by IBL-PAN in the context of OPERAS-P project that stands as the scientific case of OPERAS infrastructure. 

As the last presentation Yoann Moranville (Technical Coordinator of OPERAS) and Pierre Mounier (Coordinator of OPERAS) will give an overview on the current developments and future plans of the OPERAS services: Certification Service, Discovery Service, Metrics Service, Publishing Service Portal, Research for Society Service and Future Services. In this presentation, the common governance scheme of OPERAS services will also be presented. 
 

11:00-11:20 Landscape Study  

Mate Juric, Iva Melinscak Zlodi   
 

11:20-11:40 Multilingualism in the Social Sciences and Humanities 

Delfim Leão  
 

11:40-12:00 Future of Scholarly Writing in Social Sciences and Humanities 

The presentation will discuss the OPERAS Innovation Lab, which assesses the current writing practices in SSH applying a three-fold methodology: literature review, case studies of innovative practices, and interviews with stakeholders. This work will serve as basis for future innovative services developed by OPERAS. ​

Maciej Mariel, Marta Błaszczyńska 

 

12:00-12:30 OPERAS’ Catalogue of Services 

Yoann Moranville, Pierre Mounier 

Chairs/Moderators: Suzanne Dumouchel, Pierre Mounier

How Social Sciences and Humanities Infrastructures should address Open Science Challenges in Europe
November 3, 14:00-16:00 (CET, UTC+01:00)

The panel will discuss how Open Science principles are implemented in different social sciences and humanities research infrastructures and, more largely, how do they change social sciences and humanities research. How can we shape the future based on the Open Science principles and the constraints faced by social sciences and humanities? The different panellists from the European Commission and research infrastructures like DARIAH ERIC, CLARIN ERIC will discuss issues related to open publications, evaluation of research, data management, interdisciplinarity and missing competences.

Chairs/Moderators: Lino Paula, Suzanne Dumouchel
Speaker: Kostas Glinos, Jennifer Edmond, Ron Dekker, Olivier Bouin, Franciska de Jong

 
An Open Infrastructure for the Open Access Book: Needs & Challenges from a Library Perspective
November 4, 10:00-11:30 (CET, UTC+01:00)

This workshop will take a closer look at the challenges and needs of libraries when it comes to an open infrastructure for open access books. It will start with a brief presentation about OAPEN and DOAB as open infrastructures for open access books, followed by a short panel involving librarians from different types of institutions and parts of the world. The panelists will give a short statement about the role of open infrastructures for their libraries, after which there will be a Q&A and live discussion open to all as to how these infrastructures can help address the particular challenges and needs of libraries. 

Chairs/Moderators: Neil Jacobs, Eelco Ferwerda, Pierre Mounier, Tom Mostard, Ronald Snijder
Speaker: Demmy Verbeke, Jeffrey Edmunds, Joanna Ball, Sofie Wennström

TRIPLE Discovery Artefacts Workshop (booked up!)
November 4, 10:00-11:30 (CET, UTC+01:00)

TRIPLE stands for Transforming Research through Innovative Practices for Linked Interdisciplinary Exploration and the Triple platform will be one of the dedicated services of OPERAS. Triple is based on the Isidore search engine and will provide a single access point for the discovery of literature, data, projects and researcher profiles at the European level.

The objective of this workshop will be for 5-7 participants from the Operas community to conduct design research activities on their user journeys within TRIPLE. The goal is to involve SSH researchers in taking decisions about the shape and the future evolution of the platform. 

We will involve participants in an interactive session where their discovery processes will be probed and the interfaces and tools used documented in a fun way using online whiteboard tools. This session will help us to inform the future of the innovative multilingual Triple platform which will be a powerful tool for social science and humanities (SSH).

Chairs/Moderators: Stefano De Paoli, Paula Forbes, Olena Saienko 

Trust Building System: Who is in the Room? (booked up!)
November 4, 10:00-11:30 (CET, UTC+01:00)

This ‘hands-on’ session will help better integrate users’ interactions within the Trust Building System, one of the innovative services of the TRIPLE project. The objective of the session will be for 8 workshop participants from the OPERAS community to define who will be using the Trust Building System, complete with a "people map", their specific needs, and appropriate feedback loops. This workshop follows two interactive sessions where workshop participants were asked to define the need and purpose for multistakeholder cooperation (DGO20 conference, June 12 2020) as well as its values and principles (OPERAS-P conference, September 8 2020). The first workshop’s key finding was that multistakeholder cooperation is the only way to solve societal problems with the inclusion of civil society in research projects, both as participants as well as beneficiaries of the results. The second workshop elicited trust, sustainability, diversity, accountability, and inclusivity as the most important values underlying multistakeholder cooperation.  

Chairs/Moderators: Maxime Bouillard, Gaël Van Weyenbergh

How to Join OPERAS?
November 4, 11:30-12:00 (CET, UTC+01:00)

The meeting is expected to gather (virtually) organizations interested in joining OPERAS RI and provide them with the opportunity to discuss with core partners of OPERAS, they see their role in the research infrastructure and to show possibilities to work together within the research infrastructure community.  

The meeting will present the different types of membership, as well as the OPERAS Special Interest Groups. In addition, OPERAS members will talk about their experiences as partners. A session with questions and answers will allow an interactive discussion among all participants. 

Chairs/Moderators: Marina Angelaki, Iraklis Katsaloulis 

Assembly of the Commons
November 4, 14:00-16:00 (CET, UTC+01:00)

The Assembly of the Commons is a closed meeting for OPERAS members. The meeting is a place for the OPERAS community to get together, to engage within its diversity and for the Special Interest Groups to work together on different topics: Advocacy, Best Practices, Common Standards, Multilingualism, Open Access Business Models, Tools Research and Development. 

 
 
 
 
 

Speakers

Laure Barbot

Laure Barbot

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Dr. Julie M. Birkholz

Dr. Julie M. Birkholz is Assistant Professor Digital Humanities at Ghent University and Lead of the Royal Library of Belgium’s Digital Research Lab. Her research expertise is in historical social network analysis and she holds a doctorate in Organization Sciences from the VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

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Jeroen Bosman

Jeroen Bosman is scholarly communications and geoscience librarian at Utrecht University Library. He is an expert in the field of open science and open access policy, practice and tools, reference management tools, scholarly search engines and web search. His main interests are Open Access and Open Science in all academic fields, scientometrics, visualization and innovation in scholarly communication. He is an avid advocate for Open Access, Open Science and for experimenting with open alternatives. He has 20+ years teaching experience in academic information skills and has led dozens of Open Science workshops, including internationally. He is co-lead of the 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication project that surveys and charts developments in scholarly communication, research workflow tools and practices. Through a Force11 working group he helps foster a commons approach to scholarly communication.  

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Sally Chambers

Sally Chambers is Digital Humanities Research Coordinator at the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities. She is the day-to-day coordinator of Belgian participation in DARIAH, the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities. She has a BA in Literature with Psychology, a MA in Cultural Studies and a postgraduate qualification in Information Services Management.

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Jennifer Edmond

Jennifer Edmond is Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at Trinity College Dublin where she is co-director of the Trinity Center for Digital Humanities and a funded Investigator of the SFI ADAPT Centre.  Outside of Trinity, Jennifer serves as President of the Board of  Directors of the pan-European research infrastructure for the arts and humanities, DARIAH-EU, and was representative of this organisation on the European Commission’s Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP). Over the course of the past 10 years, Jennifer has coordinated or participated in a large number of significant inter- and transdisicplinary funded research projects, worth a total of almost € 9m, including CENDARI (FP7), Europeana Cloud (FP7), NeDiMAH (ESF), PARTHENOS (H2020), KPLEX (H2020), PROVIDE-DH (CHIST-ERA/IRC) and the SPECTRESS network (FP7).    

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Arnaud Gingold

Arnaud Gingold is OPERAS FAIR Data Officer. He ensures data consistency and the application of the FAIR principles throughout OPERAS. With a dual background in linguistics and digital resources management, he started working in university libraries and was a digital curator for a CNRS Open Archive. He joined OPERAS in 2016 as a Technical Coordinator for the related HIRMEOS project and is based at OpenEdition in Marseille, France. Arnaud is also project manager for CO-OPERAS. 

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Kostas Glinos

Head of Unit for Open Science at European Commission

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Bianca Kramer

Bianca Kramer is a librarian for life sciences and medicine at Utrecht University Library, with a strong focus on scholarly communication and Open Science. Through her work on the project '101 innovations in scholarly communication' (including a worldwide survey of >20,000 researchers) she is investigating trends in innovations and tool usage across the research cycle, with special attention to open scholarly infrastructure. She researches and leads workshops on various aspects of scholarly communication (e.g. preprints, peer review, altmetrics) for researchers, students and other stakeholders in scholarly communication, and has an active interest in data- and network visualization. She is on the board of FORCE11 and was a member of the EC Expert Group on the Future of Scholarly Communication and Scholarly Publishing. 

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Delfim Leão 

Delfim Leão is a full Professor at the Institute of Classical Studies at the University of Coimbra. He is currently Vice-Rector for Culture and Open Science at Coimbra University. His main areas of scientific interest are ancient history, law and political theory of the Greeks, theatrical pragmatics, the ancient novel, and scholarly communication. He is a Member of the UNESCO’s Advisory Committee on Open Science, and the Coimbra representative at the OPERAS core Group.

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Dominic Mitchell

Dominic Mitchell is DOAJ Operations Manager. He has over 20 years' experience working with publisher and library communities. He started off as a publisher with BMJ Group, became an account and project manager with HighWire Press and is today the operations manager at DOAJ. He represents DOAJ on the Think. Check. Submit. initiative, of which DOAJ is a founding organisation. In 2019, he was elected to the OASPA Board of Directors. 

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Yoann Moranville

Yoann Moranville is OPERAS Technical Coordinator. He is a developer who worked on various projects for libraries, archives and more recently on digital humanities. He ensures the technical coordination of OPERAS and is also Technical Officer for the DARIAH ERIC. 

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Pierre Mounier

Pierre Mounier is OPERAS Coordinator for the community. He supports cooperation between the OPERAS partners and establishes the strategic roadmap of the infrastructure. He is trained in classical studies and social anthropology. He is working at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and is deputy director of OpenEdition, the French national infrastructure dedicated to open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities.

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Andreas Rauber

Andreas Rauber is Head of the Information and Software Engineering Group at the Department of Information Systems Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology and a member of the EOSC Secretariat. He furthermore is president of the Austrian Association for Research in IT and a Key Researcher at Secure Business Austria. He received his MSc and PhD in Computer Science from the Vienna University of Technology in 1997 and 2000, respectively. In 2001 he joined the National Research Council of Italy in Pisa as an ERCIM Research Fellow, followed by an ERCIM Research position at the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control, at Rocquencourt, France, in 2002. From 2004-2008 he was also head of the iSpaces research group at the eCommerce Competence Center.

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Johan Rooryck

Johan Rooryck is a professor at Leiden University and currently Executive Director of cOAlition S. He is the editor-in-chief of the Fair Open Access journal “Glossa: a journal of general linguistics” since 2016. From 1999 to 2015, he was the executive editor of Lingua (Elsevier), when its Editorial Team and Board, as well as its reader and author community, decided to leave Lingua to found Glossa. He also is a founding member and president of the Fair Open Access Alliance (FOAA) and Linguistics in Open Access (LingOA). He is a Member of the Academia Europaea.

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Jadranka Stojanovski

Jadranka Stojanovski is an Associate Professor at the Department for Information Sciences at the University of Zadar. At the moment she is Chair of the OPERAS Executive Assembly. She is also Croatian National Point of Reference on scientific information at EC, OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk (NOAD) for Croatia, NI4OS Europe National Open Access Desk (NOAD) for Croatia member of the SPARC Europe Board and member of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE) Council.

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Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra

Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra works as the Open Science Officer of DARIAH-EU where she is responsible for fostering and implementing policies and practices related to the open dissemination of research results in the humanities. Her advocacy activities include providing workshops, webinars, and other training activities on a regular basis. She is also involved in European infrastructure-building projects such as OpenAire Advance, OPERAS-P and TRIPLE. She received her PhD in Cultural Linguistics from the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest and has also a background in scholarly communication.

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Drs. Saskia C. J. de Vries

Drs. Saskia C. J. de Vries was the first director of Amsterdam University Press from 1992 to 2012 and founder of Leiden University Press in 2006. Amsterdam University Press was coordinator of the EU project Open Access Publishing in European Networks, that resulted in the OAPEN library. Since 2017, she is involved in the Fair Open Access Alliance that developed the FOAA Breakdown of Publication Services and Fees that has officially been adopted by cOAlition S to help publishers become transparent about their costs and fees.

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Marta Błaszczyńska

Marta Błaszczyńska is the Coordinator of the Digital Humanities Centre and a Senior Open Science Officer at the Institute of Literary Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IBL PAN) in Warsaw, Poland. She has been involved in the work of OPERAS-P, TRIPLE (both with the OPERAS consortium), SHAPE-ID, and OBERRED. Marta is the co-chair of the DARIAH Research Data Management Working Group. She is also writing a PhD about the representation of Jews on the Polish Internet at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

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Maciej Maryl

Maciej Maryl is assistant professor and Deputy Director of The Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IBL PAN); founding head of the Digital Humanities Centre at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He was awarded scholarships of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Foundation for Polish Science, Fulbright Junior Advanced Research Grant and Fulbright Senior Award. He is involved in DARIAH Digital Methods and Practices Observatory WG, ALLEA E-humanities Working Group, OPERAS Core Group, and OpenMethods Editorial Board. He is currently chair of a COST action New Exploratory Phase in Research on East European Cultures of Dissent.

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Aliz Horvath

Aliz Horvath recently completed her PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. She also holds a dual MA degree in Japanese and Chinese philology and an additional BA in Korean and Finnish language and has spent multiple years in these four areas as a scholarship holder. She is interested in the mechanisms of transnational flows in Japan, China, and Korea, as well as the dynamics of intellectual history, cultural history, and history writing. She enjoys experimenting with interdisciplinary solutions and novel methods, such as digital tools, to explore innovative approaches to the study of East Asia. She is particularly enthusiastic about data visualizations and actively supports diversity and inclusion in digital humanities through the promotion of non-Western perspectives. Further, as an avid advocate of the humanities in a broader sense, Aliz has created Humanista: The Podcast, a collaborative series which explores and showcases the role and significance of the humanities in the 21st century and what we can learn about the world through humanistic lens. She currently teaches across the Japanese, Chinese, and Korean programs of the East Asian Institute at Eötvös Loránd University from introductory East Asian history courses to more specialized graduate modules on transnational Asia and digital humanities.

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Jane Ohlmeyer

Jane Ohlmeyer, is Erasmus Smith's Professor of Modern History (1762) at Trinity College Dublin. She was the founding Head of the School of Histories and Humanities and Trinity’s first Vice-President for Global Relations (2011–14).  She was a driving force behind the 1641 Depositions Project and the development of the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute which she directed (2015–20). Since 2015, she has been chair of the Irish Research Council. She is the Principal Investigator for SHAPE-ID (Shaping Interdisciplinary Practices in Europe), funded by European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. She is currently working on a book on ‘Ireland, Empire and the Early Modern World’ which she will give as the Ford Lectures in Oxford (2021).

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Marc Vanholsbeeck

Marc Vanholsbeeck is the director of scientific research at the Ministry of Wallonia-Brussels Federation and a PhD lecturer in communication studies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. He teaches science communication, argumentation and research methodologies. His research and policy interests include Open Science, scholarly communication, public communication of science, research evaluation and research policies in the social sciences and the humanities. Marc has authored or co-authored several articles, book chapters, presentations and policy reports on these subjects. He is currently the chair of the ERAC Standing Working Group on Open Science and Innovation, and the Belgian delegate to the programme committee of the societal challenge “Europe in a changing world” of Horizon 2020.

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Lino Paula

Dr Lino Paula, Social Sciences and Humanities Unit, European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA). Dr Paula is Head of Sector Social Sciences at the scientific department of the European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA). In this capacity he is responsible for contributing to the management and execution of calls for proposals, evaluations, selection and monitoring of projects in the framework of the Excellence programme of Horizon2020.
 
Before joining the ERCEA, he was team leader and policy officer at the Research & Innovation Directorate-General (DG RTD) of the European Commission. His responsibilities involved EU policies in the area of Bioeconomy, the activities of the Science with and for Society programme and the activities of the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) programme. He previously held positions at various Universities in the Netherlands and at the Rathenau Institute (Dutch national institute for technology assessment) and worked on many international projects and studies pertaining to the governance of the life sciences, in particular focusing on bioethics and public/stakeholder engagement in policy. He holds degrees in Chemistry (M.Sc., Leiden University), Ethics (M.A., Sheffield University) and Science and Technology Studies (Ph.D., Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).

 

Nina Kancewicz-Hoffman

Dr Nina Kancewicz-Hoffman is a freelance consultant with broad experience in international research collaborations and in research evaluation with focus on Humanities and Social Sciences. Her recent assignments include collaboration with the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IBL PAN) in Warsaw and the European Social Survey (ESS ERIC) at the City, University of London. She is a member of the Advisory Group of the European Reference Index for the Humanities ERIH PLUS at the Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NSD) and of the Management Committee of COST Action ‘European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and the Humanities” (ENRESSH)’.
Between 2003 and 2013 Nina worked in the European Science Foundation (ESF) in Strasbourg where 2009–2013 she was Head of Humanities and Social Sciences Unit. 
She studied Polish philology at Warsaw University, German philology at University of Tuebingen and was awarded a PhD in Slavic languages and literatures at Columbia University (New York) in 1986.

 
 

Jack Spaapen

Dr Jack Spaapen is an independent expert on research and innovation policy, in particular regarding questions about the societal impact of research. Per 1 September 2020, he is a retired senior policy advisor at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is very active at the national and European level in projects that focus on the arts, humanities and social sciences. He is the vice chair of the COST action ENRESSH, a large European project that works on promoting ASSH research and the evaluation of its impact on society. He is senior partner of the recently started H2020 project SHAPE-ID that targets the interdisciplinary integration of ASSH research into STEM projects. He (co)chaired several international projects, for example the FP7 SIAMPI project on productive interactions between science and society (2009–2012), the OECD project on science advice (2015) and the EU project on Responsible Research and Innovation, RRI (2014–2015).

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Ron Dekker

Ron Dekker is the director of CESSDA ERIC, the Consortium of Social Science Data Archives, with its main office in Bergen, Norway.
CESSDA is a European Infrastructure with 22 members (countries) and combines the work and expertise of these countries’ social science data service providers, see www.cessda.eu .
Ron studied econometrics and worked for ten years in labour market research at Dutch universities. He was at the national research council for almost twenty years and served as project leader on Open Science for the Dutch EU Presidency in 2016 and as national expert at the European Commission in Brussels in 2017.

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Demmy Verbeke

As Head of KU Leuven Libraries Artes, Demmy Verbeke is responsible for collections and services for the Arts and Humanities. As a member of the management team with primary responsibilities for research, he also contributes to the strategic development and operational management of KU Leuven Libraries as a whole. Demmy was trained as a (Neo-)Latinist, focusing on Renaissance humanism in the Low Countries and England, the classical tradition, and the history of the book. Ever since he became a librarian his research and teaching have centered around scholarly communication, open scholarship and digital scholarship within the humanities. He is a strong believer in Fair Open Access and serves on the editorial board of the Open Library of Humanities and the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

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Joanna Ball

Joanna Ball is Head of Roskilde University Library, and also leads the Royal Danish Library’s Open Science strategic initiative to develop collaborative Open Science services across its three university libraries: Aarhus, Copenhagen and Roskilde. She has previously held leadership roles supporting researchers within UK academic libraries. She is currently Vice Chair of UKSG. 

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Sofie Wennström

Sofie Wennström: Sofie Wennström works at Stockholm University Library with publishing and open access. She educates about publishing strategies and information literacy, and is part of the team that runs Stockholm University Press. In 2019, she became chair of LIBER’s Open Access Working Group. Sofie is also involved in a project at the National Library of Sweden aiming to build a platform for Swedish Open Access Journals. Sofie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia & Education from Stockholm University and is working on a master’s degree in education. 

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Lara Speicher

Lara Speicher is Head of Publishing at UCL Press, the university press for University College London. She joined UCL in 2013, where she set up UCL Press from scratch. Lara has worked in publishing for over 20 years and previously held senior editorial and management roles at British Library Publishing and BBC Books. She is an OASPA Board member and serves on the AUP’s Open Access Task Force.

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Victoria Tsoukala

Victoria Tsoukala is a Policy Officer on open access and open science in the European Commission in the Directorate General for Research & Innovation. Her focus is on preparing Horizon Europe policies and the coordination of open science policies across Europe. She holds a PhD in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology.

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Agata Morka

Agata Morka holds a PhD in Architectural History from the University of Washington, where she completed her dissertation on contemporary French train stations. For the past nine years she has been working with OA books. She is responsible for coordinating efforts between two European projects focusing on OA monographs: the OPERAS-P and the COPIM projects.

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Martin Paul Eve

Martin Paul Eve is Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London. Martin is the lead on Work Package 3 of the COPIM project, a founder of the Open Library of Humanities, and the recipient of the KU Leuven Medal of Honour and the Philip Leverhulme Prize.

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Koen Vermeir

Koen Vermeir is a CNRS Research Professor in history and philosophy of science, Editor-in-Chief of Centaurus, an international peer-reviewed journal, and director of TECHNE, an international book series. As the Immediate Past Co-Chair of the Global Young Academy, he strives for a more inclusive science ecosystem and aims to empower young scientists globally. He was involved in open science policy at the European and global levels, for instance as a member of the OSPP and of a cOAlition S Task Force that is creating a Plan S Monitor. He is a member of the OPERAS Scientific Advisory Committee.

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Jeff Edmunds

Jeff Edmunds is Digital Access Coordinator at Penn State University Libraries. Jeff, together with his colleague Ana Enriquez, recently published a case study titled ‘’Increasing Visibility of Open Access Materials in a Library Catalog: Case Study at a Large Academic Research Library” including open access books, about which he will share more during the November 4th OPERAS workshop.

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Oliver Bouin

Oliver Bouin is president-elect of the Governing Board of EASSH (European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities), since 2018. He is director of the Foundation/Excellence Laboratory RFIEA “French Network of Institutes for Advanced Study” supported by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, since 2007. Since 2009 he is Secretary-General of NetIAS, a network of 25 Institutes for Advanced Study in 17 countries in Europe. Since 2020 he acts as Lead Coordinator and Advisory Board Member of the World Pandemic Research Network – Assessing Human and Societal Impact of Covid-19, a global network of international scholars in the social sciences, with 750 registered projects and since 2014 as Lead Coordinator and Steering Committee Member of the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP) chaired by Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen, a network 350 international scholars, since 2014. 

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Iva Melinščak Zlodi

Iva Melinščak Zlodi works as a scholarly communication and e-resources librarian at the Library of the University of Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, where she is responsible for: institutional repository development, support in electronic publishing (for the books and journals published by the Faculty), providing electronic resources, information literacy education, and bibliometric monitoring of research output. Topics of open access to scholarly literature as well as preservation and provision of Faculty’s digital collections are in the core of her interests. Lately, she has been responsible for the development of the FF Open Press, an OA book platform from the University of Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Other areas of her activities have been on the national level: she has been one of the initiators of two projects that are important components of Croatian national infrastructure for open science: Hrčak - Portal of Scientific Journals of Croatia since 2004, and Dabar – Digital Academic Archives and Repositories since 2015. She collaborates on OPERAS-P and TRIPLE projects. 

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Mate Juric

Mate Juric is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Information Sciences, University of Zadar, Croatia. He graduated in Psychology (BA/MA) and got a PhD in Social Sciences, field of Information and Communication Sciences. His research interests focus on Human Information Behaviour, Human Computer Interaction, Psychology of Reading and User studies in the Information Sciences. He is currently involved in OPERAS-P project. 

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Moderators/Chairs

Marina Angelaki

Marina Angelaki is EU Project Officer at the National Documentation Center (GR).  

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Laure Barbot

Laure Barbot

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Emilie Blotiére

Emilie Blotiére is the TRIPLE Project Manager. Before joining the Huma-Num team, she graduated with a Master in digital humanities applied to historical disciplines and a degree in history. Her research paper focused on the creation of a database and webmapping tool of the Kernos revue under the direction of Vinciane Pirenne Delforge, professor in Collège de France. Before her professional reorientation in digital humanities, she worked in bank and insurance companies as an institutional partnerships’ manager in the field of Wealth Management. 

© Emilie Blotiére

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Maxime Bouillard

Maxime Bouillard is the project manager of Meoh and has 15 years’ experience with EU policy making including 7 years at the European Commission dealing with multistakeholder collaboration on economic, social and financial affairs. 

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Sally Chambers

Sally Chambers is Digital Humanities Research Coordinator at the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities. She is the day-to-day coordinator of Belgian participation in DARIAH, the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities. She has a BA in Literature with Psychology, a MA in Cultural Studies and a postgraduate qualification in Information Services Management.

© Carmen Morlon

Francesca Di Donato

Francesca Di Donato is researcher at ILC-CNR in Pisa, Italy. She is leading TRIPLE’s WP6 - Open Science and EOSC integration. She is a member of the Italian Open Science Support Group, of the Europeana Research Task Force, and of both Co-OPERAS and DISCOVERY GO-FAIR INs.

© Francesca Di Donato

Suzanne Dumouchel

Suzanne Dumouchel is OPERAS coordinator for partnerships and strategy. She holds a PhD in French Literature. As a Research Engineer at Huma-Num (CNRS), she is the scientific coordinator of TRIPLE project which aims to develop a discovery platform for SSH data, profiles and projects. She is as well CNRS representative at EOSC Association. Suzanne is deeply involved in the Open Science movement, from two perspectives: SSH and infrastructures.

© Suzanne Dumouchel

Elisabeth Ernst

Elisabeth Ernst is Digital Humanities Officer at the Max Weber Stiftung (MWS) and Communication Officer for the European research infrastructure OPERAS. She has coordinated the participation of MWS in the projects OPERAS-D and HIRMEOS and leads the OPERAS Advocacy Working Group. With a background in economics and literature, she was previously involved in infrastructure projects at UNCTAD. 

© Elisabeth Ernst

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Eelco Ferwerda

Eelco Ferwerda is Director of OAPEN Foundation and Co-Director of DOAB Foundation. 

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Dr. Paula Forbes

Dr Paula Forbes is a post-doc researcher at Abertay University; her research interests include user requirements for digital platforms, sustainability, and user experience. She is conducting user researcher for the TRIPLE project.

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Mateusz Franczak

Mateusz Franczak is the Open Science Officer at the Digital Humanities Centre at the Institute of Literary Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IBL PAN) in Warsaw. For over a decade he has been involved in numerous open access initiatives within the digital humanities (mostly in the area of SSH books and journals - bibliographical and full-text databases), as well as cultural heritage projects (digital audiovisual collections) He is leading the IBL PAN communication and dissemination tasks within the OPERAS projects.

© Weronika Ławniczak 

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Elena Giglia

Elena Giglia, PhD, Masters’ Degree in Librarianship and Masters’ Degree in Public Institutions Management, is Head of the Open Access Office at the University of Turin. She is a member of the Committee on Open Science at the Ministry for Higher Education and Research (MIUR) and of several national Working Groups (Open Access working group at the Conference of Italian University Rectors, AISA, Italian Association for Open Science). She coordinates the CO-OPERAS Implementation Network in GO FAIR and represents Italy in the OPERAS research infrastructure Core Group. She is a member of the Advisory Board of Open Knowledge Maps and Qeios. Since 2017 she is one of the two Italian NOADs for the OpenAIRE Advance H2020 project. She edits the web portal OA@UniTO.

© Elena Giglia

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Arnaud Gingold

Arnaud Gingold is OPERAS FAIR Data Officer. He ensures data consistency and the application of the FAIR principles throughout OPERAS. With a dual background in linguistics and digital resources management, he started working in university libraries and was a digital curator for a CNRS Open Archive. He joined OPERAS in 2016 as a Technical Coordinator for the related HIRMEOS project and is based at OpenEdition in Marseille, France. Arnaud is also project manager for CO-OPERAS. 

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Iraklis Katsaloulis

Iraklis Katsaloulis is Coordinator of the Open Science Group at the National Documentation Center (GR). He participates in the OPERAS Advocacy Special Interest Group. 

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Angela Liberatore

Angela Liberatore is Head of Unit on Social Sciences and Humanities at the European Research Council Executive Agency. The Unit manages the evaluations and monitoring of projects submitted to ERC in that domain. Previously Angela worked in DG RTD of the European Commission (EC) in the International Cooperation, Social Sciences and Humanities, and Environment programs. She participated in the EC work on the White Paper on European Governance and the negotiation of the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change. Angela holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences and a degree in Philosophy. 

© Angela Liberatore

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Tom Mosterd

Tom Mosterd is Community Manager at DOAB Foundation and OAPEN Foundation.

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Pierre Mounier

Pierre Mounier is OPERAS Coordinator for the community. He supports cooperation between the OPERAS partners and establishes the strategic roadmap of the infrastructure. He is trained in classical studies and social anthropology. He is working at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and is deputy director of OpenEdition, the French national infrastructure dedicated to open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities.

© Pierre Mounier

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Stefano De Paoli

Stefano De Paoli is Professor of Digital Society at Abertay University; his research interests include Digital Sociology, Social Innovation, Cybersecurity and e-Participation. He leads the User Research Work Package of the TRIPLE Project. 

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Andreas Rauber

Andreas Rauber is Head of the Information and Software Engineering Group at the Department of Information Systems Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology and a member of the EOSC Secretariat. He furthermore is president of the Austrian Association for Research in IT and a Key Researcher at Secure Business Austria. He received his MSc and PhD in Computer Science from the Vienna University of Technology in 1997 and 2000, respectively. In 2001 he joined the National Research Council of Italy in Pisa as an ERCIM Research Fellow, followed by an ERCIM Research position at the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control, at Rocquencourt, France, in 2002. From 2004-2008 he was also head of the iSpaces research group at the eCommerce Competence Center.

© Andreas Rauber

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Olena Saienko

Olena Saienko is a PhD student in the division of Sociology at Abertay University; she is working on the project mapping for social innovation and is also a part-time research assistant in the TRIPLE project. 

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Judith Schulte

Judith Schulte is Digital Humanities Officer at the Max Weber Stiftung (MWS) and Communication Officer for the European research infrastructure OPERAS. She has studied art history and information science and acquired her PhD in art history with a scholarship of the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne.  

© Judith Schulte

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Ronald Snijder

Ronald Snijder joined OAPEN in 2011. Since 2008, he has been working on OAPEN – as an EU co-funded project – in his role as project manager digital publications at Amsterdam University Press. Before that, he has worked in several profit and not-for-profit organisations as an IT and information management specialist. He holds a PhD in social sciences.

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Jadranka Stojanovski

Jadranka Stojanovski is an Associate Professor at the Department for Information Sciences at the University of Zadar. At the moment she is Chair of the OPERAS Executive Assembly. She is also Croatian National Point of Reference on scientific information at EC, OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk (NOAD) for Croatia, NI4OS Europe National Open Access Desk (NOAD) for Croatia member of the SPARC Europe Board and member of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE) Council.

© Jadranka Stojanovski

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Gaël Van Weyenbergh

Gaël Van Weyenbergh is the administrator of Meoh and has developed large scale multistakeholder collaboration methods for cities and entrepreneurship networks. He is a member of the NGI Infrastructures Taskforce. 

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Vanessa Proudman

Vanessa Proudman is Director of SPARC Europe where she is working to make Open the default in Europe. Vanessa has 20 years’ international experience working with many leading university libraries worldwide as well as research institutions, foundations, international policy makers, information- communication- and IT professionals and designers from over 20 countries. She has focused on supporting research, on open access, open science, open culture and open education and above all on facilitating improved access to Europe’s decentralized research results. She has done this through international and national policy-making, advocacy and knowledge exchange. At present, she is intent on exploring how to create – and above all sustain – an open science ecosystem. At the beginning of her career, she spent a decade heading information and IT at an UN-affiliated international research institution in Vienna. Vanessa is driven by change; she is a keen connector and collaborator, and strongly believes in contributing to the public good through her work.

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Gabi Lombardo

Gabi Lombardo (LSE, PhD) is the Director of the European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities (www.eassh.eu), the largest advocacy and science policy organization for social sciences and humanities in Europe.  She is an expert in both higher education and global research policy, and has extensive high-level experience operating at the interface of strategy, science policy, research support and funding. Gabi holds a senior level experience in strategic and ‘foresight’ planning in elite higher education institutions, international research funders and associations as she worked with the London School of Economics the European Research Council and Science Europe.
As Director of EASSH, Gabi advocates also for the need of a strong evidence-based approach to policy-making, and the inclusion of researchers in science policy development for strategic and broad-based research funding. She is an expert evaluator for SSH disciplines and research ethics for the EU Commission, World Bank, WISE and COST. In November 2018, Gabi received the Young Academy of Europe Annual Prize.

© Gabi Lombardo