Open Access

Open Access Week

International Open Access Week 2023

From October 23 to 29, the International Open Access Week is celebrated around the world, an annual initiative to promote open access (OA) in the academic and research world. This year the motto is Community over commercialization is an opportunity to join together, take action, and raise awareness around the importance of community control of knowledge sharing systems.
Below we detail the different talks that will be held to promote open access and we invite you to attend!

Rights retention: maintain your rights to advance open science
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Day: Monday, 23 October
Time: 10 11:30 a.m.
Description: Rights retention appears lately in funding requirements and policies as one of the tools to achieve an immediate access to knowledge. This is why it is necessary that both, the research staff and their institutions, retain the key rights to be able to freely reuse the research output. In this talk there will be presented the results of the Project Retain, which has analysed different institutional policies to preserve the intellectual property rights of the research output, and it will be discussed the key elements to take into account to apply a rights retention policy.
Speaker: Ignasi Labastida. PhD in Physics from the University of Barcelona (UB). Head of the Research Unit at the UB’s CRAI. He is currently Rector's Delegate for Open Science, Chair of the LERU Information & Open Access policy group, Member of LERU Open Science Ambassadors Grup and Chair of the Board for SPARC Europe.
Aimed at: PDI and PhD students
Modality: Live online through Teams
Language: Catalan
Certificate of Attendance: Yes
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Organized by : UAB Library Service

UAB scientific journal day
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Day: Tuesday, 24 October
Time: 10 14:00 p.m.
Description: The conference is designed as a meeting space for the editorial teams of the UAB journals to share knowledge, experiences, challenges, etc., and to talk about the topics that the editorial teams consider most relevant. In the registration form, there is a section where you can send the questions you want to discuss during the day. Depending on the number of proposals, the Service will choose the hottest topics. Aimed at: PDI and PAS Modality : In person. Sala de Revistes of the Humanities Library of the UAB Lletres Building. Language : Catalan Organized by : UAB Publications Service                    

Research data: what you need to know
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Day : Wednesday, 25 October
Time : from 10 to 12 a.m.
Description: Part one : Do you have a dataset and want it to be FAIR? Publish it in CORA.RDR! In this talk you will learn about CORA.RDR, a multidisciplinary data repository that allows researchers from the Catalan research system to publish research data in FAIR mode and complying with the requirements of funding agencies. Using the UAB space within CORA.RDR you will be able to determine the access rights to your datasets, which will be stored and preserved, increasing their discoverability by making them findable on different portals thanks to the use of a DOI. In addition, you will be able to see other characteristics of this repository, as well as the benefits that publishing the datasets can bring.
Part two : The Data Management Plan: how to complete the FAIR section. One of the sections of the Data Management Plan are the FAIR requirements that the repository chosen to deposit your research data must meet. We explain each of the required elements and what type of information must be included. Speakers: Mireia Alcalà. Data curator expert leader. Open Science Area. Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya (CSUC)
Damià Gil. Teaching and research support librarian at the Science and Technology Library. He works on topics related to open science, accreditations, reference managers and bibliometric indicators. Aimed at : PDI and PhD students Modality : Live online through Teams Language : Catalan Presentations : (Mireia Alcalà) and (Damià Gil) Certificate of Attendance : Yes Organized by : UAB Library Service


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Consult at the DDD all the activities programmed in previous years.