“The delicate interplay between ensuring protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and fostering knowledge circulation will be at the core of the workshop ‘IPR, Technology Transfer & Open Science – Challenges and opportunities’, which will take place on March 9th in Brussels. Starting from the idea that Open Science does not mean ‘free science’, the participants will discuss the approaches to striking a good balance between protected data and open access to information.
The present Workshop, jointly organised by JRC and DG Research and Innovation, gathers experts in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Technology Transfer, Open Science and cloud computing, with a view to analysing the interaction between these elements and, in particular, to understanding to what extent the current European copyright framework is fit for an Open Science setting.
The Workshop is expected to result in a set of policy recommendations to be included in a policy brief following discussions.
Since seats are limited, you are kindly invited to register early in order to secure your place.”
“The Dutch Presidency considers Open Science as one of its top priorities in the R&I domain. In this context, the Presidency has proposed draft Council conclusions on the issue.” The doc presents 16 conclusions on the value of OA and open science, with hints that the EU will soon adopt a policy making all EU-funded research OA by default by 2020.
“Science Europe (www.scienceeurope.org) is an association of 50 European Research Funding Organisations (RFO) and Research Performing Organisations (RPO) from 27 countries, based in Brussels….In order to support the policy activities of Science Europe and reinforce the Policy Affairs unit, we are currently looking for a Senior Policy Officer….The following skills and experience are [not essential but] additional assets to your application: …Experience in the areas of Open Access to scientific publications….”
From Google’s English: “On 17 September, the Board of Directors of the University of Liege has decided to strengthen the mandatory detention warrant on ORBi. Not only how to file references and documents have been consolidated but also those on the assessment records, and lists of specific publications, to request the appointment, promotion or assignment of credit. In addition, it was decided that BICTEL / e, ETDs ULg, will soon be integrated in ORBi. First, it broadens the scope of publications to be encoded in ORBi to complete the institutional bibliography. All references to publications of authors from the University of Liège will be introduced in ORBi and only those published since 2002. Then he explained the context of filing mandatory documents. Now journal articles published since 2002 must be filed when accepted by the publisher and not after publication or even later. It also reinforces the requirement for assessors to consider only lists publications from ORBi for dossier evaluation to request the appointment, promotion or assignment of credit. Finally, note that the theses contained in BICTEL / e will soon be integrated into ORBi and future deposits of theses will be directly on it. So they now benefit from high visibility ORBi Web.”