Open Scholarship Conference


Welcome to DCU’s Open Scholarship Conference Series. The aim of this series is to provide a forum for all key stakeholders to come together to share and discuss current open scholarship practices, initiatives and strategies. In this, our inaugural conference, we examine the global impact of open scholarship initiatives from local, national and international perspectives.

      When: Wednesday 21 March, 2018 @ 09:30 - 13:30
      Where: Seamus Heaney Theatre, Cregan Library, DCU St Patrick’s Campus
      Getting there: Map of DCU St. Patrick's Campus (Block 7 - Library & Seamus Heaney Theatre)

     To Register for this free event - click here 

 Conference Programme
 09:30 – 10:00           Registration/tea & coffee

10:00 - 10:10

Welcome from Professor Brian MacCraith, President of Dublin City University

10:10 – 11:10 

Changing cultures: How to embed Open Science approaches in research and educational organisations
Dr Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost, University College London Library Services 

11:10  - 12:00

Young European Research Universities: Commitment Towards Open Science
Silvia Gomez Recio, Secretary General, Young European Research Universities (YERUN)

12:00 - 12:30 

The Benefits of Open Access to Research Centres
Professor Noel O'Connor, Director Insights Centre for Data Analytics

12:30 – 13:15 

Title tbc
Gemma Irvine, Head of Policy and Strategic Planning, Higher Education Authority and Co-chair of the National Open Access Research Forum


Q & A and Lunch



Changing cultures: How to embed Open Science approaches in research and educational organisations
Dr Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice Provost, University College London Library Services

This paper looks at the cultural change necessary in research and educational organisations to embrace Open Science. In the fifteenth century, the invention of moveable type printing in the West revolutionised the way that ideas were disseminated and appreciated. Open Science has the potential to do the same in the twenty-first century. The paper will look at the challenges faced by research and educational institutions in embracing that change. The paper begins by identifying how universities can manage change and what the constituent parts of the required change management programme should be. The second part of the paper looks at the 8 pillars of Open Science identified by the European Commission’s Open Science Policy Platform and suggests key actions that should be taken to begin to embed Open Science approaches into the way research and education are undertaken in university systems.