EASA webinar 22 October 2021, 15:00-16:30 CEST
ISE policy paper on the transition to open science

Following the opening up of research articles via open access mandates (including Plan S), several research funders including the European Commission are moving ahead with a transition to Open Science. However, while there is increasing agreement of the need to improve the transparency, reproducibility and robustness of research, current academic evaluation systems still place undue emphasis on inappropriate metrics. A reform of these reward systems would be an important step to incentivizing better research practices, but communities of researchers should remain the main actors in this transition. This is why the Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) is preparing a policy paper to put researchers' voices at the heart of the process.

Join us for a presentation of this paper with Toma Susi and Marco Masia.

Toma Susi is Assistant Professor in nanomaterials at the University of Vienna and an ERC Starting Grantee. He has long been an advocate for open access publishing, participating in national and international policy discussions, and in his research work, contributed open data and code as well as an open grant application. In 2018, he was elected Vice-Chair of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE), coordinating the organization’s efforts in science policy, especially around Plan S, until the end of his tenure in 2020. He chaired the open science task force of the Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE).

Marco Masia is the Executive Coordinator of the Initiative for Science in Europe, an umbrella organization representing researchers from multiple learned societies and scientific organisations. He coordinates the work of different task forces and brings ISE positions and recommendation to the attention of EU policy makers and other relevant stakeholders. Marco holds a PhD in physics; after 10 years of professorship at the university, he graduated from an Executive MBA.

Chair: Monica Heintz, University of Paris Nanterre and EASA exec member

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