Open Science Week

As part of International Open Access Week, Forschungszentrum Jülich’s Central Library (ZB) is offering interested colleagues and guests the opportunity to attend a series of information events on the fundamentals of scientific publishing, research data management, and research software, as well as the latest developments in these fields

This year, webinars will be held on various topics such as Jülich’s open access strategy, the “Open Science 4 FZJ” project, the role of data management plans in project proposals, the use of electronic lab notebooks, collaborative writing, and the documentation of research software.

External parties who are interested in participating in the events should contact us directly.
We will email you the link to the respective webinar the day before it takes place.

Open Science Week

Open Science Week 2022 at Forschungszentrum Jülich

Monday, 24 October 2022

11:30–13:30: Information stand in the Seecasino: Open science, open access, RDM, RSE, and further developments in scientific publishing (German/English)

Open science refers to an open exchange of information in science. To achieve this, the topics of open access, open data, and open source must be interconnected. Further information about associated initiatives and projects on the Jülich campus as well as future plans is available at our information stand in Forschungszentrum Jülich’s Seecasino.

Tuesday, 25 October 2022

10:00–10:30: “Open Science 4 FZJ” initiative (webinar in German)

Speakers: Robert Speck (JSC), Oliver Bertuch (ZB)

Structural and thematic networking among the open science protagonists and activities at Forschungszentrum Jülich is essential to establish a vivid and responsible open science community at Jülich that is representative of the importance of open science for science. To this end, the initiative “OS4FZJ – Weiterentwicklung von Open Science in Jülich”, as a joint effort on the part of the Central Library (ZB), the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), and Corporate Development (UE), addresses three challenges associated with the further development of open science: campus-wide networking, publication and monitoring, as well as research software engineering. This presentation will provide information on the motivation behind the project and details of its progression over the next two years.

14:00–14:30: RDM and research funding bodies: An update – The role of data management plans in project proposals (webinar in English)

Speaker: Ines Schmahl (ZB)

Topics such as reproducibility or transparency in research are becoming increasingly important to research funding bodies. The three most well-known research funding bodies – DFG, BMBF, and the EU with its Horizon Europe programme – have different requirements for research data management in the projects they fund. Moreover, these requirements have been continuously amended in recent years. In particular, the focus has shifted to data management plans as a project management method.

This presentation will provide an overview of current developments, and highlight similarities and differences between the three research funding bodies.

Wednesday, 26 October 2022

10:00–10:30: Electronic lab notebooks (webinar in German)

Speaker: Torsten Bronger (ZB)

Currently, many institutes and working groups are looking for solutions regarding electronic lab notebooks (ELNs). However, the market is confusing, and those on the lookout often find it difficult to formulate their requirements.

This presentation will provide you with information on what ELNs can do, the different approaches that exist, and points of contact if you have further questions. The focus will be on solutions for physicists, materials scientists, and engineers.

14:00–15:00: Introduction and new collaborative features: How researchers work on a publication in SciFlow together with their team (webinar in German)

Speakers: Arthur Höring und Dr. Carsten Borchert (SciFlow)

This webinar will provide practical suggestions and tips on how to create a publication in SciFlow – be it internationally or within your own institution. The software’s features will be introduced with a focus on collaborative writing. The writing and publication platform SciFlow is licensed to employees of Forschungszentrum Jülich and can be used free of charge.

Thursday, 27 October 2022

10:00–10:30: The new open access strategy of Forschungszentrum Jülich (webinar in German)

Speaker: Dr. Bernhard Mittermaier (ZB)

The current OA strategy of Forschungszentrum Jülich was implemented in 2015 and needs to be updated. At this event, the draft of an adapted strategy will be presented and discussed. Jülich employees are encouraged to obtain information at an early stage and to get involved. In November, the adapted strategy will be presented to the Main Committee. In December, the Board of Directors will make a decision.

14:00–14:45: Docs-as-code: How to write documentation with developers (webinar in English)

7th HiRSE Seminar, at FZJ OS Week
Speaker: Jessica Mitchell (INM-6)

Documentation is often an overlooked part of software development. Here we discuss the concept of docs-as-code as a way to streamline documentation development alongside the code. From writing, reviewing, and testing documentation, we will show how the same workflows used in code development can be applied to documentation. We will look into this concept and show how this can work in a practical setting, using the NEST simulator as an example.

Your contacts at ZB

Thomas Arndt
+49 2461 61-2907
Library Marketing

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Open Science Week

Last Modified: 20.10.2022