Open Science 2020: infrastructural aspects of open science in Slovenia

After organising two well-attended open science events, first in Ljubljana in 2018 and second in Maribor in 2019, the Young Academy of Slovenia (Mlada akademija) this year organised a series of four online events that took place during the International Open Access Week 2020 between October 19 and 22.

The events were co-organised with the Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport as a part of the National Science Month.

They focused on four topics:

  • Plan S: what should researchers know about Plan S? by Gareth O’Neill, Plan S ambassador and doctoral candidate at Leiden University
  • Reproducibility: open science tools and services for your scientific work by prof dr. Michael Bosnjak, director of The Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information
  • European Open Science Cloud:  infrastructural aspects of open science in Slovenia by Dunja Legat, MSc, NI4OS-Europe representative from the University of Maribor Library
  • Research assessment: roundtable about research assessment and DORA with guests prof. dr. Janja Hojnik from the University of Maribor, prof. dr. Gregor Majdič from the University of Ljubljana and Miro Pušnik, MSc, director of the Central Technical Library.

On October 21, Dunja Legat, MSc, from the University of Maribor Library, Slovenian NI4OS-Europe representative and member of the EOSC Skills & Training Working Group, talked about the infrastructural aspects of open science in Slovenia. In her presentation Open Science in Slovenia and the European Open Science Cloud, she first explained the reasons why European researchers need such a platform, presented the details of the EOSC project and the contribution NI4OS-Europe. Finally, she presented Slovenia’s plans in this area, which include the establishment of a national repository for the permanent storage of research data and a national Open Science Community web portal to connect all stakeholders.

The presentation was moderated by dr. Nejc Novak, Eurodoc Open Science Ambassador for Slovenia.

The recordings of the event are available on YouTube.