Open science (also referred to as open scholarship) is at a crossroads. Implementation and adoption are progressing, with researchers, research institutions, funding agencies, service providers and infrastructures all engaging at various levels. However, different models are emerging which produce a seemingly fragmented ecosystem and achieve small steps on top of traditional scholarly communication system. In order to enable international and interdisciplinary research, we need to ensure interoperability across communities and services while still maintaining our ability to support diversity of workflows and knowledge systems.
OSFair2021 is organized as an emblematic initiative of OpenAIRE, co-organized by key international initiatives in the area of Open Science: COAR, EIFL, Force11, LA Referencia, LIBER, OPERAS, Sparc, Sparc Europe.
OS Fair 2021 aims to bring together and empower open science communities and services; to identify common practices related to open science; to see what are the best synergies to deliver and operate services that work for many; and to bring experiences from all around the world and learn from each other.
Stephen Serjeant joined the CITIZEN SCIENCE - OPEN SCIENCE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLABORATION session of the workshop, organised in collaboration with the REINFORCE and Cos4Cloud projects, on behalf of the ESCAPE project to discuss how many science facilities are now providing open access to their data, making them findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable and explore the best practices from these radically different approaches in different disciplines, the common challenges encountered, and lessons learned.