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OPEN SCIENCE FAIR 2017: Binding policies and researcher flows, infrastructures and services with people.

Date: 06-Sep-2017 to 09-Sep-2017

OPEN SCIENCE FAIR is a new research paradigm facing many challenges, mainly the ingrained research habits accompanied by non-incentive institutional and funder reward systems, the lack of embedded tools and services, the connection to non-academic communities.

Open Science Fair will critically showcase the elements required for the transition to Open Science: e-infrastructures and services, policies as guidance for good practices, research flows and new types of activities (disseminate, mine, review, assess, etc.), the roles of the respective actors and their networks.

OSFair2017 is organized as an emblematic initiative of four EU projects in the area of Open Science: OpenAIRE (, OpenUP (, FOSTER ( and OpenMinTeD ( It is locally curated by the National Kapodestrian University of Athens and the “Athena” Research and Innovation Center ( and co-sponsored by the National Library of Greece (

EXPECTED OUTCOME. The conference will include keynotes by distinguished speakers, roundtable discussions, hands-on workshops and training sessions, as well as a poster session. It will bring together different stakeholder perspectives and will suggest "roadmaps" towards implementation on targeted aspects of Open Science.

TARGETED AUDIENCE. Funders and policy makers, publishers and content providers and creators, Research Infrastructures/communities, researchers, institutions, libraries, innovators

Contact details: Eleni Toli