More than 200 people signed up for Open Access Week at UiS and USN from 19th to 23rd of October.
Open Access Week is an international annual event, with the aim of increasing knowledge and awareness of open research. This year, UIS and USN marked Open Access Week together.
For infection control reasons, all lectures took place via Zoom. This opened up the possibility to not only bring in external speakers, but also for participants from outside to follow the lectures. Many took advantage of that opportunity, and all the lectures had between 50 and 70 interested listeners from all over Norway.
The future of open science at UiS
Merete Vadla Madland, vice-rector for research at UiS, closed Open Access Week. She spoke about further work at UiS with regards to open science. Among other things, she talked about the board meeting the day before, where new guidelines for employment and promotion were adopted. From now on, emphasis will be placed on whether the candidate has contributed to opening up his or her research, e.g. by publishing in open journals and making research data available. This is a natural consequence of the fact that UiS has signed the DORA declaration.
Don’t miss Open Access Week 2021!
Open Access Week is an annual international event. We, at the university library are allready planning next years event – so stay tuned to see what happens in October 2021.