Bologna, November 18, 2015
Centro Congressi CNR, via Gobetti 101
Time: 9.45-17

Video of the workshop

Empowering the next generation to advance. Open Access, Open Education and Open data” is the focus of OpenCON 2015.

Our one-day workshop aims at gathering early career researchers as well as any open-oriented scientist, in order to debate about the value of openness, the tools and the incentives for opening up science, the need of a change in the ongoing practices.

We shall welcome two of the world’s best known open scientists, Peter Murray-Rust and Erin McKiernan, who will share with us their paths towards openness.

We shall try so answer to common questions such as: how can I promote my research via social networks? How can I make my data open? How can I license my data? How can I put my works in Open Access?

Questions and daily issues within the research workflow are welcomed. There will be plenty of time to address your cultural and practical concerns during the two interactive “Spot on” sessions.

The workshop will be in English.

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Live streaming here.


peter-rust-80pxPeter Murray-Rust is now Reader Emeritus in Molecular Informatics at the University of Cambridge and Senior Research Fellow Emeritus of Churchill College, Cambridge. More…
erin-mckiernan-80pxErin McKiernan is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada and Visiting Scholar at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. More…
giovanni-destro-bisol-80pxGiovanni Destro Bisol is Associate Professor at the Department of Human and Animal Biology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”. More…


9.45Welcome address
Roberto Zamboni , President, CNR Area della Ricerca di Bologna; Maria Chiara Pievatolo, AISA Welcome address
Chair: Elena Giglia (University of Turin)
10.00Peter Murray-Rust
Researchers have the power to change the way science is done and communicated
10.45Erin McKiernan My pledge to be open
11.45Coffee break
12.00Spot on:
Universities and Research institutions must not lose control of their Science (Peter Murray-Rust)
How to promote my research on the web (Erin McKiernan)
Chair: Alessandro Sarretta (ISMAR - CNR)
14.30Spot on:
The culture of sharing (Giovanni Destro Bisol)
How to make your paper open (Elena Giglia) [versione leggera senza foto, chi desidera originale con foto mandi mail]
How to make your data open (Maria Laura Vignocchi)

15.00Open discussion on these issues
16.30Wrap up and conclusions (Angela Simone, scientific journalist)

Scientific Committee

Paola Gargiulo, Anna Maria Tammaro, Paola Galimberti, Alessandro Sarretta, Silvana Mangiaracina, Ornella Russo, Maria Laura Vignocchi, Elena Giglia.

Organizing Commitee

Organized with the support of the University of Turin, the University of Parma, the University of Bologna, ISMAR CNR and CNR-Area della Ricerca di Bologna in collaboration with AISA – Associazione Italiana per la promozione della scienza aperta and OpenAIRE.