Open Science: Rethinking rewards and evaluation the key to change?, Oct. 23, 2020

Venue and Time

Virtual event on 23 October 11.00-12.00 CEST. Connection details will be sent to registered participants before the event, see below.

Open Science?

What is your immediate reaction whenever you hear “Open Science” or “Open Access”? An administrative burden (again)? Something difficult just for the few? Something impossible within the current research evaluation system?

Open Science is a huge opportunity: transparency, research quality, accountability to taxpayers’ money  and especially reproducible research are at stake.

In this panel discussion you will experience good practices, success stories as well as the aspects to keep in mind for the not-so-far future for pursuing Open Science.

While researchers have navigated the Open Access publication requirements, the other aspects of Open Science such as publication of FAIR data and other research outputs might be relatively new.

But Europe is taking strong stances toward FAIRness and Openness, so we need to get used to it if we don’t want to be excluded from the European research environment of the next future.

Making data FAIR might require considerable effort from researchers to manage and curate their research outputs to make them shareable: these efforts need to be acknowledged.

Despite the requirements of Open Science, the evaluation system which places almost an exclusive focus on publications and on impact factor hasn’t changed, which makes it difficult to engage researchers into Open Science practices.

However, things are slowly but surely changing. To present these tangible examples of change, we have put together an excellent panel representing the perspective of  researchers, data champion community, research institutions and funding bodies. 

Panel members

Prof. Federica Capelluti, Politecnico di Torino, Rector’s advisor for Open science, Associate Prof. of Electronic Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Prof. Gianluca Setti, Politecnico di Torino, Rector’s advisor for Research Evaluation, Prof. of Electronic Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Dr. Yasemin Türkyilmaz-van der Velden, TU Delft, Netherlands, Data Steward and core member of Open Science Community Delft

Dr. Annalisa Montesanti, Programme Manager – Health Research Careers, Health Research Board, Ireland 

Dr. habil. Francesco Beretta, CNRS, researcher and head of Digital History Research Team (Laboratoire de recherche historique Rhône-Alpes), Lyon, France

Dr. Emma Lazzeri, CNR, Open Science Manager, task group member  EOSC and OpenAire, CNR, Pisa, Italy  

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Shalini Kurapati, Open Science fellow at Politecnico di Torino, Co-founder & CEO of Clearbox AI, Turin, Italy.


The event will be organised online through the Politecnico virtual classroom platform. Please register for the event using this form to receive the connecting details prior to the event.