Call for workshops

Now closed - 26 submissions
OSF2021 will give the possibility to selected projects, organisations and initiatives to organize a workshop addressing any of the topics of the conference.

OSF2021 provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of work related to the foundational or more concrete aspects of Open Science: from policy formulation and implementation, infrastructure and service provisioning to turn open science into practice, to building and sustaining the human element to support it in the long run.

The OSF2021 organizing committee invites proposals for workshops which may vary between 90, 120 and 180 minutes.




Workshops should emphasize current topics of particular interest to the broad community of Open Science on the latest policy, legal, technical and business issues in Open Science, FAIR data and related infrastructure. Proposals which favour and encourage the participation of attendees will be favoured.

Topics of interest include:
Interdisciplinary collaborations: Networks, services, methods
Sharing best practices and knowledge
Legal aspects of open science; GDPR and IPR exploitation
Responsible metrics and research assessment
Interoperability across domains and services 
RDM best practices
Sustaining Open infrastructures, services and tools for research communities
Collaborative platforms for all research artifacts
Innovations in publishing and research dissemination
Collective funding models for open infrastructures and services
Value added data products/services from open science
Research analytics and visualizations
Text and data mining for/from research
Open metrics infrastructures: how to combine, what is next?
Training and skills for open science
Sustaining open science training: people, resources, governance
Skills within the wider research context
Assessment frameworks for trainers and researchers
Competence centers: models, integration and coordination
European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and FAIR data
FAIR data policy and practice: from theory to implementation
National EOSC initiatives
Thematic Clouds
Rules of Participation in EOSC
Citizen science: barriers and opportunities for collaboration
Local and global collaborations: people and networks
Citizen science open science practices and policies
Infrastructures and services for citizen science
Please use the templates below.


Proposers are asked to submit a short proposal that describes all key characteristics and contributions of the workshop:

  • Focus
  • Abstract (maximum 300 words)
  • Relation to the overall objective of the conference
  • Target audience
  • Learning outcomes
  • Format and Structure
  • Draft Agenda
  • Speakers
  • Equipment

Proposal length should be a minimum of 500 words and should not exceed 800 words.



Workshop proposals will be evaluated primarily on their potential to stimulate interesting discussions, facilitate the exchange of ideas, promote collaborations, and contribute to a concrete roadmap for open science implementation.

Additional criteria are:

  • Relevance
  • Impact on the wider community
  • Level of innovation
  • Originality
  • Interaction with the audience
  • Openness and Fairness of the solution / method / product
  • Quality and detail of the application form

Applications will be evaluated by the Conference Programme Committee.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 26 July, 2021 2 Aug, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance / rejection: 27 August, 2021
  • Final abstract submission: September 6, 2021
  • Conference Dates: 20 – 23 September, 2021



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