02.07.14 - The EPFL library is pleased to invite you to an event that will focus on: OPEN RESEARCH DATA: THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE. Tuesday 28 October 2014, Forum Rolex, from 9am until 6pm. Free admission but registration required.


• Importance of collecting research data
• Open research data evolutions, challenges and stakes
• Implementation of open research data policies in universities
• Best practices: insights and applications
• Technical aspects, software and tools
• Idea-sharing on the future of open data in science


Some of the main specialists in the research data field will participate in this event. The European Commission, Euresearch, Swiss National Science FoundationE-Government Switzerland, PLOS, CERN, ETH Zürich, University of Edinburgh, Re3Data and the EPFL Audiovisual Communications Laboratory will be invited speakers for the plenary conferences. Philippe Gillet, EPFL Vice-president for Academic Affairs, will give the opening speech.

In the afternoon, workshops and specific presentations on different topics and software (duration: 1hr) will allow participants to share experiences and to foster interactive discussions. The main speakers will be staff members of ETH Zürich, ORCID, Zenodo, Mantra and the new EPFL LIMS service.

Registration form for the event. If you do not pre-register, we will not be able to send you the registration form for presentations and workshops, which is not available online. Please remember that the registration form for workshops and presentations is due by Monday, October 20.