Open Horizons: A Revolution in Open Science

30 november 2012 - Brussels

A special conference at the occasion of LERU’s 10th anniversary

At the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU, Rue Wiertzstraat 77, 1000 Brussels

09.30-10.30 Registration with coffee and pastries

Opening session

10.30-10.35 Mrs. Emilia Müller, Bavarian State Minister for Federal and European Affairs

10.35-10.40 Introduction by Prof. Bernd Huber, President LMU Munich and Chair LERU

10.40-11.00 Keynote speech by Dr. Anneli Pauli, Deputy Director-General DG Research & Innovation, European Commission 

Session I: Reasserting the primacy of data

Chair: Prof. Kurt Deketelaere, Secretary-General LERU

11.00-11.30 Keynote address on Open Data by Prof. Geoffrey Boulton, Chair Science as an Open Enterprise Working Group, Royal Society, UK

11.30-12.00 Panel on Open Data

  • Dr. Liz Lyon, Director UKOLN, Associate Director Digital Curation Centre, University of Bath, UK
  • Prof. Marja Makarow, Vice President for Research Academy of Finland
  • Prof. Maria da Graça Carvalho, Member of the European Parliament

12.00-12.30 Q&A with the panel and the audience on Open Data and final thoughts by the keynote speaker

12.30-13.30 Lunch

Session II: Reaching out through Open Access

Chair: Prof. Bernd Huber

13.30-14.00 Keynote address on Open Access by Dr. Paul Ayris, Director of UCL Library Services & UCL Copyright Officer; President of LIBER

14.00-14.30 Panel on Open Access

  • Dr. Alma Swan, Director of European Advocacy, SPARC-Europe
  • Prof. Donald Dingwell, Secretary-General European Research Council
  • Mr. Wim van der Stelt, Executive Vice President Corporate Strategy, Springer

14.30-15.00 Q&A with the panel and the audience on Open Access and final thoughts by the keynote speaker

Session III: Open Horizons – Future perspectives

Chair: Prof. Kurt Deketelaere

15.00-15.20 The EU Perspective by Dr. Carlos Morais-Pires, Project Officer, Data Infrastructures, e-Infrastructure Unit, European Commission

15.20-15.30 Conclusions by Prof. Bernd Huber

15.30-16.30 Reception


Practical details

Venue: Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU, Rue Wiertzstraat 77, 1000 Brussels. More info

Questions? Bart Valkenaers, communications officer, +32 16 32 09 39,