Open Research Data event, Tuesday October 28, 2014, Forum Rolex, EPFL

Dear colleagues,

The EPFL Library is pleased to invite you to an event that will focus on:


Where and When

Conferences and workshops will take place on Tuesday October 28, 2014 from 9am until 6pm at the Forum Rolex Learning Center (EPFL Campus). This event is free, but registration is 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. Swiss National Science Foundation, E-Government Switzerland, ETH Zürich, University of Edinburgh and JISC 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 foster interactive discussions. The main speakers will be staff members of ETH Zürich, ORCID, Re3data, CERN, PLOS, Zenodo, Mantra and the new EPFL LIMS service.

≫ As the number of places for workshops is limited, a specific registration form for workshops will be available soon.



The event is targeted at all those who would like to learn more about open data in science, including representatives of local politics, academic communities (researchers, doctoral students, professors, administrators), as well as publishing and information professionals, and IT support officers.

Save the date right now and announce your participation by filling in the form. The registration form for the afternoon workshops and presentations will be available soon.

Find more information on this event on our webpage. Please do not hesitate to share this invitation.

The EPFL Library team

Contact: or 021 693 21 56

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