EELISA Community

Open Science Community

Conscious of the necessity of cultural change in the transition to openness, we want to support the change in the societies of the alliance and member institutions by following the current global developments, with the awareness ...

Conscious of the necessity of cultural change in the transition to openness, we want to support the change in the societies of the alliance and member institutions by following the current global developments, with the awareness of our strength coming from the competencies of EELISA. Our aim is to empower research, education and innovation through open science practices to increase efficiency and productivity in light of the EU’s open science policy. We want to bring together and work with all beneficiaries, stakeholders and experts to ensure society gets the most out of science through the policies, strategies and tools developed by EELISA to be part of the open science ecosystem. Accordingly, the community sets forth its mission to promote the systematic development of the open science ecosystem across disciplines and among EELISA members and communities. One of the main activities of this group will be to advocate and raise awareness of open science through organized events at all levels (workshops, information days, panels, etc.) and to support open collaboration with potential multi-participant projects.

Networking, sharing knowledge and best practices within and between other EELISA communities and European open science societies/working groups (such as LERU Open Science Ambassadors) will be another area of focus for the Community. The EELISA OSC also aims to be a part of initiatives related to open science elements and to ensure that the most knowledgeable and talented representatives of EELISA are involved in these initiatives.

This community will seek to pool resources to create a database of recommendations and best practices for open science practitioners. In addition, it will be one of the important goals of EELISA OSC to bring together professionals from different fields/disciplines under training, workshops and working groups to support and develop the open science skills of EELISA partners. Participation in the creation of an EELISA Training Program focusing on Open Science will also be provided.

During its work, the eight objectives of the EU open science policy will be followed and the community will promote the use of tools and services provided by the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

OSC @ EELISA Communities pitches - Budapest September 2022

RBL Symposium 2022 | Openness in Education

What is Open Science ?

"An  inclusive construct that combines various movements and practices aiming to  make  multilingual  scientific  knowledge  openly  available,  accessible  and  reusable  for  everyone,  to  increase  scientific  collaborations  and  sharing  of  information for the benefits of science and society, and to open the processes of scientific knowledge creation, evaluation and communication to societal actors beyond the traditional scientific community. It comprises all scientific disciplines  and  aspects  of  scholarly  practices,  including  basic  and  applied  sciences, natural and social sciences and the humanities, and it builds on the following key pillars: open scientific knowledge, open science infrastructures, science  communication,  open  engagement  of  societal  actors  and  open  dialogue with other knowledge systems..." UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science

EELISA Open Science strategy: Embracing a new research culture - Working towards a comprehensive mainstreaming of Open Science across the Alliance.

EELISA Open Science web page

EELISA Open Science Ambassadors Network; OS Ambassadors, acting as advocates for this paradigm shift, will help EELISA foster an atmosphere of open, collaborative, and reproducible research on campus. Contact your open science ambassador!

Come & Join Us

If you are an academic, researcher, student, librarian or innovator interested in working on open access publishing, open research data, open research software, institutional repositories, open educational materials, or open science-based academic assessment methods, your contribution to this community will help create a culture of openness within EELISA



You can access the series from EELISA social media accounts.

  • 2024 - Champions in Open Science
  • 2023 - Open Science Dictionary


  • Knowledge Bites 12 : "Benefits and opportunities for students participating in the EELISA Open Science Community (OSC)"October 14, 2022, 12:00-13:00 CET, Zoom - Zoom Recording
  • Knowledge Bites #13 : "Basics of Open Science and why you should become an advocate", January 20, 2023, 12:00-13:00 CET, Zoom - Zoom Recording
  • Knowledge Bites # 14 : "Open Innovation in Sustainability Context", April 14, 2023,12:00-13:00 CET, Zoom - Zoom Recording
  • Knowledge Bites #15 : "How to integrate an Open Science service or data-source into the EOSC portal?", May 31, 2023, 12:00-13:00 CET, Zoom - Zoom Recording


  • Data Spaces for Researchers - Fostering Collaboratibe Research and Innovation4th & 5th of March, 2024 - Web page 


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    • The EELISA Open Science (OS) Courses Catalogue, which contains open science courses offered by EELISA universities, is now online and fully operational at the address provided below. The catalog is structured according to various categories: format (workshop, semester course, summer school, etc.), partner university and operating system topics.  
    • 2024 International Open Access Week (IOAW) is coming up. We are very excited to celebrate this week together as we see it as a great opportunity to raise awareness of open science. Contact us if you have activities planned for the week or if you would like to be involved in joint activity plans as part of the EELISA IOAW celebrations. To learn about IOAW please visit the website:





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    Activities in Open Science Community

    Seasonal School “CROSSROADS” – The Never Ending EU Crises and the COVID-19 Pandemic Outbreak
    Summer / Winter / Seasonal schools
    May - May 2022
    The Seasonal School aims to offer a critical assessment of the current governance structure of the EU and ...
    EELISA Lecture “IP meets Engineering”
    Course / Seminar
    Apr - Jul 2022
    If you would like to register as an EELISA student, please register here until the 10.04.2022. The lecture ...
    Course (certified) on Tech Diplomacy
    Course / Seminar
    Oct 2021 - Mar 2022
    The Certificate on Science and Tech Diplomacy offers a unique opportunity to become a specialist in the rapidly ...
    Final Degree’s Project (TFG): Research on activated carbon from waste biomass for electrocatalytic applications
    Course / Seminar
    Jan - Dec 2021
    The student will participate in the research group ACOM to collaborate on the present project, always supervised by ...
    Master thesis “Fabrication and characterization of the sputter yield for 3D tungsten nanostructures”
    Jan - Dec 2021
    The student will be introduced in the research world focusing on the development of more radiation-resistant materials to ...
    Master thesis “Study of the influence of grain boundaries in coexistence He and H in nanostructured tungsten”
    Jan - Dec 2021
    The student will be introduced in the research world focusing on the development of more radiation-resistant materials to ...
    Meeting with Spin-Offs directors. Spin-off venture creation in a university context-An entrepreneurial process view
    Course / Seminar
    Jan - Dec 2021
    Directors will present to students their background and experience in creating a Spin-Off. After this, a time will ...
    Participation in European project: “Innovation in future engineers’ training for contemporary city’s problems (GLOCAL)”
    Summer / Winter / Seasonal schools
    Jan - Dec 2021
    Summer school with multidisciplinary groups regarding teaching technical subjects in English and how to communicate your ideas effectively.

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