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Do & don't of supporting Open Science

Keynote presentation given at the 10th anniversary of the 4TU.researchdata repository https://data.4tu.nl/info/en/news-events/training-events/news-item/4turesearchdatas-role-in-fostering-open-science-10th-anniversary-celebration-29-sep-2020-1530-1730-c/

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Do & don't of supporting Open Science

  1. 1. www.geant.orgwww.geant.org1 | Click to edit Master title style • Click to edit Master text styles • Second level • Third level • Fourth level • Fifth level 29/09/2020 1 The do’s and don’ts of supporting Open Science www.geant.org Sarah Jones EOSC Engagement Manager sarah.jones@geant.org Twitter: @sarahroams 4TUResearchData 10th anniversary celebration, 29th September 2020
  2. 2. www.geant.orgwww.geant.org To ask your questions go to www.menti.com and use code 65 90 091 2 |
  3. 3. www.geant.orgwww.geant.org 10 years ago a new repository was launched… 3 | • Over 900 data collections deposited in 10 years • Top 10 have between 2500-8500 views • Open to deposits beyond 4TU consortium in science, engineering and design • 3TU  4TU  ? Image courtesy of Kevin Ashley, DCC
  4. 4. www.geant.orgwww.geant.org What not to do… Image by Markus Spiske https://unsplash.com/photos/LVieFk4bJSo
  5. 5. www.geant.orgwww.geant.org Don’t force! 5 | Slide courtesy of Marta Teperek, https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.55512
  6. 6. www.geant.orgwww.geant.org Adopt > Adapt > Develop If community already has a solution (or there is an emerging one), ADOPT If necessary, ADAPT it to suit user needs Only as a last resort DEVELOP an entirely new solution Why? • Existing services are established, adopted, mature, more sustainable… • New development is expensive, costly to support, often inferior… Don’t reinvent wheels! 6 |
  7. 7. www.geant.orgwww.geant.org Don’t ignore basic user needs! 7 | https://xkcd.com/2341
  8. 8. www.geant.orgwww.geant.org What to do… Image by Rod Long https://unsplash.com/photos/EerVj2RHkw0
  9. 9. www.geant.orgwww.geant.org • Partner • Be responsive • Tailor to user needs • Fit in with research workflows • Co-located support staff with researchers e.g. data stewarship roles, research software engineers, observational studies Engage in a meaningful way 9 |
  10. 10. www.geant.orgwww.geant.org • Pressure to publish is still noted as major stressor for PhDs • Recognise and reward open practices - Make it part of promotion criteria - Ask for examples in grant application CVs, research assessment etc • Professionalise data roles • Example of Research Software Engineers p49 doi: 10.2777/1524 • RDA group on professionalising data stewardship Incentivise the culture change you want to see 10 |
  11. 11. www.geant.orgwww.geant.org • If you want to find approaches that work well, you need to be able to experiement, fail, change-course… • Adopt some aspects from the corporate / business approach • Constantly monitor landscape and users to know needs • Objectively evaluate and decide when to fund (or not!) • Increase flexibility in workplans to respond to changes Allow for innovation – and failure! 11 |
  12. 12. www.geant.orgwww.geant.org • Don’t all go it alone – do we really need thousands of generic institutional data repositories? • Share lessons – be open about experiences • Skills sharing akin to datacurationnetwork.org • Sector-wide procurement to broker better deals e.g. Jisc data repository framework Collaborate with peers and work as a sector 12 |
  13. 13. www.geant.orgwww.geant.org • Open source / open infrastructure • Bespoke internal services • Commercial tools • Self-hosted • Partnerships • Run by third-parties • National services • Brokering / procurement Ensure we keep service delivery options open 13 | What? How?
  14. 14. www.geant.orgwww.geant.org • Procurement pain points • Open Source business models / open infrastructure • Partnerships / national models for delivery Mon 2nd – Fri 6th November 2020 https://events.geant.org/e/rdmservices Workshop on Delivering RDM services 14 |
  15. 15. www.geant.orgwww.geant.org Act together Come together Image by Tim Marshall https://unsplash.com/photos/cAtzHUz7Z8g
  16. 16. www.geant.orgwww.geant.org Click to edit Master title style • Click to edit Master text styles • Second level • Third level • Fourth level • Fifth level 29/09/2020 16 Thank you www.geant.org Any questions? © GÉANT Association on behalf of the GN4 Phase 2 project (GN4-2). The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 731122 (GN4-2). 16 | To ask your questions go to www.menti.com and use code 65 90 091

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