OSCG-UG DCC Summer Event – June 20th

Open Science Community Groningen is organising its summer event to wrap up the academic year! This year, we are collaborating with the UG Digital Competence Centre (DCC) to provide you an afternoon on “Open Science and FAIR Data” where you can work on an Interdisciplinary OS Research Scenario with other participants!

The event will take place at the Van Swinderen Huys and we invite academics and academic staff from across Groningen in “Building Interdisciplinary Communities”. To kick-off the event, Dr. Sarahanne Field will give a keynote and share insight on the importance of Communities of Practice in Open Science.

Event details

  • When: 20th June @ 13:00 – 18:00 CET 
  • Where: Van Swinderen Huys (Oude Boteringestraat 19, 9712 GC)
  • Price: Free! Drinks and (vegetarian) snacks will be provided + borrel!

This event aims to bring new and experienced OS practitioners and enthusiasts to work on Research Scenarios (examples). If you are new to Open Science, don’t worry – we don’t bite 🙂 
Research Scenarios will be prepared in advance by the UG DCC and the OSCG. The collaborative efforts will be published so you can stake your claim on contributing towards addressing OS questions!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact: openscience-groningen@rug.nl

See you there!

Open Science Community Groningen


OSCG Meet & Greet – 24th April

Guest SpeakerDr. Katja Mayer, Elise Richter Fellowship (FWF), Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna

📅When: 24 April, 2024
Time: 15:00 – 17:00 CET 
📍Where: LUST (Oude Kijk in Het Jatstraat 58, 9712 EL)
💰Price: Free! Drinks and (vegetarian) snacks will be provided

On the 24th of April (Wednesday), Dr. Katja Mayer will be presenting her work for the broader Open Science communities in Groningen.

Guest Bio

Katja Mayer is an Elise Richter Fellow at the University of Vienna’s Department of Science and Technology Studies, where she explores the interface of science, technology, and society. She places particular emphasis on the politics of open science and data infrastructures. Trained as a sociologist, her current research focuses on the power of social scientific methods in the era of big data and machine learning through the lens of studying data practices. As an open science advocate, she actively advises on research and innovation policy. The afternoon will give the floor to Katja to share her research and her work within Open Science.

Other details

We also invite members of the Groningen research community to share their research and the incorporation of Open Science.

Register here (calendar invite to follow)

Event OSCG: Celebrating Openness: Open Research & Public Engagement

📅 Save the Date: November 23, 2023 

⏰ Time: 13:00 – 17:00 

📍 Where: UMCG, Keuningzaal (3214.0063) 

💰 Price: Free 

Celebrating Openness: Open Research & Public Engagement

The Open Science Community Groningen (OSCG) will be hosting the Celebrating Openness: Open Research & Public Engagementevent on the 23rd of November, at the Keuningzaal (3214.0063), UMCG (Antonius Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen). The event will focus on public engagement and its importance for Open research dissemination to the general public. 

The event will kick off with a keynote talk by Yorick Karseboom who will give a talk on Science Shops – what are they and how they facilitate public engagement. Following, we have the three winners of the Open Research Award present their work in 3 lightning talks. The Open Research Awards are organized together with the university library and celebrate the many ways in which academics make their research more accessible, transparent or reproducible. We end with an interactive panel discussion about the internalization of public engagement: challenges, hurdles and opportunities.

There will be catering for coffee and cakes so make sure to save your spot. Mark the details in your calendar and follow us for more details.

Please register here

We hope to see you the 23rd of November!

Events, events and more events!

We hope everyone has been well and coming back from a nice, holiday period.

We have taken a short hiatus on our monthly events but we are looking to end the academic year with a bang! Two must attend events are on the horizon.

As seating is limited, make sure to register below. Or you may miss out 😉

May Event – 25th May (Thursday from 17:00)

Our monthly events are back and we will be hosting Marie Stadel this month at Cafe LUST (Oude Kijk in t’ Jatstraat 58, 9712 EL) from 17:00 onwards.

She will give a talk on her research which combines Experience Sampling with Personal Networks in order to get insights into a person’s social environment.

Make sure to register here!

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Summer Event! – 23rd May (Friday from 12:30)

Our end-of-the-year Summer Event is coming up! You may have seen a ‘save the date’ on our recent newsletters but we now have the full event programme ready! On the 23rd of June, we will take over Van Swinderen Huys (Oude Boteringestraat 19, 9712 GC) from 12:30 to toast Open Science activites in Groningen.

We will kick off the event with a keynote talk by Dr. Egon Willighagen from Maastricht University, who will give a talk on Open and FAIR Knowledge and data dissemination. Following, we have two fantastic workshops on making one’s dataset GDPR compliant and FAIR by Dr. Don van Ravenzwaaij and an Introduction to FORRT by Dr. Flavio Azevedo.

We will be catering for lunch, coffee, cakes and borrel so make sure to save your spot. Register here now to make sure you don’t miss out!

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Other events

Outside of the events organised by the OSCG, there are a couple events we would like to highlight to you

  • DCC Data Round Table (16 May) – Open(ing) language data (Register here)
  • DORA 10th Anniversary Events (Ongoing) – More info here
  • Open Science of Religion (21 August) – Conference at University of Groningen (more info here)

New Open Science Podcast

Have you listened in yet to the first two episodes of the Open Science Project’s brand new podcast: Open Science Bites

In each 10 minute episodes, academics share their personal  journeys and offer hands-on insights on open practices in their research and teaching. Every series will focus on a particular topic in Open Science. This first season looks at Open Education

You can listen through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or directly through the RSS Feed. Check here for more information.