RICAIP Seminar Series: Open in Science

We would like to invite you to the next RICAIP Seminar Series, this time on a variety of topics related to Open Science.

Open science, or rather “Open in science” – a concept that each of us has probably heard of at least once in our lives. However, often even scientists are unable to define exactly what characterizes this concept. Thanks to the latest RICAIP Seminar Series, you can get acquainted with the opinions of the most professional experts who will help you find your way around. What exactly does Open Science mean? How can a scientist be open in science? Can I get involved in research as a citizen?

Do not miss an opportunity to discuss with interesting speakers from leading European research institutions that are familiar not only with the aspects of Open Science and Open Access, but also with Citizen Science, Public Engagement, and Co-creation projects.

2. 11. 2021 | 9:00-12:00

Online Event

Register, join the lecture online, try interactive engagement, and find out more.

Please find the list of very interesting speakers in the programme and also on the CEITEC website.


9:00 – 9:15 


prof. Pavel Václavek 
RICAIP Project Coordinator, CEITEC BUT


How do we understand the term “open science” in the context of the RICAIP Project?

9:15 – 10:00 

Open Science – Practical Examples 

Dr Pavel Tomančák 
Director of the CEITEC Consortium


Pavel will describe how he practised open science in the areas of reagents, software, hardware and ideas and how it impacted his scientific career.

10:00 – 10:45 

The Role of Citizen Science in Open Science and Open Innovation

Margaret Gold 
Coordinator of the Citizen Science Lab from Leiden University


Margaret will give a brief introduction to the Citizen Science Lab at Leiden University. She will also talk about the role of Citizen Science in Open Science and ways of doing Citizen Science across the research cycle and innovation cycle, with examples. Don’t miss also her interactive session reflecting on your own research and innovation practices in break-out groups, followed by plenary discussion and space for your Q&A.

11:00 – 11:45 

Open Science 101: An introduction to concepts and tools of Open Science

Dr. Luiza Bengtsson 
Science Transfer and Outreach, “Lab Meets Teacher”, ORION Project Training WP Leader from Max Delbrück Center in Helmholtz Association Berlin

This workshop will establish what Open Science is and why it is needed. Luiza will particularly focus on the concepts of Public Engagement, giving you practical guidance and showcasing tools for incorporating it into your daily work.

11:45 – 12:00 

Open Science at Brno University of Technology – Activities of the Central Library

Jan Skupa 
Institutional Repository Manager from Central Library of Brno University of Technology

In his presentation, Jan will describe the activities of the Central Library that support the principles of Open Science at the Brno University of Technology. Attention will be focused mainly on the activities of the library in the field of Open Access – management of the institutional repository or the Open Access Fund. Other topics will be e.g. assigning DOIs for records in the repository, setting up the ORCID system to the IS BUT or organizing seminars on Open Access, Defending against predator publishers, RDM and DMP, etc.