Open Science Workshop 2022

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Open Science Workshop 2022


June 8th, 2022, 10AM to 4PM


Faculty of Social Studies MU, Joštova 10, Brno, room P31 and online via MS Teams

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Invitation Speakers


The Vice-Rector of Research and Doctoral Studies will open the workshop of Masaryk University, prof. Šárka Pospíšilová. Subsequently, the MU Open Science Manager, Jiří Marek, will present the final version of the MU Open Science Strategy 2022-2028 as a framework for further developing these activities at the university. The coordinator of the OPERAS association, which focuses on the cooperation of SSH disciplines in academic publishing across Europe, Pierre Mounier, and the participants, will reflect on the future of the Open Access diamond/platinum journey which is gradually becoming a trend. The end of the morning part will belong to Matěj Antol, Executive Director of CERIT-SC and his presentation on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative in the Czech Republic. In the afternoon, participants will have two workshops. The first will be devoted to storing research data at MU, and the second will present a new tool for creating a Data Management Plan (DMP) at the university - the Data Stewardship Wizard. Both workshops will be led by Michal Růžička, Head of the Security and Data Management Department at ICS MU.

Lecture part

10:00–10:15 Šárka Pospíšilová (Vice-Rector of Research and Doctoral Studies)


Welcoming the participants and introducing the workshop program.

10:15–11:00 Jiří Marek (Open Science manager MU)

Presentation of the Open Science strategy 2022-2028

Since the beginning of 2020, Masaryk University has provided systematic support for Open Science. The paper will present the Open Science Strategy MUNI 2022-2028, which aims to introduce the principles of Open Science into everyday scientific practise at our university in the coming years.

11:00–11:30 (Pierre Mounier, Coordinator, OPERAS)

Academic Publishing and Open Science: Where do we stand?

Diamond Open Access from the perspective of foreign practice.

The lecture will be held ONLINE.

11:30–12:00 Matej Antol (výkonný ředitel CERIT-SC, e-INFRA CZ)

Implementation of European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) in the Czech Republic.

Presentation of the current state of EOSC implementation in the Czech Republic.



Interactive part

13:00–14:00 Michal Růžička (Head of the the department Data security and management, ICS MU)

Interactive workshop 1: Options of data storage at MU

The first interactive workshop will focus on the storage of research data at MU.


Cofee break

14:30–15:30 Michal Růžička (Head of the the department Data security and management, ICS MU)

Interactive workshop 2:Data Stewardship Wizard jako nástroj na tvorbu DMP na MU

The second interactive workshop will present a new tool for creating a Data Management Plan (DMP) at Masaryk University - Data Stewardship Wizard.


Concluding Remarks

The second part of the interactive workshop will focus on the discussion of FAIR Data topics of the prepared university strategy. The beginning will be devoted to a summary of the knowledge gathered from the Open Science Roadshow, which took place during the spring months at individual faculties or institutes. The subsequent interactive discussion will take place using the application.


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Šárka Pospíšilová

Šárka Pospíšilová is the Vice-Rector for Research and Doctoral Studies at Masaryk University and at the same time she is engaged in research in the field of genetics and genomics of cancer, especially leukemias. The results of the research were published many times in prestigious international journals and were awarded, for example, the Prizes of the Minister of Health for research, the Prizes of the Board of the Czech Medical Society ČLS JEP or the Prize of the President of the South Moravian Region for research. She is the researcher of a number of national and international research projects and the supervisor of successful doctoral students of Masaryk University. He represents the Czech Republic in the EU initiative "1 Million + Genomes".


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Jiří Marek

Jiří Marek works as Open Science Manager at Masaryk University. His primary responsibilities are developing the University Open Science Policy and support system towards Open Access and Open /FAIR Research Data agenda. His major is in chemistry and ICT law. Jiří is interested in the development of modern cities. He is from Brno, the city in the heart of Europe.

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Pierre Mounier


Pierre Mounier is co-coordinator of OPERAS Research Infrastructure with Suzanne Dumouchel. Pierre supports cooperation between OPERAS members and contributes to the strategic roadmap of the infrastructure. He is trained in classical studies and social anthropology. Pierre is affiliated to the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS); he is deputy director of OpenEdition, the French national infrastructure dedicated to open scholarly communication in the SSH, and co-director of the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) with Niels Stern. He regularly publishes on digital humanities and open science topics, and more largely on the social and political impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).


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Matěj Antol


Executive Director of the national e-infrastructure CERIT Scientific Cloud, which, together with CESNET and the supercomputer centre IT4Innovations creates the national e-infrastructure of the Czech Republic for research, and development and innovation e-INFRA CZ. His areas of activity include processing research and sensitive data and the use of cloud technologies in research. Within e-INFRA CZ, it also participates in the preparation and implementation of the EOSC implementation in the Czech Republic, both on the organizational side and in the technical implementation of the National Data Infrastructure and its connection to the existing computing background to support research.

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Michal Růžička

RNDr. Michal Růžička, Ph.D. is the head of the Security and Data Management Department of the Institute of Computer Science of Masaryk University. He obtained a master's degree in the field of Information Technology Security, and is a graduate of doctoral studies in the field of informatics with a focus on advanced search methods in specialized digital repositories. He has worked on a number of international and national projects - in the field of digital repositories, e.g. on the projects of the European Digital Mathematical Library (EuDML), Digital Mathematical Library (DML-CZ), various branch digital libraries MUNI; in cooperation with industrial partners (TAČR project), he worked on the ScaleText project (advanced search in multiple types of [text] data using machine learning methods). He is currently mainly involved in projects in the field of data management, protection and access (Open Science) - e.g. the development of a system for long-term preservation of digital data (LTP, long-term preservation) in the ARCLib project; cooperation on the project of GDPR implementation in the environment of Czech academic institutions; is the leader of the Czech national point for the support of Open Access within the European project OpenAIRE and is currently involved in EOSC implementation activities in the Czech Republic - he is the leader of the Basic Services working groups (see working-groups-for-implementation-eosc-in-cr / wg-core-services). He is (co) author of dozens of publications in data management and digital libraries.


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