Open Science Forum – 14-16 November 2018

Save the date for three days of seminars, debates and hands-on sessions on how to make your research more visible, transparent, reproducible and efficient.

The Open Science Forum is aimed at all researchers and research support staff within and around Luxembourg, whatever your field of research or your research institution is and whether you are an early-career or an established researcher. 

From publication and data management to research evaluation and open innovation, you will all find something to learn and debate about. 

Find out more on the website or email us at openscience2018@uni.lu


title 05/04/2018

Da der freie Zugang zu Publikationen keine Grenzen kennt, sind Sie herzlich zum Open Access Tag der Universität Trier am 18. April 2018 von 13-18 Uhr eingeladen.

Experten aus den Bereichen Rechtswissenschaften, Wissenschaftsorganisation und Bibliometrie zeigen ihre “Aspekte und Perspektiven“ zum Thema Open Access auf:

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Research data is a crucial pillar of the research process. Data Conversations are all about bringing researchers together to share their data stories, discuss issues and exchange ideas. Whether it is about data creation, collection, use, processing, sharing or management; whether it is about lessons learned from your own failures (#DataHorrorStories) or successes in dealing with data; Data Conversations aims to make the exchange happen.

THEME: GDPR and your research data

WHEN: Wednesday 25 April 2018, 12h30-15h

WHERE: Black Box (Ground Floor), Maison des Science Humaines (MSH), Campus Belval, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

To read about this event : https://blogs.openaire.eu/?p=2976

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title 09/02/2018

Have an FNR (co)funded project that received a positive funding decision after 1 January 2017? Then familiarise yourself again with the FNR Policy on Open Access and its OPEN ACCESS FUND.

The programme provides financial support to reimburse fees that may arise from the publications of peer-reviewed research results in Open Access. The FNR just announced the first call for proposals with a deadline for applications of 30 June 2018.

An information session on Open Access and the FNR Open Access Fund will be organised to help with any doubts and questions (see FNR website for dates and details).



Luxembourg’s First National Open Science Conference

Couldn't make it to our Open Science conference in October?  Catch up via this blog posting or watch the recording of the event.


Do you speak Open Science? Discover why you should!

Research is becoming progressively more open, transparent and accessible to society. Open Science is all about making publications free to access (Open Access), rendering data and code available to re-use and share (Open Data, Open Source) and changing towards more transparent and collaborative practices.

Do you speak Open Science? You might still be unsure what is in it for you! Why is it beneficial and how can it be implemented? What better way than hearing from successful fellow researchers who have built their career doing Open Science!

Mark your calendar for Luxembourg’s first National OpenAIRE conference on 26 October 2017 and attend either physically at the Belval Campus (Esch-sur-Alzette) or online through our event live stream!

You will hear from Prof. Lennart Martens (Ghent University, Belgium) about the benefits from Open Science, while Prof. Conchita D'Ambrosio (University of Luxembourg) will give you insights on its link with society and how we may be "Open in order tofight inequality". The talks will be followed by an opportunity to discuss, debate and social network around a standing buffet!


Registration is open (until 22/10/17): http://openscience2017.uni.lu


Feel free to contact the National Open Access Desk representative in Luxembourg (OpenAIRE) if you would like to get further information about the event: Jonathan England - jonathan.england@uni.lu


This event is organised by the University of Luxembourg and OpenAIRE in partnership with FNR, LIH, LIST, LISER, MPI, LuxDoc and EURAXESS.


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Are you thinking about submitting an article to our FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot funding scheme, but not sure if you’re eligible for support?

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Major German Universities Cancel Elsevier Contracts

"In Germany, the fight for open access and favorable pricing for journals is getting heated."

Consortiums in both Germany and Finland are pushing back against the policies and practices of the large academic publishers who have annual increases that average 5% regardless of the economic climate and cover up to 50-60% of library budgets.

Read the full article at here.


Need help on your OA requirements for FP7 or H2020?

OpenAIRE is offering three webinars to help clear up any confusion on your Open Access obligations in FP7 or H2020.

  1. OA Publications in H2020 - 29 May at 14h00
  2. Open Research Data in H2020 - 30 May at 14h00
  3. Post-Grant OA Pilot for Publications in FP7 - 1 June at 14h00

For full details and to register, please see the event announcement on the OpenAIRE website.


All ORBilu publications are now indexed in a-z.lu

The BUL is pleased to announce that all publications deposited in ORBilu can now be found using Luxembourg's national catalogue www.a-z.lu.  You can simply enter your search terms in the search box and find references in ORBilu.  Click here for an example.

If you only want to search for ORBilu entries, click on the Digital Library tab and select "ORBilu" from the drop-down list.  Click here for an example.

Read the full press release (in French) on the BnL website.

Need more information?  Contact us on orbilu@uni.lu.