Research Libraries, Researchers & the EOSC: Northern European Landscape

A highly participative workshop format, with only 2 short presentations and generous time for a creative discussions session.  Make your participation remarkable!

Research libraries have been championing Open Access and Open Science both within and beyond our institutions. We have demonstrated strong leadership in Open Science as policy-makers on the one hand and sound management when implementing plans to realise that policy on the other. Research libraries have been the key holders of data for a long time and play a key role in connecting end-users/researchers to Open Science and the EOSC. Also research libraries develop and maintain services that users rely upon and that need to be integrated into the EOSC. Libraries can, therefore, help develop the requirements for the inclusion of services and data into the EOSC. The strong experience in advocating for Open Science for many years can help to advocate for the EOSC in the research community.

Target audience: researchers, research library staff

Language: English


Are you interested to learn more about the EOSC and to contribute with your insights as a key stakeholder group? Please  register your interest below, including a short motivation for your participation. In order to ensure the interactivity and the regional representation of each workshop we will evaluate all registrations before they are finalised and we will select 30 participants from all applications. We are looking for your participation and we will be in touch with you promptly with more information. 


Make your voice heard and help build EOSC. The European Open Science Cloud is a world-leading initiative. Contributing to its first design represents a lifetime opportunity. It requires fresh, new ideas and bold ambitions. Community work is the most suitable approach to deliver a service which suits the interest of many.

We count on your enthusiasm, creativity and energy. We are looking for your participation!


Expect to be stimulated and to engage in a deep, highly interactive discussion. You are expected to contribute with ideas, including out of box perspectives, visions, unique practices, less traveled routes that could help build EOSC.

Don’t expect a workshop-like-a-conference. Don’t expect long presentations with “two immediate questions” at the end. Don’t expect a learing programme. Expect an interactive one. Become a part of it! Register now!


Once you registered, please book the day and the time slot in your calendar. Digital events have – statistically – a lower turn up rate. Those that register and don’t turn up will block a valuable participation of another colleague. Thank you for understanding!

WHEN: January 22nd, 2021 (14:30 – 16:15 CET)

WHERE: Zoom Meeting (details will be provided to participants)

Workshop size: 30 participants


  • Wilhelm Widmark, library director of Stockholm University
  • Klaus Tochtermann, Director, Head of Department: Digital Information Infrastructure, ZBW, EOSC Sustainability WG, Kiel, Germany

Moderator:  Marta Teperek, Head of Research Data Services at TU Delft Library and Director of 4TU.ResearchData 

Rapporteur: Camilla Lindelöw, National Library of Sweden

 Twitter: #Lib4EOSC



AGENDA (all times are CET)                                                          

14:30 – 14:35 Introduction to the Workshop Series
 14:35 – 14:50 Presentation Wilhelm Widmark, library director of Stockholm University: Why should HEI’s engage in EOSC?
 14:50 – 15:05 Presentation Klaus Tochtermann, Director, Head of Department: Digital Information Infrastructure, ZBW, EOSC Sustainability WG, Kiel, Germany: The Landscape for a sustainable EOSC
 15:05 – 15:45 Breakout SessionsThe participants forms 3 moderated discussion groups on the research topics
 15:45 – 16:05 The results of discussion groups are presented to all participants
16:05 – 16:15 Conclusions and final remarks
 16:15 Workshop Closes


About Presenters

Wilhelm Widmark, library director of Stockholm University

Wilhelm Widmark is the Library Director of Stockholm University scince 2012. He has a Master of Arts in literature and a Master of Arts in library and information science from Uppsala University. Wilhelm is active in the Open Science movement in Sweden and Europe. He is the Vice Chairman of the Swedish Bibsam consortia and the Vice Chairman of The National Library’s council on Open Access to Scientific Publication and a member of the Swedish Rectors conferences  Open Science group. He is also a member of EUAs Expert Group on Open Science and since December one of the Directors of EOSC Association. 

Why should HEI’s engage in EOSC?

What is EOSC and why should research performing institutions, researchers and research libraries engage in the work with EOSC. How can we get people involved? I will give some examples how we have organized the work with EOSC in Sweden.


Klaus Tochtermann, Director, Head of Department: Digital Information Infrastructure, ZBW, EOSC Sustainability WG, Kiel, Germany

Since 2010, Klaus Tochterman has been director of the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics in Kiel and Hamburg (Germany). He also holds a full professor position for Digital Information Infrastructures in the Computer Science Department at Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel (Germany). Under his leadership the ZBW received the international LIBER Award for Library Innovation in the years 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2014 ZBW was awarded “Library of the Year in Germany”. Klaus Tochtermann has repeatedly held guest professorships abroad, such as at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) or the UITM in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). In December 2020, he was elected as member of the Board of Directors of the EOSC Association.

The Landscape for a sustainable EOSC

The talk will give an overview of the outcomes of the two EOSC working groups, namely the Country Sheet Analysis report of the Landscape working group and the FAIR Lady Report of the Sustainability working group. The first report compares the extent to which European Member States have introduced or implemented Open Science Policies. The second report explores possible means for sustaining the European Open Science Cloud beyond its initial phase which terminates at the end of 2020. It recommends beginning with a first iteration to establish a Minimum Viable EOSC (MVE) addressing the needs of publicly funded researchers exploiting openly available data.


About the Moderator

Marta Teperek, Head of Research Data Services at TU Delft Library and Director of 4TU.ResearchData

Marta Teperek is the Head of Research Data Services at TU Delft Library and the Director of 4TU.ResearchData since June 2020. Between 2017 and 2020 she was the Data Stewardship Coordinator at TU Delft, where she built a team of disciplinary data stewards, providing data management support to researchers. Prior to joining TU Delft, Marta led the establishment and management of data support services at the University of Cambridge (2015-2017). While at Cambridge, she also initiated and oversaw the Data Champions programme and the Open Research Pilot. Marta is a researcher by training and she completed her PhD in molecular biology and genomics at the University of Cambridge in 2014.


About the Rapporteur

Camilla Lindelöw

Camilla Lindelöw has been working  with open access and data analysis at the National Library of Sweden since 2018. Before working in the National Library of Sweden, Camilla worked at Stockholm and Södertörn University Libraries, where she specialized in scholarly communication and open access, with particular focus on bibliometrics/data analysis within this field. She has more than 10 years of experience regarding the field of open access to publications. Recently, she has been involved with work regarding EOSC through the National Library of Sweden’s work within OpenAIRE.



Grand Rapporteur

Ignasi Labastida is the General Rapporteur for all Workshops.

Ignasi Labastida holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Barcelona. He works as Head of the Research Unit at the University of Barcelona’s Learning and Research Resources Centre (CRAI) where he also leads the Office for the Dissemination of Knowledge. He is currently chairing the Board of SPARC Europe. He is the chair of the Steering Committee of the Info and Open Access Policy Group at the LERU (League of European Research Universities). He is the co-author of the LERU Roadmap for Research Data and the LERU Roadmap on Open Science. He is a member of several Open Science working groups at CRUE, FECYT and at the Research Directorate of the Catalan Government.


Special Adviser

Paolo Budroni, University Library of Technical University of Vienna

Paolo Budroni, member of staff of University Library of Technical University of Vienna, in charge of International Projects and Change Management. Member of the EOSC Secretariat, Sub Task Researchers Engagement, based at TU-Wien. Counselling Partner of University of Vienna, H2020 Project EOSC Pillar. He holds a PhD in Philosophy, Art History, and Romance Philology and an education degree in Foreign Trade at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). 

Among his areas of expertise are research data management, the architecture of digital asset management systems, current research information systems and cost development in life cycle management of data. He is also advising research institutions in Europe in data management policy development and alignment. Paolo Budroni is Austrian National Delegate in the E-Infrastructure Reflection Group (E-IRG) , member of board of the Austrian RDA National Node , chair of the General Assembly of E-Infrastructures Austria, member of board of Open Education Austria (advanced library services) , registered TAIEX Expert, coordinator of the Austrian Open Science Support Group (AOSSG). He represents the TU Wien at COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories).


@KarelLuyben sets up our discussion: Fundamental research driven by curiosity is critical, linking to pragmatic and utility driven research and industry.
Our basis for collaboration:
– Respect
– Trust
– Friendship #OSBiz2020 

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