What is open science?


About this video

While most of us are familiar with the term ‘open science’, agreeing on a definition isn’t simple. For some, it represents openly available platforms and tools, while, for others, it’s all about explaining science to the public. Yet another school of thought believes it’s making knowledge freely available to everyone. The list goes on.

In this webinar recording, Dr. Stephane Berghmans, who oversees EU strategic initiatives and partnerships for Elsevier, looks at how researchers, whatever their career stage, can ‘use’ open science. He explores the ways in which you can take advantage of new technology and tools to improve efficiency, collaboration and productivity.

He and Federica Rosetta, Elsevier’s Associate Director Access Relations, run through some of the components of open science and examine their impact on the varying stages of the research cycle. They also discuss the initiatives Elsevier has in place to support open science. 

You’ll come away with new insight into this fascinating topic and an understanding of its potential impact on your own research. 

About the teacher

Stephane Berghmans

Vice President of Academic & Research Relations, Elsevier

As VP of Academic & Research Relations, European Union, for Elsevier, Dr. Stephane Berghmans (@StefEurope) oversees EU strategic initiatives, partnerships, and stakeholder needs. He is a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine with a PhD in genetics and molecular biology. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, where he studied cancer at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He moved to the drug discovery biotech sector in 2004, first in Cambridge (UK) and then Portland, Oregon, as Director of Biology at Znomics Inc.

Federica Rosetta

Director Global Strategic Network Europe, Elsevier

As Director Global Strategic Networks at Elsevier, Federica leads on strategic initiatives and external collaborations with stakeholders in the academic community in Northern Europe and EU. In this capacity, her primary focus is on all matters related to Open Science, research policy and innovation. Her experience in Scholarly communications, earned in fourteen years at Elsevier, spans marketing communications, publishing and business development. Her passion for Publishing traces back to her Master's degree in Literature, Press and Publishing History.


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