Swiss Science Briefing: Towards a new generation of publishing models2017-01-26T18:00:00Z<p>Fostering reproducibility and collaboration.</p><p>The Mission of Switzerland to the European Union and SwissCore organise a Swiss Science Briefing on '<strong>Towards a new generation of publishing models'</strong>. The briefing will elaborate on the questions why there is a need for new ways of publishing and what the underlying challenges are?</p> <p> </p> <p>We are today witnessing a crisis in science publishing and this crisis is due to three main reasons: irreproducibility of scientific data, barriers to access data and finally, non-communication of data. Our first speaker, <strong>Michael O. Hengartner</strong>, President of the University of Zurich and of swissuniversities, will share the perspective of a leading university in Europe on that topic.</p> <p> </p> <p>The European Commission (EC) is working towards an Open Science agenda including among others new business models for open access to publications and data, replicability, as well as alternative metrics. Our second speaker, <strong>Jean-Claude Burgelman,</strong> Head of Unit ‘Data and Foresigh’ in the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, will share the view of the EC on the transition to Open Science and highlight the finding of the recent report of the alternative metrics working group.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Lawrence Rajendran</strong>, founder and nightCEO of <a title="ScienceMatters" href="https://www.sciencematters.io/" target="_blank">ScienceMatters</a>, a Swiss science publishing company, will present how concretely new ways of publishing could look like. ScienceMatters offers space dedicated for publishing single well validated observations.</p> <p> </p> <p>New ways of publishing will require adaptations and changes from all science stakeholders. The last speaker, <strong>Tony Peatfield</strong>, Corporate Affairs Director of UK Medical Research Council, will elaborate on that.</p> <p> </p> <p>Finally, the briefing foresees an interactive discussion between speakers and audience in order to discuss how all stakeholders can engage in the necessary transition towards the next generation of science publishing.</p> <p> </p> <p>The briefing will be followed by a networking reception offered by the Mission of Switzerland to the EU.</p> <p> </p> <p>Please find more details in the <a title="programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Swiss_Science_Briefing_2017_Programme.pdf">programme</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>Michael O. Hengartner, Jean-Claude Burgelman, Lawrence Rajendran, Tony Peatfield, Swiss Science Briefing, publishing modelsBRUSSELSMission of Switzerland to the European Union, Place du Luxembourg 1, 1050https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=27scEvent{3DFC59D7-4DB5-E611-80C5-005056B7191C}