NUI Galway to host virtual Open Scholarship Week

NUI Galway will host a virtual Open Scholarship Week next week, showcasing the importance of research and education that is open and accessible to everyone. The free events will take place online from May 10 to 14, coordinated through the Open Scholarship Community Galway.

Open scholarship is a global movement towards research and educational practices that are collaborative and transparent. It aims to make research and educational resources such as publications, data, research outputs, and teaching and learning resources publicly available as early as possible, as well as actively encouraging participation in the research process with the general public.

The week will feature contributions from national and international scientists working in the domain including the opening keynote address by Professor Frank Miedema, professor of open science at Utrecht University. The contributions will examine the current transition to open science, and the impact of Covid-19 on publishing globally. Panel discussions will examine how open can change the world, the use of open practices in teaching, learning, and the use of open educational resources. Presentations will also focus on how research is enabled through the use of open software and open data.

The pandemic has accelerated the move of researchers and institutions to push for open scholarship, open science, and overall greater transparency in the execution of research. Open Scholarship Week 2021 builds on 2020 and 2019 events hosted at NUI Galway, which were the first of their kind in Ireland.

As part of the week’s activities, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology will host and sponsor an Open Scholarship prize in conjunction with Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland software research centre.

All sessions at Open Scholarship Week 2021 are free and open to everyone who is interested in the idea of open scholarship. To register visit For further information visit


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