Scholarly societies have a profound history of supporting the research process and researchers, acting as major disseminators of academic work of all kinds, and engaging in subject-specific advocacy activities. Many Societies are implementing ways of going beyond supporting open access publishing to underpinning open science, by expressing support also for FAIR data, finding new ways forward for a more diverse range of outputs, as well as crucially being engaged in increasing the broader impact of their research for the wider public good and thus also gaining greater public visibility.
To help support the broader Open Science agenda, OpenAIRE and the ALLEA E-Humanities working group are partnering to facilitate a half-day workshop focussing on Learned and Scholarly Societies, colocated with the Research Data Alliance 14th plenary in Finland. The workshop addresses Open Science implementation issues, with a particular focus on the development of FAIR data practices. Attention will be paid to how Open Science benefits researchers and research practice, while also touching on wider societal impact by addressing big societal challenges of the day through Citizen Science.
Information taken from OpenAIRE website here.