Session overview – the overall topic of the EAHIL 2020 Be Open, Act Together is Open Access. The Programme Committee of the 2020 EAHIL specified 7 thematic areas within this scope.


1. Open Access

  • Open access to publications and research data
  • Strategies, policies and requirements
  • Tools and infrastructures (software, repositories, platforms, etc.)

2. Research data management  

  • FAIR data
  • Data Management Plans
  • RDM support services and data stewardship

3. Research assessment

  • Evaluation and monitoring
  • New generation metrics and impact
  • Responsible use of metrics

4. Open Science  

  • Tools and methodologies for open research (open note books, open peer review, open source, open educational resources, etc.)
  • Culture and awareness
  • Citizen science

5. Professional developement and collaboration

  • New roles for the library
  • New information resources
  • Project development and collaboration

6. Open Health Information

  • Information for patients
  • Health literacy

7. Innovations in Libraries

  • Library spaces
  • Marketing and advocacy