Towards Open Science: Challenges and opportunities

Welcome to a seminar on open science targeted at all researchers and research projects at the University of Skövde.

Date: Monday 23 October 2017 (13:15-16:30)
Venue: Insikten, University of Skövde
Registration: The number of seats is limited. Registration in advance is required. Please register for this event by sending an email with subject "Open science seminar" containing your name and affiliation to this email address by latest 18 October.



  • An introduction to LIM-OS: challenges and opportunities for researchers (Björn Lundell)
  • An open source tool chain for longevity of digital assets (Thomas Fischer)
  • Open research data: A survey of local needs in a national context (The University Library, Team Research Support)
  • Open access publishing: General concepts and examples from University of Skövde (The University Library, Team Research Support)

There is also a poster exhibition and opportunites for interaction amongst researchers.

This seminar addresses opportunities, obligations and challenges that all researchers need to handle when data and digital documents are developed, maintained, and archived in different research projects. This seminar is the first in a series of LIM-OS activities (Lock-in, Interoperability, and Long-Term Maintenance for digital assets and software developed and used in research projects) which aim to strengthen the entire research environment at University of Skövde. LIM-OS is conducted in the context of the LIM-IT project (2016-2020), which is financially supported by the Knowledge Foundation.

LIM-OS for sustainable science and digitalisation
With increasing demands for transparency and opportunities for re-use of software and associated digital assets developed and used by researchers and all others involved in research projects at the University of Skövde it is of uttermost importance to address fundamental challenges related to lock-in, interoperability, and long-term maintenance during conduct of research. To address these demands, researchers and research projects may strategically consider: use and development of software provided under open source licences; use of file formats (used for representation of data developed in research projects) which are open file formats; and use and provision of data (developed, used and provided from research projects) provided under open content licences. Realisation of these considerations in research projects will significantly contribute to increased transparency and opportunities for re-use of software and digital assets developed in research.

Björn Lundell (bjorn.lundell [at], University of Skövde

Further information about the LIM-IT project can be found here.