Which role for society in Europe’s research future? Open Science in Research Evaluation and Assessment

Date & Time 30 June 2022 at 11:00-17:00CEST
Address TownHall, Square de Meeûs 5
Location Brussels, Belgium

The Berlin University Alliance is hosting a public conference on Open Science in Research Evaluation and Assessment titled “Which role for society in Europe’s research future?”. In recent months, the European Commission has included open science as a criterion in the “excellence” part of its evaluation criteria for Horizon Europe funding. At the same time, the current French presidency of the EU emphasised this topic inter alia at its Open Science European Conference (OSEC) in February.


11:00 – 11:05 – Welcome
11:05 – 11:55 – Policy Forum I: Stakeholder inclusion – are the European Commission and Universities on the same page?
12:00 – 12:30 – Open Forum I: Fundamental principles: Should stakeholder inclusion matter to the European Research Council?
12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch break
13:30 – 14:00 – Open Forum II: Translational medicine: A research blueprint for solving global challenges?
14:05 – 14:40 – Open Forum III: Full integration: Is evaluation the key to mainstreaming Social Sciences and Humanities throughout European Research
14:40 – 15:05 – Coffee break
15:05 – 15:40 – Open Forum IV: Mission-critical: Is Horizon Europe ready to accommodate transdisciplinary science?
15:45 – 16:30 – Policy Forum II: Untapped potential: Can society transform Europe’s research future?
16:30 – 18:00 – End of conference proceedings & Networking reception

Don’t miss Toni Andreu, EATRIS Scientific Director at 13:30 who will be speaking at the 2nd Open Forum titled “Translational medicine: A research blueprint for solving global challenges?”

The conference is open to all, but of particular relevance to any Brussels-based stakeholders in Europe’s research and innovation (R&I) agenda – from the EU institutions and permanent representations, to universities, companies, foundations and other scientific agencies.

Find out more about the event here and register here.