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Sustainability in Open Science is the theme of the third TRIPLE ThatCamp

Event takes place on 13 September in Zadar, Croatia

26 july, 2022≈ 4 min read

Sustainability has been one of the most urgent and discussed issues of our time, in several contexts: whether in the economy, society, but also in research and, consequently, in Open Science. On September 13, the third TRIPLE ThatCamp proposes to discuss and debate the relationship between sustainability and Open Science, inviting researchers, librarians, citizens and the general public interested in Open Science and its sustainability to join the event.

The ThatCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) is an "unconference", a spontaneous gathering of people without a pre-defined thematic agenda. This will be the third edition of a ThatCamp organised by the TRIPLE project. The meeting aims to provide a space for sharing concepts and strategies for sustainability in the Social Sciences and Humanities, and to discuss the potential for sustainability in Open Science. The event is an opportunity to learn from each other, brainstorm together, identify obstacles, raise concerns and dream up solutions on a peer-to-peer level.

The event will be free of charge, with catering included. Each participant will receive a certificate for their participation. The third TRIPLE ThatCamp will be hosted face-to-face by the University of Zadar in Croatia. Participants are encouraged to produce written and/or graphic materials to document their ideas. TRIPLE will share these records with the community by publishing them on Zenodo and the project website, as well as spreading them through social media.

The formats of the sessions are defined by the participants, i.e. the session leaders. Whether they are working on a project, paper or presentation, and want other people to come together to join in writing a draft paper collaboratively; or have a story to share on which they want to hear other participants' views; or would like to pose a problem for discussion and seek solutions together - whatever the idea, everyone is invited to submit a suggestion.

At the beginning of the event, those who want to lead a session will be invited to pitch their idea (in 30-60 seconds, depending on the number of suggestions), and participants will then vote on the topics that will go on the agenda. Some discussion topics could be, for example:

  • How can data quality be guaranteed in the long term?
  • What governance/business models are sustainable for Open Science?
  • How do tools and services that have been developed within the life span of Open Science projects live on after?
  • Do training sessions provide sustainability?
  • How can we ensure and support sustainability via scholarly communication?
  • Any other topic that crosses your mind!

The third TRIPLE ThatCamp is part of the workshops in the programme of PubMet2022 - the 9th Conference on Scholarly Communication in the context of Open Science - held at the University of Zadar.

Learn more about all the editions of TRIPLE ThatCamp here.