Eurotech Summer School
Open Science In Practice
2 - 6 September 2019 | EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

"Open" is the new black. Everybody talks about open science. But what does it mean exactly?

This summer school is for anyone interested in learning more about what academic research will look like in the future. We want to bring together established scientists and early career researchers to provide a stimulating, yet friendly, learning environment. No preliminary knowledge of open science is required!

The course will take place over five days, with a large part of the program dedicated to workshops and tutorials. Instructors will present their experience and expertise on how you can adopt open science tools and best practice to your research more efficient, reproducible, visible and impactful.

Registration

Registration is now open, and closes on July 1st, 17:00 CET.

Successful applicants will get a confirmation of their participation on Friday 5 July.

Schedule

September 2

Monday

Arrival

Welcome and introduction to the course

  • Luc Henry Scientific Advisor, EPFL, Switzerland


Open Science: just science done right?

  • Jon Tennant Rogue Palaeontologist, Interdisciplinary Research Center (CRI), Paris, France


Openness in Science: a very short history

  • Bruno Strasser Professor, University of Geneva, Switzerland


Coffee break and ice breaker

Diversity and Inclusiveness in Open Science

  • Malvika Sharan Computational Biologist, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany


Coffee break

Workshop: Open Science, your Career as a Researcher, and Beyond

  • Melanie Röthlisberger Senior Research and Teaching Associate, English Department, University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • Charlotte Teresa Weber Researcher at The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, Norway

September 3

Tuesday

Coffee break

Welcome and introduction to Day 2

Publishing in Open Access: key concepts and current framework


BioRxiv: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Preprints

  • Marc Robinson-Rechavi Associate Professor of Bioinformatics, UNIL, and Group Leader, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne, Switzerland.


Coffee break

Wikipedia means Open Science

  • Frédéric Schütz Statistician, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne, Switzerland


Open Science: what can we expect from lawyers?

  • Michel Jaccard Lawyer, Associate at id est avocats, Lausanne, Switzerland


Lunch

Workshop: Reproducible Research Decoded

  • Fatma Deniz Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California Berkeley, and Visiting Scientist, Technical University Berlin, Germany

  • Charlotte Mazel-Cabasse Executive Director of the Digital Humanities Center, UNIL-EPFL, Switzerland


Workshop: Tools, tips and tricks that will make your life easier

September 4

Wednesday

Arrival

Welcome and introduction to Day 3

eLife Ambassadors Community

  • Galina Limorenko PhD candidate in the School of Life Sciences, EPFL, Switzerland


TBD

PreLight

  • Stefano Vianello PhD candidate in the School of Life Sciences, EPFL, Switzerland


How to build your own community

  • Stephan Heunis PhD candidate at the Electrical Engineering department of the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands


Coffee break

Workshop: Reproducible experimental methods

  • Anita Bröllochs Head of Outreach, Protocols.io, USA


Lunch

Excursion - TBD

September 5

Thursday

Arrival

Welcome and introduction to Day 4

Employing Open Source: A Case Study in Software and Hardware

  • Maximilian Strauss Postdoctoral Researcher, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München and Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany


TBD

Coffee break

Workshop: Code and data management: where to start?


Lunch

Workshop: Robust data analysis: an introduction to R

  • Sina Rüeger Postdoctoral Researcher, EPFL, Switzerland


Discussion: Open Science and the rest of society

September 6

Friday

Arrival

Welcome and introduction to Day 5


TBD

Workshop: Frictionless Data for Reproducible Research

  • Lilly Winfree Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN)


Conclusions

  • Martin Vetterli Professor of Engineering and President at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland


Closing remarks

Standing lunch and departure

Speakers

Jon Tennant

Rogue Palaeontologist, Interdisciplinary Research Center (CRI), Paris, France

Malvika Sharan

Computational Biologist, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany

Adrien Ball

Senior Machine Learning Engineer, SNIPS, Paris, France

Bruno Strasser

Professor, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Wenzel Jakob

Professor at the School of Computer and Communication Sciences, EPFL, Switzerland

Melanie Röthlisberger

Senior Research and Teaching Associate, English Department, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Charlotte Teresa Weber

Researcher at The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, Norway

Marc Robinson-Rechavi

Associate Professor of Bioinformatics, UNIL, and Group Leader, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Frédéric Schütz

Statistician, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne, Switzerland

Maximilian Strauss

Postdoctoral Researcher, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München and Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany

Michel Jaccard

Lawyer, Associate at id est avocats, Lausanne, Switzerland

Rachael Ainsworth

Radio Astronomer, University of Manchester, UK

Fatma Deniz

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California Berkeley, and Visiting Scientist, Technical University Berlin, Germany

Charlotte Mazel-Cabasse

Executive Director of the Digital Humanities Center, UNIL-EPFL, Switzerland

Stephan Heunis

PhD candidate at the Electrical Engineering department of the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Anita Bröllochs

Head of Outreach, Protocols.io, USA

Sina Rüeger

Postdoctoral Researcher, EPFL, Switzerland

Galina Limorenko

PhD candidate in the School of Life Sciences, EPFL, Switzerland

Stefano Vianello

PhD candidate in the School of Life Sciences, EPFL, Switzerland

Tim Head

Software Developer, Wild Tree Tech and Skribble

Martin Vetterli

Professor of Engineering and President at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Lilly Winfree

Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN)

Contact us

If you have any question or remark, you can send us an email using openscience@epfl.ch

Practical Information

Important dates

1 July 2019 Registration closes (17:00 CET)
5 July 2019 Accepted participants receive a confirmation
26 August 2019 First assignment is due
2-6 September 2019 Summer School at EPFL, Switzerland
20 September 2019 Second assignment is due

Course credits

Doctoral students from Eurotech institutions can obtain 2 ECTS for completing this Summer School (if relevant). The course is part of the EPFL doctoral school program.

Non-Eurotech PhD candidates who wish to register for ECTS credits should check with their own institution for the possibility and procedure to receive the credits.

Requirements and workload for obtaining credits are as follow:

  • Participation to the full program

  • Pre-course assignment (ca 8 hours to be completed 1 week prior to the course)

  • Post-course assignment (ca 8 hours to be completed 2 weeks after the course)

Course fee

EUR 110.- per participant (including a EUR 10 transaction fee) to be paid within 30 days after confirmation of course acceptance. The fee covers: course material, lectures and workshops, lunch and coffee breaks, course dinner on Thursday night. Accommodation, travel and remaining dinners are to be paid separately (see information below).

Accommodation

Doctoral students affiliated to Eurotech Universities (TUM, TU/e, DTU, X, Technion, but not EPFL) will be offered accommodation. Please fill the registration form accordingly. Booking will be done by the organisation team and costs directly covered by the Eurotech Universities consortium.

Other participants who require accommodation should make their own arrangement and payment. We can recommend the following options:

  • Ibis Hotel - in the city center, 5 minutes from a metro station, 20 minutes to EPFL

  • Swisstech Hotel - on campus, right at the EPFL metro station

  • Mad House - in the city center, very good location right at metro station, 15 minutes to EPFL

  • Lausanne, by Fassbind - in the city center, good location, 25 minutes to EPFL

  • Starling Hotel - on campus, 10 minutes walk from EPFL metro station

If you need any more information or recommendations, you can contact us.

Travel

Doctoral students affiliated to Eurotech Universities (TUM, TU/e, DTU, X, Technion, but not EPFL) should book their own travel. However, their costs will be reimbursed by their home university (within reason, economy class flights and 2nd class train). More details about reimbursement will be given upon confirmation of participation, but do keep all receipts to facilitate the process.

Other participants should make their own arrangement and arrange payment through their home institution.

We believe it is necessary for you to arrive the night before the course starts (Sunday 1st September). You will be able to leave EPFL around 2pm on the afternoon of the last day (Friday 6th September). We can make the following travel recommendations:

By plane

The closest airport to EPFL is Geneva International (GVA). As an alternative, you can fly to Zürich airport (ZRH). Note that, although there is a direct train link from Zürich airport to Lausanne, the travel time is significantly longer.

From Geneva airport (GVA) to Lausanne: direct train connection, 45-60 minutes

From Zürich airport (ZRH) to Lausanne: direct train connection, 2 hours 30 minutes

By train

International train connections make it easy to travel to Lausanne e.g. from France, Germany and Italy. Trains can be scheduled and booked with the Swiss National Railways SBB. Please consider this option to reduce your carbon footprint.

Local public transport

Most hotel deals will come with a free public transportation card for the duration of your stay. Do ask the reception upon check in. You can also buy regular tickets from any stop.

From Lausanne main train station, you can reach EPFL in about 25 minutes using the Metro (Line M2) to station “Lausanne Flon” and then line M1 from “Lausanne Flon” towards “Renens”, stop “Ecublens EPFL”.

What to visit in Lausanne

Official website of Lausanne Tourism: https://www.lausanne-tourisme.ch/en/

Organizers

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Luc Henry

Scientific Advisor, EPFL, Switzerland

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Galina Limorenko

PhD candidate in the School of Life Sciences, EPFL, Switzerland

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Stephan Heunis

PhD candidate at the Electrical Engineering department of the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

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Anubhav Ratha

PhD candidate at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark

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Karen Adam

PhD candidate in Computer and Communication Sciences at EPFL

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Robin Denhardt-Eriksson

PhD candidate in the Laboratory of Computational Systems Biotechnology

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Frederike Dümbgen

PhD candidate in Computer and Communication Sciences at EPFL

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Martin Müller

PhD candidate at the Digital Epidemiology Lab

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