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Seminars : Open science in a connected world

Sentinel North is launching a discussion seminar series : Open science in a connected world.

Research is mostly governed by a narrow set of ideas about "publications" and "impact", ultimately leading to perverse incentives. "Open scholarship" rethinks old habits by embracing openness at all levels: Data, analysis, dissemination, and education - but how can we best integrate that into our day-to-day practices?

In an informal atmosphere, we want to discuss and learn, both from each other and from specially invited experts. Come join our biweekly lunch seminars, and maybe emerge with some ideas of how to get out of the rut!


  • When : 12-13:00, on dates indicated below
  • Where : Room 2165, Pavillon d'optique et photonique, Université Laval


Next seminar

April 10, 2019 : What does open science really means?

Although the term "open science" is widely used, it covers very different realities, some of which may reinforce the systemic inequalities that exist in the academic world. This seminar will address open science diversity and inclusivity, financial cost of open access publications, and how to build scientific reputation by working openly.

Guest expert: Timothée Poisot, Assistant Professor in Quantitative and Computational Ecology at the Department of Biological Sciences at the Université de Montréal.

Dr. Poisot's research focuses on the causes and consequences of spatio-temporal variability in species interactions, and the use of data science techniques to inform conservation actions using ecosystem-based approaches. He is a member of the Scientific Council of Calcul Québec, and Educational Director of the CRSNG-FONCER BIOS program.




Past seminars

February 20, 2019 : Open science: history, basic concepts and discussions around a vibrant movement

At this seminar, the history of the open science movement and its basic concepts will be discussed. The visiting librarians will also present the Université Laval Library's involvement in this movement, and lead a discussion on the current practices of researchers in the field.

Invited expert : Maude Dubé-Laplante, Librarian for the dissemination of research and scholarly communication, Université Laval Library


February 27, 2019 : What is impact?

Most agree that citations and impact factors are not the right measures to evaluate research, but what are the alternatives, and how do we measure impact, first of all?

Invited experts : Eve Richard, Librarian - Impact of Research, Wood & Forest Science, Université Laval Library, and André Desrochers, Professor, Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics, Université Laval


March 13, 2019 : Responsible publishing

Changing from a system of ‘closed’ to open science requires an initial impetus. How can we publish in a “responsible” way to ease such a transition?

Speakers: Achim Randelhoff, Pierre Legagneux



For information or if you'd like to get involved, please contact :

Achim Randelhoff (