ROMOR Results, Impact, and Sustainability

Closing Workshop 8-9 October 2019

Agenda

The main objectives of this workshop is to:

  • Present ROMOR main results and impacts
  • Present research data management infrastructure in Palestine, in the region and Africa, and in Europe
  • Discuss the feasibility of implementing a national/regional roadmap/infrastructure, for research management
  • Share knowledge with the participants on:
    • Open Science and research data management
    • Data Carpentry
    • Setting up Open Access Institutional Repositories.

 

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Location: IUG: Conference Hall, Taiba Building
BZU: Law Institute Annex: Hall 243

Moderator: Talal Shahwan- BZU

Time Topic Speakers
10:00 - 10:30 Opening the Workshop
  • IUG Presiden
  • BZU President
  • Minister (MoHE)

10:30 - 11:15

ROMOR Results and Impact

  • Rawia Awadallah- IUG
  • Stefano Caselli- PARMA
  • Adnan Yahya- BZU
  • Joy Davidson- UoG
  • Online contribution from other EU partner universities (UoB, and TUWien)
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee Break
 11:30- 13:00 Session: Research Infrastructure in Palestine, in the region and Africa, and in Europe
Chair: Diana Sayej
11:30 - 12:00  OAIR in Palestine: challenges and needs Contributions form Palestinian universities
12:00 - 12:30 African Open Science Platform (AOSP) Yousef Torman- ASREN
12:30 - 13:00 European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Joy Davidson- UoG
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30

Discussion Panel:

  • National or Regional Roadmap? Needs and Challenges
  • Tertiary education (research education) in PS universities
  • Joint Master/PhD degrees with other EU institutions

Moderator: Adnan Yahya

Panelists:
Palestinian Universities (Jaser Khalil, Ehab Qubaj, Talal Shahwan, Bassam Al-Saqqa, Samir Afifi, Elham Kateeb)
PALICO
MOHE/AQAC
EU Partners (Stefano Caselli, Nadia Monacelli, Joy Davidson)

15:30 - 15:45

Closing the first day of the workshop

 

Wednesday 9 October 2019

Location: IUG: Conference Hall, Taiba Building
QOU: Meetings Hall, Academic Affairs Building- Al-Biera

Moderator: Samir Afifi

Time Topic Speakers
09:45 - 10:00 Opening Prof. Samir Al-Najdi- Vice President for Academic Affairs- QOU
10:00 - 11:30

Session 1: Open Science and Research Data Management

Chair: Khaled Khanfar
Target Group:
Researchers, students, staff with the responsibility to implement/manage an institutional repository

10:00 - 10:20 Open Science Nael Salman- PTUK 
10:20 - 10:40 FAIR Data Principles  Eman Maali- BZU
10:40 - 11:10 Data Management Plan Thabet Sabbah- QOU
11:10 - 11:30 Discussion followed by an online meeting with Nadia Monacelli (Director of University Center
for International Cooperation of the University of Parma (CUCI) with IUG international office.
11:30 -11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 - 13:00 Session 2: Data Carpentry
Chair: Rebhi Baraka
Target Group: Researchers, and students
11:45 - 12:15 Introduction to OpenRefine Basem AlEjla- IUG
12:15 - 12:45 Introduction to R Khalil AlAstal- IUG
12:45 - 13:00 Discussion followed by a meeting with ROMOR mobility students
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 16:00 Session 3: How to set up an Open Access Institutional Repository?
Chair: Yousef Abuzir- QOU
Target Group: Project managers/administrators, IT staff, editors & Library staff
with the responsibility to implement/manage an institutional repository
14:00 - 14:30 Setting up institutional repositories in steps Iyad Alagha- IUG
14:30 - 14:50 Copyright and Licensing issues Alaa Alhalees- IUG
14:50 - 15:10 Developing IR Policies Diana Sayej- BZU
15:10 - 15:30 Evaluation metrics and CoreTrustSeal Mohammad Isifan- PTUK
15:30 - 16:00 Discussion followed by a meeting with Nadia Monacell- CUCI with QOU, and BZU international offices.
16:00 Certificates & Closing