The 1st TRIPLE ThatCamp is happening on 11 May 2021: “Discovering Discovery: Envision your ideal ecosystem for exploring research resources”.  It’s a free, 1-day, online “unconference” for Open Science enthusiasts from all disciplines and professions to share concepts, strategies and resources for discovering research and getting research discovered.  Participants will brainstorm together, identify roadblocks, raise concerns and dream up solutions on a peer-to-peer level. 

ThatCamp stands for “The Humanities And Technology Camp”. It is a so-called unconference based on the BarCamp concept: an open, agile and spontaneous meeting where participants learn and work together by engaging in group discussions, co-working sessions or other forms of collaborative work. People engage with each other to “create, build, write, hack, and solve problems” ( The event will be hosted using Zoom for video conferencing and Miro, a virtual collaborative whiteboard tool.

The session time slots are planned out, but session topics and formats are defined by the participants. Whether you are currently working on a project, article or talk, and would like others to join writing a draft paper collaboratively, or have a story to share on which you’d like to hear other participants’ opinions, or like to put a problem up for discussion and look for solutions together – whatever it is, everyone is invited to submit a suggestion. At the beginning of the event, those willing to lead a session will be asked to pitch their idea (30-60 seconds, depending on the number of suggestions), and participants will then vote on the topics that will actually find their way onto the agenda.

You can already add your ideas to our virtual Miro whiteboard (you’ll get a link to the board when you sign up) to jumpstart the process.

The number of participants is limited, so we would advise you to register early. The event will be held in English, it’s free and open to all those interested in Open Science and the notion of “discovery”.

Learn more about the event and register here no later than 10th of May.

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TRIPLE will organise a total of three ThatCamps over the course of the project (2019-2023), bringing together people who have an interest in Open Science in the social sciences and humanities (SSH): researchers, universities and other research institutions, publishers, libraries and Open Access repositories, but also non-academic groups such as IT experts, public authorities and policy makers, media, SMEs, NGOs and citizens. Each TRIPLE ThatCamp will address a specific overarching theme which relates, for instance, to Digital Humanities, discovery technologies, scientific communication, societal impact of research in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) or internationalisation of research.

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First TRIPLE ThatCamp on 11 May 2021
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