TRIPLE ThatCamp #1: “Discovering Discovery”

TRIPLE ThatCamp #2: “Scientific Crowdfunding”

TRIPLE ThatCamp #3: “Sustainability in Open Science”

Over the course of the project (2019-2023), TRIPLE will host three ThatCamp events, 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.

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” (https://thatcamp.org/about/index.html). 

It’s also non-hierarchical, non-disciplinary and inter-professional: from students to post-docs, from university librarians to research platform developers, from national government representatives to research policy makers on a European level – a variety of perspectives will enrich the discussions on Open Science in the social sciences and humanities.

At an unconference there are no designated presenters, no spectators, and all perspectives are equally valued. What you will also not find are prepared, monologuing presentations, papers, demonstrations or workshops. At the TRIPLE ThatCamps it is the participants themselves who set the agenda by proposing topics important to them in the weeks leading up to the event and deciding on the sessions on the day of the ThatCamp. The breakout sessions are organised by topic and led by one of the participants.

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.

If you want to learn more about ThatCamps, click here and here.

TRIPLE ThatCamp #3: Sustainability in Open Science

ThatCamp#3 Sustainability in Open Science, 13th September 2022, University of Zadar

When?

13th September 2022, University of Zadar, Croatia

Sustainability is easily one of the most pressing matters and most discussed topics of our time. This is as true for the economy and society as it is for research and thereby for Open Science. At the third TRIPLE ThatCamp we want to discuss and brainstorm on the relationship between sustainability and Open Science with you. If you are a researcher, a librarian, an interested citizen or someone otherwise involved or interested in sustainability in Open Science you are welcome to join us at this event!

Topics of discussion could be:

  • How can the long-term quality of data be secured?
  • 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 sustainability in scholarly communication?
  • Any other topic that crosses your mind!

Where?

University of Zadar, Mihovila Pavlinovica 1 in room: Aula Magna (2nd floor). You can find the directions here: https://goo.gl/maps/6cy71Ypbo9KEwWyr6

Preliminary Schedule

TimeDescription
10:00-11:00Registration/Welcome Coffee
11:00-11:30Introduction
11:30-12:00Coffee Break
12:00-12:45Session Pitches/Voting
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:15-15:15Sessions I
15:15-15:45Coffee Break
15:45-16:45Sessions II
16:45-17:30Presentation of Results/Discussion
17:30-17:45Closing
Preliminary Schedule

What is a ThatCamp?

A ThatCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) is an “unconference”, a spontaneous gathering without a planned thematic agenda. The ThatCamp #3 is meant to provide a forum to share concepts and strategies of sustainability in the Social Sciences and Humanities as well as discuss the potential for sustainability in Open Science. The event is an opportunity to learn from each other, brainstorm together, identify roadblocks, raise concerns and dream up solutions on a peer-to-peer level. Join us to explore and discuss sustainability!

How does a ThatCamp work?

 The event is free of charge, catering included. Every participant will receive a certificate for their participation. The ThatCamp#3 will be hosted in-person by the University of Zadar. Participants are encouraged to produce written and/or graphic materials to document their ideas. TRIPLE will share these with the community by publishing them on Zenodo and the TRIPLE website, as well as spreading them through social media. We draw from them to provide proof of the community’s desires, and advocate for getting their needs met.

Session formats are defined by the participants, i.e. the session leaders. Whether they 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 they’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 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 actually find their way onto the agenda.

Intrigued? Register here: https://forms.gle/EcVnQdPZvdtfCjTY8

Want to know more about the PubMet2022? Click here.

TRIPLE ThatCamp #2: Scientific Crowdfunding

How can crowdfunding be a viable resource for Social Sciences and Humanities?

Grasp the possibilities of crowdfunding at the next TRIPLE ThatCamp

TRIPLE ThatCamp#2 Scientific Crowdfunding. How can crowdfunding be a viable resource for Social Sciences and Humanities. Join the discussion at the TRIPLE ThatCamp and share your ideas. Register here: https://forms.gle/gLoF7DPvwEC4i66p6, 15 June 2022, 13-17 CEST via Zoom,
“One of many” (CC0)

When?

15 June 2022, online, 13-17 CEST – Register here.

What is it about?

What are your first thoughts when you hear about crowdfunding in Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)? Crowdfunding started out as a funding option almost exclusively used by start-ups and other business ideas that needed some investments to develop. You might have heard of popular platforms such as Kickstarter. Yet there are other, more specialized services: charity crowdfunding or even scientific research. The term “scientific crowdfunding” still mainly evokes images  of researchers from the natural sciences, medicine or technical sciences while highly profiled and publicly visible crowdfunding campaigns from the SSH rarely exist. In the SSH the full potential of generating funds through crowdfunding is still to be explored. 

Scientific crowdfunding and the platforms for enabling it are changing the way science is funded. Traditionally, researchers from the SSH have funded most of  their research by applying for institutional grants and how much funding they receive depends on institutional budgets. But independent research projects need individual funding, and crowdfunding may be one approach to finding this funding. Although crowdfunding typically raises smaller funds than ‘traditional’ funding,it also provides a certain ‘freedom’ since it is not bound to any administrative or institutional requirements. Additionally, crowdfunding campaigns enable, researchers to reach a broader audience, making their communication actions more efficient and giving their project more visibility. Public promotion and communication about research projects are often a challenging tasks for researchers in general.

In the next TRIPLE ThatCamp we want to discuss, if and how scientific crowdfunding can be  a viable funding option for SSH research projects. Is it a complementary funding option to more traditional ways of funding? Does crowdfunding lead to a significant raise in awareness for the research projects being promoted? 

Who can participate?

 If you want to discuss these opportunities and questions raised within SSH community in connection to scientific crowdfunding, TRIPLE ThatCamp #2 is the right place to be! You can join the conversation 

  •  if you are a SSH researcher and have a project which would benefit from funding 
  •  if you are a student and would like to know more about future opportunities.
  • if you are wondering how to prepare the crowdfunding campaign.
  • If you don’t know how to publicize your research topic to gain visibility.
  • f you are a genuinly curious person and have no idea what the scientific crowdfunding is. 

Already curious to learn more about crowdfunding in the SSH? Then have a look at the OPERAS crowdfunding channel as featured on the platform GoTriple, provided by the crowdfunding platform wemakeit

Have a look at the OPERAS crowdfunding channel for more information.

Programme:

13-13:45 Introduction & Warm-Up
13:45-14:15Session Pitches, Voting and Planning
14:15-14:25Break
14:25-15:30Sessions
15:30-15:45Break
15:45-16:15Presentation of Results
16:15-16:30Wrap Up

The event is free of charge and will be hosted using Zoom for video conferencing and Miro, a virtual collaborative whiteboard tool. Participants are encouraged to produce written and/or graphic materials to document their ideas. TRIPLE will share these with the community by publishing them on Zenodo and the TRIPLE website, as well as spreading them through social media. We draw from them to provide proof of the community’s desires, and advocate for getting the needs met.

Session formats are defined by the participants, i.e. the session leaders. Whether they 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 they’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 invited 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.

TRIPLE ThatCamp #1 (11 May 2021)

Discovering Discovery

Envision your ideal ecosystem for exploring research resources

TRIPLE ThatCamp Discovering Discovery
Photo by Noble Mitchell on Unsplash (CC0)

When?

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 9:30am to 5pm — Register here

What is it about?

The ThatCamp #1 is meant to provide a forum to share concepts, strategies and resources for discovering research and getting research discovered. The event is an opportunity to learn from each other, brainstorm together, identify roadblocks, raise concerns and dream up solutions on a peer-to-peer level. Join us to explore and discuss the depths of “discovery”!

The TRIPLE project’s main goal is to develop GoTriple, an innovative multilingual and multicultural discovery solution for the social sciences and humanities (SSH). GoTriple will provide a single access point for a variety of users (researchers, institutions such as universities and libraries, enterprises, consultancies and media representatives)

  • to discover and reuse open scholarly SSH resources, i.e. research data and publications, across disciplinary and language boundaries
  • to find and connect with other researchers and projects
  • to make use of innovative tools to support research (e.g. visualisation, annotation, trust building system, social network and recommender system)
  • to discover new ways of funding research (e.g. crowdfunding platform)

Therefore, we would like to find out more about future users’ perspectives on their research discovery journey:

  • How would you define “discovery” in the research cycle?
  • What is your epistemological stance on “discovery” in a research context?
  • What are your current strategies for discovering research resources?
  • How do you make sure your own research gets discovered?
  • What are you struggling with technologically?

Your discussions will help shape what we create!

Event documentation on Zenodo: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4769437

Programme
9:00Pre-event Technical Check (optional)
9:30-9:45Opening of ThatCamp (by Suzanne Dumouchel)
9:45-10:15Introduction & Warm-Up
10:15-11:15Session Pitches and Planning
11:15-11:30Break
11:30-13:00Sessions I
13:00-14:00Lunch break
14:00-15:30Sessions II
15:30-15:45Break
15:45-16:45Presentation of Results
16:45-17:00Wrap Up & Closing of Event

The event is free of charge and will be hosted using Zoom for video conferencing and Miro, a virtual collaborative whiteboard tool. Participants are encouraged to produce written and/or graphic materials to document their ideas. TRIPLE will share these with the community by publishing them on Zenodo and the TRIPLE website, as well as spreading them through social media. We draw from them to provide proof of the community’s desires, and advocate for getting the needs met.

Session formats are defined by the participants, i.e. the session leaders. Whether they 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 they’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 invited 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.

Who is the target audience?

We invite all those interested in the field of Open Science. The focus of the event will be on a social sciences and humanities (SSH) perspective, but people with a background in other fields are also welcome to join to make it a truly interdisciplinary event.

In particular, we target researchers, librarians and Open Science experts in research institutions, representatives of Open Access repositories and publishers who have an interest in discovery platforms. 

Registration

Register no later than 10 May 2021

Hashtags and Twitter handle

#TRIPLEThatCamp

#TheHumanitiesAndTechnologyCamp

@TripleEU

TRIPLE ThatCamp Team


Stefanie Pohle, MWS (Event Manager)

Kelly Achenbach, MWS (Participant Support Manager)

Emilie Blotière, Huma-Num (Zoom Manager)

Leonie Disch, Know-Center (Miro Board Manager)

Suzanne Dumouchel, Huma-Num (Speaker)

Ana Inkret, CESSDA/UL-ADP (Moderator)

André Pacheco, University of Coimbra (Moderator)

Drahomira Cupar, University of Zadar (Moderator)

Irena Vipavc Brvar, CESSDA/UL-ADP (Moderator)

Iva Melinščak Zlodi, FFZG (Moderator)

Marta Blaszczynska, IBL PAN (Moderator)

Nelson H. S. Ferreira, University of Coimbra (Moderator)

Tiziana Lombardo, Net7 (Moderator)

Judith Schulte, MWS (Social Media Manager)

Marlen Töpfer, MWS (Social Media Manager)

Stay informed

Would you like to find out more about the TRIPLE project? Then check our website, follow us on Twitter @TripleEU and subscribe to the OPERAS newsletter.

If you would like to be more actively involved in the TRIPLE User Community, then have a look at our upcoming Co-Design Workshops here and subscribe to the TRIPLE mailing list by sending an email to Clara Petitfils (Huma-Num): clara.petitfils@huma-num.fr.

If you have any specific questions about the TRIPLE ThatCamp #1, please contact us at triple@operas-eu.org.

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Image sources
„Discovery“ illuminated letters: Photo by Noble Mitchell on Unsplash  (CC0)
Light bulb: Photo by SUNBEAM PHOTOGRAPHY on Unsplash  (CC0)