The open science movement has been gaining momentum over the past decade, prompting initiatives such as cOAlition S, with its plan to increase open access publications. But while the goals of open science are welcomed by many, challenges remain. And top of the list is the researcher reward system.
This is the first episode in our short series on open science and the reward system. Host Dr. Stephane Berghmans, Elsevier VP of Academic and Research Relations EU, welcomes Prof. Jean-Claude Burgelman to the podcast. Prof. Burgelman is eminently qualified to talk about this topic. Not only is he a part-time Professor of Open Science Policy at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, he was recently Head of Unit Open Data Policies and Science Cloud at the European Commission and an open access envoy for the organization.
Guest: Jean-Claude Burgelman, PhD
Honorary Director & Founder, Studies in Media, Innovation and Technology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Prof. Jean-Claude Burgelman was responsible for open science and data policies for the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) of the European Commission. He joined the European Commission in 1999 as a Visiting Scientist in the Joint Research Centre (the Institute of Prospective Technological Studies - IPTS), where he became Head of the Information Society Unit in 2005. In January 2008, he moved to the Bureau of European Policy Advisers (attached to the president of the EC) as adviser for innovation policy. He also joined DG RTD as advisor and then Head of Unit in charge of top level advisory boards like the European Research and Innovation Area Board, the Innovation for Growth Group and the European Forum for Forward Looking Activities.
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Until 2000, he was full professor of communication technology policy at the Free University of Brussels, as well as director of SMIT and was involved in science and technology assessment. He has been visiting professor at the University of Antwerp, the European College of Bruges and the University of South Africa, and he has been involved in several academic journals. He chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Innovation and was a member of its Science Advisory Committee.
Host: Stephane Berghmans, PhD
VP of Academic and Research Relations EU, Elsevier
Dr. Stephane Berghmans is VP of Academic Relations for Elsevier, responsible for relationships with research organizations and EU institutions. He is a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine who obtained his PhD in genetics and molecular biology at the University of Liege. He then became a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, where he established zebrafish as a cancer model at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
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Stephane moved to the biotech sector in Cambridge (UK) in 2004, where he headed zebrafish drug discovery for early in vivo compound screening. He moved to Portland, Oregon (USA) in 2008, where he joined Znomics as Director of Biology. He joined the European Science Foundation in 2009 as Head of the Biomedical Sciences Unit, managing the secretariat general for the European Medical Research Councils (EMRC) with activities in science management, policy and strategy.
Stephane joined Elsevier in 2013. Since 2015, he has been a member of the EuroScience Governing Board. He is based in Brussels.
This podcast is produced by Susannah Beatty-Tucker, Content Marketing Strategy & Development Manager at Elsevier.
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