Let’s talk !

From Open Town Halls to showcasing seminars, we wish to create a thriving environment that enables more collaborative, greater research

At EPFL, we believe that Open Science is everyone’s concern, from first-year Bachelor students to senior researchers, staff and services. 

We want to make sure everyone has a voice in shaping the science of tomorrow so that our research, education and innovation become more inclusive, trustworthy and impactful.

In 2023, the EPFL Open Science office is launching several series of events aimed at showcasing great OS projects on campus and beyond, consulting the community on how to best improve our practices and providing a flourishing environment that fosters debate and solutions.

Upcoming events

EPFL Shapes Open Science

The “EPFL shapes Open Science” series presents a new format of Town Hall interactive events. It aims to provide an open space for the EPFL community to discuss different themes related to Open Science.

Its main objectives are to inform the community about the current state of the topic on campus and collect opinions and feedback to further develop EPFL’s Open Science strategy.

Let’s shape Open Science together, as a community !

Past event

May 22nd, 2023 | Open Access: Which Way Forward?

Open access to knowledge should be the norm, and this starts with publication. Let’s rethink the way we share our work to the world.

Nov 23rd, 2023 | Research Assessment

A discussion on the future of research assessment in the context of Open Science

Open Science Showcase series

One of the EPFL Open Science office’s missions is to promote and support Open Science projects on campus, and raise awareness of these flagship initiatives !

The EPFL OS Showcase series will present these exciting projects and reflect on what pursuing an Open Science entails for a research career and network.

Past events

May 10th, 2023 | The Story of Scala: an Open-Source Tale

Come and discover the fantastic journey of Scala, from its genesis to the creation of the non-profit Scala Center and its current actions as a hub for a whole community of users, learners, and contributors. Presented by Scala founder Prof. Martin Odersky, and executive director of the Scala Center, Darja Jovanovic.

Sept 29th, 2023 | The Story of Materials Cloud

In an age where scientific progress hinges on the principles of openness, collaboration, and accessibility, Materials Cloud stands as a shining example of what a good open science project can achieve.

Partnerships with other events

Research seminars

At the scale of schools or institutes, the EPFL community often invites world-class speakers to talk about their work. Sometimes, these speakers share an inspiring vision of Open Science, which is reflected through their work. We encourage the EPFL community to attend these seminars, which are of broader interest than just their particular research fields and help us expand our horizons on how to make better research!

Library events related to OS

The library offers many activities, from workshops to trainings, related to Open Science. You will find in this section all the current events they are providing to strengthen your OS skills !

Workshops and much more…

Past events

Friday Feb 3rd, 2023, 12PM | Joint Seminar: Institute of Civil Engineering and Open Science Seminar

Main developer of the very popular open-source meshing software “Gmsh”, Prof. Remacle revisits the interaction between the meshing community and the computational community with the X-MESH method. A seminar not only focused on civil engineering, but also interesting for the EPFL modeling community.

Nov. 1st, 2023 11AM-1PM | Imaging Lunch: Creating scientific illustrations with BioIcons and BioRender

Discover an Open Source alternative to Biorender for scientific illustrations