Open Science Day


University Library Lugano

Date: 22 November 2021 / 08:30 - 12:00

The Pro-rector for Research, in collaboration with Lugano University Lubrary, Research and Transfer Service and IT Service will launch the first workshop on Open Science and Open Research Data at USI, addressed to Professors, Researchers, PhD students and staff of the services who are directly involved in supporting research.

Research data management is becoming increasingly central to both academia and services.

What lies behind popular acronyms such as ORD and RDM?

What strategy is USI called to develop in this specific area?

What is being done nationally and internationally in this area?

Based on some concrete experiences, the aim of the meeting is to provide the basic elements to all the people who deal with research data. The event, which takes place as part of USI25, is aimed at USI employees.


08:45 - 09:00 Welcome coffee

09:00 - 09:15 Opening

Prof. Dr. Patrick Gagliardini, Pro-Rector for Research Università della Svizzera italiana

09:15 – 10:00 Introduction to the Open Science: awareness and empowerment of researchers. Data sharing. European initiatives

Prof. Dr. Marialuisa Lavitrano, Professor of General Pathology, University of Milano Bicocca, Director of the European Open Science Cloud Association

10:05 - 10:50 The point of view of the RDM service provider: development of researchers' digital skills, service to support researchers (, challenges for the IT service.

Dr. Pierre-Ives Burgi, Deputy Director, IT Service, University of Geneva

10:55 - 11:40 The libraries' point of view: experiences, motivations and lessons learned on RDM from a library that has developed an ad-hoc service to meet the needs of its users.

Guilaine Baud-Vittoz, Head of sector, Education & research services, EPFL Library

Dr. Francesco Varrato, Data Librarian, EPFL Library

11:40 - 11:55 Closing remarks

Prof. Dr. Patrick Gagliardini, Pro-Rector for Research Università della Svizzera italiana


All presentations will be held in English

*In compliance with the current rules, access is possible only upon presentation of a Covid certificate (vaccination, recovery or negative result) and a valid ID.