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Polish Working Group of the DSCC IN established

The official inauguration of the Polish Working Group of the Data Stewardship Competence Centers Implementation Network (DSCC-IN PL) took place on 03 December 2021. The workshop was an accompanying event for the 5th edition of the Pomeranian Open Science Conference held in Gdańsk (Poland) on 02 December 2021. The conference, hosted by the Gdańsk University of Technology on site, gathered more than 120 attendees and 18 speakers from all over the country and guests from abroad. The event and its theme, “Services based on Collaboration”, focused on obtaining practical experience in Open Science and Research Data Management.

The DSCC-IN PL workshop welcomed almost 60 attendees interested in establishing the Polish Working Group. The Working Group and its future possible role and activities were presented by the DSCC-IN Polish chapter coordinator, Dr. Anna Wałek, the Director of the Gdańsk Tech Library. Participants also enjoyed the pre-recorded guest talk by Erik Schultes, GO FAIR International Science Coordinator, who encouraged them to engage and collaborate. Gdańsk Tech Library Open Science Competence Center Team members presented the dedicated website (in Polish only) to announce the group’s activities. The website contains the mission of the Group, its structure proposal, tools description and a piece of information on how to become its member.

The DSCC-IN PL presentation met a great interest among the Polish librarians and researchers who attended the workshop. The first Working Group official online meeting is scheduled for the end of January 2022, and its agenda will be circulated to all subscribed members in advance.

Author: Katarzyna Dudek, Gdańsk Tech Library

Featured photo & photo in text courtesy of Katarzyna Dudek