IAA-CSIC Severo Ochoa SKA Open Science School

Salón de Actos (IAA-CSIC)

Salón de Actos



Details on this school can be found in the main webpage: https://www.granadacongresos.com/skaopenscience


The First SKA Open Science School will be held in Granada, from Monday, May 8th, to Wednesday May 10th, 2023. The school is organised under the IAA-CSIC Severo Ochoa Program and it is endorsed by the SKA regional centre partner training programme. It will be a hybrid event that will allow remote participation to make it more inclusive, sustainable and accessible to the global astronomy community.​

SKA will be a world-leading facility and as such it aims to follow and lead best practices in scientific integrity such as those promoted by the Open Science movement. The concept of Open Science facilitates reproducibility of scientific studies by making data and methods more accessible, understandable and reusable. Furthermore, Open Science contributes to democratising information and to reducing inequalities in the access to infrastructures, hence impacting areas related to some of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

​Open Science is rooted in SKA’s foundational principles and the reproducibility of SKA science data products is one of the Observatory metrics for scientific success. The SKA Regional Center Network (SRCNet) will play a key role enabling big scientific collaborations and it will provide the framework to implement SKA Open Science policies.

The school will provide a general overview of different aspects of Open Science and how it is connected to collaborative and sharing practices that are encouraged by the SKA Observatory.​

This school brings an opportunity to anyone from the astronomy and the SRCNet community to have a complete and detailed view of Open Science policies, tools, as well as the ongoing activities related to Open Science at the SKAO and the SRCNet. International experts will provide a detailed and updated view on each of the school topics, and lectures as well as tutorials and hands-on sessions will facilitate our understanding from a practical point of view, encouraging questions and discussion.


  •    What is Open Science?
  •    How does Open Science benefit society and science itself?
  •    As a senior researcher, how do my individual research and collaborations benefit from Open Science practices? And, as a PhD student? As an engineer, will I need to update existing services to align with Open Science policies?
  •    Which tools can I use to follow Open Science principles?
  •    Is this good for my CV? Will it be acknowledged in the research assessment system? How can I capture these merits in my CV?
  •    Will everyone be following Open Science principles in 10 years from now? How would we expect it to change science?
  •    How will SKAO and the SKA Regional Centres contribute to enable best practices in Open Science?

Confirmed tutors:

  • ​   Alexander Jensenius, University of Oslo.
  •    Eva Méndez, University Carlos III of Madrid.
  •    Javier Moldón, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía.
  •    Jesús Salgado, SKAO.
  •    John Swinbank, ASTRON.
  •    Lourdes Verdes-Montenegro, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía.
  •    Manuel Parra, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía.
  •    Mohammad Akhlaghi, Center for Physics Studies of the Cosmos of Aragon.
  •    Pablo García, University of Granada.
  •    Rachael Ainsworth, University of Manchester.
  •    Roberto Di Cosmo, Institut National de Recherche en Sciences et Technologies du Numérique.
  •    Stephen Serjeant, The Open University.
  •    Philippa Hartley, SKAO
  •    Mattia Vaccari, University of Cape Town


  •    Tao An, SHAO (China)
  •    Shari Breen, SKAO
  •    Oscar Corcho, UPM (Spain)
  •    William Garnier, SKAO
  •    Julián Garrido (Chair), IAA-CSIC (Spain)
  •    Philippa Hartley, SKAO
  •    Karen Lee-Waddell, UWA (Australia)
  •    Marcella Massardi, INAF (Italy)
  •    Susana Sánchez, IAA-CSIC (Spain)
  •    Russ Taylor, IDIA (South Africa)
  •    Lourdes Verdes-Montenegro (IAA-CSIC, Spain)


  •    Laura Darriba (Chair), IAA-CSIC
  •    Manuel González, IAA-CSIC
  •    Yrene Jiménez, IAA-CSIC
  •    Alicia Pelegrina , IAA-CSIC
  •    Marcos Villaverde, IAA-CSIC



The organisers acknowledge financial support from the State Agency for Research of the Spanish MCIU through the "Center of Excellence Severo Ochoa" award for the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (grant CEX2021-001131-S 10.13039/501100011033) and from the SKAO Observatory

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