Conference Side Events


1. The MERIL portal will be formally launched during the conference “Horizons for Social Sciences and Humanities”
September 24th, 2013, Tuesday, 12:30 in the exhibitors’ area, ground floor

MERIL Portal Launch
A pan-European database of openly accessible research infrastructures

Introduced by:
Eugenijus Butkus
Vice-President, European Science Foundation
Milena Žic Fuchs
Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts


2. Science Policy Briefing Launch Event Science in Society: Caring for our Futures in Turbulent Times European Science Foundation (ESF)
September 24th, 2013, Tuesday, 18:20-19:00,I-201 Conference Hall, 2nd floor


Nina Kancewicz-Hoffman, European Science Foundation, France
Ulrike Felt, University of Vienna, Austria and Chair of the Science in Society project
Helga Nowotny, European Research Council
Paul Boyle, Science Europe

19:00 Drinks reception sponsored by ESF – all welcome Rotond Hall, ground floor


3. The Research Council of Lithuania invites researchers to post-conference seminar on Databases and Evaluation of SSH Research
to present a peer-reviewed open access bibliographic database on Lithuanian studies Lituanistika followed by a panel discussion led by international experts
25th September 2013, 11.00–16.00 Mykolas Romeris University, Ateities g. 20, Vilnius, room I-414


The database Lituanistika and the evaluation of SSH research
Prof. Rūta Petrauskaitė (Vice-chair, Research Council of Lithuania)

Objectives, activities, and results of the database Lituanistika
Lina Bloveščiūnienė (project manager)

The database technologies
Antanas Štreimikis (project IT leader)


Panel discussions on the bibliographic SSH databases and evaluation of SSH research
Jadranka Stojanovski (University of Zadar, Chroatia),
Nina Kancewicz-Hoffman (European Science Foundation),
Thed van Leeuwen (Leiden University, Netherlands),
Gunnar Sivertsen (Norwegian Institute for Studies in Innovation Research and Education, Norway)