What do we need in order to build a research environment where streamlined digital access is the norm? Addressing technical debt is one challenge, but what are some of the others? All of us have an interest in furthering the expansion of knowledge, so what innovations, what approaches have the past two years proven to be most effective? What can stakeholders envision for the future? Focusing on both platform technology and the policies that govern those platforms, this virtual event will look at some of the practices and policies that are critical to supporting expanded access and sharing of scholarship.
Among others, confirmed speakers include Kaveh Bazargan, Director, River Valley Technologies, Barry Bealer, Consultant, Stephanie Dawson, CEO, Science Open, Heather Kotula, Director of Marketing, Access Innovations; Mark Hahnel, CEO and Founder, Figshare; and Brian Nosek, Executive Director, Center for Open Science.
12:00 Noon - 12:15 Welcome
12:15pm - 12:45pm Keynote: What Have We Built?
Todd Carpenter will interview Stephanie Dawson, CEO, Science Open
12:45 pm - 1:15pm. Open Data Policies: Opportunities, compliance and technology strategies
Researchers are increasingly encouraged to share data supporting their publications. The case for Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) data is reflected in a large number of initiatives to make this achievable while supporting data integrity and openness.
With a growing number of funders, publishers and institutions worldwide mandating the open access of articles and data, there is a growing need for sustainable infrastructure to support these requirements. While most trends are encouraging around the adoption and acceptance of open data, the research community is now demanding more enforcement of the mandates that have been adopted by many governments and funders.
At Figshare we have seen many engaged funders and governments, most notably the recent memorandum from the Whitehouse Office of Science and Technology Policy, requiring that data that they fund be published. This has also led to national initiatives for Research data management and dissemination. This talk will cover how organisations can best balance and plan for open data compliance, with a focus on the technological and workflow best practices.
Resources, Literature, and more!
The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery by Tony Hey - This collection of essays expands on the vision of pioneering computer scientist Jim Gray for a new, fourth paradigm of discovery based on data-intensive science."
Ripeta Report: The State of Trust & Integrity in Research - This report has highlighted the significant and critical role funding agencies and other research stakeholders have in improving the integrity of research.
1:15 - 1:45 Technology and Satisfying Open Science Requirements
Kaveh Bazargan, Director of River Valley Technologies, will address the challenges of moving from the traditional "paper"-based publication model to one that embraces full openness, taking into account the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science as well as the White House OSTP Memo on Federally Funded Research. Kaveh will also show examples of making publications interactive as well as accessible to as wide an audience as possible.
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Comfort Break
2:30pm - 3:00pm Adding Value in Surfacing Content
Heather Kotula, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Access Innovations, will talk about using semantics extracted from digital content to foster connections and collaborations among researchers to further the expansion of knowledge, improving access to non-print content such as video and audio files, and the role AI can play in these contexts.
3:00 - 3:30 Maximizing the Investment in Technology
Consultant Barry Bealer will address the question of how organizations can successfully procure the best technology that will have the greatest impact for their purposes while minimizing the disruption to the organizational workflow. Today more than ever legacy systems need to be replaced and new technologies need to be incrementally embraced to keep up with changing business and delivery models. In this session Barry will review best practices for procuring technology to minimize the impact on the organization while gaining more efficiencies and organizational flexibility.
3:30pm - 4:00pm Vision Interview with Todd Carpenter
Todd Carpenter will interview Brian Nosek of the Center for Open Science with an eye to the future of how we build a more open information environment.
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