In the wake of a global pandemic, it becomes increasingly obvious that solutions to the complex problems facing us require a fully integrated and collaborative approach. Irrespective of discipline, it’s essential that the high-quality research being undertaken everywhere is brought to the fore. How can we better ensure that the important work being done in less visible locations or facilities is more discoverable and properly recognized? How can we best leverage the value of preprint services? What networks or platforms are needed? The speakers in this virtual conference will offer plenty of food for creative thought in terms of innovation — though they may have more questions than answers!
Among others, confirmed speakers include Gali Halevi and Ross Potter, Clarivate Analytics; Carolina Tanigushi, SciElo; Lombe Tembo, ORCID; Ylann Schemm, Elsevier Foundation; Juan Pablo Alperin, Public Knowledge Project, Simon Fraser University and Erika Valenti, Emerald Group Publishing.
12:00 Noon - 12:15 Welcome
12:15pm - 12:45pm Current State of Global Research
Gali Halevi, Director of The Institute for Scientific Information, and Ross Potter, Senior Data Scientist, both, Clarivate Analytics:
- Good science conducted worldwide; same work is needed worldwide
- Problems encountered in ensuring visibility of work (citations /recognition)
- Support for open / equitable access (as driver of citation activity)
12:45pm - 1:15pm Building Capacity
Ylann Schemm, Director, Elsevier Foundation addresses the following:
- Shifting attention to needs of the Global South
- Research 4 Life
- South-embedded training
Resources shared by our speaker:
Achieving an equitable transition to OA for researchers in the Global South: Latest findings - Blog Post by Rachel Herbert, Senior Research Evaluation Manager, International Center for the Center of Research, Elsevier and Sarah Phibbs, Director, Research4Life Publisher Partnerships
Research4Life Best practices for APC waivers - These guidelines offer a checklist of considerations when setting and implementing a waiver policy and provide recommendations on how best to communicate your policy to potential authors from the Research4Life user community
1:15pm - 1: 45pm Building Networks and Interoperability
Lombe Tembo, Grant Program Officer /Engagement Lead, ORCID will cover:
- Persistent identifiers
- Role of open systems and networks
- Other infrastructure needed
Shared by our speaker:
1:45pm - 2:30pm Comfort Break
2:30pm - 3:00pm Case Study (Experience)
Carolina Tanigushi, Jr. Visual Developer, SciELO:
- The Work of SciELO
- Their experience in expanding access and awareness of work emerging from the Global South (problems overcome / successful outcomes / learning acquired)
- Next steps
3:00pm - 3:30pm Case Study (Experience)
Erika Valenti, Executive VP, North American, Emerald Group Publishing will speak about:
- First Voices First Initiative
- Emerald North America's Experience in Partnering (problems overcome / successful outcomes / learning acquired)
- Expansion of the Work and Next Steps
3:30pm - 4:00 pm Vision Interview with Juan Pablo Alperin
Juan Pablo Alperin, Associate Director of Research, The Public Knowledge Project, Simon Fraser University
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