OASPA is pleased to announce the second webinar in our new Open Science Webinar Series, in which we are inviting a number of speakers to consider contemporary debates in open science and open access publishing.
The second webinar in the series will be the OASPA Open Science Webinar: A View from Researchers, Institutions and the Open Science Policy Platform.
Date: Thursday 29th November 2018
Time: 3.00pm – 4.00pm GMT (other timezones: 7.00am PST, 9.00am CST, 10.00am EST, 12.00pm BRT, 4.00pm CET, 4.00pm WAT, 7.00pm SAST, 4.00pm IST)
This webinar is free and open to the public. Register for the webinar here.
What is open science? This webinar provides a viewpoint on open science and publishing from the perspective of researchers and those involved in outreach and policy for research communication at institutions and on the European Open Science Policy Platform. What is open science for them, how does it relate to open access and publishing, and what role do they and publishers have in the shift towards open science?
The webinar is chaired by Catriona MacCallum, Director of Open Science at Hindawi. Our panelists are Dr Danny Kingsley, Deputy Director, Scholarly Communication and Research Services at Cambridge University Libraries, Professor Christopher Jackson, Earth Scientist at Imperial College London; and Professor Eva Méndez, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Scientific Policy and Open Science, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Chair of the EC’s Open Science Policy Platform.
Catriona MacCallum is Director of Open Science at Hindawi. She has 20 years experience in scholarly publishing and 15 years in Open Access Publishing. She has a PhD from Edinburgh University and went into publishing as a professional Editor initially working for Elsevier, where she was Editor of Trends in Ecology & Evolution, before joining the Open-Access publisher PLOS in 2003 to launch PLOS Biology as one of the Senior Editors. She also acted as a Consulting Editor on PLOS ONE, leaving PLOS as Advocacy Director in 2017. She is currently a member of the European Commission’s Open Science Policy Platform and the UKRI Open Access Practitioners Group. She serves on the Advisory Boards of OpenAire and the Royal Society (Publishing), and is on the steering committee of the relaunched DORA initiative. She is a founding individual of the I4OC (Initiative for Open Citations) campaign.
Dr Danny Kingsley is the Deputy Director, Scholarly Communication and Research Services at Cambridge University Libraries. Her role has responsibility for managing funder mandates for open access and research data management. This includes working closely with colleagues within the University, the UK and internationally to ensure good policy development and implementation.
Danny sits on several committees and editorial boards and regularly publishes blogs and research papers and is invited to speak at conferences. Before moving to the UK she established the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group. This followed on from working for four years as the Manager of Scholarly Communication at the Australian National University, a natural extension of her 2008 PhD into the range of ways different disciplines engage with open access. She has worked as a science communicator for 15 years, including two years with ABC Science Online as a journalist for News in Science.
Christopher Jackson is a geologist at Imperial College, London, UK. Having completed his PhD at Manchester in 2002, and having worked in the oil industry in Bergen, Norway, he moved to Imperial College in 2004 to pursue an academic career. Chris’ research focuses on how the Earth’s crust deforms, although he is, at times, equally as troubled by open science and scholarly publication…
Eva Méndez holds a PhD in Library and Information Sciences (LIS) and is an expert in metadata. She defines herself in her Twitter profile as an ‘open knowledge militant’ (@evamen). She has been a lecturer at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), LIS department since 1997.She has been an active member of several international research teams, advisory boards and communities including: DCMI, OpenAire, Metadata2020, RDA, etc. In 2005-06 she was awarded a Fulbright Research Scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA). She has taken part in and led several research projects and acted as advisor to many more in the fields related with standardization, metadata, semantic web, open data, digital repositories and libraries, in addition to information policies for development in several countries. In 2015 she won the Young Researcher of Excellence award of her University. In November 2017 she was named “Open Data Champion” by SPARC Europe. She is currently Deputy Vice President for Scientific Policy-Open Science at UC3M and member of the EU-OSPP (European Open Science Policy Platform) on behalf of YERUN (Young European Research Universities Network). She is the OSPP chair for the 2nd mandate of the platform.
The recording of this webinar, along with the accompanying slides from the discussion, is freely available for the public and can be found here.