Resources shared during the webinar chat:
Towards wide-scale adoption of open science practices: The role of open science communities
Guest post summarising some webinar takeaways can be found here.
Date: Wednesday June 29, 2022
Time: 3 – 3.15 pm UK (2 – 3.15 pm UTC)
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OASPA is pleased to announce our next webinar which will focus on the ways in which researchers and scholars are normalizing Open Research practices via grassroots community-building. We will hear from four speakers from different regions who will relate what has worked in their specific communities, quick wins and slow wins, and what they recommend for other members of the community (whether other researchers, or publishers and librarians).
The webinar will be chaired by Dan Morgan who will quickly frame open research practices and how they can be influenced by both top-down policy and grassroots, bottom-up community building.
We welcome our panelists: Etienne Roesch who will present a national network approach with the UK Reproducibility Network, Caleb Kibet will bring in perspectives from bioinformatics and Kenya and Anita Eerland will consider university-based community-building, and experience with a scholarly society committed to openness and improving research practices.
The panellists will each speak for 10 minutes, and then we will open it up to questions from the audience and discussion.
Please join us live for this free webinar and contribute to the discussion.
Link to registration page: bit.ly/June22-OASPAWebinar. Please share with your networks.
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Anita Eerland @AnitaEerland
Anita Eerland is an Assistant Professor at the department of Communication Science at Radboud University. She obtained her PhD in forensic psychology from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2012. Her research involves how subtle linguistic cues influence language comprehension in general and in a forensic context (e.g., understanding eye-witness testimonies). She’s been an advocate for Open Science for over a decade and as a result was involved in the founding of PsyArXiv, a free preprint server, and the Society of the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS) of which she was the vice-president in 2019. In 2018, while being employed at Utrecht University, she founded the Open Science Community Utrecht (OSCU) together with Loek Brinkman. She is now involved in the Open Science Community Nijmegen, and working on establishing the Internation Network of Open Science and Scholarship Communities (INOSC).
Caleb Kibet @Calkibet
Caleb Kibet is a bioinformatics researcher, a lecturer, an open science advocate, and a mentor. He is currently a PostDoc at icipe, teaches bioinformatics at Pwani University, and was formerly a 2019/20 Mozilla open science fellow where he developed a research data management framework for resource contained countries. His research interests are in regulatory genomics using machine learning and statistical modelling to understand and predict transcription factor binding sites and their link to diseases. Caleb is also a founder of OpenScienceKE, an initiative that promotes open approaches to bioinformatics research in Kenya. He is passionate about open science and reproducible bioinformatics research. He continually seeks opportunities to spread open science, especially within the bioinformatics community in Kenya.
Etienne Roesch @etienneroesch
Etienne Roesch is an applied statistician, in the School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences (https://twitter.com/UniRdg_Psych) and Deputy Director of the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience & Neurodynamics (https://twitter.com/UniRdg_CINN). Work in his lab focuses generally on how we experience the world, in a wide remit of fundamental research and industrial applications, including reproducibility of science, climate change science, machine learning, neuroscience and cyber psychology. He is on the steering group of the UK Reproducibility Network (https://ukrn.org/), and community manager for the UKRN Local Network Leads in 70 institutions in the UK. He is also founder and chief editor for ReScience X (http://rescience.org/x), an open access, peer-reviewed, free-to-read, free-to-publish, academic journal for the dissemination of replicated experimental research.
Dan Morgan @djjmorgan
Dan Morgan is Director of Communications & Community Relations at PLOS (Public Library of Science), overseeing communications, brand strategy, and strategic engagement with the research and scholarly publishing communities, the media/press, and the internal PLOS community. He has worked in scholarly communication and publishing for over 20 years, in various publishing management, open access, open science, communications, and strategy roles. He is a passionate advocate for simplified communication, open science, scientific rigor, and enhancing scholarly publishing processes. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/