Date: June 29, 2021
Time: 3 – 4.15 pm UK (2 – 3.15 pm UTC)
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OASPA is pleased to announce the first in a series of webinars focused on the needs of the researcher. This webinar brings together a cross-disciplinary panel of researchers to discuss what unites them in terms of their motivations and values around open research and open access, and how and if this is enabled in practice. Panellists will also consider if their perceptions change depending on their role (author, reviewer, evaluator, educator, reader) and discuss the choices they currently make when disseminating their work and if and how they would like these to change in the future.
The webinar will be chaired by Curtis Brundy and we welcome our panellists Michelle Arkin, Melodee Beals, Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou and Zulidyana D. Rusnalasari.
The panellists will each speak for approximately 10 minutes each, and then we will open it up to questions from the audience and for panel discussion.
Please join us live for this free webinar and to contribute to the discussion by registering here.
Michelle Arkin (@MichelleArkin)
Michelle is Professor and Chair of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at UCSF. Michelle’s lab develops innovative approaches to discover chemical tools and drug leads for protein-protein interactions and other challenging targets in cancer, neurodegeneration, and inflammation. Michelle is co-Director of the Small Molecule Discovery Center, a collaborative research lab (smdc.ucsf.edu) and president of the Academic Drug Discovery Consortium. She is engaged in several open-science efforts, including the ATOM Consortium, which is focused on development of AI-driven drug discovery.
Melodee Beals (@mhbeals)
Dr Melodee Beals is a Senior Lecturer in Digital History in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Loughborough University, UK. Her research explores the ways in which the movement of peoples and ideas intersect and the practical traces of imagined communities within the Anglophone World. Her most recent project, The Atlas of Digitised Newspapers, is an open access online report and dataset on the development and potential uses of digitised newspaper databases around the world. As an advocate of the Digital Humanities and Open Research, she works to develop and promote computer-aided methodologies through her roles as history editor for the Open Library of Humanities and Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute.
Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou (@mboathomas)
Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou is a Cameroonian social scientist, and holds a PhD in public communication from the Université Laval in Quebec City. With a focus on the African continent, Thomas’ research interests are in the digital humanities, open science, the maker movement, social innovation and scholarly communication, with a strong theoretical focus on decolonial studies and critical approaches to development.
Thomas Mboa is currently Lecturer at the Advanced School of Mass Communication (Digital Humanities Section), University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon. In addition, through the Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship Program, he is a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, University of Ottawa ; as well as, New Emerging Researcher at Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) Network, University of Ottawa.
Zulidyana D. Rusnalasari (@zulidyana)
Zulidyana D Rusnalasari is a researcher and scientific journal editor. Teaching is not only her primary career but also her hobby. Zulidyana is a strong advocate of Open Science and believes that information, particularly related to public knowledge and science, should be available openly and reliably. As a lecturer and trainer, she campaigns for Open Science to her students and trainees. Her interest in this area began in 2010 when she researched the Open Source Community as part of her postgraduate studies in Cultural Studies at the University of Indonesia. Although Zulidyana is a junior lecturer, she works to improve her colleagues’ knowledge regarding scientific publication literacy and its relation to Open Science Movements. Currently, she is finalizing her dissertation to complete her doctoral degree in Literature and Cultural Education. Zulidyana believes that education is the key to improving human quality of life.
Chair: Curtis Brundy (@curtisbrundy)
Curtis Brundy is the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications and Collections at Iowa State University. He oversees collections and is active in efforts to transform scholarly communications.
His work focuses on advancing open access, controlling prices, and increasing transparency. He currently chairs the OA2020 US Working Group and is involved with several other groups working to transform scholarly communications, including the Subscribe to Open Community of Practice.