Date: Tuesday March 7th
Time: 2 – 3.15 pm UK/UTC
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OASPA is pleased to announce our next webinar which will focus on the data that exists about scholarly communication. Such data includes anything that enables us to expose and analyse the processes, connections and entities involved in all aspects of research communication.
Most of the data we currently have, however, doesn’t fully cover the research output of the Global South and is unrepresentative and incomplete. We will address issues of inequity and discuss the challenges in sourcing data that is truly representative of global knowledge creation. We will also discuss the governance and funding it will take to create a coherent and equitable system. There is an innate conflict between proprietary and closed datasets that are available only to those who can afford them versus an open universe of data that enables all communities involved in knowledge generation to contribute, access and analyse data.
The webinar will be chaired by Iryna Kuchma and Catriona MacCallum with panellists Lucy Montgomery, Ludo Waltman and Caleb Kibet.
Please join us live for this free webinar and contribute to the discussion.
Link to registration page: bit.ly/March2023_OASPA_Webinar. Please share with those you think may be interested.
Please note that views expressed in OASPA webinars are those of the individual speaker and do not represent the view of OASPA
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.
Lucy Montgomery (@LucyMontgomery_)
Professor Lucy Montgomery leads the Innovation in Knowledge Communication research program at the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University. She is also co-lead of the Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative: a major strategic research project exploring how big data can help universities to understand their performance as Open Knowledge Institutions. Montgomery’s research focuses on the ways in which open access and open knowledge are transforming landscapes of knowledge production, sharing and use, including in China. Her most recent, collaboratively authored, book Open Knowledge Institutions: Reinventing Universities is now open for community review MIT Press.
Ludo Waltman (Leiden University and RoRI) @LudoWaltman
Ludo is Professor of Quantitative Science Studies at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University and Associate Director of the Research on Research Institute (RoRI), where he co-leads a research program studying the scholarly communication system. Ludo also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Quantitative Science Studies, published by MIT Press.
Iryna Kuchma has been managing the EIFL Open Access Programme (EIFL-OA) since 2008. Working in collaboration with libraries and library consortia in more than 60 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, she advocates for open access to research results, facilitates the development and implementation of open science policies and infrastructures, and provides support and training. Iryna sits on the boards of Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS), the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Council.
Catriona MacCallum is Director of Open Science at Hindawi. She joined PLOS from Elsevier in 2003 to launch PLOS Biology as a Senior Editor, leaving as Advocacy Director in 2017. Catriona is a member of the OASPA Board and OpenCitations, and a past member of the DORA steering committee, the DRYAD Board and the Advisory Board of the Royal Society (publishing). She is a founding individual of the I4OC (Initiative for Open Citations) and I4OA (Open Abstracts) campaigns. She was a member of the European Commission’s Open Science Policy Platform (2017-2020). She has a PhD in population genetics from Edinburgh University.