Open research: Why it’s important, how to make research more open and how to drive change
Open research embodies the idea of making research more transparent and efficient and advances research collaboration. It promotes open access to research results, data, protocols and other aspects of the scientific process. It is recognized by UNESCO as “a true game changer in bridging the science, technology and innovation gaps and fulfilling the human right to science”.
Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager at EIFL, will talk about the latest developments in open research and why it is an issue that librarians and researchers can’t afford to ignore; how to go about making research more open and how to advocate for open research at your institution.
Who should attend?
Librarians, faculty, instructional technologists, researchers, Ph.D. and Master’s students.
Working in collaboration with library consortia in more than 50 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, Iryna Kuchma advocates for open access to research results, facilitates the development and implementation of open science policies and infrastructures, and provides support and training. She sits on the boards of Confederation of Open Access Repositories, the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services, the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations and the Directory of Open Access Journals Council.
The event is organized by Jyldyz Bekbalaeva and Kara Jones for AMICAL’s Open Scholarship Interest Group. The event will be recorded. If you register for the event, you will be emailed a link to the recording.