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Nick Shockey, SPARCFollow

Document Type

Presentation

Location

Standish Room, Science Library

Start Date

25-10-2018 11:00 AM

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The shift toward a system of research and scholarship that is open by default is currently in progress. Since 2013, US federal research agencies have required that articles reporting publicly funded research be publicly accessible within 12 months. The Gates Foundation now requires immediate open access for funded research, and a group of 10 national funders in Europe have committed to implementing a similar policy by 2020. The momentum behind open research is building; however, what the end result looks like is still very much an open question. This talk will explore the drivers of this shift toward open research, cover the most important recent developments, and discuss the implications for the future of scholarship.

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Nick Shockey is the Director of Programs & Engagement at SPARC where he focuses on fostering and supporting communities that advance Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data. In this capacity, Nick founded the Right to Research Coalition, an international alliance of student organizations—collectively representing millions of students in over 100 countries around the world—that promote policies and practices that make open the default for research. In 2014, Nick launched OpenCon, a conference and community that works to identify, cultivate, and empower leaders within the next generation to advance openness in research and education. To date, OpenCon has reached more than 4,000 in-person participants across 80 countries and catalyzed dozens of new projects, organizations, and campaigns. Nick is also particularly passionate about working with libraries to support their institutions in adopting open practices for research and education.

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Oct 25th, 11:00 AM

The Shift Toward Open Research: A Discussion About Drivers, Recent Developments, and the Future of Scholarship

Standish Room, Science Library

The shift toward a system of research and scholarship that is open by default is currently in progress. Since 2013, US federal research agencies have required that articles reporting publicly funded research be publicly accessible within 12 months. The Gates Foundation now requires immediate open access for funded research, and a group of 10 national funders in Europe have committed to implementing a similar policy by 2020. The momentum behind open research is building; however, what the end result looks like is still very much an open question. This talk will explore the drivers of this shift toward open research, cover the most important recent developments, and discuss the implications for the future of scholarship.