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Opening Research and Data

Time: October 22, 2012 from 1pm to 4:30pm
Country: Birkbeck, University of London
Street: Malet Street
City/Town: London
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Phone: 02070404039
Event Type: conference
Organized By: Neil Stewart
Latest Activity: Oct 3, 2012

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Event Description

This event, held to celebrate Open Access Week 2012, features a variety of speakers talking about all aspects of the open access and open data agendas. Open Access Week 2012 takes place at a time when open access is a particularly hot topic, in light of the widely-reported Finch Report on widening access to research outputs, and the recently updated RCUK policy on open access.

The event features a series of speakers, each addressing a separate open access-related topic. Confirmed speakers are as follows:

  • Stephen Curry, Professor of Structural Biology, Imperial College London "Open access after Finch and RCUK" 
  • Fred Friend, Honorary Director Scholarly Communication, UCL (session name TBC)
  • Melissa Terras, Digital Humanities, UCL: "How to use social media to promote open access research"
  • David Carr, Wellcome Trust: "The Wellcome Trust and Open Access: a funder's perspective"
  • Antonio Gasparrini, Lecturer in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, LSHTM: "Open access: a researcher's perspective"

Booking details for the event can be found here:

The event is being held at:

Room B01, Clore Building, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX

Lunch will be provided from 1pm, with a tea break mid-afternoon. The event will finish at 4.30pm. There will also be time at the end of the event for a general discussion and Q&A session. Tickets are strictly limited to 50, and are expected to be taken fast, so please book early!

We encourage Twitter usage at the event, using the hashtag #ord12

The event has been jointly organised by representatives of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Birkbeck, University of London, the School of Oriental and African Studies, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and City University London.

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