Webinar: How Can Public Access Advance Equity and Learning?

The U.S. National Science Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science have teamed up present a 90-minute online session examining how to balance public access to federally funded research results with an equitable publishing environment. The event will include two panels, one with representatives from various federal agencies addressing their organizations’ approaches to open access, and the second with academic leaders and researchers reflecting on how these approaches affect them.

According to the organizers, “Early career researchers, university administrators, and scientific societies will have the opportunity to discuss, with a focus on the plans’ equity considerations, including implications for authors seeking to publish new work in different journals, with editorial quality as a continued focus, and making available research data.”

The event takes place on Monday, July 17, starting at 11:30 a.m. ET. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

The expected guests for each of the two panels are listed below:

Overview of OSTP Public Access Guidance and Federal Agency Plans

• Maryam Zaringhalam, assistant director for public access and research policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
• Chelle Gentemann, program officer, Transform to Open Science, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
• Jessica Tucker, acting deputy director of the Office of Science Policy, National Institutes of Health
• Brian Hitson, director, Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Department of Energy
• Martin Halbert, science adviser for public access, U.S. National Science Foundation

Scientific community (moderated by AAAS CEO Sudip Parikh)

  • Willie E. May, vice president, research and economic development, Morgan State University and president-elect of AAAS
  • Philip Rosenthal, M.D., editor-in-chief, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and professor of medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • Vanessa Sansone, assistant professor of higher education, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Sam Zhang, Ph.D. candidate in applied mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Debosmita Sardar, NIH K99/R00 Postdoctoral Associate, Baylor College of Medicine
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