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Thursday, October 17 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
2 x 15 minute talks - Promoting Open Research

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This half-hour session will include the following two short talks:

Hanging out your open science shingle: launching an open science program by supporting a new graduate cohort
(Samantha Teplitzky)
In 2019, librarians at the University of California, Berkeley, began a pilot program to introduce open science workflows. The Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) Department was chosen as the target department for this work due to prior connections and its relatively small graduate cohorts. The program began with an overhaul of the library's traditional orientation session, replacing content focused on library policies, procedures and resources with a new approach that instead addresses opportunities for open practices within local research workflows. Through collaboration with the department chair, faculty graduate student advisors and the graduate student affairs officer, the library constructed a year-long curriculum on open science practices and reproducibility within the Earth Sciences. This talk will address the challenges of introducing open science practices on a large campus, describing the opportunities and obstacles encountered while working with a small graduate cohort.

Supporting researchers in higher education: champions and collaborators with a common goal
(Catherine S. Parker)
Researchers have a limited amount of time and are focused on their research journey. They don't have time to waste in wondering which department should pay for their article processing charges, or where and how they need to be storing their data. They just want someone who can guide them at their point of need. At the University of Huddersfield, this support is split between the Library, and Research and Enterprise - I was curious to find out how other universities supported these areas. In the autumn term of 2018, I polled social media and two mailing lists (UKCoRR - https://www.ukcorr.org/ - and ARMA - https://arma.ac.uk/), asking higher education staff for information on the departments in their organisations that were responsible for research support administration, compliance checking and open access queries. Few of the respondents’ answers were clear cut or simple, as all institutions seem to have different ways of structuring these support services. However, one of the common themes that appeared was that collaboration and communication between all stakeholders is vital, and in the majority of cases was actually very good. Different departments need to share expertise and champion their various strengths to their researcher communities; ultimately, we all have the same goal of support researchers in the constantly-shifting research landscape, in whatever way we can. This talk is based on information previously shared via Information Today (https://bit.ly/2mY1mB4).

Thursday October 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm BST
Presidents Room