Ask the Experts | Ask the Experts about Open Data
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
11:00 am–12:00 pm EDT
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Open Data is an important topic for scholarly publishing. From the Nelson memo to the requirements for providing open data to thinking about Data Accessibility Statements, there has been a lot of movement in this pivotal aspect of publishing over the past few years. During this event we will hear from three experts who are each leading a number of recent developments in open data: work on "Make Data Count," an initiative that aims to develop metrics to enable evaluation and reward of open data reuse and impact, recent work on the NIST Research Data Framework, and work by a National Data Service of Sweden with publishers and researchers to make sure that Swedish research data is shared as openly as possible.
Questions addressed will include:
- What is the importance of open data?
- What would an ideal ‘open data’ future look like?
- What roles can publishers play in this future?
- What are the most steps to take right now?
Anita de Waard, VP Research Collaborations, Elsevier
Anita de Waard (she/her) is VP of Research Collaborations at Elsevier. Her work focuses on working with academic and industry partners on projects pertaining to progressing models and frameworks for scholarly communication. Since 1997, she has worked on bridging the gap between science publishing and computational and information technologies. Her efforts include working on a semantic model for research papers, co-founding the interdisciplinary member organization Force11, and supporting models for research data management in cross-stakeholder alliances such as the Research Data Alliance and the NIST Research Data Framework, and through a series of workshops on Scholarly Document Processing. Her current work focuses on developing collaborations to improve trust, reproducibility and research integrity in scholarly communications. Anita has a degree in low-temperature physics from Leiden and worked in Moscow before joining Elsevier as a physics publisher in 1988; she hails from the Netherlands, and lives in a forest in Vermont.
Iratxe Puebla, Director, Make Data Count
Iratxe Puebla is Director of Make Data Count at DataCite, where she leads efforts to develop and advance responsible data metrics to enable evaluation and reward of research data reuse and impact. Prior to this role, Iratxe worked at ASAPbio, where she drove initiatives to promote the productive use of preprints in the life sciences and greater transparency in peer review. Iratxe has also held editorial roles at different open-access journals and served as Deputy Editor-in-Chief at the journal PLOS ONE, where she was actively involved in editorial policy development and open science initiatives. Iratxe is also co-founder of the FORCE11/COPE Research Data Publishing Ethics Working Group.
Andrea Medina-Smith, Data Librarian, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Max Petzold, Swedish National Data Service
Max Petzold is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Gothenburg since July 2023. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor is responsible for issues regarding digitalization and knowledge transfer has the overall responsibility for digitalization, open science, ethics, information security, sustainability and internationalization related to research. The assignment includes overall responsibility for development in relation to societal challenges locally, nationally and internationally, as well as chairmanship of the Library Board and the Committee for Ethics in Research, and vice chairmanship of the Research Board. Max Petzold is Professor of biostatistics. He served previously as the Director of the Swedish National Data Service, SND
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