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Tuesday, July 26

7:00am PDT

E03 – Open Access, Bibliodiversity and Research Assessment Reform Across Borders

Tom Olyhoek, Miho Funamori, Iryna Kuchma, Kathleen Shearer, Ivonne Lujano

Abstract: This year’s course has changed its focus away from last year’s focus on PlanS to spend more time discussing the developments of different aspects in scholarly communication that were set in motion by the continuing global rise of open access and open science. This will be done in three sessions on bibliodiversity and multilingualism; community governed infrastructures; and research assessment reform.

We will discuss the publisher-dominated scholarly publishing system in the North – subscription and open access, maintained by publisher-controlled metrics and ranking – versus the community-controlled open access publishing system in Latin America and the society-based subscription system and governmental infrastructures in Japan and other Asian countries. Publishing in Africa is much less developed, but we will discuss steps that have been taken there toward a community-controlled infrastructure.

The current system promotes the communication of research in English because of the artificially imposed need to publish in highly ranked journals form the major Western publishers. Ranking and English language requirements are the major obstacles for more bibliodiversity.

A community-controlled system for indexation of quality open access journals in all languages and without ranking would be able to increase bibliodiversity and equity in scholarly publishing globally. DOAJ is such an infrastructure and the criteria and policies of DOAJ will be discussed.

Another obstacle in getting a more equitable publishing and research system lies with the research community itself. Many researchers hold the belief that open access is of lesser quality and that their local-language journals are always inferior to Western English language journals. We will discuss the need for communication in the researcher's own language, especially for the SSH disciplines.

In order to achieve more equity and diversity across borders, the current evaluation of research and researchers needs to be transformed. DORA has a crucial role in this process, as has the Plan S initiative, which has research evaluation reform as one of its major goals.

In Europe there is the creation of a coalition for research assessment reform (https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/process-towards-agreement-reforming-research-assessment-2022-jan-18_en) in individual countries, universities, and research organizations that subscribed to the DORA principles are developing new ways of research assessment.

The effects of Plan S are felt worldwide, but outside of Europe – i.e., in the United States, Africa and Asia – the outcome is not always what is wanted.

In African countries there is a wealth of local knowledge that could contribute to solving local and global problems. African open access journals and open repositories in English, French, Portuguese, and local languages play a crucial role in unlocking this hidden knowledge.

It requires a change of mindset from researchers in Africa and elsewhere as well as from policy makers worldwide in order to identify responsible research assessment from a uniquely African perspective and to set up standards for quality assurance and integrity in African research practices with open science as an underlying principle instead of trying to adhere to current Western standards of journal ranking and research assessment. A number of organizations are working toward this goal in Africa, notably AJOL, ASREN, EIFL, UbuntuNet Alliance, WACREN, ASSAf, and TCC Africa-AfricArxiv.

Audience: Researchers, librarians, faculty/scholars and publishers.

Tuesday, July 26
Wednesday, July 27
Thursday, July 28

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Tom Olyhoek

Editor in Chief, DOAJ
I am a molecular microbiology researcher with ampel living and working experience in Europe and Africa. I have done research on tropical and exotic diseases like malaria, sleeping sickness and Lyme disease. Since 2012 I work on advocacy for open science and open access with OKF and... Read More →
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Miho Funamori

Associate Professor, National Institute of Informatics
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Ivonne Lujano

DOAJ ambassador in Latin America, DOAJ
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Iryna Kuchma

Open Access Programme Manager, EIFL
Working in collaboration with libraries and library consortia in more than 50 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, I advocate for open access to research results, facilitate the development and implementation of open science policies and infrastructures, and provide support and... Read More →
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Kathleen Shearer

Executive Director, COAR - Conferation of Open Access Repositories

Tuesday July 26, 2022 7:00am - 9:00am PDT
E03 Zoom room

8:00am PDT

E06 – Making Biomedical Science Computable: Open Access Tools to Make Your Project FAIR

Instructors: Joanne Dehnbostel, Dr. Amy Price, and  Khalid Shahin
Contributors: Dr. Mario Tristan and Dr. Brian Alper

Abstract: In this course you will learn to create a structured assessment of the risk of bias of a scientific research article and make it findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) on the newly created Fast Evidence Interoperability Resource (FEvIR) platform.

The data you generate will automatically create standardized modular computable resources for reuse in software that supports the Health Level Seven International (HL7) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard. FHIR is used for interoperability for electronic medical records. Learn how you can use the FEvIR platform to create FAIR FHIR resources for biomedical research and journal articles. You will not need any software programing or computer coding skills.

This course will train participants to create FHIR resources across three sessions:
  • Session 1: Learn the background of HL7 FHIR, EBMonFHIR, and COKA collaboratives and the basis of the FEvIR platform to leverage the power and reusability of FHIR resources in your own work. Learn about the FAIR principles to make your work findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. Create your first FHIR resource (without coding) to produce a citation for the research article you will assess. You will learn easy pathways to gather research materials from PubMed or ClinicalTrials.gov websites.
  • Session 2: Learn to perform a risk of bias assessment on your chosen scientific article using the Risk of Bias Assessment Tool (RoBAT). Continue to create your own FHIR resources on the FEvIR platform. Unite the resources you created in FHIR on your own FEvIR project page. Get feedback to help streamline your project.
  • Session 3: Learn how to join our collaborative work groups to support the FHIR standard for scientific communication. Learn how to comment on and vote on vocabulary terms in development for the Scientific Evidence Code System (SEVCO).
At the end of this course, you will know how to help us change the way science is communicated. International volunteers collaborated and constructed methods to refine and implement standards for scientific communication in ways built upon the FHIR standard for healthcare records. Now you can use these tools for your own work.

Are you creating a systematic review? This is a great place to gather references and create citation resources from PubMed. Create FHIR resources from a ClinicalTrials.gov study without re-entering the data. Create Risk of Bias assessments using RoBAT, which now includes profiles from ROB1, ROB2, ROBIS and other familiar workflows.

Audience: This course is ideal for information professionals or researchers who wish to improve the quality of their research and/or who wish to start running trainings at their institutions.

Tuesday, July 26
Wednesday, July 27
Thursday, July 28

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Joanne Dehnbostel

Research and Analysis Manager, Computable Publishing LLC
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Khalid Shahin

Senior Software Engineer, Computable Publishing LLC
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Amy Price

Senior Research Scientist, Stanford School of Medicine

Brian Alper

CEO, Computable Publishing LLC

Tuesday July 26, 2022 8:00am - 10:00am PDT
E06 Zoom room

9:00am PDT

E08 – Evaluating Open Access Journals: Moving from Provocative to Practical in Characterizing Journal Practices

Karen Gutzman, Annie Wescott

Abstract: In today’s scholarly publishing ecosystem, researchers, librarians, academic institutions, funders, and even publishers have difficulty in identifying and tracking journals that engage in practices ranging from fraudulent and deceptive to questionable and unethical.

In this course, we will define these specious practices, avoiding the binary “predatory” and “legitimate” classification by exploring the nuances of journal practices and how these practices developed as unintended consequences of the current academic publishing model. We will investigate tools for evaluating journal quality and discuss relevant case studies that will provide helpful context. Finally, we will review recommendations for raising awareness and promoting good practices in scholarly communications.

This course aims to prepare librarians and other support personnel to offer training and support for researchers in how to understand the norms in open access publishing and how to avoid deceptive or low-quality journals. We will cover useful tools for mitigating the likelihood of publishing in these journals and discuss steps to take to assist researchers who believe they may have published in such a journal.

This course will take place over three hours with each hour containing a mixture of lecture and discussion based on a case study or investigation of a tool for evaluating journal quality. We encourage students to engage in discussions and share their own experiences.

Audience: Researchers, librarians, faculty/scholars, administrators.

Tuesday, July 26
Wednesday, July 27
Thursday, July 28

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Karen Gutzman

Head, Research Assessment and Communications, Northwestern University
I serve as the Head of Research Assessment and Communications at Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University where I develop, support, and implement programs that increase awareness about digital scholarship and issues in the digital environment among... Read More →
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Annie Wescott

Research Librarian, Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University

Tuesday July 26, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
E08 Zoom room

9:00am PDT

E02 - Applying Strategic Doing, an Agile Strategy Discipline, to Build Collaborations Across Diverse Teams

Jeffrey Agnoli, Meris Mandernach Longmeier

Abstract: Strategic Doing™ assists teams in answering four basic strategic questions using 10 simple rules. This method leverages a network approach to build collaboration, enhance trust, and produce measurable outcomes. Presenters will share how they apply these methods to build research and creative expression initiatives that enable strategic planning, ideation, and operations management.

Participants will learn how to answer these four basic questions to develop a compelling strategy:
  • What could we do?
  • What should we do?
  • What will we do?
  • What is our action plan?
These concepts map to “the science of team science” competencies, including but not limited to: how to promote psychological safety and transparency; democratic prioritizing; clarifying roles and responsibilities; and supporting more productive teams.

Audience: Researchers, librarians, faculty/scholars, administrators, technical support staff, interdisciplinary researchers, and those interested in supporting these types of teams.

Tuesday, July 26
Wednesday, July 27
Thursday, July 28

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Jeffrey Agnoli

Senior Liaison, Ohio State
I am currently responsible for research development and leading new strategic initiatives at The Ohio State University. Jeff has more than 30 years of experience in higher education and consulting with business, industry, and non-profit organizations.  For example, as a key member... Read More →
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Meris Mandernach Longmeier

Head of Research Services, The Ohio State University

Tuesday July 26, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
E02 Zoom room
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