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[BOAI] Webinar on "Encouraging Openness and how stakeholder policies can support or block it!"

From: Imma Subirats <imma.subirats AT>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 18:07:47 +0200

We are please to invite you to take part in the webinar on
"Encouraging Openness and how stakeholder policies can support or
block it!" that will take place on 5th June at 11:00-12:00 (CEST) and
also at 16:00-17:00 (CEST).

This webinar is part of the activities related to the Pathway
Developing a strategy and policies for openness, and organized by the
CIARD Community.

About the Webinar

Funders, authors and readers may want open access to research, but can
they achieve it? A researcher who has been encouraged to make their
work open has to deal with regulations, guidance, and mandates from
their institution, their funders, their publisher and their national
government. These policies are often complex and can be ambiguous, or
in conflict with each other.

A supportive policy environment and guidance through the relationship
of one policy to another has proved to be essential for real progress
in opening access to research. How should policies support the
researcher and the research process?  How can policies based on
commercial profit fit into an open environment? What role do funders
have in protecting their investment and the public interest?

Presented by Bill Hubbard

Bill Hubbard is the Director of the Centre for Research Communications
(CRC) at the University of Nottingham, incorporating the work of
SHERPA. The CRC has a portfolio of Open Access projects and services
and is a recognised centre of expertise for OA development, policy,
repositories and infrastructure.

Bill created the award-winning OA services RoMEO, JULIET and OpenDOAR,
which are used around the world to unpick details of stakeholder
policies, development policy and which underpin repository use. The
CRC have also recently launched FACT, to support researchers in
complying with specific RCUK and Wellcome Trust OA polices. Bill has
also worked closely with OA publishers and advised on the transitions
involved for commercial publishers from traditional to OA business

Two Webinars

Justin Chisenga, Knowledge and Information Management Officer at FAO
Regional Office for Africa, will moderate the session at 11:00CEST,
and Barbara Hutchinson, Global Rangelands Initiative and Managing
Director, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University
of Arizona will moderate the session at 16:00CEST.


We are looking forward to your participation. Please register by
sending an e-mail to information AT containing the following

#webinar you would like to attend: 11:00-12:00 CEST or 16:00-17:00 CEST

Best regards,

Imma Subirats
On behalf of the CIARD Editorial Board
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