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Monday, July 30
 

1:30pm

MT01 The Art of Transforming a Research Paper into a Lay Summary
MT1 The Art of Transforming a Research Paper into a Lay Summary
Course Chairs: Nilam McGrath, PhD, Research Communications and Uptake Manager, COMDIS Health Service Delivery Research Programme, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Instructor: Nilam McGrath, PhD, Research Communications and Uptake Manager, COMDIS Health Service Delivery Research Programme, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Over two sessions, this course aims to give participants more confidence to share their research evidence beyond their traditional and “safe” academic networks. The course is particularly suitable for anyone working in a low-resource setting (such as a low- or middle-income country), or those with limited access to editorial and/or design support.This is a hands-on course. In Session 1, we will cover some plain English writing techniques, identify the core messages to share from your research papers/reports and begin drafting the content of the lay summary. In Session 2, we will cover some design principles, and begin using Canva and other free, suitable software to design the lay summary. The skills learned over the two sessions will help participants translate the contents of a research paper so that it can be more easily understood by non-specialists, as well as other research stakeholders.

Instructor | Speaker
avatar for Nilam Ashra-McGrath

Nilam Ashra-McGrath

Research Communications and Uptake Manager, University of Leeds, COMDIS-HSD Research Programme
Dr Nilam Ashra-McGrath is a writer, researcher and research communications specialist for the non-profit sector. She has extensive experience in strategic communication and training roles for development agencies and charities in the Philippines, Republic of Maldives, Sri Lanka and... Read More →


Monday July 30, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
MET:211

1:30pm

MT02 Open South: The Open Science Experience in Latin America and the Caribbean
MT2  Open South: The Open Science Experience in Latin America and the Caribbean
Course Chairs: Gimena del Rio Riande, PhD, Researcher, Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas y Crítica Textual (IIBICRIT), National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Instructor: Gimena del Rio Riande, PhD, Researcher, Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas y Crítica Textual (IIBICRIT), National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina; Wouter Schallier, Chief, Hernán Santa Cruz Library, UN/ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, United Nations), Santiago, Chile; April M. Hathcock, Scholarly Communications Librarian, New York University; Daniel O’Donnell, PhD, Professor of English, University of Lethbridge, Canada

Among the actors in the scientific field that have gained strength in recent decades, Latin America and the Caribbean stand out in a sense that the concept of “commons” is generally accepted all over the region.
In the case of the knowledge commons, Peru, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico have shown real advances in terms of national laws that seek to make scientific knowledge produced with public funds a common good managed by the academic community. We can also highlight regional projects such as Scielo and redalyc.org that have played a unique role in making the scientific production published in Ibero American and Latin American journals available free of charge. Open Access is now established in Latin America and the Caribbean as the most extended communication model in the academic community, giving visibility and value to scientific production at a regional and global level.
Nevertheless, Open Access in Latin America and the Caribbean still faces a few challenges that need to be tackled in order to consolidate the model and to make it fully interoperable with global Open Access models.
The course will analyze these challenges and will highlight initiatives and explore options to advance Open Access in Latin America and the Caribbean. The course will also analyze and debate the aforementioned national laws and specific cases that illustrate the progress and challenges of Open Access in the region, as well as in the global context, and will present a practical approach to deal with the “different open accesses in the world.”
Furthermore, the course will highlight the relevance, challenges and opportunities of Open Research Data for institutions and researchers in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through the results of the LEARN project (http://www.learn-rdm.eu/), the course will present a set of good practices, examples of institutional policies and practical recommendations from Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Finally, the course will put Open Access to publications and to research data in the context of the larger Open Science movement, which is changing the face of academic research and society in a profound way. This vision of Open Science is creating a global environment where researchers, innovators, companies and citizens can publish, find, use and reuse each other's data, tools, publications and other outputs for research, innovation and educational purposes.
In addition to people interested specifically in the case of Latin America and the Caribbean, this course will be of interest to people working in other regions in both the Global South and the Global North. We will encourage participants to engage reflectively with the material, bringing their own experiences to bear.

Instructor | Speaker
avatar for April M. Hathcock

April M. Hathcock

Scholarly Communications Librarian, New York University
As the Scholarly Communications Librarian and a lawyer, I educate the NYU campus community about issues relating to ownership, rights, and access to scholarly research materials.
avatar for Daniel Paul O'Donnell

Daniel Paul O'Donnell

Professor, University of Lethbridge
Daniel O'Donnell is a professor at the University of Lethbridge where he teaches Digital Humanities, Old English, and Medieval Literature. He is founding chair of Global Outlook Digital Humanities, Editor-in-chief of Digital Humanities / Le Champ Numérique, and PI of the Visionary... Read More →
avatar for Gimena Del Rio Riande

Gimena Del Rio Riande

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
avatar for Wouter Schallier

Wouter Schallier

Chief Librarian, United Nations - UN/ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean


Monday July 30, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
BLB: Events Room

1:30pm

MT03 Pre- and Post-Publication Peer Review: Perspectives and Platforms
MT3 and WT3 Pre- and Post-Publication Peer Review: Perspectives and Platforms
Course Chairs: John Hilton, Editor, Cochrane, London
Instructor: John Hilton, Editor, Cochrane, London

Peer review is an established and much debated part of scholarly communication, with differing models and challenges across disciplines and publishing venues. Post-publication peer review and commenting represent a more diverse, more dispersed and less “essential” set of activities that nonetheless reflect a fundamental element of scholarship. With the growth of preprint servers and intermediary platforms and services, the lines between “pre” and “post” are blurred.
This course will take a broad view of peer review and commenting, considering them as interventions and systems. What is their purpose? Who are they for? Who do they benefit? What are the incentives and disincentives? Can post-publication peer review thrive, or is it “simply unrealistic to expect informed, well-argued opinions from those who have not been specifically tasked with the job of supplying them”? (Nancy McCormack, Law Library Journal, 2009).
The course will also survey flaws and imbalances in peer review and commenting models and processes, addressing challenges such as bias, fraud, anonymity and personal attacks. Participants will also take a tour through innovations and research in this area, seeing how they relate to the broader world of scholarly communication. Finally, the course will explore how scholars, editors and others can engage most effectively with peer review and commenting systems to achieve the most desirable outcomes for scholarship.

Instructor | Speaker
avatar for John Hilton

John Hilton

Editor, Cochrane Editorial Unit, Cochrane


Monday July 30, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
BLB: Classroom 4

1:30pm

MT04 Detection of Questionable Publishing Practices: Procedures, Key Elements and Practical Examples
MT4 and WT4 Detection of Questionable Publishing Practices: Procedures, Key Elements and Practical Examples
Course Chairs: Tom Olijhoek, PhD, Editor in Chief, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Netherlands
Instructor: Tom Olijhoek, PhD, Editor in Chief, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Netherlands; Ivonne Lujano, DOAJ Ambassador for Latin America

Description: On Day 1 of the course, we will first explain in detail the criteria used by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) for assessment of good publishing practice in Open Access publishing. These criteria have been accepted as de facto standards for good publishing practice by many governments and organizations, including Science Europe.
We will have a practical session where participants evaluate journals using the DOAJ quality criteria. Criteria most important for the detection of questionable publishing practices will be discussed. Among these are peer review practices and how to check these, editorial board quality and article quality.
With the aid of figures and maps from the existing literature, we will highlight the geographical and numerical distribution of questionable publishing. We will also put the problem into perspective by providing evidence that questionable publishing is especially a problem in the Global South, and we will show that the overall problem is usually very much exaggerated in existing publications and reports on the subject.
 n addition, we will show that the existing scholarly publishing system, inclusive of Open Access, is markedly biased in a kind of neocolonial way toward publishing research from the Global North. Policy makers in the Global South also tend to prefer publications in journals listed in Web of Science and Scopus (mostly from the North). All of this makes it difficult for scholars in the Global South to publish in local journals or to publish on local knowledge.
On Day 2, the course will offer a detailed look at properties of questionable publishing using practical examples from different regions of the world.
In a second practical session, participants will form groups and evaluate  a number of suspicious journals with the aid of a checklist that we will provide. The findings will be discussed, and new detection criteria may emerge from this exercise.
The last part of the course will investigate, with the help of participants, how detection methods may be standardized and even partly automated with specific software implementations

Instructor | Speaker
avatar for Ivonne Lujano

Ivonne Lujano

Directory of Open Access Journals, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México
Soy una académica especializada en procesos editoriales científicos de Acceso Abierto. Cuento con más de siete años de experiencia en gestión, implementación y evaluación de medios editoriales científicos, tanto de divulgación como especializados. He colaborado con instituciones... Read More →
avatar for Tom Olyhoek

Tom Olyhoek

Editor in Chief, Directory of Open Access Journals
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 →


Monday July 30, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Skaggs:1182

1:30pm

MT05 Open Data Visualization: Tools and Techniques to Better Report Data
MT5 and WT5 Open Data Visualization: Tools and Techniques to Better Report Data
Course Chairs: Gaurav Godhwani, Technical Lead and Advisor, Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA India) and Chapter Leader, DataKind Bangalore
Instructor: Gaurav Godhwani, Technical Lead and Advisor, Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA India) and Chapter Leader, DataKind Bangalore

Description: There is an increasing need among the research community to make data and research more accessible and easier to understand. This is bringing a tactical shift in the way researchers communicate their data and its relationships. The emerging styles of charts, tables, graphics and visuals are changing the course of how data visualizations explain research and its context. In this session, we will explore some simple open-source tools and design techniques to create interactive data visualizations so participants can better report their data and analysis. We will draw a parallel from the tech and media world to determine if some of these data visualization techniques can be applied in scholarly communications.
This course will have two components:
The first part will offer a detailed introduction to a few existing techniques of data visualization along with an overview of various data visualization tools, which researchers can easily adopt in their work cycle.
The second part will dive into a hands-on experience of visualizing a few datasets. Participants are encouraged to bring their own datasets or pick a few from the samples designed for the session. We will divide into groups to build, iterate and refine a few interesting data visualizations and stories.
Prop

Instructor | Speaker
avatar for Gaurav Godhwani

Gaurav Godhwani

Director & Co-founder, CivicDataLab
Gaurav leads work at CivicDataLab, harnessing Data, Tech, Design and Social Science to strengthen the course of Civic Engagements in India. Gaurav has been focusing his energy to develop & strengthen data-for-good ecosystem in India, he has been instrumental in starting initiatives... Read More →


Monday July 30, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Skaggs:1160

1:30pm

MT06 Public Humanities as Scholarly Communication
MT6 and WT6 Public Humanities as Scholarly Communication
Course Chairs: Micah Vandegrift, Open Knowledge Librarian, North Carolina State University Libraries
Instructor: Micah Vandegrift, Open Knowledge Librarian, North Carolina State University Libraries; Samantha Wallace, PhD candidate in English, University of Virginia, and affiliate with Public Humanities Lab, Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures

Description: Conversations about the humanities and scholarly communication tend to focus on the evolution of the monograph through digital publishing platforms and tools; on why Open Access applies in the humanistic disciplines (or why it does not); or on how digital humanities are the bridge to an open future. This course will focus instead on exploring Public Humanities as a possible method and model for advancing scholarly communication across the humanities. Establishing a dialogue between Open Access and the Public Humanities will encourage a re-evaluation of what counts as meaningful scholarly communication.
Topics of  discussion may include:
  • How does the “open” of Open Access interact with the “public” of Public Humanities? What are the conceptual and practical overlaps between them? How can we interrogate these two terms by putting them in conversation with each other?
  • What is the relationship between Public Humanities and new directions in scholarly communication?
  • How do media and target audiences interact to shape the production of scholarship?
  • How can scholars, especially early-career researchers seeking tenure, receive professional recognition for their work in the Public Humanities or other nontraditional forms of work?
  • Can we draw a line between scholarly communication, Public Humanities and Open Access, and then advocate for them as important criteria for scholarship worthy of institutional support?
The two three-hour sessions will be broken down into several sections in order to:
  1. allow the participants to choose a framing topic, a list of which will be supplied by the instructors with attendant brief readings/resources;
  2. examine the topic through participants’ expertise and experiences (shared discussion);
  3. break out into small groups for hands-on brainstorming (for example: design thinking, think-pair-share, etc.);
  4. reconvene to combine our efforts into actionable directions, which could take the form of a white paper, position statement, manifesto, toolkit or some other utility.
The first day of the course will focus loosely on defining and exploring the field/concept/idea of Public Humanities. On Day 2, we will tie that to new methods in scholarly communication.
We aim in this course to collaboratively tackle a challenging topic and to push our community toward seeing that challenge in a new light

Instructor | Speaker
avatar for Micah Vandegrift

Micah Vandegrift

Open Knowledge Librarian, North Carolina State University
Open. BBQ.
avatar for Samantha Wallace

Samantha Wallace

PhD candidate in English and affiliate with Public Humanities Lab, University of Virginia / Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures
Samantha Wallace completed her undergraduate degree in English and Classics at Colorado College in 2011, and then a post-baccalaureate degree in Classics at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2012. Before coming to the University of Virginia she was involved with art education... Read More →


Monday July 30, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Skaggs:1186

1:30pm

MT07 Integrating Wikidata with Your Research and Curation Workflows (Part 1)
MT7 Integrating Wikidata with Your Research and Curation Workflows (Part 1)
Course Chairs: Daniel Mietchen, PhD, Data Scientist, University of Virginia
Instructor: Daniel Mietchen, PhD, Data Scientist, University of Virginia. Members of the Wikimedia community will contribute to the course.

Description: Wikidata is becoming a hub for structured data across a wide range of research fields, from cultural heritage to biomedicine. Since Wikidata is also multilingual, it has been described as the Rosetta Stone of the linked open-data age. This course aims to introduce participants to Wikidata and to highlight how it can and does contribute to workflows in or near the participants' fields of research. Prototyped at FSCI 2017, the course builds on similar workshops given in the past to various audiences – from librarians to economists to scientists and museum professionals – on how research workflows can be integrated with Wikimedia workflows. Since the launch of Wikidata in late 2012, the potential of integrating it with research and curation workflows has been explored through a number of activities, including initiatives that are using Wikidata to collect and curate information about paintings, pathways, politicians, proteins or publications as well as workshops or grant proposals.
 The course consists of two parts. The first afternoon will
  • provide an introduction to research- and curation-related workflows on Wikimedia projects like Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikisource and Wikidata;
  • zoom in on Wikidata and on extracting research-related information from it.
  • The second afternoon will
  • focus on participants contributing or otherwise curating some research-related Wikidata content in their domains and languages of choice;
  • explore how various aspects of Wikidata (such as Wikidata identifiers, APIs, SPARQL endpoint, multilinguality, the Wikibase software, apps and tools) can be integrated with research-related workflows, drawing on scenarios provided by course participants.
The course will be taught on the basis of materials provided at https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:Daniel_Mietchen/FSCI_2018
While MT7 is about the roles of Wikidata in research and curation, WT7 is focused on its roles around education. Both sessions will have an introductory part about Wikidata, and participants of MT7 who also attend WT7 will lead this introduction for the WT7 course.

Instructor | Speaker
avatar for Daniel Mietchen

Daniel Mietchen

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Data Science Institute, University of Virginia
- Integrating research workflows with the Web - Engaging the research community and the public with open research workflows - Using open research workflows in educational contexts


Monday July 30, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
BLB: Classroom 3

1:30pm

MT08 How Much Does Open Access Cost? A Hands-on Approach to Tracking and Analyzing Article
MT8 How Much Does Open Access Cost? A Hands-on Approach to Tracking and Analyzing Article Processing Charges
Course Chairs: Katie Shamash, Scholarly Communications Analyst, Jisc, London
Instructor: Katie Shamash, Scholarly Communications Analyst, Jisc, London

Description: As Open Access grows, so do its costs. Article processing charges (APCs) are becoming an increasingly large part of many libraries’ already tightly squeezed budgets. Membership schemes and prepayment agreements are touted as a solution to rising costs, but these schemes can have the drawback of making payments both more difficult to manage and less transparent to report.
Despite these challenges, initiatives have sprung up internationally to collect standardized, open data on the costs of Open Access in order to make the market transparent, to the benefit of all. Data on APCs allows negotiating bodies to negotiate better, fairer deals with publishers on behalf of libraries. It allows publishers to set APC pricing in a way that accurately reflects the market’s willingness to pay. It allows libraries to manage costs and set targets, and to compare themselves with their peers. It allows funders and Open Access advocates to track the growth of Open Access and model strategies to increase uptake in a sustainable way.
This workshop will introduce ways to track Open Access costs. Participants will be asked to talk about which data on Open Access costs they currently track and which they would like to have, and what the barriers are to collecting these. The presenter will then take the students through one possible data collecting workflow, including a brief introduction to cleaning messy data in the free open-source tool OpenRefine. Students will also be introduced to the basics of how an application programming interface (API) can allow them to enrich their data using external sources such as Crossref or Directory of Open Access Journals.
In the second half of the class, participants will learn about the most recent findings and trends in the costs of Open Access. Participants will be given a set of cleaned APC data to analyze and draw their own conclusions from, with help from the instructor. At the end of the class, they will present their findings.
By the end of this workshop, participants will:
Have identified methods of collecting APC data and be aware of possible pain points.
Have identified external sources of data that can be used to enrich internal data.
Have used OpenRefine to clean messy, hand-entered data.
Have used an API to enrich data using external sources.
Understand trends in APC data.
Be able to identify open sources of APC data.
Have worked with open APC data and presented their conclusions.

Instructor | Speaker
KS

Katie Shamash

Scholarly Communications Analyst, Jisc, London
I work with data in order to improve open access and scholarly communication. I work with stakeholders in the UK and abroad to standardise data and increase transparency. I gather data from a range of sources, analyse it in a reproducible way, and present the research to inform decisions... Read More →


Monday July 30, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
MET:204

1:30pm

MT09 Publishing Reproducible Code and Data: A Hands-on, Bring-Your-Own-Code Course
MT9 Publishing Reproducible Code and Data: A Hands-on, Bring-Your-Own-Code Course
Course Chairs: April Clyburne-Sherin, Outreach Scientist, Code Ocean
Instructor: April Clyburne-Sherin, Outreach Scientist, Code Ocean

Description: Creating research that is computationally reproducible is challenging but is increasingly expected and mandated by funders and journals. Fortunately, the process of publishing reproducible data and code has been made possible through new research tools. In this course, students will practice techniques for preparing a reproducible publication using their own data and code.
Over two sessions, this course will teach researchers how to create a Jupyter Notebook using their code and data, and how to publish their notebooks online so their code can be executed by anyone. In the first session, we will create Jupyter Notebooks following best practices for preparing data and code for sharing. In the second session, we will learn how to publish our Jupyter Notebooks using Code Ocean, an online computational reproducibility platform. Although we will focus on these tools for the course, the lessons generalize across platforms and languages.
 After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Follow best practices for preparing code and data for publication.
  • Overcome common barriers in preparing their own code and data for publication.
  • Learn to use Jupyter Notebooks and Code Ocean to create a reproducible publication.
The audience for this course includes researchers and research support staff who are involved in the preparation and publication of research materials. Anyone with an interest in reproducible publications is welcome. This course is especially useful for those looking to learn practical steps for improving the computational reproducibility of their own research.

Instructor | Speaker
avatar for April Clyburne-Sherin

April Clyburne-Sherin

OOO Canada, Sense About Science USA
April is an Epidemiologist and Methodologist working to advance open research through advocacy and training. While at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, she received her MS in Population Medicine (Epidemiology) and created guidelines to improve pediatric clinical research... Read More →


Monday July 30, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
MET:223

1:30pm

MT10 Opening the Research Enterprise: Partnering to Support Openness in Grant-Funded Faculty Research
MT10 Opening the Research Enterprise: Partnering to Support Openness in Grant-Funded Faculty Research
Course Chairs: Nina Exner, Research Data Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University
Instructor: Nina Exner, Research Data Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University

Description: In the U.S. and many other countries, federal funding mandates are encouraging a culture of openness and reproducibility. Libraries have been working to support and advocate for these trends toward openness. But faculty researchers need training, and they may not think of the library first when thinking about grant compliance. So librarians must reach out to Sponsored Research and Research Development departments on campus. This session will help librarians new to working with Sponsored Research to understand the campus research enterprise.
When campuses talk about the “research enterprise,” they are referring to the infrastructure around seeking, administering and growing grant funding on campus. The departments that work with the research enterprise have their own structures, priorities and terminology. It can be hard for librarians to know who to talk to about getting involved in grant support because of the mismatch in terminology and jargon. Learning who to talk to and how to approach them is the first step in building relationships with the campus grant support infrastructure. After identifying and discussing with those teams, librarians face a second hurdle of explaining what they can do and how it aligns with the openness and sharing mandates under federal regulations. Making a workshop can be comparatively easy; aligning a workshop so that campus researchers and administrators understand its value is harder.
This course is aimed at librarians who want to support Sponsored Research but are not sure how to start. Participants in this course will come away with a better understanding of how grants work from two directions: the faculty perspective and the research administrator perspective. After learning these structures and processes, participants will then apply them to their own institutions by searching their campus to identify relevant contacts who they can reach out to for potential partnerships. Looking at the departments and research focuses involved on their campus, each will consider specific grantmaking agencies and priorities that are relevant to their campus.
Participants will then learn about the concepts and terms that are used in the grantseeking arena to discuss Open Access and Open Science. Finally, participants will combine what they have found about their campus research enterprise’s structure with their own expertise to plan support offerings. Together, we will workshop how to explain and offer these supports in a “grantseeker-friendly” way that aligns library scholarly communications skills with Sponsored Research perspectives. The result will be a strategy for reaching out to the Sponsored Research team and offering concrete ways the library can partner with them to support Open Access and scholarly communications skills among grant-funded faculty on campus.

Instructor | Speaker
avatar for Nina Exner

Nina Exner

Research data librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University
Nina Exner brings more than 20 years experience as a practicing librarian in academic and health sciences libraries to VCU Libraries. As the Research Data Librarian, she brings to bear vast teaching interests and knowledge of best practices in managing research studies. She concentrates... Read More →


Monday July 30, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
MET:313
 
Tuesday, July 31
 

1:30pm

MT01 The Art of Transforming a Research Paper into a Lay Summary
MT1 The Art of Transforming a Research Paper into a Lay Summary
Course Chairs: Nilam McGrath, PhD, Research Communications and Uptake Manager, COMDIS Health Service Delivery Research Programme, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Instructor: Nilam McGrath, PhD, Research Communications and Uptake Manager, COMDIS Health Service Delivery Research Programme, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Over two sessions, this course aims to give participants more confidence to share their research evidence beyond their traditional and “safe” academic networks. The course is particularly suitable for anyone working in a low-resource setting (such as a low- or middle-income country), or those with limited access to editorial and/or design support.This is a hands-on course. In Session 1, we will cover some plain English writing techniques, identify the core messages to share from your research papers/reports and begin drafting the content of the lay summary. In Session 2, we will cover some design principles, and begin using Canva and other free, suitable software to design the lay summary. The skills learned over the two sessions will help participants translate the contents of a research paper so that it can be more easily understood by non-specialists, as well as other research stakeholders.

Instructor | Speaker
avatar for Nilam Ashra-McGrath

Nilam Ashra-McGrath

Research Communications and Uptake Manager, University of Leeds, COMDIS-HSD Research Programme
Dr Nilam Ashra-McGrath is a writer, researcher and research communications specialist for the non-profit sector. She has extensive experience in strategic communication and training roles for development agencies and charities in the Philippines, Republic of Maldives, Sri Lanka and... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
MET:211

1:30pm

MT02 Open South: The Open Science Experience in Latin America and the Caribbean
MT2  Open South: The Open Science Experience in Latin America and the Caribbean
Course Chairs: Gimena del Rio Riande, PhD, Researcher, Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas y Crítica Textual (IIBICRIT), National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Instructor: Gimena del Rio Riande, PhD, Researcher, Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas y Crítica Textual (IIBICRIT), National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina; Wouter Schallier, Chief, Hernán Santa Cruz Library, UN/ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, United Nations), Santiago, Chile; April M. Hathcock, Scholarly Communications Librarian, New York University; Daniel O’Donnell, PhD, Professor of English, University of Lethbridge, Canada

Among the actors in the scientific field that have gained strength in recent decades, Latin America and the Caribbean stand out in a sense that the concept of “commons” is generally accepted all over the region.
In the case of the knowledge commons, Peru, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico have shown real advances in terms of national laws that seek to make scientific knowledge produced with public funds a common good managed by the academic community. We can also highlight regional projects such as Scielo and redalyc.org that have played a unique role in making the scientific production published in Ibero American and Latin American journals available free of charge. Open Access is now established in Latin America and the Caribbean as the most extended communication model in the academic community, giving visibility and value to scientific production at a regional and global level.
Nevertheless, Open Access in Latin America and the Caribbean still faces a few challenges that need to be tackled in order to consolidate the model and to make it fully interoperable with global Open Access models.
The course will analyze these challenges and will highlight initiatives and explore options to advance Open Access in Latin America and the Caribbean. The course will also analyze and debate the aforementioned national laws and specific cases that illustrate the progress and challenges of Open Access in the region, as well as in the global context, and will present a practical approach to deal with the “different open accesses in the world.”
Furthermore, the course will highlight the relevance, challenges and opportunities of Open Research Data for institutions and researchers in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through the results of the LEARN project (http://www.learn-rdm.eu/), the course will present a set of good practices, examples of institutional policies and practical recommendations from Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Finally, the course will put Open Access to publications and to research data in the context of the larger Open Science movement, which is changing the face of academic research and society in a profound way. This vision of Open Science is creating a global environment where researchers, innovators, companies and citizens can publish, find, use and reuse each other's data, tools, publications and other outputs for research, innovation and educational purposes.
In addition to people interested specifically in the case of Latin America and the Caribbean, this course will be of interest to people working in other regions in both the Global South and the Global North. We will encourage participants to engage reflectively with the material, bringing their own experiences to bear.

Instructor | Speaker
avatar for April M. Hathcock

April M. Hathcock

Scholarly Communications Librarian, New York University
As the Scholarly Communications Librarian and a lawyer, I educate the NYU campus community about issues relating to ownership, rights, and access to scholarly research materials.
avatar for Daniel Paul O'Donnell

Daniel Paul O'Donnell

Professor, University of Lethbridge
Daniel O'Donnell is a professor at the University of Lethbridge where he teaches Digital Humanities, Old English, and Medieval Literature. He is founding chair of Global Outlook Digital Humanities, Editor-in-chief of Digital Humanities / Le Champ Numérique, and PI of the Visionary... Read More →
avatar for Gimena Del Rio Riande

Gimena Del Rio Riande

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
avatar for Wouter Schallier

Wouter Schallier

Chief Librarian, United Nations - UN/ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean


Tuesday July 31, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
BLB: Events Room

1:30pm

MT03 Pre- and Post-Publication Peer Review: Perspectives and Platforms
MT3 and WT3 Pre- and Post-Publication Peer Review: Perspectives and Platforms
Course Chairs: John Hilton, Editor, Cochrane, London
Instructor: John Hilton, Editor, Cochrane, London

Peer review is an established and much debated part of scholarly communication, with differing models and challenges across disciplines and publishing venues. Post-publication peer review and commenting represent a more diverse, more dispersed and less “essential” set of activities that nonetheless reflect a fundamental element of scholarship. With the growth of preprint servers and intermediary platforms and services, the lines between “pre” and “post” are blurred.
This course will take a broad view of peer review and commenting, considering them as interventions and systems. What is their purpose? Who are they for? Who do they benefit? What are the incentives and disincentives? Can post-publication peer review thrive, or is it “simply unrealistic to expect informed, well-argued opinions from those who have not been specifically tasked with the job of supplying them”? (Nancy McCormack, Law Library Journal, 2009).
The course will also survey flaws and imbalances in peer review and commenting models and processes, addressing challenges such as bias, fraud, anonymity and personal attacks. Participants will also take a tour through innovations and research in this area, seeing how they relate to the broader world of scholarly communication. Finally, the course will explore how scholars, editors and others can engage most effectively with peer review and commenting systems to achieve the most desirable outcomes for scholarship.

Instructor | Speaker
avatar for John Hilton

John Hilton

Editor, Cochrane Editorial Unit, Cochrane


Tuesday July 31, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
BLB: Classroom 4

1:30pm

MT04 Detection of Questionable Publishing Practices: Procedures, Key Elements and Practical Examples
MT4 and WT4 Detection of Questionable Publishing Practices: Procedures, Key Elements and Practical Examples
Course Chairs: Tom Olijhoek, PhD, Editor in Chief, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Netherlands
Instructor: Tom Olijhoek, PhD, Editor in Chief, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Netherlands; Ivonne Lujano, DOAJ Ambassador for Latin America

Description: On Day 1 of the course, we will first explain in detail the criteria used by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) for assessment of good publishing practice in Open Access publishing. These criteria have been accepted as de facto standards for good publishing practice by many governments and organizations, including Science Europe.
We will have a practical session where participants evaluate journals using the DOAJ quality criteria. Criteria most important for the detection of questionable publishing practices will be discussed. Among these are peer review practices and how to check these, editorial board quality and article quality.
With the aid of figures and maps from the existing literature, we will highlight the geographical and numerical distribution of questionable publishing. We will also put the problem into perspective by providing evidence that questionable publishing is especially a problem in the Global South, and we will show that the overall problem is usually very much exaggerated in existing publications and reports on the subject.
 n addition, we will show that the existing scholarly publishing system, inclusive of Open Access, is markedly biased in a kind of neocolonial way toward publishing research from the Global North. Policy makers in the Global South also tend to prefer publications in journals listed in Web of Science and Scopus (mostly from the North). All of this makes it difficult for scholars in the Global South to publish in local journals or to publish on local knowledge.
On Day 2, the course will offer a detailed look at properties of questionable publishing using practical examples from different regions of the world.
In a second practical session, participants will form groups and evaluate  a number of suspicious journals with the aid of a checklist that we will provide. The findings will be discussed, and new detection criteria may emerge from this exercise.
The last part of the course will investigate, with the help of participants, how detection methods may be standardized and even partly automated with specific software implementations

Instructor | Speaker
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Ivonne Lujano

Directory of Open Access Journals, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México
Soy una académica especializada en procesos editoriales científicos de Acceso Abierto. Cuento con más de siete años de experiencia en gestión, implementación y evaluación de medios editoriales científicos, tanto de divulgación como especializados. He colaborado con instituciones... Read More →
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Tom Olyhoek

Editor in Chief, Directory of Open Access Journals
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 →


Tuesday July 31, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Skaggs:1182

1:30pm

MT05 Open Data Visualization: Tools and Techniques to Better Report Data
MT5 and WT5 Open Data Visualization: Tools and Techniques to Better Report Data
Course Chairs: Gaurav Godhwani, Technical Lead and Advisor, Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA India) and Chapter Leader, DataKind Bangalore
Instructor: Gaurav Godhwani, Technical Lead and Advisor, Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA India) and Chapter Leader, DataKind Bangalore

Description: There is an increasing need among the research community to make data and research more accessible and easier to understand. This is bringing a tactical shift in the way researchers communicate their data and its relationships. The emerging styles of charts, tables, graphics and visuals are changing the course of how data visualizations explain research and its context. In this session, we will explore some simple open-source tools and design techniques to create interactive data visualizations so participants can better report their data and analysis. We will draw a parallel from the tech and media world to determine if some of these data visualization techniques can be applied in scholarly communications.
This course will have two components:
The first part will offer a detailed introduction to a few existing techniques of data visualization along with an overview of various data visualization tools, which researchers can easily adopt in their work cycle.
The second part will dive into a hands-on experience of visualizing a few datasets. Participants are encouraged to bring their own datasets or pick a few from the samples designed for the session. We will divide into groups to build, iterate and refine a few interesting data visualizations and stories.
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Tuesday July 31, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Skaggs:1160

1:30pm

MT06 Public Humanities as Scholarly Communication
MT6 and WT6 Public Humanities as Scholarly Communication
Course Chairs: Micah Vandegrift, Open Knowledge Librarian, North Carolina State University Libraries
Instructor: Micah Vandegrift, Open Knowledge Librarian, North Carolina State University Libraries; Samantha Wallace, PhD candidate in English, University of Virginia, and affiliate with Public Humanities Lab, Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures

Description: Conversations about the humanities and scholarly communication tend to focus on the evolution of the monograph through digital publishing platforms and tools; on why Open Access applies in the humanistic disciplines (or why it does not); or on how digital humanities are the bridge to an open future. This course will focus instead on exploring Public Humanities as a possible method and model for advancing scholarly communication across the humanities. Establishing a dialogue between Open Access and the Public Humanities will encourage a re-evaluation of what counts as meaningful scholarly communication.
Topics of  discussion may include:
  • How does the “open” of Open Access interact with the “public” of Public Humanities? What are the conceptual and practical overlaps between them? How can we interrogate these two terms by putting them in conversation with each other?
  • What is the relationship between Public Humanities and new directions in scholarly communication?
  • How do media and target audiences interact to shape the production of scholarship?
  • How can scholars, especially early-career researchers seeking tenure, receive professional recognition for their work in the Public Humanities or other nontraditional forms of work?
  • Can we draw a line between scholarly communication, Public Humanities and Open Access, and then advocate for them as important criteria for scholarship worthy of institutional support?
The two three-hour sessions will be broken down into several sections in order to:
  1. allow the participants to choose a framing topic, a list of which will be supplied by the instructors with attendant brief readings/resources;
  2. examine the topic through participants’ expertise and experiences (shared discussion);
  3. break out into small groups for hands-on brainstorming (for example: design thinking, think-pair-share, etc.);
  4. reconvene to combine our efforts into actionable directions, which could take the form of a white paper, position statement, manifesto, toolkit or some other utility.
The first day of the course will focus loosely on defining and exploring the field/concept/idea of Public Humanities. On Day 2, we will tie that to new methods in scholarly communication.
We aim in this course to collaboratively tackle a challenging topic and to push our community toward seeing that challenge in a new light

Instructor | Speaker
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Micah Vandegrift

Open Knowledge Librarian, North Carolina State University
Open. BBQ.
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Samantha Wallace

PhD candidate in English and affiliate with Public Humanities Lab, University of Virginia / Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures
Samantha Wallace completed her undergraduate degree in English and Classics at Colorado College in 2011, and then a post-baccalaureate degree in Classics at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2012. Before coming to the University of Virginia she was involved with art education... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Skaggs:1186

1:30pm

MT07 Integrating Wikidata with Your Research and Curation Workflows (Part 1)
MT7 Integrating Wikidata with Your Research and Curation Workflows (Part 1)
Course Chairs: Daniel Mietchen, PhD, Data Scientist, University of Virginia
Instructor: Daniel Mietchen, PhD, Data Scientist, University of Virginia. Members of the Wikimedia community will contribute to the course.

Description: Wikidata is becoming a hub for structured data across a wide range of research fields, from cultural heritage to biomedicine. Since Wikidata is also multilingual, it has been described as the Rosetta Stone of the linked open-data age. This course aims to introduce participants to Wikidata and to highlight how it can and does contribute to workflows in or near the participants' fields of research. Prototyped at FSCI 2017, the course builds on similar workshops given in the past to various audiences – from librarians to economists to scientists and museum professionals – on how research workflows can be integrated with Wikimedia workflows. Since the launch of Wikidata in late 2012, the potential of integrating it with research and curation workflows has been explored through a number of activities, including initiatives that are using Wikidata to collect and curate information about paintings, pathways, politicians, proteins or publications as well as workshops or grant proposals.
 The course consists of two parts. The first afternoon will
  • provide an introduction to research- and curation-related workflows on Wikimedia projects like Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikisource and Wikidata;
  • zoom in on Wikidata and on extracting research-related information from it.
  • The second afternoon will
  • focus on participants contributing or otherwise curating some research-related Wikidata content in their domains and languages of choice;
  • explore how various aspects of Wikidata (such as Wikidata identifiers, APIs, SPARQL endpoint, multilinguality, the Wikibase software, apps and tools) can be integrated with research-related workflows, drawing on scenarios provided by course participants.
The course will be taught on the basis of materials provided at https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:Daniel_Mietchen/FSCI_2018
While MT7 is about the roles of Wikidata in research and curation, WT7 is focused on its roles around education. Both sessions will have an introductory part about Wikidata, and participants of MT7 who also attend WT7 will lead this introduction for the WT7 course.

Tuesday July 31, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
BLB: Classroom 3

1:30pm

MT08 How Much Does Open Access Cost? A Hands-on Approach to Tracking and Analyzing Article
MT8 How Much Does Open Access Cost? A Hands-on Approach to Tracking and Analyzing Article Processing Charges
Course Chairs: Katie Shamash, Scholarly Communications Analyst, Jisc, London
Instructor: Katie Shamash, Scholarly Communications Analyst, Jisc, London

Description: As Open Access grows, so do its costs. Article processing charges (APCs) are becoming an increasingly large part of many libraries’ already tightly squeezed budgets. Membership schemes and prepayment agreements are touted as a solution to rising costs, but these schemes can have the drawback of making payments both more difficult to manage and less transparent to report.
Despite these challenges, initiatives have sprung up internationally to collect standardized, open data on the costs of Open Access in order to make the market transparent, to the benefit of all. Data on APCs allows negotiating bodies to negotiate better, fairer deals with publishers on behalf of libraries. It allows publishers to set APC pricing in a way that accurately reflects the market’s willingness to pay. It allows libraries to manage costs and set targets, and to compare themselves with their peers. It allows funders and Open Access advocates to track the growth of Open Access and model strategies to increase uptake in a sustainable way.
This workshop will introduce ways to track Open Access costs. Participants will be asked to talk about which data on Open Access costs they currently track and which they would like to have, and what the barriers are to collecting these. The presenter will then take the students through one possible data collecting workflow, including a brief introduction to cleaning messy data in the free open-source tool OpenRefine. Students will also be introduced to the basics of how an application programming interface (API) can allow them to enrich their data using external sources such as Crossref or Directory of Open Access Journals.
In the second half of the class, participants will learn about the most recent findings and trends in the costs of Open Access. Participants will be given a set of cleaned APC data to analyze and draw their own conclusions from, with help from the instructor. At the end of the class, they will present their findings.
By the end of this workshop, participants will:
Have identified methods of collecting APC data and be aware of possible pain points.
Have identified external sources of data that can be used to enrich internal data.
Have used OpenRefine to clean messy, hand-entered data.
Have used an API to enrich data using external sources.
Understand trends in APC data.
Be able to identify open sources of APC data.
Have worked with open APC data and presented their conclusions.

Instructor | Speaker
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Katie Shamash

Scholarly Communications Analyst, Jisc, London
I work with data in order to improve open access and scholarly communication. I work with stakeholders in the UK and abroad to standardise data and increase transparency. I gather data from a range of sources, analyse it in a reproducible way, and present the research to inform decisions... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
MET:204

1:30pm

MT09 Publishing Reproducible Code and Data: A Hands-on, Bring-Your-Own-Code Course
MT9 Publishing Reproducible Code and Data: A Hands-on, Bring-Your-Own-Code Course
Course Chairs: April Clyburne-Sherin, Outreach Scientist, Code Ocean
Instructor: April Clyburne-Sherin, Outreach Scientist, Code Ocean

Description: Creating research that is computationally reproducible is challenging but is increasingly expected and mandated by funders and journals. Fortunately, the process of publishing reproducible data and code has been made possible through new research tools. In this course, students will practice techniques for preparing a reproducible publication using their own data and code.
Over two sessions, this course will teach researchers how to create a Jupyter Notebook using their code and data, and how to publish their notebooks online so their code can be executed by anyone. In the first session, we will create Jupyter Notebooks following best practices for preparing data and code for sharing. In the second session, we will learn how to publish our Jupyter Notebooks using Code Ocean, an online computational reproducibility platform. Although we will focus on these tools for the course, the lessons generalize across platforms and languages.
 After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Follow best practices for preparing code and data for publication.
  • Overcome common barriers in preparing their own code and data for publication.
  • Learn to use Jupyter Notebooks and Code Ocean to create a reproducible publication.
The audience for this course includes researchers and research support staff who are involved in the preparation and publication of research materials. Anyone with an interest in reproducible publications is welcome. This course is especially useful for those looking to learn practical steps for improving the computational reproducibility of their own research.

Instructor | Speaker
avatar for April Clyburne-Sherin

April Clyburne-Sherin

OOO Canada, Sense About Science USA
April is an Epidemiologist and Methodologist working to advance open research through advocacy and training. While at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, she received her MS in Population Medicine (Epidemiology) and created guidelines to improve pediatric clinical research... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
MET:223

1:30pm

MT10 Opening the Research Enterprise: Partnering to Support Openness in Grant-Funded Faculty Research
MT10 Opening the Research Enterprise: Partnering to Support Openness in Grant-Funded Faculty Research
Course Chairs: Nina Exner, Research Data Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University
Instructor: Nina Exner, Research Data Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University

Description: In the U.S. and many other countries, federal funding mandates are encouraging a culture of openness and reproducibility. Libraries have been working to support and advocate for these trends toward openness. But faculty researchers need training, and they may not think of the library first when thinking about grant compliance. So librarians must reach out to Sponsored Research and Research Development departments on campus. This session will help librarians new to working with Sponsored Research to understand the campus research enterprise.
When campuses talk about the “research enterprise,” they are referring to the infrastructure around seeking, administering and growing grant funding on campus. The departments that work with the research enterprise have their own structures, priorities and terminology. It can be hard for librarians to know who to talk to about getting involved in grant support because of the mismatch in terminology and jargon. Learning who to talk to and how to approach them is the first step in building relationships with the campus grant support infrastructure. After identifying and discussing with those teams, librarians face a second hurdle of explaining what they can do and how it aligns with the openness and sharing mandates under federal regulations. Making a workshop can be comparatively easy; aligning a workshop so that campus researchers and administrators understand its value is harder.
This course is aimed at librarians who want to support Sponsored Research but are not sure how to start. Participants in this course will come away with a better understanding of how grants work from two directions: the faculty perspective and the research administrator perspective. After learning these structures and processes, participants will then apply them to their own institutions by searching their campus to identify relevant contacts who they can reach out to for potential partnerships. Looking at the departments and research focuses involved on their campus, each will consider specific grantmaking agencies and priorities that are relevant to their campus.
Participants will then learn about the concepts and terms that are used in the grantseeking arena to discuss Open Access and Open Science. Finally, participants will combine what they have found about their campus research enterprise’s structure with their own expertise to plan support offerings. Together, we will workshop how to explain and offer these supports in a “grantseeker-friendly” way that aligns library scholarly communications skills with Sponsored Research perspectives. The result will be a strategy for reaching out to the Sponsored Research team and offering concrete ways the library can partner with them to support Open Access and scholarly communications skills among grant-funded faculty on campus.

Instructor | Speaker
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Nina Exner

Research data librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University
Nina Exner brings more than 20 years experience as a practicing librarian in academic and health sciences libraries to VCU Libraries. As the Research Data Librarian, she brings to bear vast teaching interests and knowledge of best practices in managing research studies. She concentrates... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
MET:313