Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Open Access Week 2018 @ RCSI Library

To celebrate Open Access week, RCSI Library are delighted to offer the following lunchtime workshops:

12pm-1pm, Wed 24th Oct - R322/323, 26 York Street 

Open Science - What is FAIR data and what does it mean for handling research data? 

Albert Mons & Erik Schultes, GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office

A unique opportunity to hear from two experts on FAIR Data (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) based at the GO FAIR offices in Leiden, Netherlands. GO FAIR are working on the implementation of FAIR Data in support of EOSC (European Open Science Cloud).

Funders such as the European Commission and Health Research Board are introducing expectations that the research data underlying published research will be referenced and made available whenever possible. This helps to support the integrity and reproducibility of the research, as well as being part of a broader trend to forms of open science.

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12pm-1pm, Thurs 25th Oct - R322/323, 26 York Street

Open Access - Open Publications - Open Profiles 

GrĂ¡inne McCabe, Scholarly Communications & Research Support Officer, RCSI Library

This session will discuss the different routes (green or gold) for publishing open access, in order to fulfil funder mandates. Particular emphasis will be placed on the green route, which involves manuscript versions of papers being deposited in the RCSI repository, e-publications@RCSI.

We will also consider other routes to making your research visible, particularly ResearchGate, Academia.edu and ORCID and will compare the complementary functions of these sites with institutional repositories.

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12pm-1pm, Fri 26th Oct - Cheyne LT, 123 SSG 

Open Access – Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

A documentary film by Jason Schmitt, Clarkson University

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google.

No booking necessary

Follow @RCSILibrary on Twitter for #OAWeek content all week

Further Information: Find out more about Open Access & Research Supports from RCSI Library's new Research Supports LibGuide. Contact: GrĂ¡inne McCabe, Scholarly Communications & Research Officer, RCSI Library gmccabe@rcsi.ie


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