Catherine Clark, Director of CAUL’s Advancing Open Scholarship program will provide an update on recent activities of the program and present a webinar on the topic:
Recent national and global events, especially the 2019/20 bushfires in Australia and the pandemic of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), have brought into sharp focus the need for rapid, coordinated sharing of research and data. In response to the pandemic particularly there has been an outpouring of research, virtually all of which is now openly available, at least in the short term. The pandemic has established that there is the will and the technical capability to make research open, but whether this leads to long term change will depend on decisions taken now.
Now, more than ever, a strategic Australian national approach to the Open and FAIR dissemination of research is needed. Such an approach would ensure that opportunities provided by new open publishing models are realised in order for global challenges to be efficiently addressed, that costs are constrained and national and international collaboration in advancing OA and FAIR dissemination is maximised.
This event will outline activities under the CAUL Advancing Open Scholarship Program that aim to progress a coordinated approach to open scholarship in Australia, including our partnership with the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG).
Catherine will also share some of the feedback received from CAUL members through the recent survey about use of the CAUL Statement on Open Scholarship in member institutions.
Participants will be able to post questions ahead of and during the webinar using this Sli.do link or entering event code: 90744
Registration for this event is now closed.