Open October 2021

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Open October is a series of seminars highlighting trends in open science, open data and open access.

Presented by Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University Libraries, Brown School Library and the Institute for Informatics

Schedule of Events

Oct. 13NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan Workshop
Oct. 13, 12 – 1:30 p.m. on Zoom
Chris Sorensen, PhD, Bernard Becker Medical Library
Learn what to include in an NIH DMS plan, resources at Washington University to help write and implement a DMS plan, and key information about the NIH DMS policy.
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Oct. 13Exploring Your Data with OpenRefine
Oct. 20, 1 – 2 p.m. on Zoom
Dorris Scott, PhD, and Mollie Webb, MA, Washington University Libraries
OpenRefine is a powerful open source tool to deal with messy data by running a small server on your computer and interacting with the program on a web browser.
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Oct. 22The Tightwad’s Guide to Open Access
Oct. 22, 1 – 2 p.m. on Zoom
Dorothea Salo, MA, MLS, The Information School at the University of Wisconsin at Madison
The dual economies of scholarly publishing—prestige and money—are more confusing and expensive than ever. How do we navigate them while keeping our careers, ethics, ideals, and wallets intact?
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PreprintsThe Evolution of Preprints in the Life Sciences
Oct. 29, 3 – 4 p.m. on Zoom
Jessica Polka, PhD, ASAPbio
Discuss the evolving landscape of preprint servers; their interactions with journals, funders, and scholarly infrastructure; and how innovations in preprint-focused peer review and curation might influence the future of publishing.
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Learn more about the Open October 2021 guest speakers »

Additional Open October Resources

Creating an ORCID iD

Washington University resources for open access »