Open October 2023

A series of seminars highlighting trends in open science, open data and open access

Presented by Bernard Becker Medical Library and Washington University Libraries

Schedule of Events

Jessica Tucker, Martin Halbert, Patricia Knezek


Expanding public access: Perspectives from NIH, NSF and NASA

Oct. 19 | 3-4 p.m.| Virtual

Jessica Tucker, PhD

Acting Deputy Director, Office of Science Policy, NIH

Martin Halbert, PhD

Program Director for Public Access, NSF

Patricia Knezek, PhD

Program Scientist, NASA

Join us for the Open October keynote to hear from Jessica Tucker, Martin Halbert, and Patricia Knezek, representatives from NIH, NSF and NASA, to learn about forthcoming public access initiatives to make federally funded publications and research data openly available, followed by a Q&A session.

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Sally Wu and Treasa Bane

Scoping your open pedagogy project

Oct. 5 | 12-1 p.m.| Olin Library, Room 142

Sally Wu, PhD

Assistant Director for Educational Technology, Center for Teaching and Learning, Washington University

Treasa Bane, MLIS

Copyright and Scholarly Communications Librarian, Washington University Libraries, Washington University

A guided workshop on how to scope, develop, and proceed with an open pedagogy project.

Timothy Holy

The tools that supercharge open-source scientific software

Oct. 11 | 10-11 a.m.| Moore Auditorium

Timothy Holy, PhD

The Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine

A workshop covering the structure of open-source projects on GitHub to help you understand how to evaluate, create and sustain open-source tools.

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Michael Wysession and Elizabeth Petersen

Open education and community impact

Oct. 16 | 1-2 p.m.| Olin Library, Room 142

Michael Wysession, PhD

Executive Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, and Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University

Elizabeth Petersen, MA

mySci Facilitator, Institute for School Partnership, Washington University

University Libraries will explore impactful initiatives and valuable resources created for students and communities. Michael Wysession and Elizabeth Petersen will discuss scaling impact, funding models, sustainability, and practical advice for more accessible and equitable learning experiences.

Brittney Sandler

ORCID iD: What it is and how it can help you

Oct. 23 | 10:30-11 a.m.| Virtual

Brittney Sandler, MLIS

Research Support Librarian, Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University School of Medicine

Join our virtual workshop to learn about ORCID and its administrative benefits for researchers.

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Andrew Butler

Evaluating Open Educational Resource Quality and Accessibility

Nov. 9 | 10-11 a.m.| Olin Library, Room 142

Andrew Butler, PhD

Chair and Associate Professor of Education, Associate Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Washington University

Where do you find open educational resources, and how do you evaluate their quality? Faculty and instructional staff are experts at evaluating the quality of content, but this workshop will explore other high-quality indicators such as accessibility for students with disabilities.

Check out more Open October information from University Libraries.