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. 13 NIH 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.
Oct. 13 Exploring 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.
Oct. 22 The 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?

The 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.

View the recording: The Evolution of Preprints in the Life Sciences

Learn more about the Open October 2021 guest speakers »

Additional Open October Resources


Creating an ORCID iD

Washington University resources for open access »