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CIRSS Seminar - Open Science and its Trusted Products


Friday, May 7, 2021
4pm - 5pm

Zoom

Event Details

Session leaders: Beth A. Plale, Michael A. and Laurie Burns McRobbie Bicentennial Professor of Computer Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington Indiana
Description: Open science is a principle of openness that, when applied across the entire scientific research enterprise, holds significant promise to advance the frontiers of knowledge and help ensure a nation’s prosperity.   Realizing open science in academic research, however, has challenges both social/organizational and technical: slowly changing community and academic norms, stretched budgets, avoiding harm that data or software may cause to those represented in the data or models.  Yet data and software reuse represents substantial untapped opportunity for science.    Some federal agencies, research communities (such as the Research Data Alliance (RDA)), and universities are casting their open science efforts in the context of the FAIR principles (research products are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable).   The FAIR principles suggest a roadmap and small initial steps that researchers can take towards transforming a lab to an open science lab.   Publishers and professional societies are grappling with open science as well, driven in part by Plan S launched by Science Europe.   This talk lays out the landscape of open science, touching on federal agency actions, community efforts funded scientific research, with the goal making science both compelling and actionable.

Bio:

Dr. Plale recently completed a 3-year term as science advisor for public access at the US National Science Foundation working cross-agency on open science. She is the Michael A. and Laurie Burns McRobbie Bicentennial Professor of Computer Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington Indiana.  Dr. Plale is amongst a dozen international colleagues who founded the Research Data Alliance (RDA), and served as its inaugural chair of the RDA Technical Advisory Board (TAB). Her research interests are in the policy and infrastructure of research data and software.