Thursday, October 11 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Learning from the enemy: building a successful open science movement from the rubble of today

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We have been talking about open research for at least a decade, yet the ways that most scholars manage and communicate their work has not changed significantly. Government and institutional policies are everywhere, there are new tools and services launching every day. But we aren’t winning. To make meaningful advances towards open scholarly communication we need to operate like a large-scale political or social movement, coordinated both top down and grassroots up. We must consolidate efforts, funds, and ideas to do bigger things together. Unifying purpose, developing collective and synchronized action, and clear communication programs are the key ingredients to enacting widespread change. This talk will examine our current paths and lay out a strategy to build the scattered efforts in open research into a sweeping and successful movement.

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Kristen Ratan

Co-founder, Coko Foundation
Kristen co-founded the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko). She has 20 years of experience developing new technology, leading strategic innovations, and building community in the publishing industry. Kristen was most recently the Publisher at the Public Library of Science (PLOS... Read More →