In the past few years, research funding agencies in different countries have implemented policies that require grant recipients to ensure free online access to the outcomes of the funded research. In February 2013, the Office of Science and Technology Policy released a memorandum that prompted federal agencies with over $100 million in research and development expenditures to create plans to require public online availability of the results and underlying data of funded research. As free access to funded research has gradually emerged as a new norm, it is necessary that researchers understand the rationale behind open sharing of research outcomes and take heed of the compliance with funding agencies’ public access policies. This is especially so for junior scholars and students who plan to pursue their careers in academia. They are the "Generation Open."
To celebrate Open Access Week 2014, the University of Kentucky Libraries hosted a panel discussion about research and scholarship in an environment that is trending toward openness.
Generation Open: Researchers' Roles in the Age of Openness 9:30-11:00 am, Thursday, October 23, 2014 UK Athletics Auditorium, William T. Young Library
|Thursday, October 23rd|
Generation Open: Researchers' Roles in the Age of Openness [Introduction]
Mary Beth Thomson, University of Kentucky
Mary Molinaro, University of Kentucky
Open Access: A Researcher’s Perspective, Thoughts and Experience
F. Douglas Scutchfield, University of Kentucky
Sharing Research Data for Advancing Innovation and Scholarship
Matthew Zook, University of Kentucky
Generation Open: Researchers' Roles in the Age of Openness [Q-and-A Period]
Jennifer A. Bartlett, University of Kentucky