Webinar – Scholarly communication’s response to the climate crisis and the role of open science

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Presenter slides: Vincent Lariviere, Kris Karnauskas and Chris Zielinski

Date: Wednesday 13 September 2023

Time: 2pm UK (BST) / 1 pm UTC / 3 pm CEST

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OASPA is pleased to announce this month’s webinar which will focus on the role that different actors in scholarly communication can play to address climate change – one of the world’s most pressing challenges. While climate change is a complex issue there are very real and impactful actions that researchers, librarians and publishers can take to help generate solutions to climate change though open access.

The webinar will be chaired by Monica Granados (Creative Commons). We welcome our panelists: Vincent Lariviere (l’Université de Montréal) who will present his findings Contrasting the open access dissemination of COVID-19 and SDG research and Kris Karnauskas (University of Colorado Boulder) who will speak from the perspective of a researcher and why the research he works on needs to be open. Chris Zielinski will share information about the The UK Health Alliance for Climate Change project during the webinar. 

The panellists will each speak for 10 minutes, and then we will open it up to questions from the audience and discussion.

This webinar is an opportunity for registrants to reflect on what they could do to advance open access to climate research and plan some actions (e.g. opening up fundamental papers, publish new research openly, raise awareness among researchers, engage library community, amongst others). 

Please join us live for this free webinar and contribute to the discussion.

Link to registration page: bit.ly/OASPA-Webinar-Registration-September. Please share with those you think may be interested.

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Monica Granados  @monsauce 

Dr. Monica Granados has a PhD in ecology from McGill University. While working on her PhD, Monica discovered incentives in academia promote practices that make knowledge less accessible and has since devoted her career to working in the open science space in pursuit of making knowledge more equitable and accessible. She has worked on open knowledge initiatives with Mozilla, PREreview and the Government of Canada. Monica is now an Assistant Director at Creative Commons working on the Open Climate Campaign promoting open access of climate and biodiversity research.


Vincent Larivière  @lariviev 

Vincent Larivière is professor of information science at the Université de Montréal, where holds the UNESCO chair on open science and serves as associate vice-president (planning and communications). He is also scientific director of the Érudit journal platform, associate scientific director of the Observatoire des sciences et des technologies (OST-UQAM) and regular member of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST).


Kris Karnauskas  @OceansClimateCU 

Kris Karnauskas is a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) at the University of Colorado Boulder, with secondary faculty appointments in the CU School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health. Prior to joining the CU Boulder faculty, Kris spent six years on the faculty of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography (also teaching at Boston College) followed by sabbatical at the Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL) in Paris, France through a Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Kris completed his B.S. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Ph.D. at the University of Maryland-College Park, both in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in Ocean and Climate Physics at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Kris currently serves as Editor for AGU’s Geophysical Research Letters and Section Editor for PLOS Climate, and recently served on the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) of the U.S. Climate Variability and Predictability Program (US CLIVAR). Kris was the recipient of the 2017 Ocean Sciences Early Career Award from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) “for important contributions to better understanding the tropical oceans and atmosphere.” During the spring of 2022, Kris was on sabbatical at Harvard University’s Center for the Environment. In 2023, Kris became a founding co-chair of the Joint US CLIVAR/NIH Working Group on Climate & Health.


Chris Zielinski

Chris Zielinski is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Winchester, where he heads the Partnerships in Health Information (Phi) programme. Phi was formerly an independent NGO, and now acts as a development consultancy focusing on knowledge development and brokering healthcare information exchanges of all kinds. He has held senior positions in publishing and knowledge management with WHO in Brazzaville, Geneva, Cairo and New Delhi, and with FAO in Rome and UNIDO in Vienna. Chris also spent three years as Chief Executive of the UK Authors Licensing and Collecting Society. He was the founder of the ExtraMED project, and managed the Gates Foundation-supported Health Information Centres project. He served on WHO’s Ethical Review Committee, and was an originator of the African Health Observatory. Chris has been a director of the World Association of Medical Editors, UK Copyright Licensing Agency, Educational Recording Agency, and International Association of Audiovisual Writers and Directors.

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