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Monday, August 3 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Opening Plenary Session - Welcome to FSCI

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First thing on Monday morning (Pacific Time) we will all meet to kick off the Institute.

Following a welcoming session with opening remarks and general orientation, we will follow up with a panel presentation:

Science at the Speed of a Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the issues of speed, trust and validity for research communications into focus as never before. In this session of talks and discussion we will probe the issues with the people dealing with challenges in reprints and efficient peer review, experts on reproducibility and data management and the people who need to turn data and claims into policy on the ground.

Confirmed speakers include Theo Bloom (BMJ) and RIchard Sever (Cold Spring Harbor Press and BiorXiv) with others to be confirmed. We will discuss the challenges for science and scholarship in communicating rapidly and effectively to different audiences. Probing the challenges from peer review processes to preprints, data sharing to deliberate misinformation the panel will pick apart the issues based on their experience of the current crisis.

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Marty Brennan

Scholarly Communication Education Librarian, UCLA Library
As Chair of the FORCE11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI) Steering Committee, I am very excited and proud to be a part of FSCI Online. I am also the UCLA Library's principal liaison in our continuing partnership with FORCE11 in the production of FSCI, as well as a member of... Read More →
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Stephanie Hagstrom

Director of Community Development, RDA-US
Research Data Alliance, Director of Community Development
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Cameron Neylon

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Curtin University
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Daniel Paul O'Donnell

Professor, University of Lethbridge
Daniel O'Donnell is a professor at the University of Lethbridge where he teaches Digital Humanities, Old English, and Medieval Literature. He is founding chair of Global Outlook Digital Humanities, Editor-in-chief of Digital Humanities / Le Champ Numérique, and PI of the Visionary... Read More →

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Richard Sever

Assistant Director, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
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Theodora Bloom

Executive Editor, BMJ
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Ginny Steel

Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles
Ginny Steel is the University Librarian in the UCLA Library. Throughout her career, she has focused on understanding the information needs of faculty, students, and staff; advocating for sustainable scholarly communications practices; and enhancing and building services and collections... Read More →

Monday August 3, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
The Great Hall