This year CIRAD-IFCU launches a series of webinars entitled « Research Talks » aimed at covering some of today’s major trends in the research field. The webinars welcome one or two speakers each month, who will present an overview of a selected trend at a national, regional or global scale based on their own works and experience. Presentations will be followed by half an hour of informal debate and interaction with participants. The Talks will take place in English, French or Spanish depending on the guest(s) and the regions targeted.
The topics dealt with during the first semester will address open access, responsible research and innovation (RRI), use of social networks as a research technique, sustainable research practices and scholarly publishing
Save the Date January 25th, 2021 11.30 AM (Paris Time)
Recent developments in Open Access (in English - Please note that a spanish talk is organized on January 26th)
Dr. Pablo de Castro
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom EuroCRIS
This Research Talk on recent developments in the area of Open Access (including the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic) will address the current state of the scholarly communications landscape. With an initial focus on Europe and the United Kingdom, where the European Commission Open Access policy for works resulting from EU-funded projects worldwide has provided a benchmark for national and institutional Open Access policies elsewhere, the presentation will examine the main Open Access flavours (Green, Gold and Diamond OA) and recent developments in the domain like the so-called Plan S issued by a coalition of European public research funders to achieve full Open Access by Jan 1st, 2021.
Open Access is often evolving in a region-specific fashion, mostly depending on the economic models behind local implementations and policies. Initiatives like the LIBSENSE and the African Journals Online (AJOL) initiatives in Africa and the SciELO model in Latin America will be briefly introduced as examples for alternative models for OA beyond the European approach.
Pablo de Castro works as Open Access Advocacy Librarian at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, which is the 4th university (89.2%) on the 2020 CWTS Leiden Open Access ranking by percentage of openly available institutional research outputs published in the period 2015-2018, https://www.leidenranking.com/ranking/2020/list. Pablo has an academic background in physics and also serves as Secretary for the non-profit Dutch organisation euroCRIS aiming to promote a professional community in the domain of Research Information Management and CRIS systems.
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