International Open Access Week is running October 24-30 2022 and there are numerous panels and presentations to attend. This year’s theme, Open for Climate Justice, highlights the need for connection and collaboration among researchers, government agencies, and the general public. Underpinned by the principles of openly available and accessible research, these collaborations will provide momentum towards solving our current global climate crisis.
Celebrating Open Access (OA) Week
On Monday October 24 between 2-3pm Charles Sturt is holding a roundtable discussion event via Zoom, Register for the event and join our panel which includes:
- Carlo Iacono – Executive Director, Division of Library Services
- Professor Mark Evans – Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
- Dr Virginia (Ginny) Barbour – Director, Open Access Australasia and Editor-in-Chief, Medical Journal of Australia (MJA)
- Dr Simon Wakeling – Course Director, School of Information and Communication Studies
The informal roundtable will provide an opportunity to discuss recent progress in OA, dispel any myths, and respond to questions held by Charles Sturt researchers and students.
Join other OA Week events in Australasia
OA Week events are happening all over Australasia, see below for what’s on offer.
|Date and time||Event||Links|
|Tuesday October 25, 12PM AEDT||Climate injustice in the Pacific: How can open science support vulnerable communities?||Register for this session|
|Tuesday October 25, 1PM AEDT||Get your hands (figuratively) dirty to help the planet: Hacking a guide to open climate resources for teachers. Part 1.||Register for this session|
|Tuesday October 25, 2PM AEDT||How the Open Landscape shifted in Australia & Aotearoa New Zealand in 2022.||Register for this session|
|Wednesday October 26, 12PM AEDT||The double edged sword of openness in climate science.||Register for this session|
|Wednesday October 26, 2PM AEDT||Look at the Evidence: Climate Journalism and Open Science.||Register for this session|
|Thursday October 27, 12PM AEDT||Moving past open access myths: Let’s get provocative.||Register for this session|
|Thursday October 27, 2PM AEDT||All together now: Citizen Science and Climate Justice.||Register for this session|
|Friday October 28, 12PM AEDT||Real world impacts: how does open access tackle climate (in)justice?||Register for this session|
|Friday October 28, 1PM AEDT||Get your hands (figuratively) dirty to help the planet: Hacking a guide to open climate resources for teachers. Part 2.||Register for this session|
|Friday October 28, 2PM AEDT||Wikimedia collaborations for climate research knowledge sharing.||Register for this session|
For further information see the program on the Open Access Australasia website.
What is OA?
The OA movement is a global initiative with the aim of making all research that is conducted at publicly funded institutions, such as universities, freely available to all. It also allows for the reuse of data and results as needed. There have been some recent positive developments in this space, with the announcement by the US government that peer reviewed publicly funded research must be made immediately and freely available and the NHMRC OA Policy update indicating that all NHMRC funded research must be made immediately OA at the time of first online publication have highlighted that 2022 is an exciting time to engage with OA!
Check out the Library’s Open Access page for guidance on OA publishing and submitting open access versions of your research to CRO. The Library is also running a Research PD session on Ready to publish: What about Open Access? on October 25, 9:30-10:30 AEDT. You can register for this session here.
Want to know more?
As always, our friendly Librarians are here to help. If you would like to know more about Open Access, contact your Library faculty team: