Reminder: TODOS seminar on scholarly communication, publishing and open access issues.

According to the UiTs policy, all research results should be published in Open Access journals, or be made available in institutional repositories.  Also, the European Research Council (ERC) and Wellcome Trust, demand that the research they are funding is made accessible (Open Access).

To get a clearer picture and in connection to the 10th Munin Conference, TODOS in collaboration with the organizing committee of the Munin Conference invite all PhD candidates, employees and students at UiT to a morning seminar on scholarly communication, publishing and open access issues. We are pleased to announce the participation of the keynote speaker from the Munin conference: Stuart Shieber, as well as Jan Erik Frantsvåg and Anika Mckenroth .

The seminar will take place Wednesday morning 2nd of December from 9.15am til 12.00 (Breakfast served from 8.30) at the Medicine faculty, auditorium 6 (MH U6.A6AUD6).

In order to order the right amount of food and coffee/tea for the breakfast, please register yourself at by the 27th of November.



More about Open Access:  Open Access

The speakers:

Stuart M. Shieber, James O. Welch, Jr. and Virginia B. Welch Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard, and the faculty director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication. His primary research field is computational linguistics, the study of human languages from the perspective of computer science. He was the founding director of the Center for Research on Computation and Society and is a co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Professor Shieber led Harvard’s efforts to institute open-access policies leading to the policies now in place at Harvard and emulated elsewhere.

Stuart will share some Open Access experiences from Harvard and explain why as a PhD student, we should go Open Access and the benefits of it.   He will describe as well  how publishing OA can affect (positive and negative) the future career for today’s Phd- candidates.

Jan Erik Frantsvåg has a background in Economics, Computer Science and Banking. In 2011, he graduated from a master in Documentation Science. After a 13 years career in banking, Jan Erik worked another 13 years in various administrative positions at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Jan Erik works full-time on Open Access since 2006. He participates in projects, advocates Open Access and administrates the publication fund and the publication service Septentrio Academic Publishing from UiT. Since 2015, Jan Erik spends half of his working time researching Open Access.

Jan Erik will focus more about the situation of OA at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, and where are it is heading. He will explain what are the differences between OA and traditional journals and   how to make good OA choices.

Anika Mackenroth works as a communication advisor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, where, for the last four years, she has taught public-oriented research communication to PhD candidates. She heads an editorial team and otherwise works with the full breadth of communication-related tasks, from strategic communication planning, to marketing, media relations, social media and PR. She has experience in marketing, information and journalism.

Anika will give us advices for the dissemination part in the grant proposals: how to craft the presentation and the dissemination plan. Least and not last, she will tell us how to stand out by being relevant. 

The presentation of  Jan Erik Frantsvåg: link

The presentation of Anika Mackenroth: link

The video of the event is available a well but due to a technic issue, there is some sound only after 1h08min : link.

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