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Free Breakfast + Watch Party: Community as Foundation for Culture Change

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Join us for breakfast as we watch a recording of the 2018 OpenCon plenary session "Community as Foundation for Culture Change." This promises to be a fascinating talk on the role of community in promoting open science. We welcome open science practitioners and newbies to learn more about open science and connect with other UCSF students, faculty, and staff who are interested in putting open access, open education, and open data into practice. After the talk we can share updates on open science projects at UCSF.

We will provide the food, you provide the enthusiasm!

More about the talk

Communities lie at the core of successfully making the transition to systems of research and education that are open by default. Culture is actively created by the individual decisions that people make everyday. However, when looking what open advocates prioritize and where investments are made, it seems this is regularly forgotten. Too often we built for rather than with. We create technical infrastructure then ask communities to adapt to the tools rather than building them in deep collaboration with the communities they seek to serve. We talk about the important of changing behaviors, but too rarely support the numerous and varied ways in which this work needs to happen. To make open research and open education a reality—in ways that realize their full potential and are equitable—community building needs to be the foundation upon which our other efforts are built. This panel will explore examples of how community building can lie at the core of the shift to open and reasons why this is essential.

More about OpenCon

OpenCon is an annual meeting that brings together people from all over the world to learn about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data, develop critical skills, find collaborators, and catalyze action toward a more open system for sharing the world’s information—from scholarly and scientific research, to educational materials, to digital research data. This years meeting is being held in Toronto, CA from Nov 2-4. 

See all of UCSF's 2018 Open Access Week events.

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Friday, Nov 2 2018
9:00am - 11:30am
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
Mission Hall 2110
Mission Bay
  Data Science Initiative     Data Science Initiative > Data Management     Open Access     Scholarly Communication  
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Ariel Deardorff

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