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Virtual Meetup: Open Science in the COVID-19 Era


UCSF's Open Science Group and the San Francisco Open Drinks Meetup group are joining forces to host this special virtual meetup focused on open science and its intersection with COVID-19. Open science is the movement to make scientific research, data, and dissemination accessible to all levels of an inquiring society. 

Join us for a social hour (and a half) featuring a talk on COVID-19 data by UCSF's Dr. George Rutherford, followed by lightning talks about COVID-19-related projects involving open data, open code, and other aspects of open science. Get updates on open activity and connect with others in the open community!

To register, click the Begin Registration button below. 

This event is part of UCSF's 2020 Open Access Week celebrations.



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George Rutherford, III, MD is a pre-emininent expert on epidemiology who has spoken widely in local and national media about the SARS-CoV-2 virus. He is the Salvatore Pablo Lucia Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at UCSF as well as the Director of the Prevention and Public Health Group at the Institute for Global Health Sciences. His research interests are the epidemiology and prevention of infectious and tropical diseases of public health importance, both internationally and domestically, with a primary focus on HIV and AIDS. His work is funded primarily by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. He also has smaller projects dealing with the epidemiology of tuberculosis in California, the prevention of childhood injury, immunizations and bioterrorism. He is a member of the AIDS Research Institute's Executive Committee.

Lightning talks will be presented by:

  1. Joerg Heber, Editorial Director at PLOS and Editor-in-Chief of PLOS ONE
  2. Elysia Webb, Wikipedian-in-Residence, Annual Reviews
  3. Douglas Arneson, Postdoctoral Scholar in Computational Health Sciences, UCSF
  4. John Borghi, Manager of Research & Instruction, Lane Biomedical Library, Stanford University


About the sponsoring groups:

The Open Science Group is a group of UCSF students, postdocs, faculty and staff dedicated to advancing open science at UCSF through outreach, education, events, and other initiatives. See our web page to find out more or to get involved with our group, and follow us on Twitter @OpenSci_UCSF

The San Francisco Open Drinks Meetup group is a community of passionate thinkers, dreamers and do-ers in open knowledge, open source and open data. In non-COVID times, we get together at watering holes in San Francisco and the Oakland / Berkeley area on a semi-regular basis to catch up and share projects and goings-on with each other. Please join us, and follow us on Twitter: @SFOpenDrinks


Related LibGuide: Reproducible Data Management by Ariel Deardorff

Wednesday, Sep 30 2020
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
  Data Science Initiative > Data Management     Open Access     Scholarly Communication  

Registration is required. There are 31 seats available.

Event Organizer

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Ariel Deardorff

Data Services Librarian


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Anneliese Taylor

Head of Scholarly Communication