SFI, Plan S and Open Science. What you need to know as a researcher

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Hear from experts in the Science Foundation Ireland about how SFI promotes Open Science and what they expect you to know and do

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This talk, co-presented by the James Hardiman Library at NUI Galway, the Open Scholarship Community Galway  and the NUI Galway Research Office, will explain the current move towards Open Science and Open Scholarship from the view from one of the main research funders, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

Who is this talk for?

You should attend the talk if:

  • you are a current SFI grant holder
  • intend to apply for an SFI grant (or for grants from other funders with similar policies)
  • if you are interested in what the move towards Open Scholarship means for researchers in Ireland.

No previous knowledge is required to attend the talk but it would beneficial being aware of Plan S and SFI's Open Access policy update (Nov. 2019).

This talk is open to NUI Galway researchers and others who are interested in this topic. All welcome!

About the speakers:

Dr Marion Boland is the Head of Research Policy at Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), a statutory body in the Republic of Ireland with responsibility for funding oriented basic and applied research in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics with a strategic focus.

Marion manages a diverse portfolio of policy related areas, including Open Science, Data management, Research Integrity, Grant Terms & Conditions and SFI’s Gender Strategy.

Prior to this, Marion was Head of Post Award, having joined SFI as a Scientific Programme Manager in May 2009.

Marion holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Cancer Research/University of London, and was a career scientist prior to joining SFI. She held positions at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Alberta and University of Cambridge before joining the Centre for Cancer research and Cell Biology at Queen’s University Belfast in 2001 as a lecturer in Molecular Oncology. Between 2005 and 2006 Marion worked with a company in London as part of team managing the financial public relations of companies in the Life Sciences and Biotechnology sector.

Dr Laura Mackey is a Scientific Fellow in the Research Policy team in Science Foundation Ireland. She holds a Ph.D. in Patient Education and Health Literacy in chronic disease outcomes and has over 4 years research experience in academic and funding environments. Within SFI she is involved in developing and implementing evidence-based organizational and national policy in the areas of Open Science, Research Data Management, Research Integrity and Responsible Research Assessment.

The talk from Dr Marion Boland will be introduced by Hardy Schwamm, Open Scholarship Librarian in the Library. In his role he advocates for transformative Open Access deals with publishers. Hardy is also member of the Open Scholarship Community Galway (OSCG).

How to take part?

This event will happen on MS Teams. Please register and we will send you a link to access this Café. You might have to install MS Teams software to participate.

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