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Year of Open Science

UMD Celebrates Year of Open Science

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) declared 2023 the Year of Open Science, featuring actions across the federal government to advance national open science policy, provide access to the results of the nation’s taxpayer-supported research, accelerate discovery and innovation, promote public trust, and drive more equitable outcomes. 

What is open science? The OSTP and the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) define open science as: 

"The principle and practice of making research products and processes available to all, while respecting diverse cultures, maintaining security and privacy, and fostering collaborations, reproducibility, and equity."

UMD PACT and UMD Libraries are celebrating the Year of Open Science during the 2023-2024 academic year by offering free webinars open to the public that educate the UMD community and beyond about OSTP's policy guidance to increase public access to federally funded research.

Learn more about these events and register below.  

Past Events

Born digital, born accessible: Making the documents and data in open scholarship accessible to all
Tues, February 13, 2024 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm | Virtual

Update: The Zoom recording for this webinar is now available.

The open scholarship / open science movement is based in part on the principle of equitable access to knowledge as a human right. But how equitable is that access if the documents and data produced in these frameworks are themselves not readily accessible to people with disabilities? In this webinar, experts will present the case for making the born-digital products of research accessible at the point of creation and will provide basic tools and techniques for making sure that born-digital documents and data are also accessible at the point of creation. This virtual workshop is sponsored by the UMD Libraries and UMD PACT and is part of a series of events at the University of Maryland commemorating the OSTP Year of Open Science.

Heeding the Call: A Status Report on the White House OSTP Public Access Guidance and an Overview of Open Scholarship Resources for UMD Researchers
Thurs, November 16, 2023 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm | Virtual

Update: The Zoom recording of this webinar is now available.

This panel presentation will include the latest news about federal agencies’ responses to the OSTP’s “Nelson Memo” on public access to research publications and data and will include a practical overview of open scholarship tools and platforms that UMD researchers may wish to use now, including the Open Science Framework, DataCite, GitHub, Dryad, QDR, DRUM, and preprint repositories like SocArXiv.

More Resources

Open Scholarship Services at the University of Maryland Libraries promotes knowledge equity through programs and infrastructure that facilitate open sharing of research outputs in all forms. Working toward the goal of universal access to the vital thought we generate at our public institution, we encourage our community to think expansively and creatively about research sharing and storytelling and experiment with new forms of scholarship and scholarly communication.