January 27, 2021

Now Online: Recording of SSP’s “Who’s Wagging the Dog? The Role of Funder Mandates in Defining the Needs of End Users” Webinar

The webinar took place October 13, 2015 and a recording was made available on YouTube in the past couple of hours.

From the SSP Website/Webinar Preview Page:

Attendees can expect a robust discussion of changes in funder attitudes about what constitutes legitimate scholarly output. Scholarly communication has expanded to include data sets, computer code and multimedia output and with a push from funders these output types are seeing wider exposure. Join Adams and his panel of speakers as they investigate whether peer-reviewed articles are the only way in which publishers can help researchers communicate in the current environment.

Panelist for this webinar session include:

  • Kirsty Meddings, Product Manager at CrossRef
  • Simon Kerridge, Director of Research Services at Kent University and the current Chair of the UK Association of Research Managers and Administrators
  • Jerry Sheehan, Assistant Director, Scientific Data and Information for the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The group was selected to give a broad range of views on the issues surrounding funder mandates. Jonathan Adams (chairing) has worked for government, as a university manager and for research data companies. Jerry Sheehan (OSTP) will speak about some of the programs, challenges and successes that the US government has had in this area as well as the long view on what they may be planning. Simon Kerridge (ARMA) brings a UK perspective. Some progressive mandates and assessment frameworks are UK driven, including the Wellcome Trust open access mandate and HEFCE’s research evaluation ‘impact case studies’. Simon will review problems this creates for researchers and point to possible solutions. Finally, Kirsty Meddings (CrossRef) will help put this into perspective by considering what steps publishers can take and what workflows need to be put in place to ensure that all parties can meet current and be ready for future mandate requirements.

Direct to Webinar on YouTube and Embedded Below

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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