The time is ripe to look at Open Work across communities to compare, contrast,
and cross-pollinate best practices.
The National Science Foundation is soliciting proposals for funding to support “Open Source Ecosystems” to improve sustainability, impact, and translation of “open source research products.”
The National Institutes of Health has released new policy to improve and refine the sharing of, and collaboration around, research data.
The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) have issued a tool kit to improve and encourage university support of Open Scholarship.
Across the European Union, the creation of national policies on Open Science and Open Source Program Offices (OSPOs) for Government is accelerating.
OSPOs have been created by a few universites to utilize techniques pioneered in private industry to better facilitate academic Open Work.
Open@RIT invites professionals from the Academic, Research and Open Source
communities for a two and a half day gathering to explore topics such as:
- Measures of value, impact and translation of Open Work
- Policies around support and promotion for success in that work
- Building, sustaining and promoting Open Communities and Ecosystems
- Managing information overload and ferment in the field
- Existing practices and resources provided by academia to support Open Scholarship and industry
Interested in Learning More?
The Open Work in Academia Summit is an event created by Open@RIT, a Key Research Center of the University that serves as its Open Programs Office.
The Summit is sponsored, in part, by a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.