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ESPApers: Open Access for Open Science

ESPA is happy to announce a new event series entitled ‘ESPApers’, a Science-Related Current Events Journal Club to foster a healthy and informal discussion. The plan is to hold a monthly journal club-like discussion, through selecting science-related current topics of interest to both scientists and the public, and deconstructing articles and white papers of differing opinions. Finally, we are collaborating with MiSciWriters for these events with the goal of writing a blog post summarizing the discussion of the group each month.

Our first topic will delve into discussing open access publishing of scholarly articles. What are the benefits and responsibilities of researchers to be open and transparent with their research findings to the public? What are the drawbacks, risks and considerations related to moving towards completely open access? We will explore both sides of the debate, using the following short reads to lead the discussion:
Open Access: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - https://bitesizebio.com/34520/open-access-good-bad-ugly/
UC terminates subscriptions with Elsevier - https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/press-room/uc-terminates-subscriptions-worlds-largest-scientific-publisher-push-open-access-publicly
Free Access to Science Research Doesn't Benefit Everyone - https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/12/free-access-to-science-research-doesnt-benefit-everyone/383875/

Please RSVP, we will have coffee and some snacks, please bring your own bagged lunch! Also suggest new topics for future meetings and let us know of your interest in writing a future summary blog post. We look forward to seeing you at the first ESPApers event!

Link to RSVP: https://forms.gle/MDgzzZcibg5VSyTV9
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When and Where

Map Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building - 3515

April 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm

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