Washington Update

FASEB Cosponsors Data Sharing Seminar Series for Societies

By: Yvette Seger
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

FASEB has partnered with several scientific societies to support a 12-month webinar series exploring a range of topics pertaining to data sharing. The webinars will also emphasize the unique role scientific societies have in enhancing awareness of developing policies and practices and facilitating critical discussions among their stakeholders.

The second seminar in the series, “Open Science Incentives for Researchers: The Role of Societies and Organizations,” is scheduled for Friday, March 5, 2021 at 10 a.m. ET. Greg Tananbaum, Founder and Director of the Open Research Funders Group, will highlight the work of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science and the toolkit developed to help organizations provide more relevant incentives for data sharing. Chris Bourg, Director of Libraries at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will share the current progress as well as opportunities and challenges faced while revising the Institute’s policies and practices around open publications, data, educational materials, and software.

Registration for this and future webinars is free and available here. All webinars will be held on the first Friday of each month at 10 a.m. ET through January 2022. The series kicked off on February 5 with the topic of “Data Sharing and Citation: How Societies Can Make a Difference,” featuring presenters Helena Cousijn of DataCite and Shelley Stall of the American Geophysical Union.

This series is supported and guided by the following organizations:

  • AAAS/Science
  • American Astronomical Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Meteorological Society, Board on Data Stewardship
  • Council of Scientific Society Presidents
  • Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
  • Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry