Dr. Juan Pablo Alperin Delivers Opening Keynote at the UN Library

November 18, 2019

Dr. Juan Pablo Alperin delivered an opening keynote at the United Nations Library Conference, "Towards Global Open Science: Core Enabler of the UN 2030 Agenda" on November 19, 2019.

Juan is an Assistant Professor in the Publishing Program and Associate Director of Research with the Public Knowledge Project at Simon Fraser University. In his work, he uses computational techniques, surveys, and interviews to investigate ways of raising the scientific quality, global impact, and public use of scholarly work. He's been invited to present on the theme of global open science at the first United Nations Open Science Conference, which is organized by the UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library in collaboration with the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). 

The conference "Towards Global Open Science" brings together representatives of open science initiatives (OpenAIREHindawiLA ReferenciaAfricanLII and others), early career researchers, library directors and policymakers. The intention is to elevate the discussion about open science and open research to the global level and to examine the role of open science in advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,

Openness is an essential component of the scientific process. With the fundamental changes technology is bringing to scholarly communication, the principle of openness should be reinforced to become a core element of the research cycle.

From the Conference Concept Note

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