International Open Access Week is organized by SPARC in partnership with the Open Access Week Advisory Committee. It is an annual scholarly communication event focusing on open access and related topics. The theme for 2022 is: Open For Climate Justice and takes place Oct. 24-30, 2022 in a multitude of locations both on- and offline. Typical activities include talks, seminars, symposia, or the announcement of open access mandates or other milestones in open access.
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SciENcv (Science Expert Network Curriculum Vitae) is a My NCBI application that lets researchers create online professional profiles and assemble information needed for federal grant submissions. With SciENcv, you can document your education, employment, research activities, publications, honors, research grants, and other professional activities as well as create profiles in official biographical sketch formats for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).
Beginning in early October 2022, the NSF requires that all Biosketches and Current and Pending Support documents used in grant proposals be created in SciENcv. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of accessing SciENcv; importing information from external systems like eRA, FastLane, ORCID, and Google Scholar; and creating, editing, delegating, and sharing Biosketches.
In advance of this policy change, we will offer workshops on SciENcv biosketches (Sept 26th, 2-3 pm and Sept. 28th 1-2 pm through the Faculty Center). This workshop is especially appropriate for researchers using SciENcv or creating Biosketches for the first time. Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to articulate the purpose of SciENcv and how it is used in federal grant submissions, and create and populate a basic SciENcv Biosketch.
If you are interested in attending these workshops, please contact Jeff Mortimore or Ruth Baker, or register on the Faculty Center Training page.
Metrics help faculty understand their work and its impact. Knowing where to find - and how to share - metrics increases ways for faculty to measure and report on their successes. SelectedWorks profiles feature author dashboards that collect and organize data including readership, usage, and PlumX Metrics. This data can be used to support promotion & tenure dossiers, grant applications, annual evaluations, and more. In this workshop, learn how to access and use SelectedWorks author dashboards to enhance your scholarly narrative.
Your copyrights are a valuable asset. Whether you are vetting potential publishers, signing a copyright transfer agreement (CTA), or reviewing the terms under which you previously published your work, take the time to understand your copyrights and how to protect them. In this workshop, we will analyze a number of representative CTAs and reuse licenses (attendees are invited to bring your own!), then discuss strategies for preserving your copyrights throughout the publication process.
Many funding agencies and publishers require that research data be made publicly available as a condition of funding or publication. In this workshop, we will discuss the basics of data management planning, sharing, and archiving with emphasis on attendee's current research. We will look at example datasets and discuss strategies for preparing and licensing data for open access.
ALG Textbook Transformation Grants
Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) has put out the RFP for the next round of Affordable Materials Grants.
Deadline is October 31!
Note: if you have received grants previously, you may want to consider a Continuous Improvement Grant to build on an original one. For more information on these topics or OER in general, please contact Nikki Rech, OER Specialist, GS University Libraries, firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming OER Workshops through the Faculty Center
OER Workshops are hybrid events, offered through ZOOM and F2F. Register on the Faculty Center Training calendar page or click the links above.
ICPSR (the world's largest social science data archive) is hosting the Data Fair, offering tools and inspiration for the global data community. Featuring 20+ virtual presentations on data and resources. Presentation topics include COVID data, criminal justice, economics, health care, drug use, sociology, data visualizations, and more. All presentations will be 30 minutes or less!
Please spread the word. The Data Fair is completely free, open to the public, and takes place entirely online.
When: September 19-23, 2022
Who’s invited: Open to the public
Register at https://myumi.ch/
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