Critical Knowledge Forum: Can We Reimagine FAIR for Building Communities in Open Science?
Join community builder, open science educator/facilitator Malvika Sharan, PhD to discuss inclusive approaches in open science communities.
Different stakeholders in research contribute to open science communities with a shared mission of making scientific knowledge freely available for public access.
However, most of these communities operate independently of other initiatives, either lacking the capacity to build meaningful collaboration or competing for limited resources. This often results in scientific outputs that most users can find, but not access, build upon or reuse in their local contexts.
In this talk, we invite you to reimagine if FAIR1 guiding principles can be applied for building and supporting open science communities. Can this practice be extended for cross-community collaboration, knowledge exchange and sharing resources?
Dr. Malvika Sharan will discuss how intentional connections between community-led efforts benefit the larger open science ecosystem by enabling sustainable development, maintenance and reuse of community resources. Bringing examples from their work in The Turing Way, Open Life Science (OLS) and other initiatives, Dr. Sharan will further highlight the irreplaceable importance of ‘people in open infrastructure’ — those who facilitate FAIRness through inclusive approaches in open science communities.
1FAIR principles provide guidelines to improve the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse of digital assets. See FAIR Principles
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