OpenCon 2017 brings together leading student and early career academic professionals from around the world to learn, network and advance open access, open data and open education. The UCSF Library is sponsoring Assistant Professional Researcher Samantha Hindle to attend the OpenCon Conference taking place in Berlin over the next few days.
Through programming, workshops and networking, OpenCon participants develop critical skills and knowledge to help catalyze action toward a more open system for sharing the world’s information—from scholarly and scientific research, to educational materials, to digital research data.
This is the first year that the Library has sponsored OpenCon. Attendance is by application, ensuring that all attendees are engaged with open access and open science matters. The organizers also limit the number of participants by geographic location, in order to guarantee equal representation from all parts of the world. Sam Hindle is a strong advocate for open science and scholarly communication initiatives that improve scientific communication and make science fun again! See more about Sam’s activities in this area.
We’re proud to sponsor Sam, and excited to be able to collaborate with her and other UCSF scholars to help bring innovative new ideas to UCSF to advance scientific research and communication. To find out more about OpenCon visit http://www.opencon2017.org/.