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Research Papers

We believe in Open Access—the free, immediate, online availability of research articles—to ensure that anyone with an Internet connection can read, use, and build upon research findings.

Research Data

We advocate for Open Research Data so that anyone can freely download, copy, analyze and re-process data. We believe Open Data encourages transparency and collaboration among researchers, accelerates discovery, and allows the public to engage with publicly funded data.

Education

We believe in Open Education to maximize the power of the Internet to make educational materials more affordable, more accessible and more effective for learners. We advocate for Open Education so that teachers can share, adapt, and build off existing materials.

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A new way to take action with the OpenCon community, from wherever you are We often say that OpenCon is more than just a conference — it’s also a global community made up of diverse people, all with a shared vision of a more equitable and open system for sharing...
The Electrochemical Society (ECS) is the first scientific society to host an OpenCon satellite event.  ECS OpenCon will take place on Sunday, October 1 at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center in National Harbor, MD, in conjunction with the 232nd ECS Meeting. The gathering will bring together some of the...
Post en Español The annual OpenCon global conference convenes the most promising students and early-career academic professionals advancing open access, open data, open educational resources, and many other aspects of open scholarship. However, OpenCon is more than a conference; it is also a growing international community of people who support...

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

December OpenCon Community Call

OpenCon community calls give a chance for you to learn what's happening in open research and education around the world, share what you're doing and find collaborators and opportunities. 

Call Agenda

You can find all the proposed agendas and minutes from the community calls in one place, right here. The best way to share this link is with: http://bit.ly/OpenConCommunityCalls

Joining details

To join the conference call from your computer, go to https://www.uberconference.com/SPARCconference

To join the conference by phone within the US, dial 855 277 1599.  To join the conference by phone outside of the US, see https://www.uberconference.com/international.  This page provides local dial-in numbers for 50 countries.  If available, you can dial into the local number for your country then enter our conference line information when prompted (phone number: 855 277 1599).  If a local dial-in number isn’t available for your country, we suggest you either login from your computer using the instructions above or dial the US number using Skype.
Beware, calls are minuted and possibly recorded! What happens in community calls, doesn't stay in community calls. 

What to expect

Community calls are always friendly, and we love new faces. The more you participate, the more you'll get out of it! No doubt there will be a lot of this too. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 38 rsvps

December 2017 Librarian Community Call

This call brings together all librarians working with, or learning about, all things Open--and gives folks an opportunity to connect with each other to better their work and librarianship. 

Please share the invitation to participate in this call with any librarians on your campus who may be interested.

Call Agenda

This month, in addition to our usual updates and requests for help, we'll be doing a recap of OpenCon 2017 in Berlin! We'll be joined by some guest speakers Jeremiah Pietersen and Rosie Higman who will share their experiences attending the meeting in-person. You can find all the proposed agendas and minutes from the Librarian community calls in one place, right here.

Joining details

To join the conference call from your computer, go to https://www.uberconference.com/SPARCconference

To join the conference by phone within the US, dial 855 277 1599.  To join the conference by phone outside of the US, see https://www.uberconference.com/international.  This page provides local dial-in numbers for 50 countries.  If available, you can dial into the local number for your country then enter our conference line information when prompted (phone number: 855 277 1599).  If a local dial-in number isn’t available for your country, we suggest you either login from your computer using the instructions above or dial the US number using Skype.

What to expect

Community calls are always friendly, and we love new faces. The more you participate, the more you'll get out of it! No doubt there will be a lot of this too. 

OpenCon 2017 UET Lahore

With the collaboration of Al-Khwarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS) and Transportation Engineering Department, the Department of Mechatronics & Control Engineering is organizing  a workshop on “Open Education, Open Source Softwares, Open Data, and Open Access" in KICS Seminar Hall on 13.12.2017.

 

Schedule of OpenCon 2017 UET Lahore

11.00 AM --- Opening, Quran recitation

11.10 --- Introduction of OpenCon 2017 UET Lahore

11.20 --- Presentation on Open Education by Dr. Sajid Iqbal

11.50--- Presentation on Open Access by Dr. Ammad

12.20 --- Presentation on Open Data and Open Source by Dr. Waqar

12.50 --- Video content of OpenCon 2017

1.20 --- Certificate/Shields Distribution.

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